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Vanessa Maye has another chance to strike a blow with the biggest opportunity of her fledgling career when she partners the veteran Geological in a lucrative handicap (6.0) at Meydan (stock photo)

Vanessa Maye has another chance to strike a blow with the biggest opportunity of her fledgling career when she partners the veteran Geological in a lucrative handicap (6.0) at Meydan (stock photo)

Vanessa Maye has another chance to strike a blow with the biggest opportunity of her fledgling career when she partners the veteran Geological in a lucrative handicap (6.0) at Meydan (stock photo)

Vanessa Maye has another chance to strike a blow with the biggest opportunity of her fledgling career when she partners the veteran Geological in a lucrative handicap (6.0) at Meydan.

Geological provided the apprentice jockey with the first victory of her riding career on his 100th start when obliging at Dundalk in October and the Maynooth pilot could scarcely believe her luck when Dublin trainer Damian English maintained her part­nership with the eight-year-old after accepting the invite for the Dubai World Cup Carnival.

The pair were out of luck on their Dubai debut last month but were far from disgraced when eighth in a sim­ilar affair and have a live chance in today's €120,000 turf handicap.

Closer to home, Thurles hosts a decent jumps card today where an intriguing five-runner Horse & Jockey Rated Novice Hurdle (2.45) tops the bill.

Mouse Morris' French Dynamite drops down significantly in class hav­ing been no match for Envoi Allen at Naas last month, while Joseph O'Brien's Anything Will Do and Gor­don Elliott's The Bosses Oscar are also interesting contenders. Preference is for the Elliott charge and, after landing a Leopardstown maiden hurdle in encouraging style over the Christmas period, Davy Russell can score on the progressive five-year-old.

Belfast Telegraph