High-class dual-purpose performer Steps To Freedom makes his first racecourse appearance since September in the Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey & Trainer Championship Race at 9:20.
The eight race cards gets under way with the Dundalk Stadium – Light Up Your Night Claiming Maiden at 5:50. Sylvan Mist is the likeable one in this contest. She is getting weight from most of her rivals, and now equipped with cheek-pieces and a tongue-strap for the first-time, race winning improvement could be on the cards for Eddie Lynams filly.
Muizenberg Nights looks set to get off the mark third time of asking in the Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk Maiden at 6:20. Tommy Stacks filly was subject to market support on her first run at Dundalk. She has finished second and third respectively and tonight’s task looks the most straightforward to date. Stable mate Clancy Avenue is odds on for the contest but could have it all to do against Muizenberg Nights.
Sophies Echo a winner of a maiden over six furlongs at the Curragh in 2011 comes here on the back of a decent placed effort behind Doonard Prince. She looks good enough on recent form to take this event. Cookie Crumbles finally got off the mark last time 24th time of asking. She could be the main danger along with Joseph O’Brien’s mount Inishmot Duchess.
English raider Khawatim took advantage of drop in weights to land a gamble cosily at Wolverhampton over six furlongs last month. He showed another good effort when second to an improver last time and can justify long journey over here in the 7:50 race. Recent winner Pencil Hill and Almadaa look to be the main dangers.
Steps to Freedom is the main attraction of the night in the closing contest at 9:20. Harringtons charge is a high class dual purpose performer and can take this race readily tonight. kasaka looks the obvious danger coming here in form off the back of a victory over a mile here last month. He’s equally effective over this trip and the fact that he has race fitness on his side makes him a big threat. Ozeta holds an official Flat rating of 100 but is hard to fancy on what she has shown over hurdles recently.