Tipperary is back under the spotlight on Tuesday with a seven-race jumps card featuring the Tipperary Handicap Chase.
Shantalla has looked a chaser firmly on the upgrade in winning his two latest starts, the most recent of those successes coming over 2m6f at Ballinrobe, but he takes a marked drop in trip and faces stiff opposition from recent Downpatrick scorer Black Cache and Rayhani, below his best in stronger company at Galway but one to fear at this level.
The action begins at 1.55 with the Follow Tipperary Races On Facebook Maiden Hurdle and Enchanted Forest returns to maiden company in a bid to land a long overdue first career success following a string of solid displays in defeat this summer.
However, Willie Mullins takes the wraps off €110,000 purchase Arctic Fire here and he is sure to have been well prepared for this first outing in public.
The next race on the card is the Join The Tipperary Supporter's Club 2014 Maiden Hurdle and the one who appears to hold all the aces is Sizing India following a couple of runner-up efforts the last twice.
Despite letting favourite-backers down at Downpatrick last time, he sets the clear standard and looks to have been well placed today.
The @Tipperaryraces On Twitter Handicap Hurdle looks more competitive with Thelifeof and Native Court both shaping with promise recently and Waterloo Chateau bosting a silver medal finish at Gowran Park only four days ago.
The latter had been off the track for two years prior to his return to action last month and he looks to have races in him off his current handicap mark.
Darroun isn't proving himself the most reliable but is clearly the class act on show in the www.tipperaryraces.ie Beginners Steeplechase and he won't find many better opportunities to break his duck over fences than this.
The concluding Season Finale INH Flat Race sees Shake The Tree bid to make amends for a couple of costly failures so far but she faces some solid yardsticks here, none more so than promising Listowel third Chute Hall.