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Race 1 (1:20pm) GAILLARD DU MESNIL
Two wins in only three starts, with a double sealed at Leopardstown (2m 6f, soft to heavy) in a Grade 1 contest when 5 lengths clear of Gentlemansgame. Tough assignment here, but capable of giving favourite, Bob Olinger a test.
Race 2 (1:55pm) MONKFISH
Winner of last six races, including last year’s Albert Bartlett at the Festival. More recently, Willie Mulins charge eased to an 11 length win in a Grade One novices contest at Leopardstown and goes in as the clear favourite to take the victory here.
Race 3 (2:30pm) GRAND ROI
Four wins in seven runs so far and recently winning a first Graded race when 8 lengths clear of Wolf Prince at Limerick (2m, heavy) in December. Placed second in latest at Naas (1m 7f, soft to heavy, when 4.5 lengths behind Bachasson in January. Handicapped well here and the extension to 2m 5f isn’t anything concerning, having placed third ina 2m 4f contest at Galway back in October.
Race 4 (3:05pm) CHACUN POUR SOI
Six wins in seven career starts, including five Grade One contests, with the latest of those, coming last time out in the Dublin Chase at Leopardstown (2m 1f soft), when winning for a second successive year, beating Fakir D’Oudairies by 8 lengths. Strong favourite and it would be a major surprise to see him beaten in this contest.
Race 5 (3:40pm) TIGER ROLL
Won this race in 2018 and 2019, along with the Grand National in that time and will be looking to get revenge on race rival Easyland who beat them by 17 lengths in last years edition. Has no Grand National commitments this year, so will be expected to step up from the recent poor runs, which have seen him pulled-up as a distance back in his last outing at Navan (2m 5f, heavy). Needs to show the old form, but should at least feature in a place position.
Race 6 (4:15pm) SKY PIRATE
Four wins in nineteen starts, including when completing a double at Warwick (2m, soft) and finishing 2.25 lengths ahead of Amoola Gold in his penultimate start. He then followed that up last month, with a second over the same C&D, finishing 17 lengths adrift of Arkle runner, Allmankind. Drying ground will suit, if that continues and he could go close.
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