After a busy weekend of flat racing at the Curragh, attention turns to Roscommon on Tuesday night with the Listed Lenebane Stakes scheduled in at 7.30 on their eight-race card.
REVE DE VOL made a perfect start on his return to action for Ger Lyons, as the gelding snatched victory on the line in the Listed Orby Stakes earlier in the month.
The three-year-old was given a patient ride by Colin Keane before pushing him on in the final furlong, which the gelding responded with a cracking turn of foot to get his head in front of Patrick Sarsfield.
He is stepped up in trip here, but Reve De Vol should be comfortably able to deal with the extra two furlongs.
LAYFAYETTE has been featuring in big field handicaps this season to date, but he has been given his chance to claim some black type here for Noel Meade.
The four-year-old produced a big effort to land the Irish Lincolnshire on his seasonal reappearance back in March and was last seen finishing sixth in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot two weeks ago.
He is stepped back up to 12 furlongs for the first time since October and he will need to produce a career-best performance here.
HAPARANDA will be hoping to be third time lucky in his pursuit for some black type under Dermot Weld, while Joseph O’Brien’s POINT NEPEAN is stepped up into Listed company after claiming success over 1m5f on his debut four weeks ago.
GEOMETRICAL will need to overturn his recent bad form if he is to be competitive here for Jim Bolger and Aidan O’Brien’s HECTOR DE MARIS will need to rediscover the promise he showed as a two-year-old after three below-par performances this season.
SPRINGBANK has yet to fire for his new trainer Ross O’Sullivan after joining from Johnny Murtagh’s yard while it could too quick of a turnaround for Henry De Bromhead’s CAPE ISLAY after featuring at the Curragh on Saturday.
- Point Nepean E/W