Dundalk

  • 21:25 Racing Post Maiden1m 2f 150y

  • Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 13.13s
  • Off time: 21:32:04
21:25 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Empress Of Tara (IRE) 7/2
2nd Miss Forde (IRE) 14/1
3rd Oh So Lucy (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) 904 BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Artful Artist (IRE) 21
3 9-5 t J F O'Shea S H James (3) 40/141.00
2 (11) 34 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Firethorn (IRE) 138
Beaten Favourite
3 9-5 A Oliver C D Hayes 7/24.50
3 (4) Purple, beige sash, beige cap Johann Bach (IRE)
3 9-5 P Harney E J McNamara 33/134.00
4 (2) WHITE, red star & sleeves, white cap, red star Lonan (IRE)
3 9-5 M Halford G F Carroll 14/115.00
5 (10) 5 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Talk Later (IRE) 18
3 9-5 A Oliver W J Lee 25/126.00
6 (6) white and purple chevrons, purple cap, white star Belpatrick Blue (IRE)
3 9-0 G A Kingston S A Gray (7) 50/151.00
7 (1) DARK BLUE, white stars on sleeves, white cap, dark blue stars Celtic Poker
3 9-0 P J Rothwell J A Heffernan 40/141.00
8 (3) ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, royal blue & brown check cap Elusive Leona (IRE)
3 9-0 C P Donoghue M C Hussey 33/134.00
9 (8) 083322 MAROON, maroon & beige striped sleeves, beige cap, maroon star Empress Of Tara (IRE) 36
3 9-0 p Mrs J Harrington D P McDonogh 71 7/24.50
10 (5) 543 Black & yellow chevrons, quartered cap Highland Miss (USA) 13
3 9-0 D K Weld S M Gorey (3) 14/115.00
11 (12) 3 Royal blue, emerald green chevron, emerald green armlet, emerald green & royal blue striped cap If Or When (IRE) 19
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 J M Oxx N G McCullagh 9/25.50
12 (14) Black & white check, green & white qtd cap Legal Lyric (IRE)
3 9-0 W P Mullins W M Lordan 14/115.00
13 (9) 226247 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Miss Forde (IRE) 68
3 9-0 bt J S Bolger R P Cleary 65 14/115.00
14 (7) 323-4 ROYAL BLUE, white hooped sleeves, purple cap Oh So Lucy (IRE) 195
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 W Durkan Johnny Murtagh 83 11/43.75
Non runners
15Elysium Rose (IRE)39-0P ByrneReserve 1
16Busted Tycoon (IRE)39-0T StackReserve 2
17Aqua Regia (IRE)39-5D P NagleReserve 3

Verdict

Empress Of Tara was leading at this trip before being run out of it close home by Civil War when tackling 1m4f here in September. Oh So Lucy had some strong juvenile form and made a reasonable reappearance in April but hasn't been seen since and may just need the run for her new yard. FIRETHORN made a very encouraging debut at Naas in May and was made a long odds-on chance at Cork the following month but could only finish fourth. He was found to have spread a plate post-race and didn't enjoy the soft ground so compensation awaits. Highland Miss ran well over this trip on heavy ground at Roscommon last month so it was surprise to see her drop back to a mile at Cork a few days later. The superbly bred If Or When started favourite when making her debut on heavy ground at the Curragh last month but couldn't handle the conditions and should do much better.