dundalk 11th Apr
Aidan O'Brien thought enough of Devotion to pitch her into the Fillies' Mile at Newmarket last season and while she didn't come up to scratch there, she returns at a more realistic level at Dundalk.
The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Race may have attracted a field of only four but Devotion, as solid as her form is, is no sure thing, with the Dermot Weld-trained Madhmoonah chief among the opposition.
She claimed the scalp of Oaks favourite Wading before a Group Three failure on heavy ground, while David Wachman's Aloof was second to Wading before shedding her maiden tag, and she has the advantage of all-weather experience.
O'Brien has given a clutch of big-race entries to Thomasgainsborough so this Leopardstown winner should be up to defying a mark of 89 on his reappearance, even if the mile of the Bookings At dundalkstadium.com Handicap will be sharp enough for him.
Ahaaly may have caught a tartar on her racecourse introduction and bids to go one better in the www.dundalkstadium.com Maiden.
Kevin Prendergast's filly got closest to the well-touted Shebella at Limerick and it is likely that one's stablemate Wasabi's House will give her most to think about this time.
There was little to separate Sli Na Fiarana, Opa Loca and Sparkling View at this venue just under a fortnight ago and they would appear to have the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden between them.
Jim Bolger's Einsteins Folly has to concede match practice to each of his three opponents in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden, which gets the meeting under way at 6.20.
His stable companion East Of Tara takes the best recent form into the Fundraising Made Easy At Dundalk Handicap, while Indian Scout is on a hat-trick mission in the Dundalk Stadium On Facebook Handicap.
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