4.35: CAULFIELD INDUSTRIAL IRISH EBF MAIDEN. 7f.
A really moderate maiden to start proceedings. Dermot Weld’s Emilie Gray is likely to be hard to beat. She’s rated 77 and gets the sex allowance from Fozzy Stack’s Moving For Gold, who is also rated 77. The rest have little to recommend them unless there is a dark horse lurking among them.
SELECTION: EMILIE GRAY. NEXT BEST: MOVING FOR GOLD.
5.10: COLM QUINN BMW IRISH EBF 2YO FILLIES MAIDEN. 7f.
Dermot Weld’s Radiyka will have her supporters, following a good second place finish at Leopardstown on her debut. Joseph O’Brien runs two fillies, including Livia Celeste who was unfancied and slowly away when fourth on her debut at the Curragh recently. She had previously caught the eye in a barrier trial. The Aidan O’Brien-trained Twinkle is also likely to improve a lot from her recent debut. Jessica Harrington’s newcomer Alizarine has a Group 1 entry and is a half-sister to Aleas, who won twice as a juvenile last year.
SELECTION: LIVIA CELESTE. NEXT BEST: RADIYKA.
5.45: COLM QUINN BMW IRISH EBF CORRIB FILLIES & MARES STAKES (LISTED). 7f.
Once again we turn to Dermot Weld and Colin Keane for the answer. Emaniya was a very good second to the well-regarded Mehnah at Killarney and that form should be good enough here. Thinking Of You finished third in that Killarney race but she had the run of things there and it’s hard to see her improving past the selection.
Surrounding won this race two years ago but needs to show a lot more than last time out at Leopardstown. Thunder Beauty appears to have lost her way, and soft ground will suit Lustown Baba. Mia Mento is a lively outsider. She’s only a handicapper but she had excuses for her last two outings.
SELECTION: EMANIYA. NEXT BEST: MIA MENTO.
6.15: COLM QUINN BMW MILE (PREMIER) HANDICAP. 1m 110yds.
The past two runnings have been won by Saltonstall off marks of 89 and 96, but it will be a big surprise if he can complete the hat-trick off 105. Njord was beaten in a photo-finish last year in this race. He’s in great form this season too, and the recent rain will help him. The ground has gone against his stable companion Tauran Shaman, who is very consistent. He has a much better draw than Mosala, who defeated him at Leopardstown recently. The Joseph O'Brien-trained Mazagran is totally unexposed, having come from Dubai and shown plenty of ability on his sole Irish start to-date. Peter Fahey has laid out Soaring Monarch for this race but the draw has not been kind to him. Aidan O’Brien’s three-year-old Horoscope is still improving and is worth a wager too.
SELECTION: MAZAGRAN. NEXT BEST: HOROSCOPE.
6.45: CAULFIELDINDUSTRIAL.COM 3YO HANDICAP. 1m. 110yds.
The Dermot Weld-trained Baseman will probably start favourite. He’s bred to be a lot better than his mark of 90 and he is well drawn in stall one. He has been slowly away a couple of times in the past. Sheila Lavery’s Moddy Puddle catches the eye. When she won at Gowran Park in June, she defeated Himalayan Beauty, who went on to win at Gowran on Saturday.
SELECTION: BASEMAN. NEXT BEST: MODDY PUDDLE.
7.15: CAULFIELD INDUSTRIAL HANDICAP (DIV 1) (RATED 50-70). 1m 110yds.
A very tricky race. Two against the field are Divine Celt and Out On A Friday. Divine Celt has been very consistent since joining Jarlath Fahey this season Out On A Friday was twice a winner here last year and appears to be returning to form at the right time.
SELECTION: DIVINE CELT. NEXT BEST: OUT ON A FRIDAY.
7.45: CAULFIELD INDUSTRIAL HANDICAP (DIV 2) (RATED 50-70). 1m 110yds.
Another minefield for punters. Take My Hand makes a lot of appeal. He has good course form and the form of his recent Naas win was boosted by the runner-up Beleaguerment at Gowran on Saturday. Recent Roscommon winner What A Feeling is a different horse this year and could have a lot more to give. Mulzamm won this division last year off 68. He switched from Denis Hogan’s yard to James McAuley for a handful of runs earlier this year and started to come down the handicap. Now back with Hogan, he’s rated 60 and will be of interest if backed. His stable companion Darkened has a similar profile – won here last year off 68 and is now off a lower mark.
SELECTION: TAKE MY HAND. NEXT BEST: WHAT A FEELING.
8.15: LATIN QUARTER HANDICAP (RATED 50-80). 2m. 110yds.
Willie Mullins runs two here – Swift Verdict and Maze Runner. The latter is of most interest, even though he has not been seen since winning a three-mile handicap hurdle at the Dublin Racing Festival six months ago. He has winning flat form around here. Great Bear did extremely well to make all and win a competitive two-mile handicap at Killarney recently. Landa Beach was a surprise third in that contest and might be worth a bet to reverse the form with Great Bear. Act Of God did not get a clear run when fifth at the Curragh a month ago and deserves a change of luck.
SELECTION: MAZE RUNNER. NEXT BEST: LANDA BEACH.