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There is plenty at stake this weekend with the Tattersalls two-day International meeting, which started yesterday, bringing the curtain down on the Eastern circuit season.

Jamie Codd, who is currently sidelined through injury, is seven winners clear of Barry O'Neill and will be hopeful he can hang on and win his eighth successive Eastern title. O'Neill requires eight winners in two days to beat the reigning champion.

Slippers Percy for David Christie will be hoping to record his fifth success of the season and join the Gordon Elliott-trained pair of Derg Princess and Nedzers Return on the five-winner mark. The horse winning the most races will be crowned Champion Point to Pointer with one week left of the season.

At Ballybunion today, Colin Bowe could take the opener with Midnight Jade, which was third and second on her last two outings so can step up to score here.

Michael Hourigan should take the six- year-old geldings maiden with Adams Wood, which was third in a Hunters' Chase last time so should appreciate the drop in class here. Joe Moran's Croghill Tuppence comes here fresh and should take the older maiden at the end of the card.

At Inchydoney tomorrow, Colin Bowe could score with Royalraise, which was third on his debut. Liam Burke's Ballylacken Star could take all the beating in the mares' maiden, while the Cork handler also has a good chance in the five and six-year-old maiden with Landecker, which was third on his debut.

Number of the week

2 This afternoon is day two of the Tattersalls International near Fairyhouse. Free admission should attract a good crowd. Yesterday's meeting saw the UK riders go head-to-head with the Irish and there will be plenty of top quality action today.

Horse to follow

Cloud Brook was an impressive winner of the five-year-old maiden at Durrow last Saturday. He showed a real turn of foot and could be track material at a decent level for John Walsh.

Weekend selection

Michael Goldsmith's Paddyseanmor has been placed on his recent two starts and the eight-year-old could be able to step up this time in the concluding race at Inchydoney tomorrow.

Weekend fixtures


Louth at Tattersalls 3.0

North Kerry at Ballybunion 4.0


Carbery at Inchydoney 2.0

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