Cherry Ripe

Peter Kingston breaks down tonight’s card at Dundalk Stadium

Ger Lyon’s filly Cherryville is the one and only selection on tonight’s card at Dundalk.

The Casamento filly was eye-catching here a fortnight ago behind Harriet’s Force. She was second string that evening, drawn wide in stall 13 and given a very educational introduction by Gary Carroll.

I’ve watched this movie a hundred times. Ger Lyons is very good at bringing a juvenile from it’s debut to second start and seeing a transformation in terms of improvement. Drawn better in 3 tonight and ridden by Colin Keane, I can see Cherryville been ridden more prominently and going very close in the 5.30pm.

Keeping the Powder Dry

At the time of writing I’ve personally not had another bet but that’s not to say the card doesn’t hold great interest to me. Here’s a brief synopsis of those that made the shortlist;

6pm: Proud and Elated can travel very well but I worry that she is a weak finisher. Hoping Downtown Diva doesn’t blow a workable handicap mark.

6.30pm: A tough handicap but I still think Amazing One remains well handicapped, wider than ideal last week. Victorious Secret also a tempting price, not beaten far last week when wide and dropped 4 pounds since.

See Bar One Racing’s Dundalk betting here

7.00pm: Guanabara Bay finished off really well last time out and can win off this mark but wide draw puts me off. La Novia and Footsteps at Dawn fair dangers. Building Year has caught the eye at Navan over shorter, maybe 7f will suit.

7.30pm: If my selection Cherryville wins that would be a boost for the promising Brothers in Arms, he is drawn in 14 though, big negative.

8.00pm: King’s Field is so likeable but the combination of the draw and a short price is enough to keep my powder dry. I think he’ll end up stakes class however, he finds loads for pressure.

8.30pm: Touch of Gold’s win last time out may be going slightly underrated in the market.

9.00pm: A great race for the grade. Reverberation has traveled in the past like a step up in trip would suit, pity he starts off in stall 13 here where at 10f the draw is important with such a short run to the bend.


Cherryville 6/1


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