Friday 27 April 2018

Halford can strike gold with 'Wells'

Trainer Michael Halford. Photo: Sportsfile
Trainer Michael Halford. Photo: Sportsfile

Thomas Kelly

A prize fund of €16,000 has attracted a field of 11 runners for this evening's feature at Dundalk but choosing the winner may prove tricky for punters.

There are plenty of newcomers in the field for the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden over a mile and Ger Lyons has entered two with Spiral Galaxy and Spiritual Law both being sons of Intikihab, while Jim Bolger is represented by Teo's Music, although she has yet to win in six starts.

Michael Halford runs two in the unraced Storm Ryker and Roman Wells, which has been made favourite and should be a strong contender after placed efforts in two outings so far.

Clinical Approach can score on his debut for Bolger and Godolphin in the Book Your Fundraising Night At Dundalk Maiden, while stablemate Locus Standi is tipped to put a disappointing recent effort behind him in the Marshes Shopping Centre Ladies Day 12th July 2017 Handicap.

Elusive In Paris has placed on each of his four outings at the track this year but bids to get a win on the board in the opening Greyhound Racing Every Friday And Saturday Night At Dundalk Claiming Race.

The in-form Jessica Harrington fields Shawami in the 12th July Horse & Greyhound Racing Handicap, while Duncan Of Scotland won at Ayr earlier in the week and is taken to defy a 6lbs penalty in the Handicap.

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