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7.15 Bellewstown Download The Free Racing Post Mobile App Handicap 1m4f ATR Card page 61 BELLEWSTOWN is Ado McGuinness's local track and the trainer is represented by the versatile six-year-old Pivot Bridge, who was beaten a short head over today's trip at the Galway festival and will be bidding for a third Flat win to go with his three victories over hurdles.

Aidan O'Brien's Exotic has been on tour this season attempting to add to her debut win over the trip on soft ground at last year's Galway festival. She finished third over the distance last time at Sligo.

Making his handicap debut is the Dermot Weld-trained Renown, who scored over 1m31/2f at Wexford on his debut last month.

Cherry ripe Sweet Cherry has been on an upward curve since joining Eamonn Delany. Rated only 49 on her final start in Britain in June, the daughter of Mastercraftsman was second in a maiden at Naas on her Irish debut before landing a 1m2f handicap at Leopardstown off a mark of 70. She is 4lb higher today.

Mr Consistency In ten starts since June 2013, Ebadani hasn't finished out of the first four. Runner-up seven times, most recently at Gowran Park, his only win came in a 1m3f maiden at Killarney last month.

?What they say Harry Rogers, trainer of Strandfield Lady She's well and Conor Banahan's 10lb claim off 9st11lb should help. She's got away with easy ground before but I wouldn't like to see it get too soft.

Michael Halford, trainer of Ebadani He's a consistent sort who was beaten by a smart horse [Timiyan] when second over the trip at Gowran Park last time. He has a solid chance and the ground shouldn't be an issue.

Ado McGuinness, trainer of Pivot Bridge He's been in good form since losing out narrowly at Galway. The track might be a bit on the sharp side, but he has a good draw and I'm expecting a big run. He'll like the ground and that is a plus.

Frank Berry, racing manager to JP McManus, owner of Park Ranger He came good over hurdles at Galway, but was disappointing on the Flat at Sligo last time. He seems in good order and won't mind the easy ground.

Tony O'Hehir

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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
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Date:Aug 27, 2014
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