Aidan O’Brien’s daughter of Danehill looks different class to the opposition and only if performing below her best can one envisage defeat.
She showed her true colours with a smooth success on this track last month, beating the useful Modeeroch by a comfortable two lengths, and that appears to give her a clear edge in a moderate renewal.
Kieren Fallon takes the ride on the selection and he and O’Brien can combine as well to win the Group Three Go And Go Round Tower Stakes with Aussie Rules.
He’s another Danehill, who wasn’t suited by soft ground when only fourth behind Sir Percy in the Group Two Vintage Stakes at Goodwood.
Chelsea Rose, who stepped way up on her previous three-year-old form when beating Shalapour and Vinnie Roe at Leopardstown, shouldn’t be too inconvenienced having to drop down three furlongs in the Dance Design Stakes and gets the nod.
Ruby Walsh looks very much the pilot to follow at Galway tomorrow. His Sorry Al is a confident nap choice to take the Ryans’ Event Cleaners Novice Hurdle.
Considering the soft ground was hardly in his favour, Charlie Swan’s gelding performed solidly when four lengths second to Keaveney at Tralee.
Walsh’s mount, Pedrobob, is difficult to oppose on his debut over flights in the Galway Bay FM Maiden Hurdle.
This is a gentle introduction for the three-times bumper winner, who impressed on his latest appearance when scoring here at the Festival in July.
Willie Mullins’ Mountain Snow is a third Walsh possibility in the Cunningham Higgins Cars Handicap Hurdle.
Successful on the flat at Tramore, Mountain Snow proved a bit disappointing when only fourth to Monte Solaro at Tralee, but is much better travelling right-handed.
Ursumman, with a wealth of experience under his belt, may prove a tough nut to crack in the Deacy And Associates Novice Chase, but the talented Carlesimo, who has taken well to this game, is preferred.
No cause for any great optimism at Down Royal today with a hopeful nap vote falling on Dermot Weld’s Motafarred in the Her Majesty’s Plate.
He produced a decent enough effort, on only his second outing, when making all to easily beat Zelkova over a mile and a half at Galway and is likely to be even better stepping up in trip.
The mildly frustrating Mouftari, third to Missed Trip and subsequent winner, Dare To Dance, at Cork gets the vote in the Irish Stallion Farms’ Maiden Hurdle.