Draw favours Blue Mimosa

BLUE MIMOSA has plenty going for her in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Auction Maiden at Sligo tonight and rates the nap.

This is not a good race, the talented Sam James takes 5lbs off and the selection has been handed the best draw in one.

Kevin Prendergast’s filly made a decent start when fourth to the useful Fire Lily at Navan in April and then reappeared at Down Royal ten days ago.

She again performed with credit, chasing home Gin Rummy. The verdict was a length and a quarter and it was encouraging that the third, Galilean Rebel, who had run well on his debut, was a further three lengths behind.

Pat Flynn’s Waydownsouth makes a quick return in the 4th August Ladies Day At Sligo Race, after producing a cracking effort at Royal Ascot.

He contested a listed handicap and was far disgraced in taking third behind Beachfire and Lost in The Moment.

That followed on his third at the Curragh to Viscount Nelson and Bob Le Beau in another Listed event.

Mount Helicon has 8lbs in hand of Waydownsouth at the weights, but has been struggling for a bit of form of late and Flynn’s charge is readily preferred.

The Paul Deegan-trained Piece d’Or is the fancy in the Family Day At Sligo 10th Maiden over ten furlongs.

She had one outing in England last season for Michael Stoute, finishing fourth at Yarmouth.

Piece d’Or made her Irish debut at Roscommon earlier in the month when a close fourth to Sportsmaster, in a contest which has been working out reasonably well.

Gra Geal Mo Chroi, fifth to the subsequent winner, Bondage, at Tipperary, is afforded a good opportunity in the Sligo Claiming Race.

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