Sport Horse Racing

Monday 23 April 2018

Point-to-Point previews: New course at Ballyarthur for Killeady meet

Globalisation could be the one to beat
Globalisation could be the one to beat

There's plenty of quality action on the horizon, but the highlight of the weekend will be the unveiling of a new course at Ballyarthur for the Killeady meeting.

In the opening four-year-old maiden race, Tom Keating saddles recent fourth Globalisation, which could be the one to beat, while Jim Culloty's Marvellous Moment should take the five-year-old geldings' maiden.

At Loughbrickland this afternoon the Colin Bowe-trained Kalanisi Glen could take beating in the four-year-old maiden, while in the mares' maiden Bowe also has a chance with Classic Palace.

At Dromahane tomorrow Ciaran Murphy has a good chance of taking the five-year-old mares' maiden with Sayanara. In the older maiden Castletown Warrior looks capable of winning.


Number of the week

11 - From Wednesday April 16 at Inch to Easter Tuesday April 22 at Loughanmore jockey Derek O'Connor clocked up 11 winners.


Horse to follow

Urtheoneiwant won impressively at Loughanmore on Tuesday and looks a classy mare with a lot of speed.


Weekend selection

The Jim Dreaper-trained Venitien De Mai will be ideally suited by conditions in the winner of three at Dromahane tomorrow.


Weekend fixtures


Co Down at Loughbrickland, 1.00pm


Killeady at Ballyarthur, 3.00pm

Doneraile at Dromahane, 2.00pm

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