Ibergman looks the part for Lavery
Published 29/08/2016 | 02:30
Ibergman has been a great servant to Sheila Lavery and looks worth a step up in trip for Roscommon's Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies' Handicap today.
The Big Bad Bob filly has three career victories at up to a mile and now tries an extended mile and two. Ibergman is at her best with cut in the ground and an uphill finish and ought to go well. Notably, she has a Group Three entry for Gowran Park in September.
Ice Canyon has been getting closer on each of his three runs and might get off the mark in the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden.
Hat-trick seeking Valentana is progressive and the handicapper might not have her measure yet in TheTote.com Handicap.
Hibiscus kept on nicely for second in Killarney and appears the pick of Aidan O'Brien's pair in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies' Maiden.
After the first four Flat races, attention switches to National Hunt racing. Noel Meade's Snow Falcon has a break of almost 200 days to overcome in the Budweiser Hurdle, but he looked the part when last seen winning his Grade Two at Navan.
Lasoscar and Craig Star both arrive for the two-and-a-half-mile Tote Handicap Hurdle on the back of recent victories. The former won by seven lengths over course and distance, which is solid form.
Dos Picas, a son of Jeremy, would not need to find much more from his third place in Killarney to land the bumper for Meade and Nina Carberry.
At Downpatrick, Coolfighter has won his last three races over jumps and is likely to be popular for the Downe Travel & Best Dressed Lady Win A Luxury Trip To New York Handicap Hurdle.
Noel Dooly's charge is stepping up in trip for this extended two-mile-five contest, but, as a Tramore specialist, should relish this similar track.
Having twice finished runner-up at Perth, Mountain Kingdom looks poised to deliver for local handler Colin McBratney in the Giltspur Scientific Best Dressed Man Win A Trip To Abu Dhabi Hurdle.
Previous course winner Aurora's Dream and runner-up Maighnealta renew rivalry in the Thanking Murphy Jewellers For 30 Years Of Sponsorship Hurdle. The latter might overturn the form on 7lb better terms.
Bertie Bell has prospects in the Emma Carswell Miss Northern Ireland & Darren King Mr Ireland Maiden Hurdle. Davy Russell is a notable booking by Downpatrick trainer Brian Hamilton.