Jason Weaver: My tips can light up Dundalk and Newcastle on Friday

The Shark is on the hunt for some racing action under the lights…



6.15pm – Wazin

The daughter of Dutch Art, Wazin makes a handicap debut of a lowly rating of 69. She put up a very good performance on her racecourse debut at Chelmsford, but has gone missing on her to subsequent starts. She gets the visor on for the first time and the race marks the start of what could be a very profitable evening for jockey Robert Havlin.

7.15pm – Ode To Autumn

The blinkers went on Ode To Autumn last time and he absolutely bolted up over course and distance. In this small field – that lacks a bit of depth – he should be able to apply the same tactics. When you add to that the Irish raider Bachelor is coming across, it will make the selection a more attractive price.

8.15pm – Chloris

Chloris put up a very good performance on her second lifetime start when chasing home the thoroughly progressive Morning Has Broken at Lingfield a few weeks ago. This looks to be a lively betting heat with some choicely bread newcomers on show, but I’m going with Chloris to round off a treble on the card for Robert Havlin.


7.30pm – Togoville

Togoville is as tough as they come and absolutely loves it around this ball park at Fundalk. He can make the running and is remarkably flexible as far as trip is concerned. Multiple champion jockey Pat Smullen throws his leg across him for the first time on the all-weather and the combination should click immediately.

8pm – Zaofu

After Zaofu’s initial victory around here last month it looked as if he was badly handicapped and he ran in a claimer. However, he was back in handicap company last time and over 2 miles he ran an absolute blinder looking all over the winner until stamina gave way. He’s back down a half mile in trip and that could prove to be the perfect move.

9pm – Glib Speech

Although Glib Speech still remains a maiden, he’s not had too many tries around Dundalk. He looks reasonably well handicapped on the evidence of his last run over a quarter of a mile further. Our young jockey Gearoid Patrick Brouder takes off a valuable 7 pounds and expect him to be ridden fairly prominently from an ideal stall position on the fence.

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