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Take classy Tara to trounce 'em

By Richard Forristal

Joe Murphy's in-form stable is trusted to land the nap at Fairyhouse tonight when Ardbrae Tara steps up in distance for the concluding 10-furlong maiden.

Murphy's Nancy Rose did the business at Ballinrobe on Monday, a day after the shrewd Tipperary handler saddled Euphrasia to finish a gallant third in the Tattersalls Gold Cup.

Ardbrae Tara is a Galileo three-year-old out of Ardbrae Lady, which was also placed in two Group Ones for Murphy.

She is expected to live up to her pedigree under Gary Carroll tonight, having really caught the eye when staying on stoutly to be fourth of 18 behind Tango Time over a mile at Cork last Friday.

If she comes on for that on what is just her third start, she could take a bit of stopping.

Circling, Diywala and Focus Mor are three that hail from more high-profile establishments and have already shown distinct promise, while Sierra Sun debuts for Dermot Weld.

But Murphy's filly has the scope to collect.

Carroll is also tipped to take the seven-furlong maiden aboard Ger Lyons' Mansuri.

Over 10 furlongs at Roscommon last time, the Piccolo three-year-old didn't quite get home, so he warrants another chance now that he drops back in trip.

The card's most valuable contest is the €15,000 Lyrath Estate-sponsored conditions race.

Mick Halford has booked Conor Hoban for the top-rated Kernoff, with his first jockey Shane Foley on the recent stable acquisition Wind Inher Sleeves.

Kernoff has been held by Wind Inher Sleeves on the three occasions that they have clashed, and that may be the case again.

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