Jacksonslady can get off the mark on the flat

Jacksonslady is the nap choice in the Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk Stadium Handicap on the all-weather this evening.

A maiden on the flat, she has turned in some cracking efforts of late over jumps and, with Luke Dempsey claiming a valuable 7lbs off, the selection has to be fancied to run a big race.

She was last seen in a Grade 2 chase at Down Royal in November, when chasing home Paul Nicholls’ Cristal Bonus.

Jacksonslady was eventually beaten nine lengths into second, but would certainly have finished closer, but for blundering at the fifth last. Prior to that, she made Pride Of The Artic pull out all the stops at Tipperary and strolled to a 16 lengths success at Killarney, both contests over fences as well.

Jim Bolger’s Confident Cub might finally enjoy a turn in the first section of the Crowne Plaza Race And Stay Handicap. Grabbed late and beaten a short head by Clare Harrier here last month, Confident Cub tries again off a mark 3lbs higher.

Michael Halford’s once-raced Won Diamond gets the nod in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Maiden. He made a promising debut at Leopardstown, third behind the impressive Aidan O’Brien-trained winner, Foundry, and Jim Bolger’s Tonabrocky.

Halford’s Lord Kenmare, a little unlucky when fourth here last Friday night, is given another chance in the Dundalk Stadium Apprentice Handicap.


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