With the turf season only a month away, attention turns to the Flat this evening with a competitive looking seven-race card taking place on the all-weather at Dundalk.
Racing begins at 6.20 with the Better Odds Ladbrokes Fillies Maiden in which plenty of attention is sure to surround the participation of Foinse, not seen since finishing last of five behind current English Guineas and Derby favourite Camelot on his Leopardstown debut back in July. Jim Bolger's Teofilo filly wasn't without support herself on that occasion and is surely capable of better, especially considering the stable has been amongst the winners in recent weeks.
Bolger is also represented in the Following Ladbrokes On Twitter Handicap, with Partimonium bidding to improve upon four moderate efforts last summer, but she faces strong opposition from Dimitar and Danequest.
Cool Athlete bids to complete a quickfire hat-trick in the Ladbrokes Bet In Play Handicap following a couple of cosy course and distance victories in the last month, but both Rock's Pride and Aragorn Rouge line up with almost identical profiles in what could prove the most exciting finish of the night.
A gruelling test is likely to ensue in the 2m Download Our Mobile App Now Maiden and preference is for Jacksonslady who was a winner of a Listed hurdle race when last seen at Punchestown in the autumn and the booking of Johnny Murtagh would appear to suggest that she is fit enough to do herself justice on her return.
Despite some interesting fare coming before, the pick of the evening's action comes in the Ladbrokes Live Mobile Race Streaming Handicap, where Aidan O'Brien saddles Flavia Tatiana.
On the face of things, however, she needs to improve and it may prove best to concentrate on recent winners Whipless and Spin Of A Coin.