Takar strives to get his career back on track in the Glencairn Stakes at Leopardstown on Thursday.

John Oxx's Oratorio colt went into the Irish 2000 Guineas on the back of an impressive success in the Tetrarch Stakes, but couldn't live with the Classic performers, eventually beating only one home.

This Listed assignment is a more realistic one, with the chief danger coming from within his own stable, as Akeed Wafi was last seen finishing second to the ill-fated Furner's Green in the 2000 Guineas Trial here in April.

Banna Boirche has paid his way this year but while he's the pick of the older brigade, he will struggle to concede upwards of 7lb to the Oxx pair.

The Currabeg maestro takes the wraps off an interesting newcomer in the shape of Sharkayla in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden at 5.55, but she will need to be above-average to contend with the experienced Desert Of Dreams and Pedro The Great.

The latter's handler Aidan O'Brien himself unleashes an eyecatching debutant in Circle, who makes a belated start to her career in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden.

The champion trainer's NH counterpart Willie Mullins, fresh from Royal Ascot glory, is represented by Wexford runner-up Earls Quarter and classy jumper Dare To Doubt in the Follow Leopardstown On Facebook (QR) Maiden, in which the bang in-form Whatever Jacksays should give them most to think about.

One Fine Day did what was expected of her at Listowel but has ground to make up on her previous Navan conqueror Coin Of Courage, who she meets on worse terms in the 'Frank And Walters' Handicap.

Last weekend's course winner Strandfield Lady has a penalty to defy in the Leopardstown Club Members Handicap, while Man Of Erin is on a hat-trick mission in the Walls Handicap.