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Preview for Friday night racing in Dundalk

Updated: Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 13:03 | Comments

Dundalk preview

Aidan O'Brien's return to Cheltenham proved fruitless this week and the Ballydoyle handler sends a team of four to Dundalk on Friday night, three of which are ridden by his daughter Ana.

The pick of the trio could be Fairylike, who gave the young jockey her first ever winner in the saddle at this venue last month and is applied with a visor for the Jimmy Mulroy Apprentice Handicap after two subsequent defeats.

She comes up against a couple of in-form opponents in the shape of the consistent course and distance winner Clare Harrier and Black N Brew, who took third when favourite here last week.

Coolmore shelled out $625,000 for Mohawk Lane but he showed nothing on his debut last summer and now carries the colours of Anne-Marie O'Brien in the www.louth.gaa.ie Maiden.

He will need to improve dramatically if he is to trouble the Aga Khan pair of Mazandaran and Mourani, and the latter's stablemate Sheer Delight isn't without a squeak either.

There wouldn't be many lesser rated horses to have passed through O'Brien's hands during his illustrious career than Noah Webster, who has to tackle smart jumpers Raise The Beat and Jacksonslady in the opening www.louth.gaa.ie Maiden at 5.45pm.

Last Minute Lisa attempts to better last week's Wolverhampton second in the Louth Supporters Club Handicap, a race which was won 12 months ago by Almadaa, and David Marnane's sprinter now tackles the Light Up Your Night At Dundalk Stadium Handicap on the back of a victory over a furlong further here a fortnight ago.

General Bunching gave his modest strike-rate a boost here recently and locks horns with fellow last-start winner Shukhov in the boylesports.com Live Betting Handicap, while Silenceofthewind caught the eye staying on into third over a mile here last week so will appreciate the extra yardage of the Louth GAA Race Night Handicap.

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