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Dundalk preview

Updated: Friday, 28 Mar 2014 18:53 | Comments

English Deer is expected to make a big impact at Dundalk
English Deer is expected to make a big impact at Dundalk

English Deer attempts to pick up where he left off last year when he returns to action in the www.dundalkstadium.com Handicap under the lights on Friday night.

Paul Deegan's colt showed the benefit of a wind operation when striking at Down Royal last September, following up with a narrow second in a big Curragh handicap before going one better at this venue.

Zalty also signed off 2013 with a Dundalk success, but the pair have to concede race-fitness to a couple of other last-start winners, namely Fastidious and Dancing Cosmos.

Dermot Weld was among the winners on the first day of the turf campaign last weekend and the master of Rosewell House fits the blinkers on Wateed for his comeback in the Happy Mother's Day Weekend At Dundalk Stadium Median Auction Maiden.

Weld will be hoping that Marty's Magic can build on his pleasing third last time when he drops back in distance for the Dundalk Stadium On Facebook Maiden, although Ebadani will be a tough nut to crack if fit for his reappearance.

No Wunder also has an absence to overcome, but he was last seen getting closest to Ger Lyons' 2000 Guineas aspirant Obliterator at the Curragh in September.

He only needs to repeat the level of that performance and the Fund Raising Made Easy At Dundalk Median Auction Maiden should be his.

Lily's Prince accounted for Sweet Annathea here a fortnight ago and the pair lock horns again in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Handicap.

Doux Douce hit the crossbar at this venue only last week and is set for a swift reappearance in the Champions Restaurant At Dundalk Stadium, in which the third home Armed Guard takes him on again.

The action gets under way at 6.15 with the Dundalk Stadium Racecourse Of The Year Handicap, in which the in-form Tommy Stack stable is represented by Fine Cut.

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