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Sligo hosts a seven-race flat card today, first stage of the Cleveragh track’s two-day August meeting.

Dermot Weld and Declan McDonogh might double-up with a couple of three-year-olds, once-raced Mutaabeq and handicap debutant Khalaab.

Mutaabeq impressed me when picking up well to slam the solid yardstick National Wealth on his debut at Ballinrobe and, likely to improve for that experience, might have the edge over Jim Bolger’s 85-rated Meagher’s Flag in the Ladies Day Tomorrow Race.

Khalaab, a winner on his belated debut at Leopardstown, has been gelded since finishing third to Hand On Heart at the Curragh in May and looks feasibly-treated on a mark of 84 for his handicap debut in the Diageo Day Handicap.

Zoffaniya, impressive winner on her maiden on this track in June, has Echo Park, from the in-form Harrington team, to beat in the Irish Stallion Farms Oaks.

And Buffalo Blue, the mount of Rachael Blackmore, has solid each-way claims in the Student Day Handicap following a creditable effort in Galway last week, when sixth to Share The Honour.

Tips

5.30.Dragon Girl

6.00.Sharjah

6.30.Mutaabeq (Nap)

7.00.Khalaab

7.30.Zoffanyia

8.00.Buffalo Blues

8.30.Marlborough Sounds

Next Best

5.30.Renaissance Man

6.00.Greenpanda

6.30.Meagher’s Flag

7.00.Rickrack

7.30.Echo Park

8.00.Pivot Bridge

8.30.Zarena

Double: Mutaabeq and Zoffanyia.

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