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Canadian Steel looks to deliver goods for Kelly


Top tip: Canadian Steel runs in the handicap chase
Top tip: Canadian Steel runs in the handicap chase

By Ron McKnight

Draperstown trainer Noel Kelly returned from a short break in Spain to record at double at Cartmel on Saturday and runs course specialist Canadian Steel in the handicap chase at Downpatrick.

The three-time winner at the track registered back to back victories at the venue prior to being just denied at Tramore last time.

Sean Flanagan is an eye-catching booking for Sizing Solution and Effernock Lad is a dual course winner, while Armagh handler Ronan McNally manages to keep his small team of older horses in fine form.

Jockey Darragh O'Keefe is rapidly losing his claim having partnered 34 winners this season and could register success in the maiden hurdle on So Enjoy.

Cats For Cash can prove a bigger threat than the Mullins trained Wendy Howell.

O'Keefe could be back in the winner's enclosure in the second race, partnering the consistent Tagg's Island. Mr Moondance and Solar Heat are the dangers.

Finding Joy and Little Haarth have appeal in the handicap hurdle. Peacocks Secret won at the course in June, beating Cappacon, while Summer Hill won at the track earlier this month.

Finding Joy a Kilbeggan winner last time is aided by Trevor Ryan's claim, but Little Haarth's effort at Galway reads well and gets the vote.

The Caldwell family sponsor two races - one celebrating their wedding anniversary and the other in memory of their late father Charlie Caldwel.

The family have a runner in the long distance hurdle they endorse with Three Is Company -placed at the track last time and now fitted with blinkers while trainer, Gordon Elliott is doubly represented with Jaunty Warrior absent for 900 days.

City Limits and Castle Canny also warrant consideration in a tight heat with the last named having shown improvement when runner-up last time.

The Beginners Chase marks Maneerat and Vincent Caldwell's wedding anniversary and the couple are represented by recent acquisition Alpha Indi with Elliott also having likely favourite Make My Heart Fly engaged.

SELECTIONS : 2.15 So Enjoy 2.50 Tagg's Island 3.25 Little Haarth 4.00 Castle Canny 4.35 Make My Heart Fly 5.10 Canadian Steel 5.45 Mystery Stowaway.

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