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It’s time for Notions to get Serious about winning for Ger Lyons

Ger Lyons will have high hopes of seeing his promising Serious Notions get a first win in the median auction race at Dundalk on Wednesday afternoon
Ger Lyons will have high hopes of seeing his promising Serious Notions get a first win in the median auction race at Dundalk on Wednesday afternoon Ger Lyons will have high hopes of seeing his promising Serious Notions get a first win in the median auction race at Dundalk on Wednesday afternoon

The median auction race at Dundalk on Wednesday afternoon looks like the pick of the action and it’s a nice opportunity for Serious Notions to get off the mark.

Ger Lyons’ charge has been placed in two of her three starts to date and has run in some hot races.

She was last seen finishing third to Kitty Rose in Listed company on Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown and that’s strong form.

The runner-up, Content, went on to reverse form with the winner when taking a Group Three contest at the Curragh and finished her campaign with a fourth at the Breeders’ Cup.

It looks a high level of form to bring into a contest on the all-weather and connections are keen to get a win into Serious Notions at two.

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She has an official mark of 93 and the fact that she gets a hefty pull at the weights from the 95-rated raider Finbar Furey looks a big plus.

The Jane Chapple-Hyam trained colt is an interesting runner in the seven-furlong contest and also brings stakes form into the race having been fourth in Group Three company at Newmarket early last month.

He has to carry plenty of weight for a two-year-old.

Port Augusta is another that has to come into the mix having won on his debut here last month.

The Zoustar colt overcame trouble to get up late on and should appreciate stepping up a furlong.

Recent nursery winner Bergamasco is another to consider in a hot little heat for the time of year but Serious Notions looks best treated at the weights.

Lyons’ horses have been in good form at the venue recently and Fairytale Princess bids for a hat-trick in the concluding 10-furlong handicap.

The Camelot filly has really blossomed on the polytrack surface in the last few months, winning three of her four starts and finishing a close second on the other outing.

She was value for a bit more than her winning margin, of half-a-length, last time and there may be another race in her despite a 5lb raise for her latest success.

It could be a profitable day for champion Colin Keane who also teams up with Michael O’Callaghan.

Branding, third in a decent contest at Naas when last seen in July, gets the vote in the opener.

SELECTIONS

3.15 Branding (Dbl)

3.45 Notforalongtime

4.15 Serious Notions (Nap)

4.45 Dream Ticket

5.15 Oriental Dancer

5.45 James Henry

6.15 Reinforce

6.45 Fairytale Princess