Christy Roche’s seven-year-old hasn’t been for some two months, not since failing by the narrowest of margins at Downpatrick in March.
He was beaten on that occasion by Golden Empire and the form has a solid enough look to it. The third was 22 lengths further back and Golden Empire went on to land a handicap next time at Gowran Park.
Noel Glynn’s charges are in good shape and his former winning pointer, One Cool Guy, is the big worry.
He got off to a flying start on the racecourse at Fairyhouse on Grand National day, taking a bumper by a cosy length in the hands of Nina Carberry from the useful Nakai.
Oxford City may be capable of shrugging off top weight in the nine furlongs Connacht Telegraph Handicap.
He quickened nicely when scoring by a length at Clonmel last Thursday and has just a mandatory 5lbs penalty to carry.
Ruby Walsh has prospects of a double with Imperial Rose and Connemara Rose. Imperial Rose was the medium of gamble when a close third to Joys Island and Corrick Bridge at Clonmel and will surely go off market leader for the Geraghty and Co Financial Advisors Westport Handicap Hurdle.
Connemara Rose, beaten half a length by Arigna at Roscommon eight days ago, has every chance of reversing placings, on 2lbs better terms, in the Danolla’s Fish and Chips Castlebar and Westport Handicap Chase.