• Dundalk - Friday

    Nap of the day – Mosman (6.30)

    5.30 – Arlecchino’s Rock - Fast Shipping Ireland Ltd. Handicap – Each/Way

    Arlecchino’s Rock might just be the answer to this tricky looking handicap. One of five runners for Curragh trainer Johnny Levins here, he ran well from an outside draw to finish fourth behind Oor Jock over a furlong further here two weeks ago. He has a bit to find with both Strategic Heights and Red All Star who finished second and third respectively in that race and they too look to be leading contenders. Zippy was a winner over six furlongs at Yarmouth when last seen in mid-October and has her first run start for new connections here. She is a stable companion of the selection and is likely to go well while another Levins runner, Palavicini Run, can also be given a chance on her run behind Guanabara Bay here last time. If first reserve Little Cupcake gets the opportunity to run, she would certainly shake up the betting markets. 

    Exacta – 8-7 (Arlecchino’s Rock/Strategic Heights) Trifecta – 8-7-5 (Arlecchino’s Rock/Strategic Heights/Zippy) 

    6.00 – Allography - Print Express Maiden – Win 

    Allography has had three starts and might be ready to win on his first run since October. He made a hugely promising debut when sixth behind Yucatan at the Curragh in August and while he didn’t do as well at Naas next time out, there was plenty to like about his third run when fifth to Room To Roam over seven furlongs here in October. On official figures, he has a little to find with a few of these including the 80-rated Sir Danilo who ran well in two starts here late last year. Harbour A Secret had three of these behind him when third behind Tuff Love here earlier in the month and should go well again while newcomers Remember The Days and Memorial Rose are obviously to be considered. 

    Exacta – 1-7 (Allography/Sir Danilo) Trifecta – 1-7-10 (Allography/Sir Danilo/Memorial Rose) 

    6.30 – Mosman - Contract Floor Coverings Handicap (Division 1) – Each/Way 

    Mosman drops in trip and is a likely contender. He finished runner-up over the extended ten furlongs here at the beginning of last month and ran well again before fading inside the final furlong when sixth over the same distance three weeks later. He might do better over the mile and from a favourable draw is chosen ahead of Tennesse Waltz who goes up in distance after winning over seven furlongs here late last month. Shukhov, Purple Party and top-weight War Room are others with a definite chance. 

    Exacta – 12-9 (Mosman/Tennesse Waltz) Trifecta – 12-9-5 (Mosman/Tennesse Waltz/Shukhov) 

    7.00 – Ligeti - Contract Floor Coverings Handicap (Division 2) – Win 

    Ligeti is likely to be all the rage. He was slowly away when contesting his first handicap over the course and distance four weeks ago but ran well in the circumstances to get within a few lengths of the leaders at the line. If he gets away on terms, he might have the beating of No Way Jack who is a consistent sort at the venue and went very close when fourth last time out. The draw is very much against Hasselnott but another at the head of the handicap, The Dancing Lord runs from a better stall and might just reach the frame. 

    Exacta – 4-6 (Ligeti/No Way Jack) Trifecta – 4-6-2 (Ligeti/No Way Jack/The Dancing Lord) 

    7.30 – Sweetasever - Carrickdale Hotel & Spa Handicap – Win 

    Sweetasever is just preferred in another tricky handicap. She has a length to find with Sheisdiesel on a run when third here to Lady Rosebud in mid-January but was running for the first time since August that night and improved from the run to finish third again in a better race behind Rock In Peace next time. Sheisdiesel finished second to Lady Rosebud here last month and was then fifth to Tuff Love in a maiden two weeks ago. There can't be much between them tonight and they might fight it out ahead of top-weight Hailstone who runs in his first handicap as he returns to action for the first time since August. Tilly’s Chilly is another running in her first handicap after three starts in maidens and she too might go well. 

    Exacta – 3-4 (Sweetasever/Sheisdiesel) Trifecta – 3-4 (Sweetasever/Sheisdiesel/Hailstone)

    8.00 – Patrick - GAIN Handicap – Win 

    Patrick was a very good winner here two weeks ago and will be a popular choice to go in again. He was running for the first time since October when readily accounting for Geological and tonight’s rivals Shepherd’s Purse and Split The Atom and should cope with an 8lbs rise in the weights. Grey Danube also had Shepherd’s Purse in behind him when a winner here a month ago and he might give the selection most to do. Oneoveryou is in the form of his life and goes back up in trip after winning here narrowly from Strategic Force last time but Shepherd’s Purse had finished ahead of her over this distance on their previous run and could be a bigger danger. 

    Exacta – 4-2 (Patrick/Grey Danube) Trifecta – 4-2-5 (Patrick/Grey Danube/Shepherd’s Purse)

    8.30 – Robe Of Honour - Elusive Pimpernel Maiden – Win 

    Robe Of Honour might just be up to making a successful debut. Particularly well-bred, he certainly won’t have to be anything too much out of the ordinary to win this for top connections and should be a match for the 74-rated Pure Action who was soundly beaten on each of his three starts last year. Pat Smullen takes the ride on Share The Honour and that immediately makes him of interest while Nulife has been running in bumpers and maiden hurdles and could be best of the rest. 

    Exacta – 8-6 (Robe Of Honour/Pure Action) Trifecta – 8-6-9 (Robe Of Honour/Pure Action/Share The Honour) 

    9.00 – Song Of Love - Racing Post Handicap – Win 

    Song Of Love might be winning again. He scored on two occasions here in December, including once over this distance, and has run three nice races since. He chased home tonight's rival Specific Gravity here at the beginning of the month and might just turn the tables at these weights. Udogo, Shalaman and Political Policy were hot on their heels that night and also arrive here with every chance, particularly the latter who ran well here last week. Duchessofflorence is chasing a hat-trick of wins and must also be considered in what is the most open race of the session. Catchy Lass won here earlier in the month and her form ties in closely with a few of these. Pique Sous was withdraw at the start here last week after unshipping his rider and is yet another to note, despite top-weight. 

    Exacta – 9-6 (Song Of Love/Specific Gravity) Trifecta – 9-6 (Song Of Love/Specific Gravity/Political Policy)