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Killarney preview

Updated: Sunday, 11 May 2014 15:43 | Comments

Miss Pepperpot has tasted success in Killarney before
Miss Pepperpot has tasted success in Killarney before

Miss Pepperpot bids to win the McSweeney Arms Hotel Killarney National Handicap for the second year running at Killarney on Monday.

The Winged Love mare races of a 5lb lower mark this time around after enduring mixed fortunes since her success 12 months ago.

Instant Impacked arrives in better nick, though, after landing a valuable prize at Gowran Park.

Robert Tyner's gelding has gone up 6lb for that success and it will be interesting to see if he can remain competitive off his new mark.

Usuel Smurfer also has to defy a hike in the weights after he landed a Fairyhouse handicap by six lengths.

Barry Connell also appears to have lively claims with Martello Tower in the opening Ross Golf Course Maiden Hurdle at 5.05pm. 

The son of Milan was fourth in a Listed hurdle at Naas in March before reverting back to NH Flat company to score at Fairyhouse last month.

Badgerfort looks a potent threat to that rival, though, after a taking performance 12-length victory in a Cork bumper last month.

JP McManus will be hoping for more success in the Dan Linehan's Bar And B & B Hunters Chase.

On The Fringe was third in Cheltenham's Foxhunter before bolting up by 20 lengths at Punchestown 10 days ago and he may take some stopping.

Nina Carberry renews her partnership with that contender and may also enjoy further success in the closing Killarney Racegoers Club Ladies INH Flat Race.

The Herds Garden was just a length shy of breaking his duck at Limerick and the slightly sharper trip could be in his favour.

Darwins Fox is another entrant trying to go one better in the Laurels Pub & Restaurant Hurdle.

Henry De Bromhead's gelding was runner-up in a competitive event at Fairyhouse last month and the switch to front-running tactics may have unlocked his potential.

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