Dundalk all-weather tips – Friday Irish racing best bets on the all-weather
Only one fixture goes to post in Ireland on Friday and we’ve picked out our Dundalk all-weather tips and best bets on the card.
With four meetings heading to post across the UK on Friday we have just one meeting taking place in Ireland where the action comes in the evening under the floodlights at Dundalk.
Featuring eight races on the card and getting underway from 4.00pm we’ve looked over the day’s racing action in Ireland and pick out our Dundalk all-weather tips and best bets for Friday’s fixture on the polytrack.
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4:30 Dundalk – Dundalk Stadium Gift Vouchers Available Online Apprentice Handicap (3yo+ 45-65) 1m4f
It could be worth chancing STAY WITH ME to build on a more encouraging runner-up effort nine days ago over course and distance and the Cape Cross mare could get on the winning trail here.
Darren Bunyan’s charge ran better than the bare result when finishing four lengths’ eighth behid Caridadi over course and distance in October but he was subsequently only denied by a head latest where he was run down late although he might well have held on had he not drifted to his right close home.
There was two lengths back to the third horse and while he’s 2lbs higher in the weights for this latest outing and his rider also can’t claim on this occasion he nevertheless ought to run well again and if he can build on that last effort then it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him in the mix once more.
5:30 Dundalk – Join Us On Instagram @dundalk_stadium Nursery Handicap (Plus 10 Race) (2yo 45-75) 1m
MIRAGE MORE produced her best effort to date when finishing fourth over this course earlier in the month and likely to be suited by this extra furlong the Adaay filly looks worth chancing to step up on that performance now making her handicap debut.
Mick Halford’s charge was beaten five lengths behind Isle Of Sark, keeping on but unable to land any sort of telling blow; however it was a step in the right direction and she can improve tackling handicaps where a rating of 75 could prove workable.
This longer trip should be no problem and the presence of a good 5lbs claimer adds further credence to her claims so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her improving again in a relatively moderate contest to get off the mark.
6:00 Dundalk – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden (Plus 10 Race) (Div I) (2yo) 6f
RUSSIAN RIVER is unlikely to be much of a price to win this contest but Joseph O’Brien’s charge stands out on her two outings to date and the Dandy Man filly could prove hard to beat here.
She had showed up quite well on her debut at Naas in September, eventually finishing sixth to Keeper Of Time where she ran green, but duly stepped up on that performance next time to go down only by a short-head over this course and distance earlier in the month behind Sister Rosetta.
That form was done little harm when the fifth horse home subsequently ran well in defeat next time and the winner looked an above average sort so perhaps it was a better effort than it appears at face value.
Likely to improve again she is likely to prove a tough nut o crack in what looks a weak contest and she can land the spoils at the third attempt.
6:30 Dundalk – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden (Plus 10 Race) (Div II) (2yo) 6f
JO MARCH shaped with promise on her debut at Leopardstown last month, racing green early before keeping on well from the back and with that experience under her belt Joseph O’Brien’s charge can do better.
The Zoffany filly finished fourth on that occasion but hinted at better to come and with the third since boosting the form she might be worth chancing on this occasion to get off the mark with the potential for plenty of improvement to come.
She showed enough speed in that debut to suggest she can cope with the drop in trip and likely to progress she can make her presence felt here.