Glastonbury Song and Ger Lyons can hit the high notes in Dundalk feature race
GER Lyons looks the man to follow at Dundalk tonight and Glastonbury Song can shine in the featured mile conditions race.
The son of Casamento looked a nice sort when winning on his debut at the track last September and deserves another chance after failing to make an impression in the Guineas Trial at Leopardstown on his recent return.
He wasn’t helped by missing the kick then and for an inexperienced sort it was a tall order from then on against smart colts in the Listed race.
A fifth place finish in that grade was far from a disgrace and he looks to face an easier task now back on the all-weather.
The Ballydoyle filly Asking looks the obvious danger in the €20,000 contest.
She opened her account in workmanlike style here last time when taking the controversial maiden in which stable-mate Music Box finished third.
To be fair, she was entitled to win on her juvenile form and a mark of 91 looks high enough judged on her performance that day.
The Andy Slattery-trained Branch Line has an official mark of 92. He won a Roscommon maiden last year on his debut and, although he wasn’t disgraced behind Capri at Tipperary subsequently, he still needs to prove he’s up to that kind of rating.
Lyons will be expected to collect with Harbour Beacon in the preceding 10-furlong auction maiden.
The Qatar Racing-owned colt was only beaten half-a-length in two decent maidens last season and looks to face an easier task on his return to action now.
Buddha Boy also looks to have a big shout for the yard in the six-furlong handicap for three-year-olds.
He failed to see out seven at the track last time and dropping back a furlong he looks well treated remaining on a mark of 62.
Repare Mon bids for a hat-trick in the apprentice handicap and, given the style of her victory here last time, there is every chance she can achieve it despite a 10lb hike.
Spirit Power looked the one to take out of the race when chasing home Sirici on his debut at the track a fortnight ago.
He is fancied to turn the tables on the winner in the opener. Money for the Ballydoyle newcomer Mount Wellington would obviously be a big pointer, though.
Neville Ring Next Best
5.20 Spirit Power Sirici
5.55 Rivellino Master Bond
6.25 Buddha Boy Brave Display
6.55 Repare Mon Tropic Thunder
7.25 Harbour Beacon (dbl) Sir Danilo
7.55 Glastonbury Song (nap) Asking
8.25 Usa Our Max
8.55 Arbourfield Shabra Emperor