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Updated: Wednesday, 02 Jul 2014 19:41 | Comments

Majestic Queen was an impressive winner at Leopardstown on her most recent start
Majestic Queen was an impressive winner at Leopardstown on her most recent start

Leopardstown Group Three winners Majestic Queen and Wannabe Better lock horns in the biggest race on Fairyhouse's card today, the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Brownstown Stakes.

Majestic Queen landed her first Pattern success at the first attempt when taking the Ballyogan Stakes and steps up a furlong here, while Wannabe Better stayed on well to score over this seven-furlong trip when landing the Ballycorus Stakes.

Three-year-olds Sparrow and Seas Of Wells both have ground to make up on Majestic Queen on recent evidence, so the biggest danger of the unpenalised group could be Tobann, second in a competitive Curragh handicap last time.

Ger Lyons saddles a couple of daughters of Big Bad Bob in the opening Eskies Live After Racing Maiden, which gets the meeting under way at 6.00.

Bilderberg ran a cracker to be second to Sparrow on her sole juvenile outing, while Belts And Braces is out of a sprint winner, so should relish this test.

The one they have to beat could be Monsieur Power. Eddie Lynam's charge has already shown a strong level of form and sports blinkers for the first time.

Lynam takes the wraps off Agnes Stewart in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden, though she meets a couple of potentially smart newcomers in Cruidin and Looper, while Sir Raston was a decent third at Sligo on his debut and could improve.

Aidan O'Brien's Blackstone was second at the Curragh recently and comes back quickly in the Lyrath Estate And Spa Summer Ladies Day 13th July Fairyhouse Handicap, though Leopardstown winner Royal Memory and the hugely-consistent Local Flier could take advantage if that recent outing has left its mark.

Jim Bolger looks to have strong claims in the Ratoath Garden Centre Rated Race with News At Six, while Hatton Cross bids to follow up a recent Limerick win in the La Bucca Restaurants Handicap.
 

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