Bogberry can give Fallon winning return

KIEREN FALLON, given a six months ban by the French authorities after testing positive for a prohibited substance, will be very much the focus of attention when he returns to action at Tipperary tonight.

He steps directly back into the job as number one jockey to Ballydoyle and has two rides for Aidan O'Brien.

It can be a case of down to business immediately for Fallon aboard once-raced The Bogberry in the opening Irish Stallion Farms' EBF Race.

The son of Hawk Wing seemed to have little clue as to what was required on his debut when sixth behind Artic Cry at Gowran Park last month.

That's a contest which is working out quite nicely and The Bogberry will surely have derived considerable benefit from the experience.

John Oxx's Katirisa is the nap choice in the Tallis and Co Construction Maiden. She showed promise first time out at the Curragh and then stepped up considerably next time at Naas when three and a half lengths second behind Peeping Fawn.

That effort was put in context when Peeping Fawn went on to finish third in the Irish 1000 Guienas and runner-up in the Oaks at Epsom.

Noel Meade's Whataboutya will take a lot of beating in the Xpress Stop Beginners Chase. His latest effort saw him chase home Midnight Gift over hurdles at Kilbeggan.

Previously, the selection made a fine start over fences when four lengths second to Cool Running at Punchestown. Cool Running boosted the form subsequently, scoring with plenty in hand at Killarney.

The Bumper is best left to Steve Mahon's Wicker Park, a creditable third to Logans Run and Deal Maker at the Punchestown Festival in April.

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