Dundalk Stadium is a unique venue that some horses relish and other horses despise. Our editor Darren Connolly has chosen five to follow this upcoming winter series.
1- Ice Cold In Alex has ran twice at Dundalk so far and has yet to finish out of the placings with a first placing and more recently a fast finshing second to suggest he will come on further for trainer Ken Condon and owners Middleham Park.
2 – My Good Brother is 7 wins from 25 starts on this surface and always seems to runs up a sequence of win throughout the series and seems to be dependable as they come for trainer Tom McCourt especially when jockey Colin Keane is booked.
3 – Hat Alnashar Hardened campaigner at this venue who generally always gives you a run for your money. trained by course specialist trainer Micheal Halford and will unquestionable win races this series.
4 – Kodiac’s Back is a tough horse that seems to be lurking on a decent handicap mark and will be ready to win a few races throughout the series for trainer Daivd Marnane, this horse always saves his best for this venue judging by previous seasons results.
5 – Melisandre is trained by one of the leading course trainers Ger Lyons and owned by local gentleman Sean Jones and this horse looked like a winner in the waiting on last appreance at this venue and more than certain to pay his way.
6 – Arbourfield is 5 wins from 14 starts on the all weather and clearly loves the surface and seems to run the best races here and will be campaigned regularly this year again for trainer Prunella Dobbs.
7 – Chatterton is trained by Paul Flynn and doesn’t seem to know how to run a bad race at this all weather venue as seems to keep popping up frequently and very hard to dismiss when the market speaks in favour
8 – New Direction is trained by Jim Bolger and runs on the all weather currently circuit regularly over the winter series and always gives his followers a run for there money and wins frequently
9 – Equation Of Time is trained by course specialist Garvan Donnellly and can be tricky for win purposes but can be dependable to get placed throughout the series.
10 – Geological Trained by Daimian English and is generally pushed out to the front and thing to do his customary front running role and frequently he does win but alot of the time he is a solid Eachway angle and rarely runs a bad race