My favourite day of the week – A Dundalk Friday. Racing on the all-weather at the Co. Louth track can either be feast or famine. The track itself has been under scrutiny from draw and pace bias aficionados however in the last few meetings winners have come from everywhere, and more often than not the best horse is winning.
Bambari strikes as one to keep on side. He made a good reappearance when fourth from almost two years off the track, behind subsequent winner May Remain. In no uncertain terms he reversed that form. A good draw and only four pounds higher he should take all the stopping.
In the third race Rips Dream strikes me as a winner in waiting. Fairly treated on recent form and finished fifth in a better race over course and distance.
The three year old maiden will have peak interest, if only for the fact we see Donnacha O’Brien first runner under his name. You would be disappointed if he won given the rating of 77.
Algeria for Mick O’Callaghan has plum draw and the form of his first run for Joseph O’Brien is solid and if ready to rock and roll should be involved.
In the sixth race, Jm Barrie should make into a decent three year old and is taken to step forward again following on from fourth place finish in a back end nursery.
Finally Cappadocia, from an awful draw stayed on well to finish fourth two runs back and has been knocking on the door in recent months. Similar situation in the “lucky last”
17.00 Bambari 7/2
18.00 Rips Dream 7/1
18.30 Algeria 4/1
19.30 Jm Barrie 11/2
20.30 Cappadocia 7/1