18:30 Dundalk Fri 17 January 2020
Winner of three of his 17 starts at this venue but failed to hit the frame on his only start over C&D. Ran with plenty of credit here last week over 7f beaten 1¼L. One to consider stepping up in trip and racing 2lb lower than last winning mark.
Posted a pleasing career best effort when finishing second of 14 beaten ½L behind Miracles In May over C&D earlier this month. Another bold show on the cards.
Hit the frame at Southwell on a couple of occasions before two dismal efforts on turf when in the care of trainer Kevin Ryan. Claimed from trainer Denis Hogan after just one start when last seen in August.
Caught the eye on return to action last month over C&D finishing second of 14 beaten ½L behind Bodak before disappointing once again over the combination last month. Possibly best watched unless market indicates otherwise.
Seven-race maiden well held in a couple of initial starts on this track since November. Others appear to have more scope for improvement.
Lightly raced maiden of four career starts including a 14L defeat at this venue over 1m4f on handicap debut last month. Still looking no nearer to breakthrough success.
Continue to run well in defeat and worthy of consideration once again despite a hiccup earlier this month. Since 2016 the yard hold a 24% win and place strike rate at this venue in the first three weeks of the year.
Won for the second time in his career when landing a 7f handicap at this track last month off a 6lb lower mark, his first success here in four starts. Repeat effort should see him in the hunt for more prize money.
Not much to shout about in five career starts so far including a 6½L defeat over C&D in November. Well held on a futile trip to Southwell over 1m4f last month and probably has plenty to find in this contest.
Winner of a Gowran Park 7f handicap in July but the daughter of Camacho has delivered a number of below-par efforts on this track since October. Beaten over 9L on latest start and others preferred.
Hints of improvement on her fifth career and first start at this venue earlier this month but still has plenty to find stepping back up in trip in this contest.
13th of 14 on latest start over C&D in November. More needed based on five dismal efforts for new connections since Joining from the Eve Johnson-Houghton yard.
Nine-race maiden yet to hit the frame in a couple of visits here including one over C&D. Hard to fancy against these rivals.
First Reserve: Winner of two of his 26 starts at this venue including a victory from 15 runs over C&D. May find it tough going if getting a run still racing 9lb higher than last winning mark.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J S BolgerJ: G M Ryan|
Adnap (7/2), Dark Magic (7/2), Munaajaat (9/2), Silk Cravat (5/1), Red Avenger (6/1), Only The Brave (8/1), Little Camacho (10/1), Endless Summer (14/1), Clonville (14/1), Theoneyouare (16/1), Shelter (16/1), Tennesse Waltz (22/1), Guiding (25/1), Candy Man (33/1), Battle Of Yarmouk (33/1), Crystal Dawn (50/1), Pegasus Bridge (50/1)
- Silk Cravat
- Dark Magic
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