Barry Drake

The semi-finals of the €5,000 to the winner Deadly Kennels Open 750 are the feature races in Curraheen Park tonight.

In outstanding form in recent times, the Sharon Hunt-trained Tuono Charlie will prove hard to beat in the second heat. Owned by Paul Dyer, the selection set the standard last week, posting a really impressive 41.57. Another quick start will be expected, however, from the rails pitch, another front-running winning performance looks very likely. The likes of the Patrick Guilfoyle-trained Fashion Model and the Declan McDonagh-trained Hanover Phantom are others that should play a leading part.

Trained by Paul Hennessy for Cian Gleeson, Dangingerbreadman can take the opening heat. A powerful winning performance in the opening round, the selection clocked 41.80 and on that running, he should prove tough to beat. He's got plenty of form around Cork and he's at his best over this kind of distance. If turning handy around the opening couple of corners, he should then take plenty of stopping in the second half of the race. Orchid Queen, for Nathan Moloney, and Orchid Legacy, for trainer Patrick Barrett, are others that should play a leading part.

Always Huming is the pick in the third of the night for trainer Matthew Ryan. The July youngster has caught the eye in a couple of decent contests and the selection can make the most of the drop in class tonight. A level break should be enough to see him get off the mark on the third time of asking. 

The Kieran Lynch-trained Ballycowen Bell can follow up on a recent winning performance by making all the running in race number nine. Back to winning ways last time out, the selection has plenty of early pace and from the rails pitch, she should make every yard of the running. 

Clonmore Alice, for Breda and Cian Moloney, lands a narrow vote in the closing race. Such a talented performer, if she gets it right early on, she should take the world of beating. Both Burgess Cannon and Dellser Bells should also go very well.