Friday 24 November 2017


The first of the weekend's two meetings takes place this afternoon at Loughanmore.

In the opener, Hume Tower, Ballynagour and Hidden Harmony have strong claims, although a lot of improvement can be expected from An Fear Ceol for Robert Tyner.

Loughbrickl and last-fence faller It Was Me can take the five-year-old geldings maiden if fully recovered, although the Gordon Elliott-trained Trendelenburg will also be worth noting.

Tyrone Golden Rain looks nap material in the Open, while Tamaygotchi should be noted in the concluding mares maiden.

At Lingstown tomorrow, the banks race is the highlight, where Lord Nellerie can get his season off to a winning mark under Evanna McCutcheon.

In the four-year-old maiden, John Nallen has two likely winners in Minella Break and Minella Special, who have recent placed form. Colin Bowe can also continue his good recent run with Effernogue Oscar in the mares maiden.

The winners contest looks interesting as Kicking Kings full brother Four Commanders, who won his four-year-old maiden at Tallow earlier this season, is now in the care of Mouse Morris, and it will be interesting to see how he has progressed over the summer.

In the the older maiden, Twin Joy may get his head in front.

Number of the week

4 Reigning Easyfix Champion Handler Bowe has had a terrific start to the new season. Of his first 20 runners he has had six winners and seven seconds, and only four of his entrants have finished outside the first four.

Horse to follow

Moonlight Drive showed plenty of promise on his Cloyne debut and won his maiden in good style at Glenbane last Sunday. He looks one to keep tabs on.

Weekend selection

Carrigeen Lechuga caught the eye when second on her Castletown Geoghegan debut and is selected to win the mares maiden at Lingstown


Today: East Antrim at Loughanmore 12.0

Tomorrow: Killinick at Lingstown 12.0

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