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Simsir is in shipshape to score at Limerick

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Trainer Michael Halford. Photo: Cody Glenn/SPORTSFILE

Trainer Michael Halford. Photo: Cody Glenn/SPORTSFILE

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Trainer Michael Halford. Photo: Cody Glenn/SPORTSFILE

Michael Halford may have the answer in the Listed Martin Molony Stakes (7.05) at Limerick this evening with Simsir holding leading claims under Ronan Whelan.

The progressive four-year-old is likely to strip fitter than most of his four rivals having made an impact at the Dubai Carnival in Meydan earlier this year with victory in a lucrative handicap among his three consistent displays.

Having only made his racecourse debut last September, the Zoffany gelding has raced just six times in his short career and should be at home in this company with Whelan's mount tipped to score.

The concluding Patrickswell Maiden (7.35) is a fascinating contest with a host of jumps trainers targeting the event over one mile and four and a half furlongs, but it's hard to get away from Ladbrokes Hurdle winner Thosedaysaregone if he delivers his best, although a market check is advisable for Charles Byrne's charge. 

Racing at Gowran Park today is headed by a competitive handicap (1.35) where Michael Mulvany's In From The Cold gets a tentative vote after scoring well at Naas in March.