Mark Prescott’s filly, successful at listed level at Epsom in June, is talking a significant drop in class, having shown plenty of speed before finishing seventh behind Society Rock in the Group 1 Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Earlier she filled eighth spot in the Qipco 1,000 Guineas, won by Blue Bunting, at Newmarket.
She must carry a 7lb. penalty for her emphatic win in the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket last autumn but the ‘Fairy Bridge’ affords Hooray a good opportunity to return to winning form.
The Tommy Stack-trained Lolly For Dolly must also carry a similar penalty, following her win in the Group 2 Windsor Forest Stakes at Royal Ascot but is still one to note as are the John Oxx-trained Alanza, a listed winner at Cork last time and set to renew rivalry with Wild Wind, and Kevin Prendergast’s Rose Bonheur.
Beaten a couple of necks in the seven-furlong maiden won by Tiffilia at Naas, the progressive, John Oxx-trained Buffalo Billy might make it third time lucky in the Camas Park Stud 2-Y-0 Maiden, with Aidan O’Brien’s Requisition an obvious threat.
Earlier, the O’Brien-trained Eagle Canyon, in the frame in eight of his eleven career starts, might belatedly get off the mark in the five-furlong Meadowview Stables Maiden.
Meanwhile, the legendary Lester Piggott will be in Bellewstown to witness a ‘Legends’ race, part of a fund-raising drive to erect a statue of Arkle in Ashbourne.
In the regular action, Willie Mullins should land the www.angloprinters.ie Hurdle with Inspector Clouseau, a creditable third to Double Seven in a competitive handicap in Galway last time and favoured by the conditions of this event.