18:30 Dundalk Fri 27 January 2017
Really consistent performer on AW in Britain, runner-up at Wolverhampton recently and very interesting first appearance at this venue.
In super form around here this winter but this mark last time out just caught up with him when unable to go with Red Avenger.
Always doing enough having hit the front to complete C&D hat-trick last time (Chestnut Fire third). Up again in the ratings but no certainty it will halt him.
Solid run when sixth in a blanket finish behind Ishebayorgrey here last month, goes up to the mile now and one to consider.
Got plenty to find on recent run behind Red Avenger and Chestnut Fire at this venue.
Has been behind Red Avenger in each of his three C&D wins of late, getting help at the weights but still wouldn't suggest he'll reverse the form.
Step up in trip didn't really pan out on return from short break a week ago, previously been running well at the mile and the return to this trip is a positive.
Has won over 6f here this season, been sprinting of late which didn't really work out and this trip might push his stamina to the limit.
Won a couple of races around here in the summer but no match for Ishebayorgrey last month and hard to see a victory in what looks a competitive line-up.
Last Year's Winner
Red Avenger (7/4), Chestnut Fire (9/2), Supersta (5/1), Reckless Lad (7/1), Northern Surprise (8/1), Ishebayorgrey (8/1), Mcguigan (10/1), Secret Wizard (14/1), Geological (20/1), Elusive Guest (25/1)
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