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Preview for Saturday Tipperary meeting

Updated: Friday, 11 Jul 2014 13:15 | Comments

Preview for Saturday Tipperary meeting

Simenon has another crack at jumping in the Kevin McManus Bookmaker Grimes Hurdle at Tipperary.

Willie Mullins' seven-year-old has never really showed his true colours under NH rules but since he was last seen in this sphere, he has developed into a top stayer on the level and finished second to Estimate in the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup.

He was fifth in this year's renewal most recently and if that class could be transferred to timber, he would surely have too much quality for Darwins Fox and Sailors Warn, who were first and second at Killarney prior to struggling on the Flat.

The Excelebration Tipperary Stakes carries Listed status and appears a good opportunity for the Tommy Stack-trained Accepted to confirm the promise of his debut success at the Irish Derby fixture.

He must concede 5lb to the Ballydoyle filly Simply A Star who, while yet to get her head in front, is progressing in decent maiden company.

Her trainer Aidan O'Brien will be hoping that Siege Of Orleans can build on his ninth in Accepted's Curragh race when he goes to post for the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden at 2.25pm.

Oor Jock struck at Naas on Wednesday and Ado McGuinness turns him out quickly under a penalty for the Follow Us On Twitter Handicap, in which recent Fairyhouse victor Eljowzah heads the opposition.

Pumped Up Kicks is another not allowed to rest on her laurels and Gordon Elliott's Perth winner actually competes off a 1lb lower figure back on home soil in the Costellos Tavern Handicap Hurdle.

The Fillies Friday Night Out 8th August Maiden won't take much winning so it will be disappointing if Walk Right Back can't revert successfully from handicap company.

The card concludes with a big-field liambuckleycarsales.com Maiden Hurdle, with Dun Scaith, Gaius Marius and Pay Your Way heading a long shortlist.

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