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Downpatrick preview

Updated: Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 14:28 | Comments

The first race at Downpatrick gets under way at 3.20pm
The first race at Downpatrick gets under way at 3.20pm

Willie Mullins will be hoping it is third-time lucky for Rattan over fences in the Supporting John Jo EBF Beginners Chase at Downpatrick on Friday.

The smart hurdler was well beaten on his first attempt over the larger obstacles at Thurles two years ago and fared little better when pulled up at Kilbeggan in May.

He has since run well over timber, though, so could get the better of prolific novice hurdler Howwoulduno and chasing debutant Ultra Light.

Mullins also saddles Cork fifth Great Jones in the Join The Fundraiser Maiden Hurdle, which gets the meeting under way at 3.20pm.

Sizing India missed out by just two lengths at Limerick last time, though, and Jim Dreaper's charge could take some stopping if continuing to progress.

Dreaper also has claims in the Jonjo Bright Trust Beginners Chase, with Sizing Solution set to embark on his fencing career after some consistent efforts over timber.

Wexford hurdle winner Zane Grey is a likely challenger, while Moonlone Lane was not disgraced over timber most recently and is also worthy of note.

Butney Boy has track experience on his side having finished second over course and distance last time, and he could be the answer to the Tombola Maiden Hurdle.

Eoin Doyle has a pair of runners in the race, including Romeo Is Bleeding, who was just half a length away from victory at Tramore.

Daytime Dreamer struck at this venue on his latest appearance and bids to follow up under top weight in the Monster Raffle Handicap Hurdle, where Cyras Love and Pink Goddess are primary dangers.

Blue Dynasty and Old Supporter bid to go one better than their last-time-out seconds in the Charity Auction Handicap Chase, while the Come Back And Visit Us Flat Race could be between Alton Bay, Indian Winter and Do Na Paisti.

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