Trainer & jockey combination with 60% strike-rate team up for one on Sunday

Downpatrick Racecourse

A well above average claimer is worth their weight in gold, both on the flat and jumps. Punters and connections alike can benefit from a smart young jockey taking weight off and Mark McNiff has found a great one in Cathal Landers.

They have teamed up five times so far this season, connecting for three winners, a second and a third. Those mounts have generated a level stakes profit of +£29.50, including a winner the only time they have teamed at Downpatrick, with the same mare that they combine with on Sunday.

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3.15 Downpatrick – Frank & Brian Fitzsimmons Memorial Mares’ Handicap Hurdle

A winner over course and distance on her most recent start, Lighthouse Rose returns from a ten-pound higher mark. She thrashed that most recent field so that looks fair enough on the visual impression that she made that day.

Her best form has come when able to get her own way on the front end of things and in this field the potential for a soft lead is there again. This quirky track clearly suits her well with both wins coming over this course and distance.

That is always a huge plus given the rollercoaster nature of the track and if she can get into a rhythm on the front end, she looks hard to peg back once more. Add in the trainer and jockey combination and she ranks as one of the most interesting runners on Sunday.

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