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Leopardstown preview

Updated: Thursday, 03 Jul 2014 12:37 | Comments

Leopardstown's seven-race card opens with what could prove to be an informative juvenile fillies maiden
Leopardstown's seven-race card opens with what could prove to be an informative juvenile fillies maiden

Aidan O'Brien has a couple of likely sorts in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden, which gets Leopardstown's card under way at 5.50.

Simply A Star filled the runner-up spot at this track last time and has the edge in terms of experience, but arguably of greater interest is the Ballydoyle newcomer Outstanding, a full-sister to Irish 2,000 Guineas and Breeders' Cup Turf hero Magician.

David Wachman has a trio of newcomers, headed by Curvy, a half-sister to another Irish 2,000 Guineas winner in the shape of Power, while Interlacing represents Dermot Weld.

Five last-time-out scorers make up the field for the Visit The Leopardstown Circle Lounge Race, with O'Brien relying on Toscanelli, a full-brother to Mars who scored easily at Limerick.

The Ger Lyons-trained Bertie Le Belge beat a stablemate of Toscanelli on his debut at the Curragh and could prove tough to beat.

O'Brien's Iniesta tops the weights for the 'Hamsandwich' Handicap, but he was well beaten on his reappearance and meets an in-form rival in Tarziyna.

John Oxx's filly won by a wide-margin at Sligo and will be out to follow up that impressive display.

Artistic Integrity could follow up his Gowran Park victory on Tuesday in the Follow Leopardstown On Facebook Apprentice Rated Race under leading apprentice Colin Keane.

Flic Flac drops back in trip after failing at Naas and appears to have Toccata Blue and Reckless Lad to beat in the Bulmers Original Summer Music Night Handicap, while Willie Mullins gives Pink Hat her Flat debut in the Leopardstown Club Membership Maiden.

 

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