17:30 Dundalk Fri 21 September 2018
C&D came in a maiden in 2012 and remains one form eight on the AW. Current mark does not do the entire any favours.
Game sort who always runs his race on both turf and the AW. Winner here last month over 6f off a 1lb lower mark. Should make his presence felt once again.
C&D winner in March over 12-months ago. Has been running well in defeat recently since returning to action last month. Worth a market check.
Winner of a Down Royal 5f maiden earlier in the month getting off the mark at the 18th time of asking for connections. Liable to find one or two more handily handicapped.
Winner of a Naas 5f in June on good to firm ground. Has gone well here previously over this trip and is one for the shortlist.
AW stalwart but has been well held in three starts here in the past. Winner on the Wolverhampton Tapeta latest but looks a tall order here off new mark.
Course winner that has won over this trip. Last of six when last seen here in January and possibly best watched on return to action.
C&D winner, running a number of promising races in the spring. Running well in defeat on turf since but expected to be right there on return to this surface.
Winner here over 6f last month finishing ¾ L ahead of a 14-runner field off a 9lb lower mark. Beaten favourite at the Curragh since but can be expected to go well on return to the track.
Distance winner of a Hamilton maiden in July landing a handicap on good to firm ground. Beaten by a couple of improving types since but worth a market check on AW debut.
C&D winner off a 2lb lower mark in April. Generally well held oin turf since over the summer but could be a different proposition back at this venue.
Last C&D win came off a mark of 66 at a Friday night meeting 12-months ago. Does go well here and one for the shortlist with notable jockey booking.
Distance winner who is three from 15 on the AW but without a win in 10 here. Another in the field that has been running well in defeat recently. First-time blinkers may assist.
Busy summer appears not to be doing the Rock Of Gibraltar gelding any harm with the five-year-old winning two of his last three starts. Beaten 2¼L here over 6f last month but capable of running a big race.
Last Year's Winner
|3||My Good Brother||8||9-0||3/1||Full Result|
|T: T G McCourtJ: C T Keane|
Royal Navy Warship (15/8), Gottardo (6/1), Geological (9/1), Rapid Reaction (10/1), Danz Gift (10/1), My Good Brother (10/1), Early Call (11/1), First Bombardment (11/1), Mercury (11/1), Pillar (12/1), Zig Zag Zyggy (14/1), Fille Du Septembre (16/1), Abstraction (20/1), Ty Rock Brandy (33/1), Menelik (33/1), Coto (33/1), Lapilli (33/1)
- Royal Navy Warship
- My Good Brother
- Early Call
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