Timeform select the three best bets at Leopardstown on Sunday.
“…she represents top connections who have made a fast start to the season…”
Timeform on Empress Josephine
O’Reilly is bred to be helpful and made a extremely encouraging begin when ending runner-up to a number one fancy for the Ballysax Stakes afterward the cardboard. He beat the rest fairly comfortably regardless of not being drawn nicely whereas wanting in want of the expertise. A pleasant sort bodily, he ought to enhance additional this season – maybe markedly so – and he units a superb normal.
Empress Josephine solely made her debut two weeks in the past, however she created a putting impression, overcoming each greenness and hassle in-running to expire a convincing winner. Her pedigree suggests she might go proper to the highest – she is a sister to three winners, notably the high-class Minding – and there ought to be loads of enchancment in her now. This is a giant step up in school in a brief house of time, however she represents high connections who’ve made a quick begin to the season, and appears the one to beat.
(*11*) hasn’t gained since profitable back-to-back nurseries in 2019, however he bounced proper again to his best when ending runner-up over a mile at Dundalk final time, and appears attention-grabbing again on turf. He was crushed solely by a extra progressive type final time, however ran a strong race in defeat, and he seems to be leniently handled having been left on the identical mark. He ought to get a superb tempo to goal at and make a daring bid.