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Elliott is set to be daddy of them all

By Ron McKnight

Downpatrick stage their Father's Day fixture tomorrow and Gordon Elliott looks set to enjoy a successful meeting.

The Meath trainer is doubly represented in the opener with Seismic and Kings Fiddle, with the first named a winner of his last two starts on the level, making his hurdling debut and with Davy Condon aboard appears to have outstanding claims.

Smiler could supply the danger being a bumper winner at the course while Omagh handler Mervyn Torrens' Annakrista has claims.

Hilden was an easy winner at the track last week and provides Elliott with another with favourite's claims in the mares handicap hurdle.

Point The Toes, the Stuart Crawford-trained Sultana Belle and Penny's Tune look the dangers to the selection which is owned by the Tote Racing Club.

The third race is a thank-you to Catherine Kelly, who headed the office operation at the course.

Elliott and Paul Carberry again join forces with Abu Nayef and House Limit finished runner-up to Hilden last week at the venue, however Benefitthewest, a Tramore winner last time and aided by Johnny Burke's claim, gets the vote.

The Noel Meade-trained Thomond, despite an absence, is the selection to record another winner for the Belfast-based Hunt family at their local track.

Noel Kelly runs two in the race with recent Hexham winner Mighty Whitey the pick of the pair.

Back Of Mate, trained by Arthur Moore, could offer the best bet on the card being a course winner on his penultimate start. Gonebeyondrecall returned to winning form at Listowel while Kalico Kim was beaten only a short head at Kilbeggan last time and Hero De Villeneuve flopped at the Maze last month.

Paul Carberry joins forces with Tony Martin in the Cabaret Show Handicap Chase with likely favourite Easy Vic. The selection needs to be delivered close to the line and was beaten a short head in July last year at the local venue.

Fennis Moll, representing Shark Hanlon, looks the danger.

Father and son duo Willie and Patrick Mullins dominate the bumper scene and are represented by Tempest Missile in the finale, while the Punters' pal in bumpers Nina Carberry partners Elliott's Itchymei'Mscratch.

Downpatrick-based top amateur Declan Lavery is a notable booking for point to point winner High In The Clouds, but Intheolddays could prevail for Mags Mullins.

TOMORROW'S DOWNPATRICK TIPS: 2.20 Seismic 2.50 Hilden 3.25 Benefitthewest 4.00 Thomond 4.35 Back Of Mate 5.10 Easy Vic 5.40 Intheolddays

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