Our horses remain in great form and we had a double at Dundalk last Friday, courtesy of Gougane Barra and Isosceles.
DUNDALK 1-2-19. GOUGANE BARRA and Ronan Whelan
They are both decent horses and Isosceles did it well on just his second start and Gougane Barra runs again tonight. We’ve had fourteen winners so far for the winter season at Dundalk and we bring a nice team back there tonight
5.30 – Luna’s Luck (Ross Coakley)
He has a very disappointing draw (13). He’s a horse that likes to go forward, and it will be difficult to do that over seven furlongs from that draw. It looks a competitive race and he’s had a nice break and he has freshened up well, and Ross is an advantage in these apprentice races. He’s riding very well and he has just two winners left of his claim. As I said, the draw is a disadvantage, but I am looking forward to a good run from him. He has been a model of consistency at Dundalk and rarely runs a bad race up there. Ross has been having a great season and he deserves it, as he works hard.
6.00 – Sky Seven (Ronan Whelan)
Our horse has a good draw and on ratings, he is wrong with both Colfer Me and Swissterious. But we like our horse and he has come forward for his last run. His homework has improved and we’ve been happy with him on the lead up to this race. He is an improving horse and he is going the right way. He likes the surface and I’d be expecting a big run from him.
6.30 – Gougane Barra (Niall McCullagh)
He has a nice draw and while I don’t normally like pulling horses out a week after winning, I had no option really, as there isn’t another race for him for another month or so. He’s been in good form this week, so we’ll let him take his chance and see where we are with him. He’ll be competing against better horses tonight – he goes from taking on 65 horses, to racing against 90 rated horses, but he is improving and has won his last two races. I’m delighted for his owner Paul Rooney, who has had to be very patient with this lad. He has been in great form all week and it’s just a case of whether he can handle this step up in class. Either way, he has done us proud over the winter and there are more races to be won with him.
7.00 – Libras Power (Niall McCullagh)
She is a nice filly and we have decided to drop her back in trip to six furlongs and I think she’ll be sharper with the blinkers on. I think she’ll run a big race and we’ve been very happy with her this week. She has a nice bit of experience and that will stand to her.