Katimavik poised to get off mark

Dermot Weld’s Katimavik can get off the mark at the second attempt in the Next Racing At Fairyhouse October 11th Maiden at the Co Meath track this afternoon.

Katimavik poised to get off  mark

The Invincible Spirit colt made his debut at the Listowel festival 12 days ago and performed with sufficient promise to indicate that a modest contest such as this was well within his compass.

Always chasing the pace, the selection finished a never dangerous fourth behind David Wachman’s No Wunder.

Dropping back a furlong now is possibly less than ideal, but Katimavik is bound to come on a bundle for the experience and gets the vote.

Aidan O’Brien’s General Marshall can enjoy a turn on his fifth appearance in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Maiden.

He is clearly no star and, you could argue, failed to go through with his effort when beaten three parts of a length by Lola Beaux over seven furlongs at Dundalk last time.

It could be, however, that this six furlongs is a better trip for the son of War Front and Lola Beaux didn’t let the form down when chasing home Qualify in a Group 3 at the Curragh on Sunday.

O’Brien’s Adeste Fideles is the highest rated in the Follow Fairyhouse On Twitter Fillies Maiden and takes a big drop in class, having finished sixth to Brooch in a Group 3 at Gowran Park.

Prior to that, though, she shaped as less than enthusiastic when third to Duchess Andorra in a mile maiden at Listowel.

It is not easy to get a handle on her now and, perhaps, a mile and a half is just what’s required!

Preference, however, is for Eddie Lynam’s Break My Mind, who was beaten three parts of a length into second, over this trip, by Asbury Boss at Listowel.

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