Go Kart, Dundalk, 6pm
The only three-year-old in the lineup, she’s never been out of the first two in her four races around the Dundalk track. She was kept busy enough last season and ran a very good race here over 6 furlongs in January where she looked all over the winner until collared late on by More Than Munny. The fifth-placed Crazy Tornado has won since and Go Kart’s return to this 5f trip looks ideal.
Fearbuster, Wolverhampton, 6:15pm
Hugo Palmer’s filly starts life handicapping off a lowly mark of 55 and after three fairly sound efforts.
She wasn’t beaten miles behind Cocoa Beach on her debut in January at this venue and ran a big race at Lingfield over five furlongs next time out. She was below par at Southwell on her third start, but this doesn’t look the strongest contest in the world. If her trainer can squeeze a bit more improvement on her handicap debut – she could go in.
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Appease, Wolverhampton, 7.15pm
With three ‘duck eggs’ before his name you’d think he’s having the head-gear applied as a last resort. But Graham Gibbons’ mount had previously run to a mark of 77 with cheek-pieces on but has now dropped to a mark of 53 since they were removed.
He’s run well at Wolverhampton before and on this attractive mark with the blinkers reapplied it looks like today could be the day.
All You, Wolverhampton, 7:45pm
Let’s hope for a bit of value with the cracking combination of O’Meara and Daniel Tudhope.
There are a few few in-form runners in the line-up but All You won over course and distance this time last year and the second home that day, Zaaneh, won her next two races. He’s been punted a few times since on the turf without success and despite a 270-day absence can get back into the winners enclosure on the all weather.
Watersmeet, Dundalk, 8pm
Finished fifth after a five-month break to Grendisar, Festive Fare, Lamar & Captain Cat in January but crosses the Irish Sea to Dundalk on Friday night. That run should put him spot on for this contest after Team Johnston were left licking their wounds last month when Turbine was punted into 4/7 fav before Roman Impero sent him home with his tail between his legs. Mandatario and Shalaman will make him work for it so it’s no gimme – but he does look well in on his best form.