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Paul Townend: I will be disappointed if Blue Lord doesn’t win

| 01.01.2022

Ladbrokes ambassador Paul Townend previews his Sunday rides

Naas 12.30 – Dolcita

Dolcita spent last season in England but is back with us.

She had a run behind Concertista in Cork last time out and ended up being beaten by 12 lengths.

Concertista franked that form at Limerick over Christmas. I think she will benefit from the run there and we will see a better performance on Sunday.

Roseys Hollow looks the obvious one here, while Jeremys Flame seems to be getting the hang of fences now. I think mine will come on plenty from the run, though.


Naas 1pm – Blue Lord

Blue Lord couldn’t have been any more impressive winning his beginners race at Fairyhouse.

Two miles around here will be no problem to him. He has made the transition from hurdling to chasing really well.

Lifetime Ambition was disappointing after being very impressive at Down Royal and Dancing On My Own is one that will have to be taken seriously.

However, I will be disappointed if Blue Lord doesn’t win.

Naas 2.45 – Bronn

This is Bronn’s first run for us. He won a bumper in Ballinrobe back in April.

The horse who was second to him that day won a competitive maiden over Christmas so that form is working out well. We hope he can start his career over hurdles with us in the best possible fashion.

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