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Norther Bay one to watch at Down Royal

Norther Bay, ridden by Barry Geraghty, looks the best bet on tonight’s Down Royal card.

Norther Bay is trained by Eoin Griffin who handled The Fonz, a Down Royal winner before later moving to the illustrious stable of Sir Michael Stoute and proving successful at York.

Norther Bay can take the Mission To Seafarers Charity Beginners’ Chase and jockey Geraghty should also be successful on |board Resusatation in the Maiden Hurdle for Adrian Maguire.

Benburb trainer Jim Lambe has chances tonight in four races with Mazie McDaniel, Golden Grimshaw, Breeze With Ease and So Determined.

Larne trainer Stewart Crawford could land a winner with Latin Connection in the opener (4.35pm).

Apprentice jockey Shane Foley will be sidelined for up to two months after breaking two bones in a fall at Bellewstown.

The rider was unshipped from French Express before the start of the second race on Wednesday and fractured his left collarbone and right ankle.

Turf club medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick explained: “Shane may be out of action for some six to eight weeks.”

Willie Supple will be out for three weeks after fracturing his collarbone when breaking a horse yesterday.

Elsewhere, Kieren Fallon continues to ride out of his skin and he timed things to perfection in the Ford Manor Road Handicap at Lingfield yesterday.

Aboard the 9/4 favourite Dubai Media, Fallon scored by three-quarters of a length without need for the whip.

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