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Jessica Harrington looks to have found an ideal opportunity for Barnacle Bill in Follow @TipperaryRaces On Twitter Median Auction Maiden at Tipperary on Thursday evening.
The grey son of Big Bad Bob comes here on the back of a debut third at Leopardstown, over 12 furlongs, in which he kept on well to finish close-up behind Bondi Beach and Bantry Bay respectively. The second has since franked the form by winning snugly at the Curragh.
Tom McCourt is double-handed in the Follow Tipperary On Facebook Handicap with last year's winner My Good Brother and Zaindera. Joe Eile, though, took advantage of a slide down the ratings in Navan and could still be well-handicapped.
Aidan O'Brien's Waterloo Bridge bids to get off the mark at the fourth time of asking in the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden. He has improved with every run, culminating in a runner-up finish at Navan. Mick Halford's Godolphin runner Gift Wrap appears the danger.
Dancingwithangels hacked up on soft ground in Roscommon and she should be competitive in the Tipperary Youth Raceday Handicap, despite a 6lb higher mark.
Attention switches to National Hunt action for the final three races on the card, where Copy That has every chance in the TipperaryRaces.ie Maiden Hurdle.
Eddie Harty's charge was a satisfactory fourth in his first appearance in Sligo when an unconsidered 33-1 shot. Mark Walsh is on board sporting the JP McManus colours.
Voisey's Bay, who landed his maiden hurdle over course and distance, will be prominent in the betting for the Buy Tickets Online At Tipperaryraces.ie Handicap Hurdle
O'Brien's Tesseract has been sent off at 20-1 on his first two outings, but that will not be the case in the Fundraising Events At Tipperary (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race. He was third of 22 in Punchestown and a reproduction of that run would see him go close.