Cape ready to deliver

Tommy Stack’s Cape Of Approval is the nap choice to get off the mark at the sixth attempt in the Fillies Friday Night 10th August Maiden at Tipperary this afternoon.

Unraced as a two-year-old, he was running over longer trips, prior to being dropped to six furlongs at the Curragh in June.

Connections clearly believed this was the key to him and Cape Of Approval developed into a real gamble, going off the 2-1 favourite.

He looked all over a winner for most of the trip, but was grabbed close home and beaten a neck into second by Alsium.

Soft ground holds no fears for the three-year-old and tackling five furlongs for the first time can finally see the gelding delivering.

On a sound surface Stack’s Dylanbaru would be an automatic selection in the Listed Danehill Dancer Tipperary Stakes, following his creditable third to Hototo in the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot.

But his one bad effort came on this track in testing conditions and preference is for Aidan O’Brien’s Parliament Square, who seemed to benefit from the fitting of cheekpieces when winning a modest race in good style at Fairyhouse.

O’Brien’s Purple, fifth to Shamooda in a Fairyhouse handicap, is no star, but may be good enough to take an ordinary Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Fillies Maiden.

Another Ballydoyle inmate, The Ferryman, could be all the rage for the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Maiden, having chased home highly regarded stable companion Mars at Dundalk last week.

Preference, however, is for the vastly more experienced Leitir Mor, even if he constantly finds at least one too good for him.

But there are no indications Leitir Mor is anything but a genuine sort and the bonus is that he is tried and tested on soft ground.

At Ballinrobe tonight Willie Mullins’ Wrong Way Corrigan, beaten three parts of a length by Falcarragh at Wexford, can land the Bumper.

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