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Presto can prove too quick for rivals at Gowran.

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Adapt To Dan 2.35 Gowran Park 1pt each-way A competitive card at Gowran Park includes two divisions of the Get Your Tickets On gowranpark.ie Apprentice Handicap, and a potential improver there could be in the first division (2.35) in the shape of the Denis Hogan-trained Adapt To Dan.

His two best runs have been at Killarney, and on ground with some ease in it two weeks ago his effort in a mile handicap was particularly encouraging when he stayed on well close home having hit something of a flat spot over a furlong out. A stiffer mile and slightly slower ground may well bring out the best in him and he can get involved.

Bright Idea 3.35 Gowran Park 1pt win The Irish EBF Supporting Champions Weekend Maiden (3.35) looks a hot contest, with a high standard set by Richmond Stakes third Royal Dornoch as well as several horses who have been placed in competitive maidens. It is one of the latter that makes plenty of appeal and that is the Joseph O'Brien-trained Bright Idea.

Having finished down the field in a Curragh maiden in June, the juvenile colt stepped up on that effort in a more competitive race last month when just worn down late by newcomer Lady Jane Wilde, but he had four subsequent winners behind him on that occasion.

Also in Bright Idea's favour is the fact he handles soft ground and his draw is a positive too if he goes forward early. It is a tough ask but he is going the right way.

Presto 5.35 Gowran Park 2pts win Those with chances seem thin on the ground in the Racing At Gowran Park 21st September Maiden (5.35).

However, the Oliver McKiernan-trained Presto could be anything in the context of this race and may be worth taking a chance on.

The son of Cacique could not have been any more impressive on his debut in a bumper at Cork in July. It was probably an ordinary enough race, but the manner of his victory certainly impressed as he travelled and quickened like a good horse, winning by eight lengths.

While this is more of a test, if what we saw that day was not misleading, it's the sort of race he should win.

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