Storm forecast

Eye Of The Storm, who hasn’t made the impact one might have expected this season, can get back on track by landing the Group 3 Ballyroan Stakes at Leopardstown tonight.

He shaped as a really promising stayer in the making last season, winning twice in five outings and, arguably, producing his best effort in defeat at Ascot in October when a close third behind two older horses, Royal Diamond and Harris Tweed, in a two-mile Group 3.

The selection has had three outings so far this campaign, his latest coming at Leopardstown in a Listed event last month.

Eye Of The Storm engaged in a barging match with Certerach early in the straight, before running on late to fill fourth spot behind the impressive Pale Mimosa. He should now be ready to strike.

John Oxx’s Cailini Alainn made a good start at Galway on Saturday, chasing home Dermot Weld’s hot pot, Silwana, and can take the Live At Leopardstown Maiden.

Joe Murphy’s Vert de Grece holds outstanding claims in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Maiden.

He made his debut here in June, running on strongly through the final furlong when half a length second behind Convergence.

The form has been working out quite nicely. Convergence and the third home, Quinta Verde, have since acquitted themselves especially well in defeat, while Gleneagles (fourth) has won twice in the meantime and Parish Boy (fifth) has also scored.

At Sligo, Little King Robin, who has 10lbs in hand of main rival, Voluptueux, has to get the nod in the Martin Reilly BMW Dealer Hurdle.

Willie Mullins’ Rough Justice, runner-up behind Jarob at Bellewstown, looks to have found his level in the Martinstown Opportunity Maiden Hurdle.

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