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Richard Pugh: Point-to point

Nenagh opens with a five-year-old geldings' maiden where Long Mile Road, which was second at Lisronagh to Dramatic Duke, looks the one to follow for Andy Slattery. Tony Costello will saddle Loughrea runner-up Strong Soul in the six-year-old geldings' maiden and he is the one to side with here, while Michael Hourigan's Gigginstown charge Best Served Cold will attract interest in the winners' race.

Rudi Trucker is interesting in the Ladies' Open -- he also holds an engagement in the Dungarvan Open but should be followed wherever he goes. Colin Bowe's Tango Moll was second at Leadington on her debut and should take the mares' maiden with Rocking Tommy possibly best to follow in the concluding novice riders' maiden ahead of Satorie.

At Dungarvan, Robert Tyner's Kandinski made a promising debut at Dromahane and can expect to improve but has a little to find with the Liam Burke-trained Never Go Back. and Paul Nolan's Gigginstown newcomer Devil May Care.

Henry De Bromhead's Combustible Kate stands out in the mares' maiden, while Mikey O'Connor has the answer to the Confined Maiden with Howareyougoingon. O'Connor was sidelined last Sunday with injury, but he is hoping to partner this fellow to win.

Number Of The Week

2 Dungarvan run their point-to-point tomorrow and back in 2008 their five-year-old maiden divided. Of the two winners, Jessies Dream won Division One for Paul Cashman, while Pandorama won Division Two for John Halley. Both are now recent Grade One winners for Gordon Elliott and Noel Meade respectively.

Horse To Follow

Carrigeen Lechuga looks another potentially high-class prospect which the Lalor family in Tipperary have bred.

Weekend Selection

Tango Moll looks the best bet of the weekend for Colin Bowe in the mares maiden at Nenagh.



North Tipperary (F) at Nenagh 12:30

Dungarvan (H) at Dungarvan 12:30

Irish Independent