Preview of the final day of the July Festival at Killarney

By Luke

The final day gets underway with the Tote Claiming race just over a mile. Hopefully the Jack Davison trained Eyeoweyou can get the day off to a flyer with Shane Foley in the saddle. This son of Zoffany was last seen finishing fifth at Navan on Saturday. The third, Royal Admiral has since given that form a boost when winning on Wednesday at Killarney. Prior to that run, he had finished third at Tipperary and Leopardstown not beaten far on either occasion. I think he will go close at 4/1 in the this tricky opener of the card.

Race two is the Irish Stallions Farms EBF Median Auction Race just over a mile. Justina was a nice debut winner at Roscommon for the inform Jessica Harrington. This daughter of Holy Roman Emperor won despite showing signs of greenness, and stayed on well over the seven furlongs to win. The second in the race had good form coming into the race but she was able to get the better of him. With the natural progression for the run I think she will go close at 5/2.

Race three is the Tote Handicap over one mile. Marshall Jennings looks like he can secure Jessica Harrington a quick fire double here. On his penultimate start he won at Cork. This races form looks to be very strong. Out of the next nine horses to follow him home seven have won. More recently Marshall Jennings has finished third in a competitive handicap at the Curragh. The fifth and sixth have since came out and finished first and second at Killarney on Wednesday, the second from Wednesdays race, Tony The Gent lines up again today. I think he comes in here with strong form and can go close at 2/1.

Race four is the Tote Handicap over two miles and one furlong. Shoulda Lied represents Punchestown Gold Cup winning combination of Supreme Horse Racing Club and Willie Mullins. This son of Henrythenavigator ran a nice race at Bellewstown after nearly two years from his last outing on the flat. The race at Bellewstown looks to be working out well with the first and second both winning since. The extra three furlongs will suit and I think with the inform Colin Keane in the saddle he will go close at 9/2.

Race five is the Tote Handicap over one mile and just over three furlongs. I like the Tony Mullins trained Millford Sound with Gavin Ryan in the saddle. On his penultimate start he was second in the race Shoulda Lied Finished fourth in at Bellewstown. He was then dropped in trip to one mile and two furlongs when he just held on to win. The extra distance will help and I think he will go close at 7/2.

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