• Roscommon - Monday

    Nap of the day – Galtymore (3.20)

    1.45 – South East - Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Race – Win

    South East was a very good winner in testing conditions at Listowel and is taken to follow up. He saw out the one mile trip very well that day and should put it up to Sirjack Thomas which won over this course and distance on heavy ground at the end of last month and lost little in defeat in a Group 3 behind Nelson at Leopardstown on Longines Irish Champions Weekend since. Guessthebill won on very different ground at Navan in May and has run well in a couple of starts at higher level since.

    Exacta – 3-2 (South East/Sirjack Thomas) Trifecta – 3-2-1 (South East/Sirjack Thomas/Guessthebill)

    2.15 – Youceeyouceecee - Follow Roscommon On Facebook Handicap – Each/Way

    Youceeyouceecee had a few of these behind him when winning well here at the end of last month and again accounted for four of today’s rivals when following up at Listowel. His bid for a hat-trick just fell short at the Kerry venue three days later when he was fourth in a stronger race than this and he is likely to go well again, despite an unfavourable draw. Bubbly Bellini finished behind Youceeyouceecee on two starts before he landed his 19th career success at Fairyhouse last week but certainly comes into the reckoning here along with Cosmic Symbol which had Keep Believing a few lengths away in third place when a winner over a longer trip at Galway early last week. Ecoeye was nicely clear of the remainder when just losing out over a mile at Listowel. He ran from a bad draw that day and is one for every shortlist now.

    Exacta – 4-9 (Youceeyouceecee/Ecoeye) Trifecta – 4-9-5 (Youceeyouceecee/Ecoeye/Bubbly Bellini)

    2.50 – Jer’s Girl - Budweiser Maiden – Win

    Jer’s Girl is on the comeback trail and is very much the one to beat. She hasn't run since falling at Cheltenham but her earlier form over hurdles reads well and is clearly a classy sort. Solo Saxophone came up short at Listowel but had run a huge race on his debut here in early August and might be second best ahead of Mystic Traveller which is tried in blinkers for the first time.

    Exacta – 6-11 (Jer’s Girl/Solo Saxophone) Trifecta – 6-11-10 (Jer’s Girl/Solo Saxophone/Mystic Traveller)

    3.20 – Galtymore - Roscommon Racecourse Apprentice Handicap – Each/Way

    Galtymore is pretty lightly raced of late and perhaps has more to offer after a fair effort at Listowel. He was running for the first time since June when second to Grey Willow over nine furlongs last time and the step back up in trip could bring about some improvement. Sempre Amigos ran a cracker at Galway early last week when runner-up to Get Out Of Jail over this trip. He was in action for the first time since the end of June that day and it was a fine effort from a wide draw. Nannys Well had Kandahari just behind her when second to Hurricane Twister at Listowel and they might battle it out for third place.  

    Exacta – 6-7 (Galtymore/Sempre Amigos) Trifecta – 6-7-8 (Galtymore/Sempre Amigos/Nannys Well)

    3.55 – Montana Belle - Grade 3 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Kilbegnet Novice Chase – Win

    Montana Belle was running for the first time since the Cheltenham Festival when a winner at Galway last Monday and there should be loads more to come. That was her first run over fences and with ground conditions very much in her favour is chosen ahead of Landofhopeandglory which was a good fourth to Rathvinden here in June and scored at the next time of asking over a longer trip at Kilbeggan. He was a faller at Galway at the beginning of last month but with a clear round of jumping would rate as a bigger danger than recent winners Rock On Fruity and Rosie Alice. Product Of Love is lame and misses out.

    Exacta – 5-7 (Montana Belle/Landofhopeandglory) Trifecta – 5-7-4 (Montana Belle/Landofhopeandglory/Rock On Fruity)

    4.30 – William Du Berlais - Irish Stallion Farms EBF Handicap Chase – Win

    William Du Berlais is hard to get away from even allowing for some reservations about the testing ground. It was only yielding when he scored a runaway success at Downpatrick at the end of last month and two earlier wins over hurdles both came on good ground. Teacher’s Pet has yet to win over fences but might have a chance if reproducing the effort that saw her take fifth place behind Eight Till Late at Sligo early last month. That was her first start since March and hopefully she can put the mishap at Kilbeggan where she was an early casualty behind her. Line View is very much a veteran but was a winner at Tramore last time out. Flemenstorm has winning form on heavy ground and might just pose a greater danger on his first start since early April.

    Exacta – 1-3 (William Du Berlais/Teachers Pet) Trifecta – 1-3-5 (William Du Berlais/Teachers Pet/Flemenstorm)

    5.00 – Massey’s Wood - Roscommon On-Course Vets Maiden Hurdle – Win

    Massey’s Wood had little difficulty in justifying his short odds in a bumper at Listowel and while this is a far stiffer task, he should be worth chancing. Ground conditions clearly won’t be a problem and his is chosen ahead of Brave Poppy which has more experience of hurdles but will surely need to improve on what he showed on heavy ground behind Champoleon at Listowel. Burren Life hasn't run since April and like the selection is over hurdles for the first time here. He couldn’t win a bumper in five starts but is likely to do better in the jumping game.

    Exacta – 2-1 (Massey’s Wood/Brave Poppy) Trifecta – 2-1-4 (Massey’s Wood/Brave Poppy/Burren Life)

    5.30 – Flawless Escape - Thanks For Supporting Roscommon Racecourse INH Flat Race – Win

    Flawless Escape should be good enough on his racecourse debut. He went close in a point-to-point at Lingstown in March and starts out for new connections now. Chesterfield King was sent off favourite on his racecourse debut at Kilbeggan a little over two weeks ago but he was soundly beaten into fifth place that night and will need to improve. It will come as a surprise if the pair don’t have this between them and perhaps Lady Sherami will be the pick of the remainder after running well for much of the way in the race won by Osco Mosco at Wexford in July.

    Exacta – 4-3 (Flawless Escape/Chesterfield King) Trifecta - 4-3-6 (Flawless Escape/Chesterfield King/Lady Sherami)


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