Paul Ferguson has one selection for us on Tuesday; Alelchi Inois in the Killarney 9:00. Compare odds and bet.
The concluding novice chase at Killarney at Tuesday is a decent contest for the time of year and could well be a pointer towards the upcoming Galway Festival.
Royal Ascot winner Domination is likely to be very popular in the market on his return to jumps, but he faces no easy task here on his third chase start and, at the likely odds, is taken on in the hope of a bit of value.
Cailin Annamh is a useful mare on her day, while Bally Longford jumped really well when making a winning debut over fences on his first start for Henry De Bromhead, who has won two of the past three runnings of this race.
This race was pinpointed as his next target after winning at Kilbeggan in June, but marginal preference is for Alelchi Inois (9:00) who beat the regressive Steps To Freedom by 20 lengths at Tramore in May.
That form is nothing out of the ordinary, but he stayed on really well, suggesting he would appreciate a step back up in trip. The six-year-old won over 2m4f at Fairyhouse in November, before failing to deliver in graded novice hurdles. It could be that chasing brings out the best in him and, at the likely odds, he is taken to maintain his 100% record over fences.
9:00 Killarney Alelchi Inois 15/8 Stan James
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