17:30 Dundalk Fri 10 January 2020
First start for the yard since leaving trainer Steve Flook. One of three runners at the track this evening for a yard who boast a 25% strike rate here in the first two weeks of the year since 2016.
Never threatening fifth of 14 over C&D last month. Only runner at the track this evening for trainer who has had six winners from 29 runners in the last four years at this venue in the first couple of weeks of the year.
Gelding by Rock Of Gibraltar out of a USA bred mare. Closely related to Magical Forest seven time winner in France racing between 1m1½f and 2m. Best watched on belated debut.
Posted a decent effort at this venue last month finishing third of 14 beaten 3¼L behind Bashful Boy over 1m4f. Worth a check in the market dropping in trip.
Posted a career best effort over 1m on first start at this track last month finishing third of 13 beaten 5L behind Paris Duvet at odds of 33/1. Improvement not out of the question for lightly raced son of Vocalised.
Fancied on both of his first couple of starts for new connections since leaving Roger Varian. Not beaten far and can be expected to be popular in the market once again.
Rated 10lb higher in a run here 12 months ago racing over 1m4f. Out of the frame on both starts over C&D and appears to have a mountain to climb here.
Posted a career best effort when finishing third of 14 beaten 2½L behind Grandmaster Flash over 1m4f before backing that run up with a similar encouraging performance over C&D last month. More progression possible and not dismissed.
Six-race maiden sending out a number of mixed signals in his starts since his debut in April. Needs others to run below-par to have a chance on stable debut.
Six-race maiden not seen on track since finishing second of 18 beaten 2L on final start for trainer Willie McCreery in October 2018. Best watched on stable debut on return from long lay-off.
Daughter of Footstepsinthesand out of a Refuse To Bend mare. Running with plenty of credit in two career starts so far at this venue over 7f/1m. Worth a market check stepping up in trip.
Three-race maiden for trainer Roger Varian. One of two runners at the venue this evening for a trainer who has a 43% win and place strike rate here in the first two weeks of the year since 2016.
Last Year's Winner
Ela Katrina (2/1), Longbourn (11/4), Narynkol (4/1), Lets Get Started (8/1), Tham Luang (10/1), Wajaaha (14/1), Double Talkin Jive (20/1), Demophon (20/1), Mithmaar (20/1), Ballykelly Venture (25/1), Coolafulaun (25/1), Amaira (33/1), Mustmeetinbrady's (33/1), Nanning City (50/1), Frankie G (66/1), Clonbrien (66/1), Talk To Jack (100/1)
- Ela Katrina
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