Horse Racing Tips: Fran Berry’s best bets at Dundalk on Wednesday

Fran has napped up Dromantine in the 18:45.

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Fran Berry’s Wednesday night picks

16:15 – No Speed Limit
16:45 – Dancing Tango
17:15 – Riccardi Medici
17:45 – Cyber Attack
18:15 – Lizzy’s Filly
18:45 – Dromantine (NAP)
19:15 – Fastnet Crown
19:45 – Knocknakilla

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

16:15 – No Speed Limit

A 5f handicap starts the card and there’s plenty of Dundalk veterans on show. The draw will be crucial as there should be plenty of pace on. No Speed Limit drops in grade and has to carry top weight but looks to have a great chance under Wayne Lordan from stall five. Silver Nemo is interesting for the places if everything drops into place for him.

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16:45 – Dancing Tango

A 1m 4f maiden where 7lb claimer Jack Cleary gets a chance to ride Engagement Ring for Aidan O’Brien. She sets a good standard but could be vulnerable to a couple of these. Reginalds Tower and Pahlavi are interesting runners but I’ll side with the three-year-old and recent UK import Dancing Tango, who gets some weight-for-age allowance off those two. She finished second here on reappearance last month for new trainer Joseph O’Brien and can go close again under 7lb claimer Hugh Horgan.

 

17:15 – Riccardi Medici

Connections have gone back to the well again with Dreal Deal who was a very impressive winner here last Friday night. He won’t be the same price and has a 7lb penalty to contend with against 13 rivals. Colin Keane takes the ride on Firstman for Tony Martin and that’s a booking to note but Michael Halford’s Riccardi Medici was a ready winner two starts back. He steps up in trip to 1m 4f after he got chinned over 1m 2f last time.

17:45 – Cyber Attack

A two-year-olds conditions race but no previous winner in the field. There’s plenty of newcomers and you’d expect the ones that have run to be vulnerable to debutants from the likes of Joseph O’Brien’s and Michael Halford’s stable. Of those who have run, Cyber Attack could improve again for the step up to a mile and she has a decent draw in stall one under Gary Carroll.

18:15 – Lizzy’s Filly

A three-year-old and older maiden over a mile sees plenty of long-standing maidens take each other on again. Ballydoyle’s Cyclamen went close last week on the sixth attempt but Lizzy’s Filly is an unknown quantity on the polytrack surface. She’s got some decent form on turf to her name and if taking to the all weather could be a player under Dylan Browne McMonagle off a rating of 75.

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18:45 – Dromantine (NAP)

Another full field over 7f and again there are a lot of unknown quantities in it. I’m prepared to give Dromantine a chance, She made a good debut at the Curragh in October but couldn’t back it up just 13 days later at the same venue on heavy ground. Her first run on the polytrack saw her finish mid-division despite halving in price. She runs in a Nursery handicap now and off a mark of 69 can make her presence felt.

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19:15 – Fastnet Crown

You could nearly make a case for all the nine declared runners on their form in the penultimate race on the card over 7f. Rough Diamond’s best form is at 5f and 6f so I’m happy to watch him over this longer trip. San Andreas carries top weight but has 10lb claimer Conor Stone-Walsh aboard while Angels Wrath hasn’t been seen for over a year but could be worth watching for next time. Marsa who has a major chance too and is on a hat-trick of wins for Eddie Lynam but Fastnet Crown won on debut here and has progressed very nicely on the Turf this season. She’s on a career-high mark of 100 but is a little less exposed than some of the others on the polytrack.

19:45 – Knocknakilla

A 47-65 handicap ends the card – and the season – where Circles let us down a little bit last time as did Havana Pearl. Both can be reliable. Atbay is lightly-raced and is worth a market watch while Maccliff and Delta Romeo have their chance. However, I’ve gone for the latter’s stablemate and top-weight Knocknakilla to win with Colin Keane booked. He’s been placed off marks in the high 70s but is dropped in grade for this assignment and gets in off a 65 rating.

Fran Berry’s Wednesday night picks

16:15 – No Speed Limit
16:45 – Dancing Tango
17:15 – Riccardi Medici
17:45 – Cyber Attack
18:15 – Lizzy’s Filly
18:45 – Dromantine (NAP)
19:15 – Fastnet Crown
19:45 – Knocknakilla

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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