14:35 Dundalk Sun 14 April 2019
16 race maiden who is yet to hit the frame in nine starts at this venue. Rated just 35, the Zebedee gelding will need to raise overall profile to play a role in the finish.
Maiden after six starts for trainer James Given but contested Group races on three of her last four outings for the yard. Plenty to work on when finishing third of 22 following a 591 day break at Navan last month.
Took his run of beaten favourite defeat to four when fourth of 30 in a Naas maiden last month. Yard have a solid 40% strike rate in this month at this venue in the last three seasons. Leading player.
By Dandy Man out of a Desert Prince mare. Fifth of nine beaten 3¼L on debut when last seen in a Down Royal maiden in June. Improvement a possibility but likely to find a couple stronger on seasonal debut.
Backed on debut when finishing fourth in a Curragh 6f contest in August. Stable have a 44% win and place strike rate in April with their runners at this track in the last three years. Improvement on Navan sixth last month expected.
Colt by Lovelace finished over 18L adrift of USS Michigan on debut in a 6f maiden here, before another heavy defeat when dropped in trip at Navan last month. Initial form doesn't warrant support here.
Filly by Dandy Man out of a Barathea mare. Dam well beaten in three career starts at Dundalk on the AW. Failed to live up to her name when well beaten over this trip on debut at Navan last month, finishing 17th of 22.
€40,000 yearling by Exceed And Excel out of a Cape Cross mare. Closely related to winners Cape Factor and Hidden Belief. Yards debutantes usually need the first run at this venue.
Last Year's Winner
Empire State (4/6), Mistress Of Venice (5/2), Nicaro (5/1), Sneaky Snooze (8/1), From Glen To Glen (16/1), Baile An Roba (50/1), Pretty Smart (66/1), Theweehard (66/1)
- Empire State
- Mistress Of Venice
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