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Lynch looks primed to strike gold at Maralin


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A bumper weekend sees five fixtures set to take place beginning today at Maralin.

Martin Lynch and his son Mark could team up for a winner here with Oneida Tribe in the older maiden as he was second last time at Punchestown.

Mark Lynch could also ride some other fancied runners on the card, including Rossanwee in the winners race and Ravenhill in the geldings maiden for George Stewart. Both were second last time and will be hoping to go one better here.

At Lisronagh tomorrow, Andy Slattery can saddle the opening winner with recent Horse And Jockey runner-up Inspired Poet while Kieran Purcell has a good chance in the second race for five-year-old maidens with Rupert Wells. This contest was won in the past by On The Fringe which was impressive at Cheltenham recently.

The Carlow Farmers race at Borris House tomorrow and Pat Coffey looks set to saddle the mares maiden winner with the twice runner-up Lough Derg Cruise. Aidan Fitzgerald saddles three of the four runners in the Confined maiden and therefore will be hoping to overcome the only other entrant with his trio which may be headed by Tango Luovo, an unlucky last-fence faller at Glenbane.


The Galway Blazers' meeting at Rathmorrissey has been well supported and Marie Hardings Keep Back could be the bet of the day in the winners' race having beaten the useful For Carmel last time. Sam Curling has had some useful runners in Open company and Klassy could continue that run.

Denis Hogan's Jumpandtravel has been second on her last two starts and deserves to get off the mark here. The Denis Murphy-trained Inchiquin Allstar looks the best bet in the five-year-old maiden.

At Liscarroll, Denis Ahern's Goodthynemilan is taken to win the mares' maiden at the expense of Misty Mai and The New Citizen. Terence O'Brien's Knockrea could take the older maiden, while Pat Lynchs Jodies Miss can win the older mares maiden.

Liscarroll has a good record for producing decent horses such as Denman, Peddlers Cross and recent Cheltenham winner Next Sensation. Liam Burke saddles Fleeting Hampshire in the opening four-year-old maiden and he looks another good prospect.

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