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- THIS WEEK'S FIVE TO FOLLOW -.

LAGANBANK Winner of a Killarney bumper before being a beaten favourite at Listowel, probably needed comeback run in a Punchestown Festival bumper, but did little wrong omn his hurdling debut at Ballinrobe on Tuesday.

Hit the front turning foe home and looked sure to collect, only to be collared and beaten comfortably by Sublime Talent. Jumped fluently and looks sure to gain compensation in the coming weeks.

EXPERIENCE Overcame an awkward start (reared leaving the stalls), before finishing strongly and failing by a short-head to fellow debutante Sonasach in a two-year-old fillies maiden at Tipperary.

Trained by David Wachman, this Excellent Art filly should improve plenty from the experience and looks well worth following.

AIRCHIEF Successful twice on the flat for Harry Dunlop and twice over hurdle for current handler Eric McNamara (achieving a mark of 116), returned after a seventeen-months absence ina beginners chase at Ballinrobe.

Presumably ran above expectations to get within a length of odds-on favourite Alpine Eagle in an incident-filled contest. If he can avoid a recurrence of leg trouble, he should pay his way over the bigger obstacles.

PRECIOUS DREAM A David Wachman-trained juvenile filly, made a pleasing start to her career when finishing third to the impressive Teolane at Leopardstown last Sunday.

No match for the classy winner, but beaten only a short-head for second by Ballydoyle colt Secretary Of State. Should progress to win a fillies maiden.

CITIZENSHIP A dual-winner in England, has shaped with promise inmost recent outings for Gordon Elliott and looks weighted to get back in the winning habit soon.

Followed a fifth to Casbah Rock at Navan by going close against course specialist Strandfield Lady at Leopardstown last Sunday. Raised 3lb. for that effort, but looks capable of scoring off a mark of 71.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 4, 2011
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