2.05 Follow Us On Instagram Fillies Maiden 7f
My Eyes Adore You didn’t run to her best at the Curragh on her second and final start last term but her previous debut effort at this track was very encouraging. On that occasion she finished a 3l second to Markaz Paname in a 6f maiden and the winner has certainly done his bit to underline the strength of that form in two subsequent starts. If returning to that level, My Eyes Adores You can prevail.
Osraige shaped up well on her sole outing last term when she was third in a Dundalk maiden where Simply Glorious accounted for Knocklane Lass. She looks quite capable of winning a maiden.
Lost has a few classic entries and could be the pick of Aidan O’Brien’s two newcomers. She is a daughter of Frankel out of a mare who has produced several smart winners.
Princess Olly represents AMO Racing who enjoyed a great start to the season last weekend. This daughter of Invincible Spirit and a stakes-placed three-year-old is another notable newcomer.
SELECTION: MY EYES ADORE YOU
Next Best: Osraige
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A chance is taken on the top-weight, Forca Brasil. He looked a nice type when winning a Newmarket maiden this time last year but didn’t get to run again until November where he ran a solid race at Wolverhampton before disappointing at Chelmsford. His connections landed a handicap with another English import last week and if he returns to his initial promise, he might be the one to side with.
It’s Snowing won a 6f Dundalk maiden last August and has since run well in a couple of nurseries. She shouldn’t be far away. War Effort showed up well to finish third to Rhythm Of Zain in a 5f nursery at Dundalk last season and appeals as another who can make his presence felt.
SELECTION: FORCA BRASIL
Next Best: It’s Snowing
3.12 Cork Stakes (Listed) 6f
Measure Of Magic wasn’t at her best on her last few runs of 2021 but if bouncing back to her earlier form she will surely play a leading role. She ran an excellent third in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot and prior to that she was an easy winner of a 5f listed race at this track having previously beaten Logo Hunter in another stakes race at Navan. That form is a much more accurate reflection of her abilities and earns her the vote.
Logo Hunter hasn’t run since meeting with an injury in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes at the Curragh last summer. Prior to that he had progressed into one of the most exciting sprinters around with a pair of commanding victories in stakes races here and at Naas. He is entitled to need this run but should still mount a strong challenge for victory.
Mooneista won that aforementioned Sapphire Stakes but was also beaten by Logo Hunter and Measure Of Magic at various stages last season. She too warrants due respect.
SELECTION: MEASURE OF MAGIC
Next Best: Logo Hunter
3.47 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden 5f
This may fall to Crispy Cat. His trainer has already been among the winners and his sire did very well with his initial crop of juveniles last season which included the likes of Perfect Power. He is related to a smart two-year-old in Explosive Lady.
Beauty Crescent is out of an American Grade 2 winner and comes from the family of the crack juvenile Raffle Prize. He appeals as a likely candidate. Polar Bear comes from a yard that won the first two-year-old maiden of the season last weekend. He is a son of up-and-coming sire Kodi Bear and hails from a family that goes back to one of Aidan O’Brien’s initial two-year-old stars, Orpen.
SELECTION: CRISPY CAT
Next Best: Beauty Crescent
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Red Lacewing has a lot of weight for her comeback but this is negated by her rider’s 10lbs claim. and she showed good form last autumn. On her second outing she defeated the talented New York City at Naas and then was beaten just over 3l into fourth in a listed race at Newmarket when not getting the run of the race.
Heart To Heart won a Navan maiden in October in what was a relatively busy season for her. On a number of occasions she shaped better than the final result and it wouldn’t come as a surprise if she were to progress on her opening three-year-old rating of 80.
Pearl Palinka signed off for last season with a maiden success at Down Royal and could step forward off a relatively light juvenile season.
SELECTION: RED LACEWING
Next Best: Heart To Heart
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This might fall to Burren Song who has shown up well on both his handicap outings at Dundalk this year. The four-year-old, who is making just the sixth appearance of his career, indicated that he could be placed to advantage over the coming months when beaten less than 3l into second by El C Wells in a 1m 4f contest at Dundalk in February.
Morning Approach is a potentially interesting rival although this trip is an unknown for her. She has dropped 23lbs in the weights over the last year and her last few runs on the Polytrack in November and December suggested that she could be on the cusp of getting competitive again. Santono Chevalier is an interesting English import with room for improvement.
SELECTION: BURREN SONG
Next Best: Morning Approach
5.30 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden 1m 2f 40yds
Shark Bay holds a rating of 93 and should find a maiden like this within his reach. He finished last of four in a Tipperary listed race in August on his most recent start when enduring a fairly rough passage and before that he showed up well in two Curragh maidens, notably when third to Atomic Jones in a blanket finish on Derby Weekend.
He is preferred to Kaliysta. The latter showed plenty of promise to finish fourth to Corviglia in a Leopardstown maiden last July which worked out well. She is likely to make her presence felt. The 83-rated Swing Point is also respected on his return to action.
SELECTION: SHARK BAY
Next Best: Kaliysta