Saturday 24 March 2018

Point-to point

Skys The Limit can follow up his Maralin success of last weekend at Taylorstown this afternoon, while at Lisronagh American Caesar may take the four-year-old maiden.

At Tattersalls tomorrow the Meath & Tara hunt stage the ITM 4-y-o Championship race with a record prize fund of €5,000.

It has attracted a top-notch entry, including Limavady winner Balinroab, Cloyne winner True Blue and Belclare winner Dont Back Down. It will be followed by a sale of point-to-pointers at Tattersalls.

In the 5-Y-O maiden over 2m 4f Seven Woods showed plenty to like at Kilmallock and may step up. In the three-miler for five-year-olds, Moss Grove stands out.

At Ballysteen, Grandturgeon can take the 4-Y-O maiden and Carheney River should score in the confined race.

At Dawstown tomorrow, So Now So stands out in the opener, and Oscars Business may take the mares' winners' race. Tyrone Golden Rain should be the one to follow in the Open.

On Monday at Dawstown Up N Under is the banker in the winners' race and Conna Castle can also score.

Number Of The Week

9/12The Irish Field Riders title race is consuming the season and at Loughanmore Derek O'Connor and Jamie Codd won nine of the 12 races run at the two-day meeting. Codd now leads O'Connor by 84-81.

Horse To Follow

Champagne Fever impressed in the 4-Y-O maiden at Quakerstown last Sunday and is a name to follow.

Weekend Selection

Strange Bird has two good runs to her name and looks set to take the mares' maiden at Tattersalls on Sunday.

Weekend Fixtures


Tipperary at Lisronagh 3.0

Newry at Taylorstown 2.0


Meath & Tara at Tattersalls 2.0

Stonehall at Ballysteen 2.30

Muskerry at Dawstown 2.0


Muskerry at Dawstown 2.0

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