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Aughnacurraveel was a bit slow into his stride, when brought out of the parade ring to go to post, but he came home full of vigour to land the concluding www.valuecentre.ie (Q.R.) Handicap at Dundalk under Declan Lavery.
There were 6/1 co favourites for the Market Bar Drogheda Handicap and that competitiveness in the market was reflected out on the track as all fourteen held chances as they approached the business end (seven and a quarter lengths separated the entirety at the finish). Twelve to one shot Gold Falcon benefited from an excellent Shane Kelly ride to prevail.
David Pipe has issued a warning over the participation at next week's Cheltenham Festival of Un Temps Pour Tout.
Plenty attracted interest in the betting for the Cassidys XL Carrickmacross Handicap at Dundalk, including the favourite Equation Of Time (9/2 into 11/4 fav). However the bookmakers came out on the right side of this one as Dancing Cosmos (15/2 out to 8s) upstaged the market-leader by a length.
The withdrawal of the well-backed newcomer Keyboard Melody (refused to load) necessitated a 25 cent Rule 4 but that'll have mattered little to owner Jaber Abdullah, trainer Paul Deegan and rider Chris Hayes after Prince Of All (5/6 favourite) landed the McCrystals XL Jenkinstown Maiden at Dundalk.
Johnny Murtagh registered his first winner in the training ranks since hanging up his boots when Fix It hung on under Niall McCullagh in the BWG Foods Handicap at Dundalk.
Former pony racer, Sean Corby, successful in the specially staged event for the youngsters up the Curragh last September, secured his first 'proper' racecourse winner when Boughtforasong scored in and then survived a steward's enquiry for the XL Handicap at Dundalk.
Four to seven shot Rummaging was first off the bridle in the opening three runner Your Local Value Centre Race at Dundalk. However the suspicion was that once he got the other two of them 'off it,' he might prevail and so it proved as the 'jolly' triumphed by neck under Conor Hoban.
This year's Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom will be run in commemoration of three-time winner St Nicholas Abbey.
Henry de Bromhead expects drying ground to bring out the best in Special Tiara in the BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham next week.
Leading Stan James Champion Hurdle hope Our Conor is reported to have settled in well after arriving at Cheltenham on Thursday evening.
Willie Mullins has left all his big guns in the JLT Novices' Chase at the confirmation stage.
Annie Power and Big Buck's are among 16 confirmations for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday.
Benefficient heads a strong entry from Ireland for the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday.
Shane Donohoe admits Star Links faces his toughest test to date in the Ladbrokes Lincoln Trial at Wolverhampton on Saturday.
Sire De Grugy is one of 12 horses still in contention for the BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham on Wednesday.
The ground at Gowran Park, ahead of tomorrow's fixture, is currently soft, soft to heavy places.
Robert Tyner’s yard is in red-hot form at present and the Kinsale trainer crowned a golden spell with a first ever treble under rules as Kandinski, also completing a first treble for rider Philip Enright, finally came good in the Slievenamon Beginners Chase.
3.55 Le Navaro , Mitlaa
7.45 Keyboard Melody
8.45 Revolution , Relay , Papal Avenue
2.20 Elfego Baca
2.50 Little Boy Boru , Robyn Rua
4.35 Rossini's Dancer
3.15 How's My Friend
4.25 Ballincurrig , Chapel House
5.30 Secret Millionaire
6.30 Blazing Desert
7.00 Monsieur Pontaven
Quel Esprit is not eligible for the Foxhunters at Cheltenham next week and the 2012 Hennessy hero bids to strike at a lower level in the Derek Lyng & Sports Injury Surgery Tetratema Cup Hunters Chase at Gowran Park.
Johnny Murtagh saddles his first runners since announcing his retirement from the saddle at Dundalk on Friday night.
Rummaging recorded his sixth victory at Dundalk as he came out best in a terrific finish to the feature Your Local Value Centre Race under the all-weather track's lights.
It was a day to remember for Robert Tyner and Philip Enright who landed a hat-trick at Clonmel.
Pass The Hat got the better of Kylecrue in a thrilling finish to the Carrickmines Handicap Chase at Leopardstown.
Touch The Eden kickstarted a Willie Mullins double in the Follow Navan On Facebook Beginners Chase.