Dundalk Friday BetVictor Through The Card Preview

17:15 - Yuften

The first race of the day see's a Claiming contest over 6 furlongs and we have gone with the John Feane trained eight year old in Yuften to get us off to a great start.

This gelding is a smart runner who is going in search of his hat trick today at the track after winning contests over seven and eight furlongs in his last two runs.

The step down in trip is a slight worry but he looks a class above the rest and even though he is joint top weight at 10 stone, he has a handy 10 pound claimer on board.

17:45 - U S S Michigan

The next race of the night meeting is a maiden contest over 6 furlongs and Aidan O'Brien is back fielding runners and we have gone for his horse U S S Michigan.

This three year old colt has only had one run to date, coming back in June at the Curragh Where he finished a positive second and looking like he has a lot of ability.

He has been saved since then and Ryan Moore is on board meaning they must like his chances on Friday and if fresh from a break could be hard to beat.

18:15 - Burning Lake

Burning Lake is our next tip of the day in the seven furlong Handicap contest and this J F Levins trained three year old won't have to do that much from his last run to take this.

In his last two runs at Newcastle and Dundalk he has finished first and then was a solid second over course and distance last time out.

His second was behind a useful type from Jessica Harrington's yard, but on Friday he is not in the race and if finding the same form should not be to far away with a handy five pound claimer on board.

18:45 - I Can Fly

The mid point of the card see's the Fillies contest over 7 furlongs and one of the stand out horses on show for the meeting in I Can Fly for trainer Aidan O'Brien.

This four year old filly is a class above this field and looks to be having her come back run before the start of the flat season on turf with future Grade 1 entries.

Last season this four year old won a Group 2 at Leopardstown before going on to finish second in a photo finish to the Cartier Horse of the year Roaring Lion at Ascot in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II stakes.

She is set to go off at a short price and it will be one of the biggest shocks the course has ever seen if she does get beat with her holding ability in abundance.

19:15 - War Hero

The fifth horse of the meeting comes in the 7 furlong Handicap and we have gone for the John Oxx trained War Hero to land the spoils.

This four year old looks to have a great chance off the back of his course and distance win on his latest outing, where he went on to beat some decent opponents.

He has only gone up two pounds for that run and with a seven pound claimer on board to bring down the weight even more he has to be taken seriously.

19:45 - Western Australia

Coming towards the end of the card with plenty of good racing left to go and this Listed contest over a mile see's a lot of familiar faces from last year and we have gone for the Aidan O'Brien trained Western Australia.

This three year old colt ran really credibly towards the back end of the season finishing fourth and third in a Group 3 and a Group 1 contest.

His fourth came at Newmarket and that form has worked out with the horses finishing above him going on to win again and the third was at big odds and beaten by a strong Group 1 winning stablemate that will be a serious three year old this season.

He looks progressive and could be even better as a three year old.

20:15 - With A Start

The penultimate race of the day is the 1 mile 4 furlong handicap contest and we have gone for the Denis Hogan trained With A Start to land the contest.

This four year old has been in decent form on his last two runs t the track finishing a good second and then a modest fourth on his latest outing.

He is down a pound in the weights and also has a seven pound claimer on board which is sure to help him out and looks like he has a real chance to be in the place frame.

20:45 - All’s Quiet

The final horse of the day comes BetVictor Handicap over 2 miles and in this stayers contest we have selected the Adrian McGuinness trained All's Quiet.

This eight year old has been solid at Dundalk over course and distance in his last two runs finishing second behind a solid favourite and then going on to win.

His win was in a stronger handicap and he looks like a progressive horse coming on for each of his last few runs and could make a good case for himself again on Friday.