Barry Drake

A big fundraising night for St Finbarrs GAA is sure to attract a massive crowd to Curraheen Park on Saturday night. It promises to be a magnificent Family Fun night with fantastic racing on the track. 

The opening round of the €5,000 to the winner Deadly Kennels Open 750 are the feature races on the card. It looks like a wide-open event and it's sure to produce top-class racing over the next couple of weeks.

In the second heat, Dangingerbreadman looks sure to go well for trainer Paul Hennessy and owner Cian Gleeson. The pacey tracker has good winning form around Cork and he has smart winning form over this distance around Shelbourne Park. If putting it all together, he should take plenty of stopping in this. 

In the following heat, Fashion Model should go well for trainer Patrick Guilfoyle. In the ownership of Paul Horig and Stephen Bourke, the selection has plenty of big runs on the card and her recent 28.50 spin around the standard distance here at Curraheen Park reads very well. If producing one of her quickest starts, she could well make every yard of the running in this.

In superb form in recent times, Tuono Charlie will be hard to beat in the third heat. A recent 42.02 winner around course and distance, the Sharon Hunt-trained runner will be expected to make a bold bid from the front in this. The Adam Dunford-trained Hukum is another classy sort, but he has to overcome a tricky-looking draw.

In other races, South In Sydney can send punters home happy by landing the closing race for trainer Kieran Lynch. The selection has plenty of pace and with any luck in running, he should prove far too strong in the closing stages. He will relish the step up in trip and he will be powering home. 

Daleroad Duke, trained by Patrick Guilfoyle, is the pick in the 11th. Such a pacey sort, if getting it right early, he should take the world of beating in this line-up. In the ownership of Thomas O'Keeffe, he has some serious form in the book and this rates a drop in class. Rebel Ocean is well drawn along the inside of the track and he should run well once more. Trained by Kieran Lynch, he's returned to top form in recent weeks and another big run is expected.