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Trainer Henry De Bromhead will be hoping
to make it two wins from two starts at Dundalk

Trainer Henry De Bromhead will be hoping to make it two wins from two starts at Dundalk

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Trainer Henry De Bromhead will be hoping to make it two wins from two starts at Dundalk

Dundalk switches to an afternoon slot today as part of the Horse Racing Ireland measures put in place to allow racing continue in Ireland.

Fresh from more Cheltenham Festival success earlier this month, trainer Henry de Bromhead will be hoping to make it two wins from two starts with the course and distance winner Aerclub in the Love Your Mum Median Auction Race.

The three-year-old made a winning debut at a big price last November and was the subject of a glowing report from jockey Wayne Lordan, who is once again in the saddle today.

Brothers Joseph and Donnacha O'Brien look to present the biggest challengers with Line Judge and Flower Garland but Aerclub is likely to be open to even more progression from that debut outing and can defy giving weight away to his five rivals here.

Denis Hogan is a regular to Dundalk and has been quite a supporter of the Claiming Races at the track and Yuften is most likely to score in that company once again today.

The nine-year-old seems to relish this type of grade and found himself in the hands of four different trainers as a result last season.

Yuften won a nice prize here before Christmas and although he didn't come close to scoring in three starts since, this drop to a claimer should see him back to winning ways.

The Irish turf season is due to begin on Monday at Naas now with the rejigged fixture list that was issued on Monday and Colin Keane will undoubtedly be hoping to secure another jockeys' championship following the retirement of Donnacha O'Brien.

Keane rides Followme Followyou for Jack Davison and after hitting the crossbar here a fortnight ago, the four-year-old looks up to winning a race of this nature now despite a wide draw.

Eddie Lynam might well enjoy watching his colours be carried to a double today, although he only trains one of the potential winners.

In the opening apprentice handicap Lynam's daughter Sarah trains Tyrconnell which is a tentative choice under former champion apprentice Shane Crosse, while later on the card Crosse then rides Major Power which is on a four-timer this year.

Major Power has excelled over seven furlongs and gone up 18lbs but the drop back to six furlongs shouldn't be an issue and he remains the horse to beat here.

Irish Independent