Dundalk

  • 18:30 Group Discounts At Dundalk Stadium Race6f

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.40s
  • Off time: 18:32:01
18:30 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Angel's Pursuit (IRE) 5/1
2nd Duke Of Rutherford (USA) 33/1
3rd Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 047059 BLACK & GREY DIABOLO, grey sleeves, grey star on cap Copper Dock (IRE) 21
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-12 T G McCourt R P Whelan (5) 68 14/115.00
2 (1) 505154 MAROON Duff (IRE) 14
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-12 E Lynam K J Manning 95 6/42.50
3 (6) 232511 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, red cap, yellow star Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 14
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-12 T Hogan J A Heffernan 84 6/17.00
4 (9) 2-21455 Dark blue, grey stars, grey star on cap Supercharged (IRE) 56
Beaten Favourite
3 9-7 G M Lyons Megan Carberry (10) 71 14/115.00
5 (13) 733885 White, pink epaulettes, quartered cap Angel's Pursuit (IRE) 125
Distance Winner
4 9-5 D Marnane S Foley 98 5/16.00
6 (7) 24/P-050 EMERALD GREEN & DARK BLUE DIABOLO, dark blue sleeves, quartered cap Keeptheboatafloat (USA) 42
Distance Winner
5 9-5 p Mrs A M O'Shea Adrian O'Shea (5)(ex2) 62 66/167.00
7 (5) 41357- WHITE, Mauve hoop, White sleeves, White cap Rudolf Valentino 447
Distance Winner
3 9-5 R Brabazon N G McCullagh 99 8/19.00
8 (10) 605040 RED & WHITE CHECK, striped sleeves, quartered cap Tornadodancer (IRE) 35
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-5 b T G McCourt P J Smullen 79 7/18.00
9 (11) 632308 DARK BLUE, red epaulettes, red cap, dark blue star Duke Of Rutherford (USA) 14
3 9-1 b1 P D Deegan C P Hoban (5) 72 33/134.00
10 (2) 80 ROYAL BLUE, white chevron & sleeves, quartered cap College Sam (IRE) 67
5 8-10 b1 D J Barry L F Roche (5) 66/167.00
11 (4) 6-36526 Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star Dazzle Them (IRE) 21
3 8-10 t T Doyle C D Hayes 64 16/117.00
12 (3) 35-677 BLACK & ORANGE STRIPES, white cap, orange spots Prescient (IRE) 134
3 8-10 G M Lyons G J Phillips (7) 66 20/121.00
13 (14) 00- Purple, white star, white sleeves, purple stars, white cap, purple stars Savitskaya (IRE) 411
3 8-10 N Cassidy F Lynch 66/167.00
14 (8) 79 White, emerald green epaulettes, emerald green armlet, striped cap Stick On Red (IRE) 143
3 8-10 O Weldon M C Hussey 66/167.00

Verdict

Gordon Lord Byron has been in superb form and is obviously on the upgrade but he probably has another 10lb to find against a couple of these on official ratings and would have had a better chance in the handicap later on the card. DUFF was conceding him 17lb when beaten less than a length over the C&D a fortnight ago and it's impossible to see the winner confirming the form on these terms. Edward Lynam's veteran remains in good heart and will take some beating though Angel's Pursuit is a big danger. David Marnane's colt is rated 3lb higher and receives 7lb here. He's run well fresh in the past so an absence since July shouldn't be too much of a problem. Rudolf Valentino is an intriguing entry having his first start for new connections as this very expensive former Ballydoyle inmate hasn't been seen since finishing behind Pathfork in the National Stakes of last year.