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Killarney preview

Updated: Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 20:54 | Comments

Toner D'Oudairies was a winner last time out at Tramore
Toner D'Oudairies was a winner last time out at Tramore

The talented Toner D'Oudairies bids to land a valuable pot in the Ladbrokes Handicap Chase, the feature event on Killarney's seven-race card on Friday.

The Gordon Elliott-trained six-year-old returned to form with a victory at Tramore earlier this month and connections will be hoping that will be the springboard to him fulfilling his potential.

However, he will need to be at his best to see off the likes of easy Limerick winner Theshowisover and Another Ambition, who returns to fences following a hurdles success at Cork.

There is also a decent prize up for grabs in the McSweeney Arms Hotel Handicap Hurdle, in which Tony Martin's Gift Of Dgab is an interesting runner.

The nine-year-old established himself as a smart novice chaser last year, following home Flemenstar in the Irish Arkle before falling in the Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse in April.

Dropped in class and reverting to timber on his return from a lay-off, he is well treated if fully tuned up.

Shamiran, who narrowly missed out at the Galway Festival, and Dingaling, who just failed over this course and distance last time out, will be ready to pounce if the Martin inmate isn't at his best.

Smart dual-purpose performer Steps To Freedom returns to jumps in the Kelly Foley & Co. In Association With Lloyd Fitzpatrick Accountants (C & G) Beginners Chase.

He will bid to build on the two silver medals he has achieved from as many chase outings so far.

The action gets under way at 4.45 with the Tadgh Clifford Groundcare 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle.

All eyes will be on Dream Nolan, an interesting newcomer for Willie Mullins and the Supreme Horse Racing Club team.

The champion trainer saddles Bally Longford in the Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F.

Novice Hurdle will be Langford's main rival as he bids for a hat-trick.

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