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Estephe has a Stack of quality

Estephe looks the one to beat in the featured Crowne Plaza Championship Race over a mile and a half at Dundalk tonight.

The filly — representing the in-form Tommy Stack yard — is open to improvement with just the six runs under her belt.

Andrew Oliver has given Miss Velocity an ideal opportunity to finally get off the mark in the Median Auction Maiden for three-year-olds.

The daughter of Avonbridge showed promise in her juvenile campaign, filling the runner-up spot on her last three starts — all at this venue — and is expected to have strengthened up over the winter.

The Kevin Prendergast-trained Zayaan holds an entry in the Irish 2000 Guineas and should be monitored in the market.

Making a successful return four days after his Cork success proved beyond Footy Facts, which suffered a shock reversal in the Killinan Hurdle at Thurles yesterday.

All appeared to be going to plan for Philip Enright's 8/13 favourite when he headed long-time leader Go Sandy Go (13/2) at the third-last flight, but the weekend exertions began to take their toll and his rival — receiving 26lbs — rallied for a six-length triumph.

Husband and wife training team Tony and Rose Dobbin won the opening race at Ayr yesterday.

The Grand National winning jockey from Downpatrick and his wife sent out Oscar Honey (6-1) to secure his first victory in over two years as he triumphed in the Victor Chandler “National Hunt” Novices' Chase.

Rose Dobbin said: “It is nice to see there is ability still there with him.

“He had some good form a couple of years ago when my father had him in Ireland with Jessica Harrington and I rode him when he was third in a Grade One novices' chase (Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse).”

Owner David Reynolds has been charged by the BHA following his attack on Kieren Fallon at Lingfield on Saturday.

The disciplinary inquiry has been set for Monday and Reynolds faces the prospect of a heavy fine or being warned off.

At Meydan in Dubai tomorrow, Golden Shaheen favourite Gayego is out to 5/2 from 9/4 and Rocket Man into 3/1 from 7/2, both with Ladbrokes.

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