Horse Racing Tips: Dundalk – Friday, March 20th

Racing returns on Friday afternoon with a fascinating eight-race card at Dundalk and Stefan Fellows is here to mark your card ahead of all the action.

Stefan Fellows

1.30 Casa Romano (Next best)

More lightly raced than most in this field with just the 8 starts, is still a maiden but is now down to a mark of just 61 and showed promise here 7 days ago.

Wasn`t beaten far that day despite only beating 4 home and with that being his first start since August he`s entitled to come on for the effort.

The step back up in trip should suit based on a couple of solid runs in large field handicaps last summer of a 4lb higher mark and Ben Coen takes over in the saddle today who has decent 20% strike rate for the yard in the last 12 months.

2.00 – Aerclub (NAP)

This looks a decent opportunity for Aerclub to follow up after on his winning debut over CD.

Showed a decent attitude that day despite looking like he would still come on for the experience and that form looks solid with the 2nd since winning on his next 2 starts.

Will find things tougher conceding weight all round but the Henry De Bromhead runner looks open to plenty of improvement.

2.30 – Yuften

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Yuften will have to bounce back from a poor effort last time but he never looked happy that day after missing the start early.

The seven-time course winner will find this drop into claiming company much easier and is very well treated at the weights based on some of his earlier efforts in handicaps this winter.

3.00 – Juliet Rose

Travelled like the winner here last time over CD before just being run out of things late on. Entitled to come on again for that effort and this Camelot filly looks like she will be hard to beat on this occasion.

3.30 – Mademoiselle Penny

Comes here after a couple of midfield finishes over hurdles, prior to that wasn’t beaten far in a couple of handicaps here off higher marks.

Now down to 49, and with her apprentice jockey claiming a further 7lb, this previous CD winner has her best chance of victory for some time.

4.00 – Gougane Barra (Extra Place Race Paying 1-2-3-4)

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Previous course winner who despite not being straight forward at the stalls has posted a couple of decent runs here recently.

His trainer’s runners always need respecting at Dundalk and jockey Ronan Whelan has a 27% strike rate with the yard here in handicaps.

4.30 – Fit For Function (Extra Place Race Paying 1-2-3-4)

Consistent type who has been running well here over the winter without managing to get his head in front. Looks better drawn than he has been for the majority of those efforts and this return to 6f is expected to suit.

5.00 – Lequinto

Showed up well on handicap debut here last time despite running keen early from a wide draw.

Stayed on best of all despite looking green to finish a closing 3rd place that day, and normal improvement from that first start since August should see him go close.

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