Fran Berry Dundalk tips for Friday evening featuring

Fran Berry previews the action
Fran Berry previews the action

Poet's Pride catches the eye of Fran Berry at Dundalk this evening - don't miss his tips for the latest meeting on the Polytrack in Ireland.

Yesterday was horrible in Ireland weather-wise but it's cleared over nicely on Friday and we're set fair for the latest evening meeting at Dundalk.

It's possibly lacking in star attractions but there are some attractive betting propositions nevertheless, headed by Sheisdiesel in the Bet On The Best Night Out Handicap.

She's a six-time course winner and had been been off since a fine second in a premier Curragh handicap in May before two starts at Dundalk in December. There was lots to like about both efforts, she wasn't knocked about lately over 10 furlongs last time and will enjoy the return to a mile and a half.

Noel Meade's mare looks absolutely primed to win again now and although the price has dried up a little, I'm keen to have her on side.

I would be primarily afraid of King's Bow but he might just need another run to put him absolutely straight.

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4
69-3OR: 83CD
11/4
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Poet's Pride is another strong fancy in the Fundraise At Dundalk Stadium Rated Race.

You've got to take his fitness on trust but his new trainer David Marnane has been galloping plenty of horses on the track pre-racing on Friday evenings through the winter and this fella may well have been among them.

He was with David Barron when he won two on the Tapeta at Wolverhampton, including off a mark of 60. Take out his last run and his previous three were all pretty good, particularly at Doncaster in a big field. This race is made up of largely exposed sorts and I'm happy to side with an ex-English trained handicapper from what looks a good draw in stall eight. He's 11/2 with Sky Bet and rated a decent each-way bet.

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58-11OR: 67D
9/1
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Intervention made pleasing debut in a good maiden and could be a popular pick in the Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk Stadium Maiden, but I'll side with Mecklenburg.

He came home well in a big field at Cork - there was a faller in the race and it was pretty rough but he stayed on nicely and wasn't overly knocked about. He wore a hood there which is off now and, like Marnane, Mick Halford's have looked good in their on-track work at Dundalk this winter.

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39-5OR: -
3/1
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Rock On Aidan doesn't have the best of draws in division one of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Handicap but following some indifferent runs on the grass, he showed promise on both Polytrack starts. He definitely looks quite well handicapped and is another worth a small each-way play.

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58-10OR: 45
9/2
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In division two Paistiul gets the vote for Jim Bolger. He ran well from the rear on his first Polytack outing, staying on at the finish. Dawn Approach progeny tend to do well at Dundalk and, having been dropped 2lb with blinkers now on, better can be expected.

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48-13OR: 49
10/1
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