He made an excellent reappearance at Tramore last month, putting it up to in-form and odds-on Swordplay.
Michael O’Brien’s gelding came into that contest on the back of a decent debut over fences at Galway, but Warrens Catle ran him to three parts of a length, only getting outspeeded in the final hundred yards.
The selection’s jumping was most encouraging and the drier the surface the more one would be inclined to invest!
Noel Meade’s Laurel View has a leading chance in the Corrib Oil Maiden Hurdle.
He was a trifle unlucky at Galway not to get off the mark over flights, making a crucial blunder at the last, before going down by half a length to The Posh Paddy.
Silvergino, who has a couple of decent efforts over jumps to his credit, ran a nice sort of race on the flat at Tipperary last time and gets the nod in the Tim Kelly Electrical Maiden Hurdle.
Feature event at Gowran Park tomorrow is the Listed Denny Cordell Lavarack Memorial EBF Fillies Stakes.
This looks fiercely competitive, but a little on Dermot Weld’s Misty Heights may not go too far astray.
She showed her liking for this track in early June, when taking another Listed event, and then, despite only finishing ninth of 13 in the American Oaks at Hollywood Park, wasn’t beaten all that far.
Masrahi, having just his second outing, is the one to beat in the mile and a half Dungarvan Maiden.
He was noted doing all his best work at the finish behind Rio de Janerio and Freud Bacon at Fairyhoue and the extra two furlongs now can surely only work in his favour!
The fare on offer at Ballinrobe this afternoon is dreadful and punters who simply cannot resist should keep wagers to the minimum.
Shamoan, who has been second in all four of his races, might finally break his duck in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Auction Maiden.
A repeat of efforts behind Oratorio and Russian Blue at the Curragh would see him take this easily, but chasing home Clash Of The Ash at Cork and Spring Of Pearls at Navan last time do not read as good.