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Tipperary preview

Updated: Friday, 12 Jul 2013 19:27 | Comments

The action at Tipperary gets underway at 2.25
The action at Tipperary gets underway at 2.25

Ken Condon lowers the sights of Royal Ascot also-ran Sacred Aspect in the Danehill Dancer Tipperary Stakes.

The daughter of Haatef made it second-time lucky when striking at Leopardstown, but then found the Albany too hot to handle.

Abbakova has tried her hand at this Listed level before, finishing third in the Marble Hill, and was last seen breaking her duck at this venue so looks the main danger.

Aidan O'Brien surprisingly hasn't got a runner in the Tipperary feature, but the champion trainer is flying at present and takes the wraps off a couple of interesting newcomers.

Galileo colt Illinois represents Ballydoyle in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden (2.25), while 200,000 guineas purchase Army Ranger is another son of the top stallion and takes in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden for older horses.

After a moderate start to the campaign, Bronte has really got her act together and will be hard to beat in the Summer Sunday Family Day On 21st July Handicap.

Sylvan Mist is also maintaining an excellent level of consistency, but tops the weights in the Dundrum House Hotel Golf & Leisure Resort Handicap and, in Sassaway, bumps into an opponent who completed a hat-trick at Down Royal most recently and may be worth sticking with, despite a 9lb rise.

Roja Dove couldn't supplement a Gowran Park success when sent to Roscommon last Monday, but there was plenty of credit in her fourth placing and she makes a quick reappearance for the Micheal Maher Building And Construction Services Handicap.

Dorothy Parker has been a bit costly to follow but, unless one of the debutants is above average, she will take all the beating in the Fillies Friday Night Out 9th August Maiden.

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