Togoville poised to embellish his polytrack record

Togoville, who has shown a distinct liking for the polytrack, can land the nap in the Floodlit Friday Nights Rated Race at Dundalk this evening.

He won here in early December, racing prominently throughout and finding plenty in the closing stages to beat The Dancing Lord by half a length.

The grey then returned to Dundalk two weeks later and this time was mugged in the final strides by The Dancing Lord and beaten a head into second. Both of those contests were over a mile, but dropping down to seven furlongs should not be a problem to this tough sort.

Peter Casey’s Rose Angel is the fancy in the one-mile Handicap. She too has indicated a real preference for this surface in the past and is certainly progressive.

Rose Angel is already an easy winner over course and distance and was in action again at Dundalk a week ago.

The five-year-old produced arguably her best effort to date, finishing half a length runner-up behind Sharjah, over an extended ten furlongs that was surely further than she cared to travel.

The aforementioned Sharjah, yet another who clearly loves the delights of Dundalk, can defy a 4lbs rise in the weights in the Happy New Year To All Our Patrons Handicap.

Jessica Harrington’s once-raced Period Piece gets the vote in a competitive looking Elusive Pimpernel Maiden.

She ran very green when coming from off the pace to be beaten a length by Sgt Rock here last month and can make light of a bad draw, stepping up an extra furlong in trip.


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