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Gowran Park - Thursday - 16th August

Nap of the day – Massayan (6.00)

4.55 – Shareva - Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden – Each/Way
Shareva might be able to make her presence felt on her first start. It’s fair to say that the Dermot Weld stable is back up and running and perhaps this well-related newcomer will be a match for the 88-rated Mount Wellington which just lost out to Deep Breath in a nursery handicap over this distance at the Galway festival. Quizical ran twice at Galway and finished runner-up on both occasions, losing out to the selection’s stable companion Yulong Gold Fairy on her second start. Jim Bolger won this race last year and his newcomer Haunting Vocals is certainly another to note. 

Exacta – 12-4 (Shareva/Mount Wellington)
Trifecta – 12-4 (Shareva/Mount Wellington/Quizical)

5.30 – Outside Inside - Join The Gowran Park Racing Club For €100 Nursery – Win 

Outside Inside is clearly improving and there was loads to like about her win from subsequent Roscommon scorer Ball Girl over this course and distance four weeks ago. She raced from a most unfavourable draw that day and looked to have a little in hand at the line. Hyperlapse has been placed on each of his three starts but he was well beaten at Down Royal last time and a bigger danger to the selection might come from Solar Wave which tries this trip for the first time after finishing a close second to odds-on favourite Boragh Steps at Fairyhouse. 

Exacta – 1-3 (Outside Inside/Solar Wave)
Trifecta – 1-3-2 (Outside Inside/Solar Wave/Hyperlapse)

6.00 – Massayan - McEnery Cup Handicap – Each/Way 

Massayan looks to have his ground and it will be disappointing if he can't improve on his seasonal reappearance over a shorter trip at the end of June. Twice a winner on soft ground last season, he was running for the first time since scoring here in September when a long last of five behind Cirin Toinne at Tipperary on a much sounder surface. Blinkered for the first time, he is chosen ahead of the bottom-weight Bold Knight which is 4lbs out of the handicap proper but ran a nice race over this distance at Cork eight days ago. San Remo was a winner at Dundalk in April and was just behind runner-up Fiesole when third to Daybreak Boy at Fairyhouse three weeks ago. On the ground, they might both be worth opposing and the recent Galway winner Magna Cartor might emerge as a bigger threat. 

Exacta – 1-10 (Massayan/Bold Knight)
Trifecta – 1-10-9 (Massayan/Bold Knight/Magna Cartor)

6.30 – Making Light - Listed Irish Stallion Farms EBF Hurry Harriet Stakes – Win 

Dermot Weld has the best recent record of any trainer in this race and his Making Light looks a worthy favourite. A wide-margin winner on soft ground at Limerick, she followed up when taking a Group 3 at Leopardstown at the end of October and shaped up fairly well when third to Brendan Bracken and Elusive Heights on her return at Leopardstown in early June. She finished ahead of this evening’s rivals Valentana and Flirt on that occasion and is entitled to improve again. Alluringly was third to Enable in the Oaks at Epsom but hasn't done so well in two subsequent starts and was behind Aurora Butterfly in the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh in the middle of last month. Glamorous Approach is already a two-time winner this season and is one for every short-list along with the unbeaten Elegant Pose which was a winner over this course and distance six weeks ago. 

Exacta – 12-6 (Making Light/Alluringly)
Trifecta – 12-6-1 (Making Light/Alluringly/Glamorous Approach)

7.00 – Rickrack - Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap – Win 

Rickrack was a heavily-supported favourite at the Galway festival and might do a little better here. She was sent off a 9/4 chance for the 12f amateur riders’ maiden won by Exchange Rate and she ran well to take third place on her first start since September. She should be suited by this drop back in distance and can win on her handicap debut from Panstarr which is also dropping back in distance after taking fifth place behind Byron Beauty at Killarney last month. She had earlier won over a trip closer to this at Roscommon and might pose the greatest danger to the selection ahead of Lady Nathaniel which was a well-beaten favourite at Galway and is another running in a handicap for the first time. She too is dropping back in distance. 

Exacta – 8-4 (Rickrack/Panstarr)
Trifecta – 8-4-6 (Rickrack/Panstarr/Lady Nathaniel)

7.30 – Belclare Boy - Golf Membership At Gowran Park For 2018 Apprentice Handicap – Each/Way 

The draw might have been kinder to a number of those that look to have the best form. Belclare Boy was a winner over this course and distance in May and a repeat success is not out of the question. He ran his best race since then when fourth to Set To Fire here at the beginning of last month and finished in front of Lomi’s Law, No Way Jack and Kandahari that day. Lomi’s Law won over this course and distance back in May and is likely to go well again. Delaire was a winner at Leopardstown last Thursday and is another to consider while Cosmic Symbol, Annie Irish and Howaya Hurricane are just three more to consider. 

Exacta – 8-3 (Belclare Boy/Lomi’s Law)
Trifecta – 8-3-9 (Belclare Boy/Lomi’s Law/Cosmic Symbol)

8.00 – World Stage - Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden – Win 

World Stage just lost out at the Curragh at the end of last month and might have the winning of this. Beaten a head by his main market rival Ringside Support, he was a length and three quarters in front of this evening’s rival Sovereign Hill and had Mac Chaparral much further behind at the back of the field. Dream Sleep was having her second start when runner-up to the well-fancied Two For Tea over this course and distance last month. She was a little over a length in front of Hazama that day and might struggle to confirm that form. Birds Of Prey was in front of the fourth-placed Sometimes A Fox when second to Artistic Melody over a mile at Killarney a month ago and is another with a leading chance. 

Exacta – 13-16 (World Stage/Hazama)
Trifecta - 13-16-5 (World Stage/Hazama/Birds Of Prey)