Dundalk Wednesday Preview - 25/03/20

Dundalk (AW) - March 25 2020
Dundalk (AW) 14:00
9(4)
Dylan Browne McMonagle

Snow Patch

J:
 
Dylan Browne McMonagle
T:
 
D J Bunyan
Age: 5
Weight: 9-10
OR: 59
Days: 12

This mare has won off a mark of 72 over C&D as well as finishing second three times off similar marks.

She recently returned from a 167-day absence with a prominent display before fading like she was in need of the run and she is subsequently down to a mark of 59 with a 7lb claimer booked.

A low draw is key in these races and she has been handed stall 4.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
14/09/20TIP5Gd9-411
14/08/20CUR5Gd9-02
09/08/20CUR5Gd/Y9-014
19/07/20CUR5Gd/Y8-53
13/03/20DUN5St9-411
Dundalk (AW) - March 25 2020
Dundalk (AW) 14:30
3(3)
Andrew Slattery

Sharjah

J:
 
Andrew Slattery
T:
 
Andrew Slattery
Age: 10
Weight: 9-7
OR: 56
Days: 12

This is a weak 45-65 race in which Sharjah looks the obvious pick.

He has been frustrating to follow this season but he won’t find a better chance than this and he has been drawn in box 3 which will favour his front-running tactics.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
10/11/21DUN16St9-39
27/10/21DUN12St9-03
04/09/21NAV14Gd8-1314
28/08/21NAV14Gd8-113
14/08/21TRM12Sft9-18
Dundalk (AW) - March 25 2020
Dundalk (AW) 14:30
6(2)
N G McCullagh

Dollar Value

J:
 
N G McCullagh
T:
 
T G McCourt
Age: 5
Weight: 9-2
OR: 51
Days: 210

At a big price Dollar Value is worth a mention. He has been plying his trade over hurdles recently so he is sure to stay 2m now back on the AW.

He was once rated 67 on the flat and is off an attractive 51 here.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
06/07/24BEL24.5Gd11-74
16/06/24DPT18Gd11-52
29/05/24WEX17Sft11-79
18/05/24NAV13Gd/Y9-46
24/04/24GOW13.5Y9-43
Dundalk (AW) - March 25 2020
Dundalk (AW) 15:00
13(3)
Rory Cleary

Indignation

J:
 
Rory Cleary
T:
 
John C McConnell
Age: 4
Weight: 8-6
OR: 68
Days: 47

This Frankel gelding started life with Sir Michael Stoute and based on his recent second a mark of 68 could prove lenient on handicap debut.

He has a feather-weight getting a monster 22lb from the top rated horse and he is a healthy e/w price with William Hill paying four places.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
03/09/23TIP12.5Y8-715
31/08/23NAV14Y9-36
22/08/23ROS12Y/Sft9-011
20/06/22BAL13Gd9-34
06/10/21NAV10Sft9-1316
Dundalk (AW) - March 25 2020
Dundalk (AW) 15:30
4(5)
Seamie Heffernan

Tiger Moth

J:
 
Seamie Heffernan
T:
 
A P O'Brien
Age: 3
Weight: 9-7
OR: N/A
Days: 155

Jim Bolger’s Agitare sets a fair standard to aim at but Aidan O’Brien often targets this race winning it three of the last four years and Tiger Moth may be good enough.

Like many from the yard he will have improved for his initial racecourse experience and he is bred to appreciate this trip.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
23/05/21CUR10.5Sft/Hy9-58
03/11/20FLE16Gd8-42
12/09/20LEO12Gd9-31
27/06/20CUR12Gd9-22
09/06/20LEO10GF9-71
Dundalk (AW) - March 25 2020
Dundalk (AW) 16:00
6(1)
W J Lee

Strongbowe

J:
 
W J Lee
T:
 
P Twomey
Age: 4
Weight: 9-9
OR: N/A
Days: 320

Both Strongbowe and Mudlahhim set a fair standard here with the latter’s second to Magna Grecia looking the stand-out piece of form, but it is the former we will be siding with.

They are drawn at opposite sides of the track (1 & 14) and if not getting any luck on the bend, stall 14 can prove troublesome for any horse.

Our selection could make plenty of ground at the part of the race which will pay dividends at the finish.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
16/06/24DON8GS9-211
20/05/24CRL8GF8-126
18/04/24RIP8Hy9-19
07/10/23RED8Gd8-913
26/09/23NOT8.5Sft9-76
Dundalk (AW) - March 25 2020
Dundalk (AW) 16:30
9(2)
Shane Crosse

Gin Blossom

J:
 
Shane Crosse
T:
 
Joseph Patrick O'Brien
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 163

This multiple Group1 entrant was beaten at 4/7 last time out but the winner was successful in a group race at Naas on Monday and that form makes her the one to beat.

The yard excel around here and she has a nice draw.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
19/06/20TIP7.5Y9-25
14/10/19GOW8Hy9-02
29/09/19CUR8Hy9-02
Dundalk (AW) - March 25 2020
Dundalk (AW) 17:00
3(2)
J M Sheridan

Caesar's Comet

J:
 
J M Sheridan
T:
 
Denis Gerard Hogan
Age: 6
Weight: 9-11
OR: 60
Days: 54

This 6-y-o gelding has dropped to a nice mark and his recent staying on 6th at this venue caught the eye.

He is off the same mark here, has a much better draw and the claimer shaves off a useful 7lb.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
06/04/23BEL8Hy8-811
24/03/23DUN8St8-126
24/02/23DUN7St8-127
01/02/23DUN7St8-125
21/12/22DUN7St8-1210