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Experienced Betsey can get afternoon off to a flyer.

DEPOSED champion Pat Smullen can start the final day of the 2017 turf campaign on a winning note with Betsey Trotter. Second in two maiden outings on either side of a Group 3 attempt, she has the best credentials of those who have run.

The combination of 5f and soft ground may not be ideal for several of the horses involved in the day's first handicap, but recent Navan winner Doonard Prince should be able to cope better than most despite his revised rating. Truffles, a frontrunning winner at Fairyhouse 12 days ago, should also feature, while Accalia also has a chance if returning to form.

Still Standing left an impression that a step up in trip would suit when staying on for third in a 7f Leopardstown maiden. The Jessica Harrington-trained colt appears to have little to beat in the 1m maiden.

Harrington also has a strong contender for the nursery in Its My Turn, another who caught the eye when placed at Leopardstown last time, while Jim Bolger's Vocal Music faces a less demanding task than when running in a valuable conditions race last time.

Bolger's Slaney Street and the ultra-consistent The Last Indian are put forward as two against the field in the 1m2f handicap.

A good run by Slaney Street would confirm the obvious chance held by Wonder Laish in the Naas November Handicap, for which Dalton Highway and Emperor Waltz are suggested as speculative outsiders.

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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Nov 5, 2017
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