Sunday 11 December 2016

Point-to point

Published 09/04/2011 | 05:00

The opener at Tallanstown tomorrow provides a chance for Master Mandalay to come out on top for Richard Burke.

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Liam Lennon's Rowdy Rampage should win the open, while Colin McKeever has a strong hand in the five-year-old geldings maiden with Ballywatt and Ballyness.

At Ballybunion, Pat O'Rourke's Beachdale Lad could be the one to beat in the four-year-old maiden. Robert Tyner's Silent Rage may be best in the winners race. Robyns Pride looks the pick of the field in the mares winner of two.

Carlow move to a new course at Borris House, where Colin Bowe's Mimi And Bow, impressive at Monksgrange last Sunday, will bid for a quick follow-up.

The Persuasionist may be some value in the confined race. Newbay Prop will go close in the open, although Liam Kenny's Twin Joy could be a big danger.

Count Your Change, for Jack Bennett, stands out in the mares maiden and Liam Cusack has a big chance in the last race with Wheres George.

At Dromahane, Jimmy Mangan's Kilcrea Mill could be one to side with in the opening four-year-old maiden. The same could be said of Mangan's Watchful Vixen in the mares maiden.

Avralan and A Little Swifter look to be two smart mares in the winners race. Terence O'Brien's Lettermacaward is the banker for the confined race, while Annacarton may take the open. Liam Burke's Likeable Rogue is a fair bet in the concluding geldings maiden.

Number Of The Week

303Polly Gundry rode a treble last weekend and retired from riding with a record-breaking 303 winners in point-to-points.

Horse To Follow

Avenging Ace has the makings of a top-class recruit.

Weekend Selection

Lettermacaward made a bad mistake on his Ballyraggett debut but should make amends at Dromahane.

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Today

Route, at Limavady 1.0

Tomorrow

North Kerry, at Ballybunion 2.0

Louth, at Tallanstown 2.30

Carlow, at Borris House 2.0

Duhallow, at Dromahane 1.30

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