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Updated: Monday, 22 Jul 2013 07:38 | Comments

Trainer Harry Rogers
Trainer Harry Rogers

Strandfield Lady finished just outside the placings in a valuable Leopardstown handicap last week and faces a less taxing assignment in the 3,000 Euros Tote Jackpot Guarantee Rated Race at Ballinrobe.

Harry Rogers' mare didn't stay a mile and three-quarters three runs ago, but bounced back to take second at Fairyhouse prior to her honourable fifth behind Tandem.

Final Flashback is close enough to her on official ratings but hasn't been seen for a year, so the chief threat comes in the shape of Hes Our Music, who has been holding his own in competitive handicaps since breaking through on the Dundalk all-weather.

Smart jumpers Benash and Prima Vista cross swords in the 540 Euros Average Tote Placepot Dividend Maiden, which kicks off the action at 5.40.

The latter was behind a subsequent winner when second at Roscommon, but his rival made a creditable return to Flat action over this course and distance and is rated higher in the National Hunt sphere.

Sabaidee has dotted up at Bellewstown and Killarney and seeks a quickfire hat-trick in the Bet 10 Euros Get 10 Euros At thetote.com Apprentice Handicap, although she is a massive 19lb worse off with Ainm Spartacus, who has seven lengths to find from that Bellewstown meeting.

Aidan O'Brien's sole representative on the card is Lake Nova, who has cheekpieces added to a hood as he attempts to break his duck in the Tote Win 24% Better Than Bookmakers SP Maiden, with three-year-old fillies Pastiches and Danseur De Feu expected to give him most to think about.

The jumping action starts with the Bet Online At thetote.com Mares Maiden Hurdle, in which Gordon Ellott's consistent bumper performer Definite Row tackles obstacles for the first time under Rules.

King William got closest to the useful Diplomat at Sligo recently and that probably sets the standard in the Tote Return All Profits To Irish Racing Maiden Hurdle.

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