MISTER TEE, remarkably without a win on the board thus far, can finally enjoy a turn in the Irish Stallion Farms' EBF Maiden at Dundalk tonight.
In the context of this opposition, his overall form bears the closest inspection and Ger Lyon's colt is difficult to oppose.
Narrowly beaten by a smart horse in Sebastian Flyte at Gowran Park, he then stepped into the big league at Fairyhouse when contesting the Group 2 Futurity Stakes.
The son of Danehill Dancer went off a 16-1 shot, in a seven-runner affair, but produced the performance of his young life to finish a length and a quarter second behind Cape Blanco.
Lyons can also take the Blackrock Race with the classy Dohasa, who has a lot in hand of his rivals at the weights.
The four-year-old has been rested since a below-part effort at Ascot in July. Prior to that, however, Dohasa ran a cracker at Leopardstown.
That was in the Group 3 Ballycorus Stakes, finishing to good effect at the end of six furlongs when beaten a neck by the smart Duff.
The selection has previously shown a liking for this track and a display anywhere near his best will be good enough.
It will be a pleasant surprise should either Mister Tee or Dohasa not be odds-on and Balansara can prove a more lucrative nap in the Irish Stallion Farms' EBF Median Auction Maiden.
She showed nothing, on bad ground, first time up at the Curragh, but looked to have a future at Dundalk subsequently.
The daughter of Azamour was beaten a short head and a length into third behind Dazzling Day and subsequent winner, Queen Of Troy.
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