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Preview of Friday's Dundalk meeting

Updated: Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 14:00 | Comments

Edward Lynam
Edward Lynam

Edward Lynam's Sylvan Mist bids to make it fifth time lucky in the Dundalk Stadium - Light Up Your Night Maiden, which gets Friday's meeting under way at 5.50pm.

The Footstepsinthesand filly fared much better when third over a furlong further here last time, and though she's back down in trip now, she could have too much in the locker for Last Minute Lisa, who has been running well at Wolverhampton of late.

Lynam also has Dimitar in the dundalkstadium.com Handicap and will be hoping for the form that saw him win twice in his last four starts, rather than replicate the performance of his other two runs, when he was beaten soundly.

Toccata Blue has a far more consistent profile and may just be strong enough to follow up his recent success for Ger Lyons in the Follow Dundalk On Facebook Handicap.

The Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk Rated Race is a tight affair, though Bangalore Diamond has been faring well in handicaps over this trip of late and could be the one to beat.

Enigma Code is another to note, despite making his first appearance for the best part of a year, while Fol Hollow has his first start since moving over from the UK and he has shown plenty of speed in the past.

Top weight may not prove much of a barrier for the consistent Saint By Day when Michael Halford's charge takes in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Handicap.

That's Ours could be the biggest danger after his second here last time, while Blue Ridge Lane and Khan Tengri have also shown signs of worthwhile form.

Halford has another chance with Mea Parvitas in the first division of the Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey & Trainer Championship Handicap, while the second edition could be between Halford's Alvar, the Lynam-trained Solid Air, and Garvan Donnelly's Samollie.

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