1.20 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden 5f 180yds

Tunbridge Wells, a full-brother to a former Group 1-winning juvenile, catches the eye on debut. The Aidan O’Brien-trained two-year-old is sure to be well forward for this introduction, as a number of his stablemates have made winning starts to their careers this season. Given that Royal Ascot is just over a month away, the son of No Nay Never should be ready for this assignment.

The Ger Lyons-trained Dr Ali is sure to be all the better for his recent debut at this track. Staying on nicely to finish third on that occasion, the Invincible Army colt should have benefitted from that experience.


Next best: Dr Ali

1.55 Flower Hill Apprentice Handicap 5f 180yds

Although further rain would be very much in his favour, the John McConnell- trained Stanhope should go close. A never nearer sixth of 10 over five furlongs here last month, the veteran will appreciate the additional yardage he encounters now. Over his optimum trip, the gelding can reverse placings with a couple of those who finished in front of him last time.

Cuban Grey, runner-up in the latter race, should again make a bold bid. Well drawn for a prominent runner, the Patrick McKenna-trained four-year-old rates a live danger to the McConnell representative.


Next best: Cuban Grey

2.30 Navan Racecourse

Maiden 5f

A close-up third on her reappearance over course and distance earlier this month, Back Down Under can strike at the 10th time of asking. Runner-up in the Birdcatcher Nursery last backend, the Padraig Roche-trained filly has plenty of racing experience at this stage. With an official rating of 77, she looks one of the more likely winners.

Saffredi didn’t give the impression he needed to drop back to sprinting when staying on late over seven furlongs on his only start to date. However, given the stiff nature of this track, his stamina may well be brought into play.


Next best: Saffredi

3.05 Bellinter Handicap 5f

Former course-and-distance winner Jon Riggens can register a second success at this venue. The Edward Lynam-trained six-year-old made a really pleasing reappearance when finishing fourth in a slightly stronger race at Naas last month. He should have come on from that initial outing, so has to hold every chance from his favoured high draw.

Recent Naas winner Mehman should again be involved despite receiving a 6lb rise for that success. While stall one may not be ideal, the Gerard O’Leary-trained gelding ended up on the far side when gaining his latest success.


Next best: Mehman

3.40 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Yeats Stakes (Listed Race) 1m 5f

Jockey bookings suggest that Derby entrant Gasper De Lemos may be the strongest fancied of the Aidan O’Brien- trained pair. Despite finishing sixth on his return in a listed race at Newmarket last time, the colt could do better now stepping up to middle distances for the first time. Having gained black type over 10 furlongs as a juvenile, it would appear that stamina is his forte.

Cork maiden winner Birdman surprised connections with the manner of that success. With the placed horses advertising that form in subsequent starts, the Jessica Harrington-trained gelding could be the dark horse in this race.


Next best: Birdman

4.15 Troytown Bar Handicap

(Div l) 1m 5f

Dollar Value may be approaching the twilight of his career but the Tom McCourt- trained gelding remains a threat in this grade. The nine-year-old shaped with promise on his seasonal debut when making much of the running before weakening late on to finish third at Gowran Park. The former course winner should be all the better after that outing.

Grann’s Boy ran below par when sent off favourite at Sligo recently. Given the tight nature of that track, Harry Rogers’ four-year-old wouldn’t be the first to disappoint there.


Next best: Grann’s Boy

4.50 Troytown Bar Handicap

(Div ll) 1m 5f

Unlucky in running when fourth over course and distance last month, Rain can gain some measure of compensation. The former French winner found herself trapped on the rail with nowhere to go, before keeping on strongly once in the clear. The James Barcoe-trained mare can gain a first victory since arriving in this country.

Paradise Lost looks well handicapped on the flat despite remaining a maiden under both codes. Having continued to slip down the weights, the Charles O’Brien-trained five-year-old should eventually get his turn.


Next best: Paradise Lost

5.25 Book Your Summer BBQ On June 8th Maiden 1m 2f 30yds

Rock Of Ireland can win this finale, having gone very close over course and distance last time. The Barry Fitzgerald-trained gelding made much of the running before being headed over two furlongs out.

To his credit, he rallied strongly inside the final furlong, going down by just a head. He sets a fair standard for the rest to aim at.

Although a well-beaten fourth on his introduction last backend, Blackpool should be capable of better this term. The form of that latter race received a significant boost when the sixth horse won his maiden earlier this month.


Next best: Blackpool