Horse Racing Tips: A 16/1 play leads the way at Dundalk today

The Racing Post's tipster likes the nicely-priced Keilah in the 18:15 to make the breakthrough into handicap company.

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Dundalk tips today

15:15 Banana Three
15:45 Masonbrook Meadow
16:15 Local Girl
16:45 Perretti
17:15 Bucky Larson (NAP)
17:45 River Derwent
18:15 Keilah
18:45 Hinemoa

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15:15 Banana Three

Beaten by a horse with a wonderful pedigree last time, BANANA THREE has a fair chance of making a breakthrough after three consecutive seconds. May Night was not at his best over 7f here last week but could go close if seeing out this trip.

Others with a realistic chance at the weights are Pachmena, who is dropped in class, and the imported Inigo Jones.

15:45 Masonbrook Meadow

Separated by a neck over a mile here last month, Victor’s Choice and MASONBROOK MEADOW renew rivalry. The latter promises to be more suited by this shorter trip and can turn around the form. Of the handicap debutants, Go Go Gonzo and Eddie G make most appeal.

    16:15 Local Girl

    Four of these have roughly the same chance on official ratings. LOCAL GIRL is rated a pound or two below three geldings but perhaps a drop in trip will help to bring out the best in her.

    She had Hokusai behind on her penultimate start and is slightly preferred to Cross Border who does not seem entirely straightforward. Raised 12lb for a much-improved display last time, Billboa should also enter calculations.

    16:45 Perretti

    Despite a slight reservation based on a drop in trip, PERRETTI showed enough here on his debut to suggest he can win a maiden of this standard. Likely dangers are Mc Vay, Late Night Talking and Bruce Lightning.

    17:15 Bucky Larson (NAP)

    Drawn wide when second here last time, BUCKY LARSON (NAP), winner of seven races for Ger Lyons, cay go one place better. He is preferred to the frustrating James Henry, runner-up on his last three runs.

    Cherry Bloom is possibly better suited by 6f but could go close, and last month’s 1m course winner Morning Approach could also feature.

        17:45 River Derwent

        Runner-up off 81 in a Curragh handicap last year, a 7lb rise to a mark of 54 may not prevent RIVER DERWENT from following up last month’s same course and distance (C&D) victory.

        Dromantine is drawn widest but is a definite danger dropping down in grade and trip after showing up well over 1m last time. Prominent racer Chica Power and Sunset Nova, who seeems to be running back into a bit of form, are others for the shortlist.

        18:15 Keilah

        After a good effort on handicap debut, KEILAH is selected to make the breakthrough.

        She is closely matched on the form of her C&D fourth with the much more experienced Power Drive and the latter merits consideration along with Wajaaha, who has been running consistently well here, and Miss Heartbreak who showed notable improvement last time. Katonah has solid handicap form on turf and will be a big player if proving suited by this surface.

        18:45 Hinemoa

        A dual course winner over 1m4f, HINEMOA showed her effectiveness over this trip when a close second to an in-form rival last time and can confirm that form with third home Doctor Grace.

        Strong in the market the last twice, Old Peculier has been edging closer to a first win and is feared with blinkers now fitted. Grace Solution is also tried in blinkers and, along with Streetscape and Dark Street, has claims in a competitive heat.

          Dundalk tips today

          15:15 Banana Three
          15:45 Masonbrook Meadow
          16:15 Local Girl
          16:45 Perretti
          17:15 Bucky Larson (NAP)
          17:45 River Derwent
          18:15 Keilah
          18:45 Hinemoa

          *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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