On Friday evening we are off to Ireland for valuable 1 mile handicap on the poly track at Dundalk .
12 runners declared for good quality 0-110 handicap at Dundalk .The four main contenders are Captain Joy , Chestnut Fire , Reckless Lad & He's Our Music .
CAPTAIN JOY : Useful 7-Y-0 Gelding ,winning 9 out 18 on the poly track ,including winning 7 times here at Dundalk . Won twice in 2016 ,including winning the All Weather 1 mile championship at Lingfield in March . The class act of the field ,though faces no easy task under 10 stone 3lb .
CHESTNUT FIRE : Progressive 4-Y-0 Gelding,has decent record on the poly track winning 3 out 5 ,including winning the last two starts in handicap company over C&D at Dundalk .Produced career best effort when beating Silver Wizard by 3 lenghs last time .Up 9LB in the weights,though looks open to plenty improvement .
RECKLESS LAD :Fair record here at Dundalk,winning 5 out 25 ,also placed 9 times .Returned to form last time,finishing good second over C&D in 0-80 rated race .Up 3lb in the weights ,though still looks fairly treated off mark 83.Each-way claims .
HE'S OUR MUSIC : Decent strike rate here at Dundalk , winning 8 out 26 , also placed 10 times .Been in decent form this Autumn / Winter ,winning three claimers at Dundalk .Looks fairly treated off mark 80 ,returning to handicap company . Each-way claims ,though best form over further .
VERDICT : Chestnut Fire will be popular ,after bolting up over C&D last time at Dundalk,still looks open to plenty improvement on the poly track . However has to defy 9LB higher mark and odds around 5-2 look short enough .
RECKLESS LAD should go well at decent odds .Looked to be running into form,after two placed efforts recently.Has decent record at Dundalk,winning three times over C&D .Looks fairly treated off mark 83, with decent claimer also taking off 5LB ,Odds around 9-1 look good e-w value .
RECKLESS LAD 6.35 DUNDALK
£30.00 EACH-WAY @ 9-1 BET365 *
(FOURTH SP 7-1 LOSS £60.00)