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Preview for Friday meeting at Dundalk

Updated: Thursday, 07 Mar 2013 14:49 | Comments

Gordon Lord Byron goes on to win The Betfred City of York Stakes last August
Gordon Lord Byron goes on to win The Betfred City of York Stakes last August

Gordon Lord Byron warms up for a potential trip to Dubai in the BWG Foodservice Race at Dundalk on Friday.

Tom Hogan has the Golden Shaheen in mind for his stable star, who went from strength to strength in 2012 - bettering his second in the Haydock Sprint Cup by landing the Prix de la Foret, before signing off with a cracking fourth in the Hong Kong Mile.

Clancy Avenue has a fitness edge and is the main rival in this field of four, but Tommy Stack's recent course and distance winner really shouldn't be troubling Gordon Lord Byron, even in receipt of 20lb.

Tony Martin is readying a strong squad to take to Cheltenham next week and will have high hopes for smart chaser Pires in the www.valuecentre.ie (QR) Handicap, where he comes across the Aidan O'Brien-trained Fairylike.

My Rules was third behind O'Brien's Derby fancy Mars last summer and returns to action in the Family Value Race.

Paul Deegan's filly has to concede race fitness to Nomoneynohoney and Super Sling, who have both offered encouragement in their respective couple of outings.

Relay got off the mark at this venue a fortnight ago and has a 6lb higher rating to contend with in the opening BWG Foods Handicap at 5.50pm.

Cash Or Casualty was successful at the same fixture and now takes in the Your Local Value Centre Handicap, in which his hat-trick ambitions will be tested most by Atticus Finch and Golden Shoe, who fought out the finish to a handicap over track and trip last month.

Black N Brew's strike-rate leaves a lot to be desired but he is the form horse heading into the Chefs Kitchen Handicap (Div 1), while the second instalment is the setting for Gold Falcon's attempt to supplement his determined victory at this circuit in February.

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