Vedani, a costly failure at Killarney last time, gets the nap in the Follow Gowran Park On Facebook Handicap at the Co. Kilkenny track tonight.
The selection has run just four times in his life, twice right-handed and twice in the opposite direction.
It may be grasping at straws, but we cannot at the same time ignore the fact that his two below-par efforts have come when travelling left-handed.
He never looked particularly happy at Killarney and, when given a crack of the whip by Johnny Murtagh about a furlong down, ducked into the rail, before finishing a disappointing third behind Beach Of Falesa and Equity Swap.
Vedani made his debut at Dundalk in early May, went off a well-backed favourite and ran no sort of race, seventh of 12 to Moldowney.
In between Dundalk and Killarney, he was seen in a far better light, on both occasions at the Curragh.
The Dalakhani colt won his maiden and then split a pair of really smart sorts in Massiyn and Chicago in a competitive handicap.
Devotion, one of three Aidan O’Brien-trained runners, gets the vote in Listed Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Hurry Harriet Stakes.
She wasn’t disgraced when fifth to Great Heavens in the Irish Oaks at the Curragh and now has her sights considerably lowered.
Amira’s Prince, beaten half a length into second by Chicago at Down Royal, is fancied to defy top weight in the McEnery Cup Handicap.
The modest Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Fillies Maiden can go to Ken Condon’s Mont Blanc, who showed improved form when a close third behind Aegean Sky and Supernovae at Galway.
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