Chic enjoys Dundalk good times
Published 01/04/2015 | 21:46
Tracey Collins has an eye on a share of the big money on offer at Lingfield on Good Friday, and Chiclet (9-2) showed the team is firing on all cylinders with a comprehensive Dundalk success.
The daughter of Dandy Man had been given a break since landing a Navan maiden in the autumn but she has returned a much better filly, judging by her impressive two-length defeat of Oor Jock in the Light Up Your Night Apprentice Handicap.
Collins, who will saddle Captain Joy in the All-Weather Mile Championships Conditions Race on Friday, said: "That's great. It's my first runner of the new season so may they all continue in the same suit!
"I'm very pleased with her. I thought fitness-wise she might be a bit short and I'm very happy with her.
"She really needs fast ground so up here suits her at this time of year. You couldn't run her on the grass the way it is at the moment."
Tooreen Legend (2-1 joint-favourite) attracted significant support ahead of his comeback in the Follow Us On Facebook Handicap and having been prominent throughout, showed excellent resolution to collar Sparanai in the shadows of the post.
Cappadocia (9-2) showed his appreciation for the return to six furlongs by landing the Easter Dining At Dundalk Handicap, in the process reversing last week's form with Shabra Emperor, who could only manage third.
On Location (8-1) was reported to be coming into season prior to the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk Race & Stay Package Maiden, but the former Canadian-trained filly was at the top of her game to claim the scalp of odds-on favourite Torpedo Alley by a comfortable four and a half lengths.