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Dundalk preview

Updated: Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 16:25 | Comments

Former British champion jockey Jamie Spencer takes his sole mount of the evening on the Qatar Racing-owned Jocular
Former British champion jockey Jamie Spencer takes his sole mount of the evening on the Qatar Racing-owned Jocular

Jamie Spencer is a very rare visitor to Dundalk, but he has one ride at the County Louth venue on Friday in the Dundalk Stadium - Light Up Your Night Median Auction Maiden.

The former British champion jockey takes his sole mount of the evening on the Qatar Racing-owned Jocular, who looks to have Bint Dandy and Elogue to beat on his debut.

Gordon Elliott is double-handed in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk Race & Stay Package Handicap.

Landau looks the pick of the County Meath trainer's duo following a brace of Polytrack victories last October when trained by Sylvester Kirk.

The four-year-old has proved below-par in three runs over timber since crossing the Irish Sea, but he should to be well suited by the the return to the all-weather.

Stablemate Knight's Parade has been a model of consistency this winter, and he looks set for another bold showing.

Eddie Lynam bids to continue his excellent strike rate at the course in the opening Dundalk Stadium Racecourse Of The Year Rated Race (6.15), in which he saddles both Doc Holliday and Iron Major.

The last-named goes in search of a revival following a disappointing C & D effort last month, but Doc Holliday continues to ply his trade admirably, and has the assistance of talented 7lb claimer Robbie Downey.

Lynam is also represented by Armed Guard in the Easter Mid-Term Madness At Dundalk Stadium Handicap, but he might have to play second fiddle to All About Alfie.

The six-year-old was a cosy winner on his only C & D start in October, and a 9lb rise could underestimate his progression.

Merry Mast should be ideally suited by the return to one mile in the Champions Restaurant At Dundalk Stadium Handicap.

Andrew Slattery's charge was well supported on his latest course start over seven furlongs, eventually finishing third, and he could prove himself to be ahead of the handicapper in first-time cheekpieces.
 

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