Neil Morrice brings us all of his best bets and tips for Friday’s racing coming your way from Dundalk Stadium featuring the Listed Hollywoodbets Patton Stakes.
Take a look at Neil Morrice’s preview for the evening’s racing here:
Race 2 No5 DEVIL’S OUTLAW
Trainer: Joseph O’Brien – Jockey: Declan McDonagh
The Joseph O’Brien stable fields strong chances in a number of races on a cracking card and can get off to a flyer with DEVIL’S OUTLAW in the maiden. The colt by emergent stallion War Front can end a frustrating run of seconditis with the assistance of first-time blinkers. He looked unlucky against Benavente last month, but should make no mistake here.
Race 3 No11 MELLIFEROUS
Trainer: Joseph O’Brien – Jockey: Mr T Hamilton
Being the least experienced candidate for the stayers’ handicap makes MELLIFEROUS the most appealing, with an unexposed quality that’s there to be cashed in on now she goes down the handicap route. She has earned all all three career starts and is going to relish this considerable step up on the distance ladder.
Race 4 No2 CONOR HOGAN (Each Way)
Trainer: Noel Meade – Jockey: Tom Madden
Camelot gelding CONOR HOGAN can land this for one of the men in the news Noel Meade. A winner on Polytrack debut here last autumn, he demonstrated with a solid frame finish last month that he’s getting ready to pop and can take the spoils at the expense of Nightly Wailing and Merrior.
Race 6 Hollywoodbets Patton Stakes (Listed)
No6 MESSIDOR (Nap)
Trainer: Joseph O’Brien – Jockey: Trevor Whelan
O’Brien has a smart prospect on his hands in MESSIDOR who defends an impressive two race unbeaten record on the Polytrack. The daughter of Vadamos was well supported for each of those victories and appeals as the type to go on to better things. The fillies could dominate proceedings, with Lovely Esteem taken to follow the nap home.