Chestnut looks sweet at Dundalk

Chestnut Fire can star under the floodlights at Dundalk according to Nick Grant. He has a selection for every race.

There's racing under the floodlights at Dundalk

DUNDALK: 4.30 Severus, 5.00 Eagle Spirit, 5.30 November Tale, 6.00 Thomas O'Malley, 6.30 CHESTNUT FIRE (NAP), 7.00 Sitting Bull, 7.30 Serefeli, 8.00 Song Of Love.

DOUBLE: Chestnut Fire and Thomas O'Malley.

Chestnut Fire can star under the floodlights at Dundalk in the Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey & Trainer Awards 2016 Handicap.

The progressive son of Showcasing has won twice here over a mile already this season and was just denied a hat-trick when touched off by Red Avenger a fortnight ago.

Crucially, Mick Halford's four-year-old also obliged a couple of times over seven furlongs last year, so the drop back in trip should not inconvenience Shane Foley's mount.

He forms part of a three-pronged raid by Halford, who will again be crowned champion trainer on the Polytrack.

Russian Soul is a versatile sort over a range of distances, while stablemate Hat Alnasar often makes the running and may do so again if getting away smartly from his wide draw.

Dual-purpose trainers Tony Martin and Peter Fahey could both be on the mark on the eight-race card.

Sitting Bull made a promising debut here a fortnight when staying on into fourth behind Secret Existence and Martin's charge should be suited by the mile and a half of the Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk Stadium Maiden.

Fahey has secured the services of Donnacha O'Brien for Serefeli in the Winter Series At Dundalk 2017 Apprentice Handicap.

The Footstepsinthesand gelding was unconsidered in the market here earlier this month but ran a cracker when a strong-finishing fourth to Heavy Weight over the extended 10 furlongs.

Shake The Bucket and recent winner Solar Heat are among the opposition.

O'Brien teams up with his older brother Joseph for a number of good opportunities on the night, including top-weight Eagle Spirit in the Happy Christmas To All Our Patrons Nursery and Thomas O'Malley in division two of the Elusive Pimpernel Maiden.

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