Today's racecards

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  • 16:55 Tote Jackpot Races 3 To 6 Maiden1m 6f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (7) 24 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap First Impressions (IRE) 15
Nag me
6 10-3 p Michael Mulvany G F Carroll 1001
2 (4) 6 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Morning Ireland (IRE) 9
Nag me
5 10-3 t C Roche F M Berry 1001
3 (6) 4/3-326 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Train Of Thought (IRE) 23
Nag me
4 10-3 b D K Weld P J Smullen 76 1001
4 (2) PINK, pink cap, white star Manas Lady (IRE)
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6 9-12 P Magnier C P Hoban (5) 1001
5 (1) 2 Brown & yellow quartered, yellow sleeves, brown cap, yellow spots Missunited (IRE) 54
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5 9-12 M Winters J A Heffernan 1001
7 (3) 8 Emerald green, red epaulettes, diabolo on sleeves, red cap, emerald green diamond Azanara (IRE) 19
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3 9-0 J M Oxx N G McCullagh 1001
Non runners
6 (5)8-2332Buckingham Gate (IRE)39-5A P O'BrienJ P O'Brien76

Verdict

Stepping BUCKINGHAM GATE up to this trip smacks of desperation as he was beaten 15l by Pale Mimosa at Galway. However, the winner landed a Listed contest at York last week so Aidan O'Brien's colt, who won't be meeting anything of her calibre here, is handed the vote. Train Of Thought looked a progressive type when landing a novice hurdle at Galway but ran poorly on the Flat there a few days later and may have been feeling the strain. Missunited, a dual winning bumper and successful hurdler, has no problems with the trip as she showed when beaten a short-head by Oilily at Leopardstown. She's an obvious threat while Azanara is related to nine winners and will have come on for her opening run at Leopardstown earlier this month.