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Tipperary preview

Updated: Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 20:23 | Comments

The seven race card begins with the Glenvale Stud Maiden at 5pm
The seven race card begins with the Glenvale Stud Maiden at 5pm

There are Group Three honours up for grabs in the Coolmore Stud Fairy Bridge Stakes at Tipperary and Sea Siren steps up in trip after a solid third in the Phoenix Sprint.

Aidan O'Brien's mare kept on encouragingly behind out-and-out speedsters Slade Power and Hamza at the Curragh and sets a warm standard.

Fiesolana drops back in distance after struggling behind Beverley D heroine Dank in Group Two company and had previously accounted for subsequent winner Along Came Casey, as well at the re-opposing duo Hint Of A Tint (fifth) and Hanky Panky (sixth), when landing the Brownstown Stakes at Fairyhouse.

She could prove a bigger threat than One Spirit and Jim Bolger's Leopardstown handicap scorer Tobann.

O'Brien also looks to hold outstanding claims in the Camas Park Stud EBF Maiden with Orchestra.

The Galileo colt found Derby favourite Free Eagle too good at Leopardstown a week ago and natural improvement should make him very hard to beat.

It could be more of the same for the champion trainer as Friendship bids to complete a double in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Premier Nursery Handicap.

The recent Leopardstown scorer is likely to be given most to do by Jessie Harrington's progressive filly Princess Aloof.

Dermot Weld and John Oxx do battle with Acting Talent and Swift Action in the opening Glenvale Stud Maiden.

Rockview Emperor will rightly attract support in the Thoroughbred Gathering Handicap, while Midfield General will be fancied to break through in the Meadowview Stables Handicap.

The seven-race card concludes with the Follow Tipperary Races On Facebook Race. 

The Patrick Prendergast-trained Manalapan demands maximum respect after beating Encrypted Message in a strong Gowran Park handicap last week.

The United States and Brog Deas should give him plenty to think about, and Morga is hardly there to make up the numbers.

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