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Ballinrobe – Tuesday 31st May

Nap of the day – Shanpallas (7.00)

6.00 – Delegate - McHale Fusion 3 Rated Novice Hurdle – Win 

Delegate finally came good at Kilbeggan earlier this month and is taken to follow up. He drops in trip for this but is clearly at his best on this ground and might be capable of some improvement. Double Speak is the obvious danger and he returned from a 21 month absence to win in great style from Castle Guest at Punchestown a little over two weeks ago. He is another that clearly appreciates the good ground and conditions might suit him better than Seven Nation Army who was the winner of two races on soft ground a couple of seasons ago. Investmentsuccess ran well on his first start since November when third at Killarney but he will need to improve if he is to give the weight away now. 

Exacta – 4-5

Trifecta – 4-5-1

6.30 – Carrig Cathal - McHale F550 Baler Maiden Hurdle – Win 

Carrig Cathal goes up in trip for his hurdles debut and might be up to winning. He did well when runner-up in a bumper on very different ground here in mid-April but wasn’t as good when only third at Kilbeggan earlier this month. The extra four furlongs might be a help and he can score from Elusive Theatre who must shoulder an 8lbs penalty for her bumper success at Navan at the beginning of last month. She too is over hurdles for the first time but should pose a greater threat than Isnt That Right who was second to the well-fancied Let Her Cry here six weeks ago but disappointed when only ninth at Cork next time out. Bright Tomorrow didn’t do too badly on his first start over hurdles at Limerick and also has a shout. Crazyheart was well behind the Harrington runner in a bumper at the Punchestown festival but he is better judged on earlier runs at Wexford and Clonmel. 

Exacta – 6-1

Trifecta – 6-1-4

7.00 – Shanpallas - McHale Coranna Handicap Hurdle – Win 

Shanpallas ran a nice race at Punchestown and might improve to win this big pot. He was running for the first time since November when fifth of 21 to Tempo Mac over the minimum trip at the festival five weeks ago and this step back up in trip is sure to suit. The good ground is not an issue and he can win from Kilkishen who drops a couple of furlongs after his success at Down Royal at the beginning of May. He too is entitled to improve as that was his first start since October. Tarabiyn is another down in trip after a big run at the Punchestown festival and he too should be considered along with Cassells Rock, Casual approach and Do Try Dolly. 

Exacta – 8-7

Trifecta – 8-7-12

7.30 – Returntovendor - McHale Fusion Vario Handicap Hurdle – Each/Way

Returntovendor can reach the frame in a wide open event. He has a little to find with Just Like Old Times on a run at Kilbeggan last month but his run at Punchestown behind Bye Bye O Bye must give him a chance. He finished in front of Lake Shore Drive, Authorized Cadeaux and Quelle Belle Vie that day and it looks solid form. Quelle Belle Vie was promoted to first place on the disqualification of Tellthemnuttin at Downpatrick subsequently and she should also go well along with the likes of the recent Clonmel winner Anna Holty and Miss Mary D who runs in a handicap hurdle for the first time. 

Exacta – 8-6

Trifecta – 8-6-2

8.00 – Tiger Roll - McHale fusion 3 Plus Beginners Chase – Win 

Tiger Roll is an interesting recruit to the chasing game. He won the Triumph Hurdle back in 2014 and while he has only won race since then, also at Cheltenham in October of the same year, he retains a hurdles rating of 142 and should be competitive here. So Young boasts a hurdles mark of 145 but he has not won a race since February of 2013. He was beaten into second place behind Kansas City Chief on his chasing debut when last seen at Thurles in March and remains an unknown quantity on ground as quick as this. Theos Well and Rock On Fruity were first and second over hurdles at Cork in August but the latter might be a better bet now as he has gained chasing experience in the interim. 

Exacta – 13-10

Trifecta – 13-10-9

8.30 – Aranhill Chief - McHale Mayo National Handicap Chase – Each/Way

Aranhill Chief is an outsider that could go well. He was having his first run since Galway in October when a soundly beaten fifth over hurdles here earlier in the month but he is likely to show more here as he goes back over fences, goes back up in trip and encounters good ground once again. Give Me A Break will be the choice of many after her good effort over hurdles at Killarney last time while the likes of Draycott Place. He Is Top Class and the long absent Security Breach should also be noted. 

Exacta – 7-15

Trifecta – 7-15-9

9.00 – Sanibel Island - McHale Baler Wrappers INH Flat Race – Win 

Sanibel Island is an interesting runner for local owners. He shaped up well when second to She’s A Star at Down Royal in February and should be better for the experience. The ground was heavy on that occasion and will be very different now which could suit. Moon Bell is clearly a newcomer to watch out for as she represents a stable in flying form while Pop Rockstar, Bethpage Black and Victoria Says could also go well at the first time of asking. 

Exacta – 8-13

Trifecta – 8-13-9