Rose to Bloom in Moyglare
14:45 Go And Go Round Tower Stakes (Group 3) 6f
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Ger Lyons won this last year with Lightening Pearl and dual Naas winner Lightnin Hopkins has the scope to get involved despite stepping up in grade. Boston Rocker was only just behind him a month ago and has since improved to finish a close second to Three Sea Captains in a Listed event on heavy ground over 5f here. Lewisham's close second to Alhebayeb in the Group 2 July Stakes is strong form but he didn't run up to that level in the Gimcrack at York and remains a maiden. After landing a moderate maiden at Dundalk, GEORGE VANCOUVER was sent to Deauville for the Group 1 Prix Morny and ran a brilliant race to be beaten less than a length by the high-class Reckless Abandon. A repeat of that form should be good enough before he goes on to better things.
15:20 Refuse To Bend Solonaway Stakes (Group 3) 1m
Half of the last ten renewals have been won by three-year-olds and four from UK-based runners. David O'Meara brought Penitent here for a Group 3 won by Duntle last month but the six-year-old was nowhere near his best and can do much better as he showed when landing a Group 2 at Sandown in April when Famous Name was a long way behind. The heavy ground was against Dermot Weld's charge that day and he's proved in subsequent runs that this track and trip plus quicker ground is what he requires so it will be a surprise if he's not involved in the finish. Declaration Of War is a very interesting entry having won both starts on all-weather surfaces in France last year. He hasn't been seen since December but entries in Group 1's in the autumn suggest he's expected to go well. LADY WINGSHOT is progressing at a rate of knots and has twice beaten the useful Yellow Rosebud recently. She's stepping up in trip here but should have no problems and should be good enough.
15:50 Irresistible Jewel Blandford Stakes (Fillies' Group 2) 1m 2f
Eight favourites have been successful in the last ten renewals but the betting is likely to be tight this time. Joseph O'Brien has chosen the globe-trotting UP over recent Killarney winner Soon and it's not difficult to see why. His mount ran in the Grade 1 Beverley D at Arlington just a week before storming to victory over slightly shorter here and this tough and improving filly will take plenty of beating. Manieree started favourite for that latter race despite it being here first run for a year and though disappointing should have benefited from the outing. Nahrain hasn't progressed from last season's Prix De L'Opera victory though she's only run twice this season and should be approaching her peak while Sea Of Heartbreak has been performing at a very high level this summer and was by no means disgraced behind Snow Fairy at Deauville last time. Caponata couldn't quite cope with Tannery here in July but that was only her third start and both Up and Soon were behind so she has to be a threat.
16:25 Moyglare Stud Stakes (Fillies' Group 1) 7f
There have been plenty of short-priced favourites, and some surprises, in this recently. Mick Channon has been going well and he wouldn't have sent Ffos Las maiden winner Orpha without good reason though she's taking a massive step-up in grade. Andy Oliver has been making a name for himself this season and Mark Johnston's former assistant has a fine flag-bearer in SENDMYLOVETOROSE. She landed a Group 3 here in July before going to Newmarket for the Group 2 Cherry Hinton where she had a neck to spare over the unlucky Maureen. The runner-up subsequently won a Group 3 at Ascot easily and the form looks good enough for this. Harasiya and My Special J'S are 1-1 after meeting here and at Leopardstown. The latter had a neck to spare over the C&D last time and, as there appeared to be no excuses, can confirm the form. Both look major threats along with Richard Hannon's Sky Lantern, who has been narrowly beaten in two Group 3's since landing a Listed contest at Naas.