I will miss the Dundalk action tonight as I attend a friend’s wedding. This will be brief, I haven’t even the shirt ironed yet.
Hopefully as the newly weds are all lovee dovee around the five o clock mark, the Joseph O’Brien filly namesake will pay for some of the expenses. Good to see an interested Irish party on the coverage tonight on Racing TV, Noel Hayes will offer opinions on the action anyway.
The coverage from Racing TV’s base has been in the news for the wrong reasons lately.
Excited for this on Friday Night. Gold In The Sand & me making a case for getting every jolly other than Sir Erec chinned at The Festival. https://t.co/tZUT8yZipD
— Noel Hayes (@BigCityBanker) February 20, 2019
A morning drift has made this well bred, Niarchos family owned filly backable in the first.
Highly regarded on debut, Seamie Heffernan met all the trouble in the world and was an eye-catching and unlucky 4th. Heffernan is a brilliant rider and he is always thinking of the good of the horse and the future, something you have to factor when betting on young O’Brien runners.
Considering the usual level of improvement from the O’Brien stable on second start and the valuable experience gained, I think Lovee Dovee will be very hard to beat. The 5 pound claim of Shane Crosse only assisting the case.
Aussie Valentine and Togoville are the class acts in the 5.30pm. I think a run under Aussie Valentine’s belt, stall one and a valuable ten pound claim may be enough to fend of the Dundalk hero Togoville, who claimed his tenth track win last week. Followers of Stephen Cass’ twitter account very happy.
Thought Togoville showed a little bit of his old self the last day. With his rider's claim he's off an effective mark in the 60's. Once rated 100. Have to have a bet at 50/1. Don't bother with the each way.
— Stephen Cass (@CassStephen) February 14, 2019
Books in the Red
Jered Maddox was an unlucky selection for this blog I felt last time out and would be the default selection only that the traders at Bar One Racing have let me know there’s been clever money for Red Sole Diva.
How could you oppose one from the Joseph O’Brien yard at the minute.
They certainly should know what they have, with so much talent at home to gauge against. Drawn 1 and well backed, it’s hard to leave out of calculations.
More Improvement to Come
Edification is the moral or intellectual instruction or improvement of someone.
The Mark Fahey trained 6 year old looks to be in good heart, thriving for relatively new stable and a 6 pounds rise might not stop him winning again. 10 furlongs was a concern last time out, and despite winning, it still is as that was a slowly run race.
He looks a miler to me. Edification met the world of trouble in running on the 25th of January, so remains well handicapped in my opinion. Hopefully his stamina will hold under a patient ride and be rewarded with another win in the last.
An absolute brilliant ride by talented young jockey Conor Hoban winning on Edification at Dundalk for Trainer Mark Fahey pic.twitter.com/9Zshkq5RMM
— Warren O'Connor (@jockeycoach) January 25, 2019
5.00 Lovee Dovee at 6/5
5.30 Aussie Valentine at 5/2
6.00 Red Sole Diva – Jered Maddox S F/C pays out just under 9/1
8.30 Edification at 5/1