We were delighted with See Of Rome’s performance at Naas. Warnaq got first run on See Of Rome and he was unable to peg him back in the closing stages. Still, it was a fine effort to finish second and he picked up another bit of prize money for the Bright Star Syndicate. Dance Alone and Geological are both due to run at Dundalk on Friday night and you can read Damian’s thoughts on their chances below.
The Iron Horse has looked a bit rusty on his last couple of starts, though he has had excuses. He was drawn wide in stall 13 on his last start over 7f here and though it was worth a try, the step up to 1m 2f just didn’t suit him last time. He is back down in trip in the 7f Handicap at 7 pm tonight and at least the draw has been a bit kinder to him on this occasion.
Dance will have to carry top weight so I have decided to utilise stable apprentice Stephen Mooney’s 10lb claim to ease his burden. If Dance Alone was in peak form I would really fancy him here, but it is difficult to be confident after his last few runs. Hopefully, Stephen Mooney can coax a good run out of him and pick up some prize money for the On Each Way Syndicate.
Stable star Geological has had a week to get over his exertions here last week when he ran yet another cracker to finish 3rd over 6f. He had previously filled the same position over 7f and I am hoping he can go a couple of places better tonight in the 8f handicap at 8 pm. His draw in stall 9 could be better, but he is usually quick from the gates so he should be fine.
Geo has won twice over a mile, including here at Dundalk, so I am not concerned about the step up in trip and he seems to be in great form at home. I think he has a great chance of reaching the frame tonight and hopefully, he gets his head in front.