18:45 Dundalk Fri 6 December 2019
- BetVictor Bet 5 Get 30 Offer Apprentice Handicap (45-65) (Div 2)
- 17 Runners
- Surface: Polytrack
Daughter of Dylan Thomas out of a Danetime mare. Career best effort on first start at this venue finishing third of 13 beaten 2¼L behind Benedict Roezl over 6f last month. Entitled to make the shortlist stepping up in trip on handicap debut.
Well beaten and never a factor in a number of starts over the summer running between 7f and 1m. Has improved in a couple of starts over C&D within the last month running well on both occasions. Enters calculations.
Creditable seventh of 14 beaten 4¼L over 1m on stable debut earlier this month. Worth a check in the betting and capable of a big run.
Improved on a number of dismal efforts on turf when finishing fourth of 14 beaten 2½L on polytrack debut over C&D earlier this month before a 3L defeat here over 1m. Is to be approached with a great deal of respect.
Won for the second time in her career when landing the spoils at this venue over 1m at the start of lastmonth off a 6lb lower mark. Disappointed with a wretched display over C&D from her revised mark since. Noted in first-time blinkers.
Won on his final start for trainer Ger Lyons at Ayr in July. Running well in defeat in a number of Flat starts on turf over the summer for and went well on first start on this surface over 1m early last month. First-time cheekpieces should be noted.
Six-race maiden formerly with trainer Ger Lyons, possibly posting a career best on final start for the yard at Bellewstown in August. Well held in a number of starts for new connections but capable of better.
Running well in defeat in a number of starts around here this time last year. Well held on turf in a couple of starts in the summer and worth a check in the market.
Experienced winner of three of his 44 career starts including success here from 28 starts. Not beaten far in three starts here over 1m last month.
Off the mark fpr connections at the eighth time of asking on his first visit to the track last month when landing handicap over C&D off a 7lb lower mark. Beaten favourite since and plenty to prove.
Six-race maiden well held when beaten over 12L on all three starts on this surface over 1m. Drop in trip and first-time visor unlikely to produce improvement.
11-race maiden who produces his best work around these turns. Running well in defeat in three starts since returning to action in October and worth a check in the market dropping in trip in first-time cheekpieces.
Six-race maiden who has run well in defeat in a number of starts over 7f/1m. Yet to hit the frame in a couple of starts over C&D and may have to settle for a midfield finish once again on stable debut.
Well beaten and no impression in six dismal career starts so far including a couple of wretched performances at this track over 1m last month. Faces a tough task.
First Reserve: Struggling son of Casamento well beaten when finishing down the field on a couple of starts over C&D last month. Unlikely to be troubling the judge if making the line-up.
Second Reserve: Generally holding his form well in a number of starts since first career win at Bellewstown in August including a number of starts here. One to check in the betting if making the race.
Miserly return of one win from 22 career starts for the daughter of Dream Ahead. Step up in trip did not suit at this venue last month but likely to produce better over this distance.
Last Year's Winner
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Drombeg Duke (11/4), Beleaguerment (6/1), Kinch (13/2), Eastern Star (7/1), Swiss Army Officer (8/1), Suntory Times (8/1), Clifftop (10/1), Mulzamm (11/1), Ursus Belle (14/1), Major Power (16/1), Storm Approaching (16/1), Hidden Spark (16/1), Guiding (16/1), Cherryville (25/1), Sir Lolypop (33/1), Usain Boat (66/1), Stringr (100/1)
- Ursus Belle
- Eastern Star
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