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Wexford preview

Updated: Friday, 09 May 2014 15:11 | Comments

Moon Dice goes in the Owenavarragh Maiden
Moon Dice goes in the Owenavarragh Maiden

There could be some nice pointers for the future at Wexford in Sunday, with a couple of intriguing maidens kicking off the card at 2pm.

The opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Fillies Maiden sees the Dermot Weld-trained Khalid Abdullah-owned Backdrop, fifth in a Naas maiden on her reappearance, take on Jim Bolger's Focas Mor, who didn't show a great deal on her sole start as a juvenile but could have learnt plenty from it.

The Aga Khan's Alafzara looks a handy sort for John Oxx in the Hen And Stag Parties At Wexford Racecourse Maiden, having finished a fair fourth at Limerick last time.

Ger Lyons steps Roheryn up slightly in trip and she looks likely to make this a test, while Taqarrob could come into his own now tackling middle distances.

The third maiden on the card, the Owenavarragh Maiden, sees veteran jumps performer Moon Dice take on another stalwart of the National Hunt game, Whodoyouthink, while Marty's Magic, who started life in bumpers, could be a big factor for Weld.

Whodoyouthink's trainer Oliver McKiernan also saddles Whatuthink in the Campile Apprentice Handicap, though the 12-year-old could be vulnerable to younger legs here, including the likes of John McConnell's smart operator Lindenhurst, who beat Guitar Pete over timber in the autumn and won two out of three on the level last term.

Abby Cadabby bids to follow up a recent Clonmel success in the Black Point Handicap, though the biggest threat could be Punch Bag, who was only collared close home at Limerick and could be value for more than a 4lb rise.

Dundalk winner Boronia has Tony Martin's Greatness among his rivals in the Phelim Byrne's Seasuir At Wexford Racecourse Handicap, while the Borro Mares INH Flat Race could be between Cinder Rose and Honeys Joy.
 

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