Symphony can call the tune

FIRST SYMPHONY might land the nap in the Hanratty Oils Handicap, on what can be best described as a grim programme at Dundalk tonight.

Brian Nolan’s mare got off the mark on the level here a week ago and could be capable of a quick follow-up.

The daughter of Brahms kept going well to beat Hujaylea by a neck and there is every chance of her defying a 4lbs rise in the wieghts, especially over a two furlongs plus longer journey.

Dermot Weld landed a treble here a week ago and it will be surprising should he leave empty-handed this time round.

His Second Glance gets the nod in the Niall Clarke Oils Maiden. She was consistent enough last season, finishing with a fourth to Ard Fheis at Naas, and is now blinkered for the first time.

Weld’s Dreams Forever, formerly in the care of Jimmy Coogan, showed bits and pieces of form last campaign and gets the nod in what looks a woeful, perhaps one of the newcomers will be some good, Bar One Racing Median Auction Maiden.

Harry Rogers’ Moon Luck is the choice in the Dev Oil and Skips Handicap, having finished third here seven days ago behind the gambled-on Rassi Maguire.

Only six are set to face the starter in the Morgan Fuels-Morgan Diaries Race, but this is a real puzzle.

Perhaps Crossing, without a success since June of 2007, will oblige, having taken fifth to Finicius at Dundalk in December.

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