I’ll be focusing on Dundalk, however as it hosts a competitive eight-race card. While digging through Monday’s racing, I found a very interesting statistic surrounding a trainer based in County Meath.
The yard might not be a household name, but they’ve enjoyed incredible success in 2021 and have just one runner on Monday. You can find all the details about this mystery yard, and their runner, below!
Lynam’s brilliant season
Sarah Lynam has enjoyed a quite remarkable 2021 campaign. She has sent out six runners, with five of them returning to the winner’s enclosure. In fact, her last four runners have all been winners, at prices of 7/2, 4/1, 5/1 and 9/4.
If you had backed all six of her horses, you’d be in a level stakes profit of £16.50 and all her runners need the utmost respect. She has just one runner on Monday, as one of those aforementioned previous winners bids for a hat-trick.
Sabrina Fairchild has come alive on the All-Weather in 2021, much like her yard. She’s unbeaten this calendar year, winning a pair of course and distance starts in comfortable fashion.
She gained the first success on January 20th, shrugging off a slow start and trouble in running to get up in the nick of time. Things were much simpler nine days later, as she breezed into that contest and sauntered clear under hand riding in the final furlong.
With this run coming just three days later, she has to carry just a six-pound penalty. She landed her most recent success by three lengths without Shane Crosse needing to apply maximum effort, so a penalty to carry doesn’t look at all harsh.
This will be the highest mark she’s run off, but she’s highly progressive and surely has more to offer on the surface. She’ll get an honest pace to aim at with several horses likely to aim for the early lead. Drawn in stall two, she’s likely to be taken back early, before making her run late in the straight under Crosse.
If she does get the splits, she’s going to be a difficult horse to hold off.