18:30 Dundalk Fri 4 January 2019
Four from 12 at the track, the Kodiac gelding could still be a little high in the weights racing 10lb higher than last winning mark.
Asserted well in the closing stages to win on debut here over 1m last month. Likely type who should be in the mix.
Course winner over three years ago when i the care of trainer Johnny Murtagh. Struggling since returning to these shores following a stint with Amanada Perrett and need to improve on even his best form here.
Holds a 50% strike rate in four C&D starts and is a fine example of consistency. One to be interested in.
Winner of five of his 19 C&D starts including a second of 10 when last seen in November. Has the form to make a bold bid.
Won at Cork last season and has been running to a consistent level since, including when close-up in a couple of handicaps over C&D. Needs considering.
Winner at the track that has also won over this trip and has hit the frame on a couple of occasions over C&D. Useful type who could be open to plenty of improvement.
Course winner that has also won over this distance. Second of eight beaten a head over C&D last month and holds strong place claims once again.
Has won one of his two starts over C&D gaining success in November off a 5lb lower mark. beaten over 6f since but one for the shortlist in this company.
Has hit the frame over C&D previously and recent form has confirmed the gelding in need of a change of luck. Better than his last couple of runs suggest and worth a market check.
Won here over C&D two starts back. Not in the same form off this 7lb higher mark. Place claims in this company.
The wheels have come off somewhat of late and has produced a number of gloomy performances at this venue since November. Others preferred.
Last Year's Winner
|12||Invincible Ryker||4||9-8||10/3||Full Result|
|T: M HalfordJ: R Coakley|
Arbourfield (11/4), The Game Of Life (10/3), Ahlan Bil Zain (4/1), Billyfairplay (4/1), Ahundrednotout (8/1), Dandys Gold (11/1), Eacharn (12/1), Silk Cravat (12/1), Koybig (14/1), Kasbah (25/1), Hee Haw (33/1), Descendant (33/1), Waitaki (33/1)
- The Game Of Life
- Ahlan Bil Zain
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