gowran park 17th May
The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden (5.40) opens a seven-race Gowran Park card and Dermot Weld's newcomer Imperial Concorde could be all the rage.
A beautifully-bred son of High Chaparral, his dam's half-brother, Grey Swallow, won the 2004 Irish Derby and the master of Rosewell House must think a lot of him, having given him an entry in next year's Epsom Derby.
Aidan O'Brien's Master Speaker and the Tommy Stack-trained Mister Aviation also have early entries in Britain's premier Classic and the latter is a Montjeu half-brother to Roxan, who landed a Listed event on her debut.
Einsteins Folly and Lucked Out have experience on their side and both have shaped with a degree of promise.
Marty's Magic is another intresting newcomer for Weld in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden, although it could boil down to a match between That Boy David and Caonach, who both look likely to score at this level before long.
The former is clearly improving and switches from the all-weather following two creditable efforts, but Jim Bolger's filly might have the edge as she drops from Listed company.
The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap offers a nice pot to the winner and Ondeafears has a 12lb higher mark to defy, having made light work of 18 rivals at the Curragh last week.
She will be tested to the limit by Cnocan Diva, whose two recent wins have both come over a mile, and the three-year-old Swerve.
Recent Tipperary fourth Doublebarreljimmy is the potential improver in the Early Bird Green Fees At Gowran Park Handicap, while the Gowran Park Gold Club Handicap might be best left to the bottom-weight Moscow Treat.
John Gorman's Curragh scorer Wrekin Rock tops the weights for the Goresbridge Apprentice Handicap and the concluding Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden sees the introduction of Jim Bolger's An Saincheann, who makes lots of appeal on paper.
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