Friday Night Under Lights - 26/10/2018

18:30 National Guard (11/2)

Our first fancy is in the second race of the day. The Bar One Racing Nursery Handicap looks a great opportunity for Aiden O’Brien two-year-old NATIONAL GUARD to finally get her head in front.

She is more exposed than the others but this marked drop in trip should suit after regularly taking keen holds in races. Donnacha O’Brien is aboard the horse out of War Front.

19:30 Reverberation (9/2)

We like the look of REVERBERATION in the Sheils Restaurant & Apple Orchard Group Handicap.

Whilst the three-year-old is still a maiden he put in what was possibly a career best performance when finishing third at Gowran Park last time.

With improvement still possible and Shane Cross taking off a valuable seven pound this looks a good opportunity for the three-year-old gelding.

20:00 Most Gifted (6/1)

The following race is the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Colley Fillies & Mares Stakes which is at Listed level. In an open looking contest Aiden O’Brien can saddle another winner in the shape of MOST GIFTED.

The three-year-old has been disappointing of late but has won of a higher mark than this. The manner of her victory at Naas in July would her make her favourite in the context of this race and she is over-priced. Wayne Lordan aboard is a definite plus.

20:30 Shinko Princess (11/2)

The Carna Transport Ltd Handicap looks an ideal opportunity for SHINKO PRINCESS to bag her first win of the season.

The six-year-old Mare made a pleasing enough comeback when finishing fourth of fourteen in September after 10 months off.

He run prior to that last November was a win over C&D and she was extremely consistent throughout 2017. Big chance.

21:00 Pass The Ball (4/1)

The final race of the race of the card is the Dev-Oil & Skips R Us Handicap.

We are going for PASS THE BALL who at the ripe old age of nine is in fine fettle over obstacles and can transfer it into a race like this.

He is 4-5 in recent runs including a victory over 1m6f on the flat. Has proven form at Dundalk and is extremely versatile in distance so the 1m2f should not be a problem.