Peter Farrell

Owned by Patrick Maher, Listen Ellie is in red-hot form of late and she is selection in the second semi final.

It is always wise to follow a bitch in form and Listen Ellie certainly falls into this category after two fine victories in the past couple of weeks. A runaway winner of her opening round heat in 29.26, the daughter of Skywalker Luke followed that up with a 29.17 victory last time out and she has been rewarded with a perfect draw in trap one. A fast finisher, ‘Ellie’ shouldn’t be too far away come the business end if navigating a clear passage early on.

Of her main dangers, Unanimous Jax is much better than what he has shown thus far. Still only a pup, the Murt Leahy-trained son of Ballymac Bolger looks more than capable of dipping under 29-seconds and he is certainly one to keep an eye on in trap four. Mayahs Baby is another who cannot be discounted, while Bust The Tins wasn’t disgraced in behind the fastest second round winner Black Shine last time out.