Allexina poised to get off mark for the season

ALLEXINA is a hopeful choice to land the featured Group Three Irish Stallion Farms' EBF Blue Wind Stakes at Naas tonight.

John Oxx's daughter of Barathea rounded off last season with a smooth five lengths defeat of Mark Prescott's Foreign Affairs in a Listed event at the Curragh in October.

She made a reasonably promising reappearance at Newbury last month when contesting the John Porter Stakes, another Group Three.

Rather ambitiously, one could argue, Michael Kinane tried to make all on Allexina, but she had no more to offer in the straight, fading to finish seventh of 11 behind Mubtaker.

The selection is bound to strip fitter now and it will be fascinating to see what tactics the shrewd Kinane adopts.

Galatee, unbeaten in two races to date, is bound to be popular with punters.

She won her maiden on this track, form already working out really well, and then stepped up in class to beat Oxx's Helena Molony in a Listed race at Gowran Park.

She has to be respected, along with Chelsea Rose, easily the highest rated in the field, but without an outing this campaign.

Michael Halford's Deauville Vision gets the nap in the 20-runner Irish Stallion Farms' EBF Fillies Maiden.

She appears to be on the upgrade and is down a little in class, following her length and a half second to Michikabu at Gowran Park.

The Pat Dunlea Memorial Race is a bit of a puzzle, but something on Noble City, who impressed when scoring at Navan, may not miss the target by too much!

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