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Ballinrobe preview

Updated: Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 13:42 | Comments

Ballinrobe preview

A mixed card at Ballinrobe commences at 5.20pm with the Breaffy House Resort Handicap, which sees General Bunching trying to recreate an all-weather success on the turf.

Tom Cleary's charge won nicely at Dundalk last time but has never been quite as effective on grass, so the consistent Roisin Dubh and handicap debutant Jercova could spoil his follow-up attempt.

Aidan O'Brien has opted to put a visor on Falkirk and drop him in trip for the Vaughan Shoes Maiden.

A close second over nine furlongs at Gowran two starts ago, the son of Montjeu struggled over a mile and a half last time so could enjoy this trip, though Pirate Cove has been more consistent in defeat for Dermot Weld and provides stiff opposition.

Weld's Keyboard Melody was kept to sprint trips in three maiden starts, but he shaped as though the 10 furlongs of the Burleigh Accountants Handicap would suit last time.

He holds Brog Deas Nua and Saldanha Bay on recent form, so Trade Marked, third in a claimer at Navan last time, could be the bigger threat.

Successful bumper horse Storm Away returns to the National Hunt scene after a spell on the level when she goes for the Costello McDermott Mares Maiden Hurdle.

Pat Flynn's mare has strong claims, along with recent course second Urtheoneiwant and Kilbeggan fourth Padraig's Joy.

The richest race on the card is the E.P.S. Pumps Handicap Hurdle, which sees Shutter Island bid to build on a Roscommon hurdle success.

He struggled on the Flat last time, though, which will give hope for the improving Erlkonig and Gordon Elliott's Cape Glory.

Much Wants More bids to follow up an emphatic Tipperary success in the Broderick's Electrical Handicap Hurdle, while the Easyfix Rubber Products Maiden Hurdle could be between Little Rocky and Hash Brown.

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