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Ballinrobe Monday preview

Updated: Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 16:06 | Comments

Ballinrobe preview

An interesting maiden for older horses, the 16,095 Average Pick 6 Maiden, gets Ballinrobe's meeting under way at 5.35pm and sees Brian Nolan's Fire Belt make his return to the level.

An interesting maiden for older horses, the 16,095 Average Pick 6 Maiden, gets Ballinrobe's meeting under way at 5.35pm and sees Brian Nolan's Fire Belt make his return to the level.

A winner of a maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse in November, he has only one Flat run to his name, but that came when third behind the smart Orgilgo Bay here last summer.

Flat debutants Honkytonktennessee and High Stratos look most likely to give him food for thought.

Evergreen veteran Fit The Cove makes his 103rd appearance on a racecourse in the Live The Dream With Tote Rated Race, but the 14-year-old looks to have a mountain to climb against David Wachman's Que Sera Sera and the Dessie Hughes-trained Mordanmijobsworth.

Aidan O'Brien has far better horses than Duarte Fernandes, but he gives daughter Ana the leg up on the four-year-old in the 1,760 Average Jackpot Dividend Apprentice Handicap.

This could be considered a step down for Ana following her exploits in the Irish Oaks over the weekend, but she will do well to get the better of Bellewstown winner Ariahey and the consistent Byron Beauty here.

O'Brien senior has much stronger claims in the Live The Dream With Tote Maiden, courtesy of Bazaar.

A fair fifth on his debut at the Curragh, he looks to have Pivy's Pride and You've Got It to beat this time.

Action over the jumps starts with the Bet Online At thetote.com Mares Maiden Hurdle, which pits together a couple of horses who filled the runner-up spot on their respective last starts in She's A Leader and Annagh Heaven.

Jabus bids to go one better than at Killarney on Thursday in the Tote Trifecta Rollover Handicap Hurdle, while the Live The Dream With Tote Maiden Hurdle could be a tight affair, with both Killiney Court and Steel King having hit the crossbar recently.

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