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WHAT a weekend we have in store.

The action at Leopardstown is of the highest order as Day 1 of the Irish Champions Weekend gets underway.

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Race 1 – 3.20pm Ballylinch Stud Irish EBF Ingabelle Stakes (Listed Race)

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Not an easy race to pull apart as the juvenile fillies go to battle.

I’ll tentatively side with IRIDESSA from Joseph O’Brien’s stable as she looks to be the value at the top of the market.

Her Skitter Skatter form will read well in time and she could improve on only her third run.

Trethias holds obvious claims and Mia Mento is very interesting at big odds.

VERDICT – 1. Iridessa 2. Trethias 3. Mia Mento

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Race 2 – 3.50pm Irish Stallion Farms EBF “Petingo” Handicap

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The puzzle doesn’t get any easier in the second but I like the chances of SARACEN KNIGHT.

He was impressive a short while ago at Naas and looks miles ahead of the handicapper.

From the same stable Cliffs Of Dooneen looks one to be on the same side as at a bigger price.

Batts Rock is another in flying form and shouldn’t be ignored.

VERDICT – 1. Saracen Knight 2. Cliffs Of Dooneen 3. Batts Rock

Race 3 – 4.25pm KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes (Group 2)

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MADHMOON is highly regarded and certainly the one to beat here. He blew away a strong field on his first start and his trainer has done nothing to ease the hype.

Broome is surely better than what he showed at York and shouldn’t be judged on that effort.

Stablemate Western Australia is one to cast your eye over at juicy odds.

VERDICT – 1. Madhmoon 2. Broome 3. Western Australia