Tuesday: 4.05 Cork
Navigation Stakes (Listed) | 1m | 3yo+ | RTV
Jessica Harrington has already sent out 29 winners in September and she saddles three decent contenders in her search for winner number 30 in what has been an amazing month for the trainer.
The highest-rated of her trio is Bopedro with a mark of 107. The 28-1 winner of the Irish Cambridgeshire was sent off favourite for a premier handicap at Leopardstown earlier this month and flew home for third behind the smart Masen.
He has earned a crack at this Listed race and Harrington has called for blinkers for the first time. Oodnadatta has not won since her debut in a Leopardstown maiden, while Laelaps has a few pounds to find on the figures. Bopedro looks the most likely candidate to continue Harrington's hot streak.
Brendan Brackan won this Listed prize three years in a row between 2015 and 2017 and Colin Keane was on board when he completed the hat-trick. The champion jockey, who is now just eight winners shy of Joseph O'Brien's all-time record of 126 winners in a season, partners Erzindjan for Dermot Weld.
The three-year-old son of Lope De Vega was too good for Laelaps at Gowran Park in May but has not won since. However, he was not disgraced in a Group 2 at Leopardstown last time and according to the handicapper he only has 1lb to find. He boasts strong claims with plenty in his favour.
The 2019 winner Up Helly Aa is back for more and would have major claims on the best of his form, while recent Listowel runner-up Geometrical is another worthy of consideration.
What they say
Tom Hogan, trainer of Nebo
The draw hasn't been too kind so it will be difficult for him. He's in good form, though, and he's been running very well all season in the main.
Ado McGuinness, trainer of Sirjack Thomas
I was happy with his run at the Curragh, he wasn't beaten all that far. We're stepping up in class with him, but we've got to give it a go and find out if he's able to do it. The little bit of juice in the ground will help him and he seems to be in great form.
Dermot Weld, trainer of Erzindjan
I thought he ran an excellent race in the Group 2 on Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown, he wasn't beaten far at all. It looks a very competitive renewal of the race but he goes there in very good form.
Joseph O'Brien, trainer of Rocket Science, Neptune Rock and Queenship
Rocket Science is in good shape at home and we're hoping to pick up some black type for her. Neptune Rock has got a bad draw but she's looked like a stakes filly this year so we're hoping for a good run. It's Queenship's first run after a lay-off. She's in good shape and we'd like to get some black type for her as well.