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Tipperary preview

Updated: Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 16:50 | Comments

David Wachman has considerable experience training the family of Little Fastnet
David Wachman has considerable experience training the family of Little Fastnet

David Wachman is triple-handed as he attempts to repeat last year's win in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden, which kicks off Tipperary's evening fixture.

Unravelled has the edge in experience, having finished a satisfactory eighth at Fairyhouse on debut, but the most interesting of the newcomers is Little Fastnet, who is out of Wachman's Group One winner Damson and is a half-sister to the stable's former top juvenile Requinto.

Little Fastnet will need to be pretty sharp at the first time of asking because the Aidan O'Brien-trained Dove Mountain hit the crossbar at Cork recently and, along with Willie McCreery's highly-tried Abbakova, sets a useful standard.

O'Brien has further claims of glory when Waver bids to better his Curragh second in the Follow At TipperaryRaces On Twitter Maiden.

The Galileo colt has most to fear from Zarkiyr, who arrives with a mark of 86, having gone under narrowly at the same venue earlier in the month.

Teoranta shed her maiden tag at Leopardstown last week and makes a quick return to action in the Ladies Day At Tipperary Sunday 21st July Rated Race, while Air Chief has been given even less time to recover from his latest exertions, with Tuesday's Ballinrobe scorer bidding for a hat-trick in the TipperaryRaces.ie Handicap.

Johnny Lynch responded positively to the application of a visor to break his duck over the same course and distance of the Pride Of Tipperary Festival 2013, and Dermot Weld leaves the headgear on.

Nurse Ryan is fitted with a hood for the first time in the Pride Of Tipperary Gathering Handicap, while Patrickswell ran his heart out when trying to land the same Down Royal race for the fourth year in a row last weekend and now takes in the Tipperary Family Day Saturday 13th July Handicap.

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