Today's Tips: Multiviz can land opener for Sheila Lavery at Dundalk

Dundalk plays host to today’s horse racing action and Multiviz gets the nap selection to land the opener for trainer Sheila Lavery and jockey Pat Smullen.

Today's Tips: Multiviz can land opener for Sheila Lavery at Dundalk

The Multiplex filly made a fine start to her career, finishing fourth behind subsequent Listed winner Only Mine in a maiden at Cork, and the runner-up in that race, Diamond Fields, gave a further boost to the form when winning her maiden at this track.

That was back in August, and Multiviz was left off until the middle of last month, when she contested another maiden at Cork and, again, finished fourth.

This time the winner was the very exciting Moonlight Magic, who landed a Listed race eight days later.

Although no match for the front two, what was pleasing about Multiviz’s effort was the way she put her head down and kept on well. Back against her own sex this time and ideally drawn, she has a chance to dominate from the outset and, if allowed to stride on early, should prove very hard to peg back.

Race two is the colts and geldings’ maiden, and Aspen Mountain can build on the promise of his debut at Gowran Park, almost two months ago, by landing the spoils for David Wachman.

On that occasion, the Canford Cliffs colt broke well from a wide draw, sat prominently until challenging early in the straight, and it was only inside the last furlong that he faded back to finish sixth behind Newsman.

The horses that filled the two places immediately behind him, Sea Of Mystery and Jaqen H’Ghar, are both rated in the 80s, while fourth-placed Black Sea subsequently won his maiden and finished third in a Group 3 won by Blue De Vega to earn a mark of 101.

Aspen Mountain is sure to have come on considerably for the experience, shouldn’t have any major issue with this surface, and can score at the expense of Alphonsus and Red Rannagh.

Chestnut Fire can take the Floodlit Friday Nights at Dundalk Handicap. The three-year-old won his maiden at Fairyhouse in late September, but didn’t have the race run to suit when a close fourth behind Wexford Opera in his first handicap.

He’s trying the all-weather for the first time, but that shouldn’t be an issue for a runner from the Michael Halford stable.

With a strong pace likely and a good draw from which to sit just off the speed, he can be produced late to land the spoils.

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