Go Kart can secure a third career victory by taking the Irishinjuredjockeys.com Race on tonight’s eight-race programme at Dundalk.
Patrick Prendergast’s filly was a sharp sort last year, winning at Down Royal in September and at this track in December.
Both of those wins came at the minimum trip and today’s race is over six furlongs, but she has run well over this distance and it shouldn’t be a major concern in what looks a modest contest. On her latest outing she had a couple of these rivals behind and, given the comfort with which she won that race, can be expected to confirm that form.
Flowerhill Nova finished sixth on that occasion and has more than four lengths to make up with the selection, but that effort was not without promise and the fitting of a hood may help her close the gap somewhat.
Even on slightly better terms, it’s hard to imagine she will reverse the form, but she can improve enough to fill the runner-up spot.
Belong can take the opening race, a one-mile-four maiden, for trainer-daughter combination Aidan and Ana O’Brien.
The Fastnet Rock filly showed some promise on debut, when fifth behind subsequent Group 3 winner Zannda at Leopardstown back in April, but wasn’t seen again until finishing runner-up to Rock On Rosie at this track, just a couple of weeks ago.
Entitled to be better for that run and likely to improve for the step up from ten and a half furlongs, she can get off the mark at the expense of promising hurdler Investmentsucces. The latter won a bumper and finished runner-up in two maiden hurdles, as well as a fine fourth behind Open Eagle last time. He’s interesting on his first start on the level.
Deeds Not Words showed enough on his most recent start to suggest a first success in Ireland might not be far away, and he can secure that success in the dundalkstadium.com handicap. Noted staying on well under hands and heels, he finished fifth, beaten just two lengths, behind Ishebayorgrey.
While up against some better opposition here, a strong pace can allow the Johnny Levins-trained runner bide his time before being produced with a late run. The five-year-old, who once raced off a mark of 97 in Britain, can take this as the expense of Mcguigan.
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