Gary O'Brien

    Gary fired in 15-2 winner Lleyton on Sunday and returns with two bets across a pair of Irish fixtures at Dundalk and Tramore for Friday's racing.
  • Friday 17 August 2018
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Updated 10:55 - All selections online.

ZINAT is an interesting contender for the 2m mares handicap hurdle at Tramore and the four-year-old might be able to get the better of her elders on her initial foray outside maiden company over flights.

A Dundalk maiden winner last year for Michael Halford, the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor has turned in a couple of good efforts for her new connections in this discipline, latterly when a close sixth at Limerick just over a month ago.

Although given a 3lb rise for her troubles as a result she is open to further improvement, and with Rachael Blackmore - who rode a double at the track yesterday - booked for the mount this looks a good opportunity.

DAWN HOOFER has been holding her form well in the face of an arduous schedule this summer and Jim Bolger’s charge is fancied to give another good account of herself in the featured 1m2f handicap at Dundalk.

This will be the Dawn Approach filly’s ninth start in just over two months and based on her string of consistent performances in that period there is every reason to anticipate a similarly bold showing here provided she takes to the polytrack surface on what will be her first attempt.

Although she notched the second of her three victories this season over 1m4f, she not for the first time gave the impression that that trip stretches her stamina when narrowly outpointed by the useful Law Girl at Gowran Park on Tuesday and Friday evening’s shorter journey should therefore be a plus.

Kevin Manning’s mount can compete off the same mark and looks good each-way value at 6/1.

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