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Angel out to complete hat-trick for Lyons

DUNDALK'S winter all-weather season kicks off on Friday night with the track's leading trainer Ger Lyons saddling the hot favourite for the Listed Irish Stallion Farms EBF Coolney Fillies Stakes (9.00) in Lily's Angel.

Since joining Lyons in the summer, Lily's Angel is unbeaten in two starts, first winning the September Handicap at Leopardstown before running out a wide-margin winner on her all-weather debut at Dundalk last month.

The daughter of Dark Angel is no bigger than 11-10 with Paddy Power and Boylesports to make it three out of three for Lyons, who is hopeful of another good performance.

He said: "She's been a revelation since she's come to us. She's in good order and this has been the plan for a while.

"We brought her up to Dundalk for a spin during the week and she loved it. She's in a great frame of mind and I hope she can continue the way she's been going."

Action takes place earlier in the day over jumps at Musselburgh and Hexham, where the going description ranges between heavy and good to soft, and on the all-weather at Wolverhampton.

Friday is also Hunt Ball day at Fontwell with a number of events taking place in honour of the chaser and his owner Anthony Knott.

Good, good to soft in places
Hexham: Chase: soft, heavy in places (good to soft final three furlongs) Hurdles: soft (good to soft final three furlongs)
Fontwell: Good to soft, soft in places
Wolverhampton: Standard
Dundalk: Standard

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