17:00 Dundalk Fri 17 January 2020
Hints of a return to form last month finishing 1¾L adrift of Ragtime Red over 1m2½f at this track. Winner over C&D and could be of interest back near last winning mark.
Veteran winner over C&D successful in two of his nine starts over the combination. Yard hold a 24% win and place strike rate in the first three weeks of the year since 2016 from 41 starters at the track.
Recently seen in a number of dismal efforts over hurdles the gelding was well held on sole start over C&D in October. Hard to make a case for.
Behind Ragtime Red over a shorter distance on return to action at this track last month well beaten over 9L. Losing run looks set to continue.
Off the mark at the 11th attempt for connections when landing a 1m2½f at this track last month beating Turf Ranger a nose off a 2lb lower mark. Well held since and takes a big step up in trip here.
Sent off at big prices on her last six starts since April running accordingly on each occasion including a dismal effort to finish last of 14 over 7f at this venue last month.
Not seen since July. The daughter of Footstepsinthesand was in reasonable form at this venue last winter winning over C&D in March off a 5lb lower mark. Looks to be up against it.
Regressive 57-rated handicapper on the Flat for trainer Karl Burke until July. Running well ion defeat in a couple of starts here including a 1¾L defeat behind Getaway Queen over C&D last month.
Well beaten and never nearer in three career starts to date including a couple of below-par efforts over 7f/1m at this venue since September. Appears to have a mountain to climb.
Career best effort earlier this month here over 1m2½f finishing third of 14. Only runner at the meeting for a trainer who boasts a 56% win and place strike rate at this venue in the first three weeks of the year since 2016.
Winner of one of his five starts at this venue, usually running over 1m. Not seen since finishing ninth of 14 beaten 4½L here in November and possibly best watched taking a big step up in distance.
Popular veteran who is yet to hit the frame in seven starts at this venue. Difficult to see where improvement is coming from at his age.
20-race maiden but posted a decent effort over 1m2f in November finishing 6¼L adrift of Spelga. Never a factor over C&D last month and others preferred.
Last Year's Winner
|T: N McKnightJ: C D Maxwell|
Wild Shot (10/3), Paistiul (4/1), Monsieur Piquer (5/1), No Trouble (13/2), Comporta (13/2), Miss Louise (8/1), Rockview Roman (8/1), Anfaass (14/1), Followme Followyou (16/1), Solar Heat (16/1), Crystal Pool (20/1), Cherryville (20/1), Red Vermillion (33/1), Allora Yeats (33/1), Misty Mountain (40/1), Glenbank King (50/1), Duquesa Beach (66/1)
- Wild Shot
- Solar Heat