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Alliance lives up to his billing in style

Offers of as high as 9/4 quickly evaporated this morning, about 8/13 shot Dark Alliance, and he easily justified the confidence in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Maiden at Dundalk.

Heights could be headed for France now

Strategic Heights landed a punt (7/2 in the morning into 7/4) under Fran Berry in the opening DKIT Students Union Race Night Handicap at Dundalk.

What is the problem with common sense?

Well another week and another interesting tail of woe for Racing in the UK as the cuffs don't match the collars when it comes to flags. You have to wonder what the thought process is when making an unfortunate mistake easy fodder for negative front page news. Matters taken in hand by the powers at the track immediately after the race and a few hands held up would have buried the void race at Sedgefield into the "in other news" section next to the classifieds. But that requires common sense...

Zaidpour steps in for Power play

Zaidpour will take on super-sub duties in the Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday after Annie Power was ruled out through lameness.

T time for Prendergast

Kevin Prendergast is hopeful of a bold performance from Katie T in the Roy Evans/Barry Geraghty Golf Classic Handicap Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Saturday.

Allez starts off in Royal Bond

Allez Colombieres, early ante-post favourite for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, makes his debut for Willie Mullins in the Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday.

Nolan predicts bright Fine future

A cracking Saturday card at Fairyhouse gets under way at 11.55, with the maiden hurdle having been divided to form an eight-race card, and Fine Article holds strong claims in division two.

Leather hoping to be big in Japan

Irish interests in Sunday's Japan Cup are spiked by the presence of Trading Leather, trained in County Carlow by Jim Bolger.

December appeal date for Fenton

Philip Fenton's appeal in relation to the severity of his three-year disqualification by the Turf Club will be heard on December 16.

Carroll aiming for more Dundalk joy

Tony Carroll sent over Innoko and Serenity Spa to complete a 20-1 double at Dundalk last week, and he brings over an even bigger team to the Polytrack this Friday.

Rubi makes handicap return

Robbie Hennessy is hoping Rubi Light can take advantage of his drop in the ratings when he lines up for the HB Dennis Land Rover Handicap Chase at Fairyhouse on Saturday.

Jumping Djak excites Walsh

Ruby Walsh thinks Djakadam has a "favourite's chance" of creating history by becoming the first five-year-old to win the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury.

Cooper set for Fairyhouse

Bryan Cooper is expected to make a quick return to the saddle for the big weekend meeting at Fairyhouse despite suffering a fall at Thurles on Thursday.

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Dundalk
Nonrunners

7.40 Red Laser

8.10 Flannery

9.10 Cottesloe , Little Stampy

Doncaster
Nonrunners

12.15 Jimmy Shan

1.20 A Tail Of Intrigue

1.55 The Winking Prawn

3.05 Exclusive Dancer

3.35 Charlie Cook

Newbury
Nonrunners

12.25 Sheer Poetry

12.55 Highway Code

1.30 Garde Fou

2.40 Rolling Aces

3.15 Port Melon

3.45 Simon Squirrel

Wolverhampton
Nonrunners

3.55 Bahango , Torridonian , Most Tempting

5.25 Renewing

    Saturday's Racing At Fairyhouse

    While the Grade One fireworks at Fairyhouse are saved until Sunday, there's plenty for punters to get their teeth into on Saturday's card, including Rubi Light's return to the handicap ranks in the HB Dennis Land Rover Handicap Chase.

    Today's Action at Dundalk

    Tony Carroll was in sparkling form at Dundalk last week and has another team ready to head across the Irish Sea from his Worcestershire base.

    Today's Action at Dundalk

    Avenue Montaigne (6-4) showed her appreciation for having her sights lowered with a clear-cut triumph in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Fillies Maiden at Dundalk.

    Yesterday's Racing at Thurles

    Un De Sceaux's fencing debut didn't go to plan as he fell at the third-last when seemingly on his way to comfortable success in the Killinan Beginners Chase at Thurles.

    Wednesday's Racing At Dundalk

    Dolce N Karama finally got his head in front where it mattered in the Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey & Trainer Championship Rated Race at Dundalk.

    Sunday's Racing At Navan

    Gordon Elliott added another big prize to his CV when the heavily backed lightweight Balbriggan led all the way under Kevin Sexton to take the Ladbrokes Troytown Handicap Chase at Navan.

Races Coming Up

11.55 Fairyhouse Best Prices: Rule The World (13/8) Adriana Des Mottes (2/1) Noble Emperor (6/1) Thunder And Roses (8/1) 12/1 BAR

12.05 Newcastle Best Prices: Stopped Out (2/1) Ballyben (2/1) Moyode Wood (4/1) Straidnahanna (5/1)

12.15 Towcester

12.20 Newbury Best Prices: Carrigmoorna Rock (5/2) A Doll In Milan (4/1) Broxbourne (4/1) Taniokey (7/1) 7/1 BAR

12.25 Fairyhouse Best Prices: Mister Hotelier (9/2) Clonbanan Lad (5/1) Sitcom (11/2) Sraid Padraig (6/1) 9/1 BAR

12.30 Bangor Best Prices: The Last Samuri (1/3) Lookslikerainted (2/1)

12.35 Newcastle Best Prices: Present Lodger (3/1) Notonebuttwo (9/2) Verko (6/1) Dingo Bay (7/1) 8/1 BAR

12.45 Towcester Best Prices: Wicklewood (2/1) Vinnieslittle Lamb (9/4) Top Benefit (4/1) Red Whisper (5/1) 20/1 BAR

12.50 Newbury Best Prices: Tara Road (3/1) The Clock Leary (10/3) Royal Regatta (9/2) Turn Over Sivola (11/2) 8/1 BAR

12.55 Fairyhouse

1.00 Bangor Best Prices: Cody Wyoming (11/8) Un Anjou (9/4) King Rolfe (11/2) Take The Crown (6/1) 20/1 BAR