Cloone can collect

CLOONE STREAM is fancied to make a winning debut over flights in the Bourn Vincent Memorial Park-Killarney Racegoers’ Club Maiden Hurdle at the opening stage of the Killarney Festival tonight.

Charlie Swan currently has his charges in good shape and the five-year-old is a horse who appears to have a bright future.

After promising to deliver on a couple of occasions, Cloone Stream got off the mark in emphatic fashion at Bellewstown 11 days ago.

Given a very positive drive by Nina Carberry, he made all the running to score unextended by eight lengths.

Swan has decided to start him off over jumps at two and a half miles and chances are that will prove ideal.

The conditions of the Gleaneagle Summer Cabaret Chase are stacked in favour of French Accordion and Paul Nolan’s eight-year-old has to be the choice.

He produced a series of decent efforts last season, especially his demolition job on Kahuna and Central House at Navan in November when scoring by 14 lengths and nine lengths. French Accordion returned to action on the flat at Leopardstown recently, third to Lesoto Diamond, and that should have left him spot-on for this assignment. He has a minimum of 9lbs in hand of all of his rivals.

Eddie Lynam’s Icemancometh is difficult to oppose in the Derrinstown Stud Apprentice Claiming Race. The Marju gelding won a similar event at Ballinrobe in June, by a whopping nine lengths, which saw the handicapper raise him from 82 to 91.

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