Dundalk

  • 20:00 Winter Racing At Dundalk Handicap 1m

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,279 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 37.60s
  • Off time: 20:09:10
20:00 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fountain Of Honour (IRE) 10/1
2nd Ashton Rose (IRE) 7/2
3rd Black N Brew (USA) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 650/008 BLACK, yellow cross of lorraine, red & grey striped sleeves, grey & red striped cap Billyford (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-0 t L Roche A P Thornton (3) 75 11/112.00
2 (14) 4-455 Orange, purple panel, purple seams on sleeves, striped cap Massabini (USA) 223
Nag me
3 9-13 J J Coleman N G McCullagh 75 12/113.00
3 (6) 612576 MAUVE, grey hoop on body & sleeves, quartered cap No Trimmings (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-12 bt G Keane C T Keane (7) 73 14/115.00
4 (5) 0-71000 Grey, orange disc, grey cap Romeo's On Fire (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
7 9-11 L Smyth D J Benson (7) 72 25/126.00
5 (4) 356111 EMERALD GREEN, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, white star on cap Ashton Rose (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-10 T Collins R P Whelan (5) 71 7/24.50
6 (10) 2140 ORANGE, black stars, orange sleeves & cap Liberty's Gift (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-9 P W Flynn W J Supple 71 16/117.00
7 (13) 821193 DARK BLUE & PINK DIAMONDS, dark blue sleeves, pink star on cap Aragorn Icon (IRE) 85
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-8 D Marnane P J Smullen 69 7/18.00
8 (2) 416600 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue stars Black N Brew (USA) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-8 J C McConnell M C Hussey 69 14/115.00
9 (11) 224954 SCARLET,white slvs,white cap Fountain Of Honour (IRE) 7
Nag me
3 9-8 N Meade J A Heffernan 70 10/111.00
10 (7) 5-13750 YELLOW, red chevron, hooped sleeves & cap Opening Nite (IRE) 83
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-8 b D Cullen K J Manning 69 8/19.00
11 (1) 272311 White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue star on cap Curl Cat (USA) 85
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-6 p T Cleary R P Cleary 67 7/18.00
12 (8) 055480 RED, black epaulettes, black sleeves, red chevrons, black cap, red diamonds Lord Kenmare (USA) 106
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-6 p M Halford S Foley 67 7/24.50
13 (3) 54321 Yellow, royal blue stars, red sleeves, yellow & royal blue quartered cap Sweet Rhythm (IRE) 63
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-6 J G Coogan C D Hayes 68 7/18.00
16 0-23097 Yellow, white stars, royal blue sleeves & cap Notgonnagiveup (IRE) 61
Nag me
4 9-4 R J Walker S A Gray (7) 65 22/123.00
Non runners
14 (12)753360Saint By Day (IRE)59-5M HalfordG F Carroll66
156-26897Macnas (USA)49-5J J MurphyReserve 166
17225938Music Festival (USA)49-4J S GoldieReserve 365

Verdict

Several of these enter the fray in superb shape, none more so than Ashton Rose, who stepped down to 7f after her two earlier successes over the C&D to complete her hat-trick. She's up another 7lb here but it will be a surprise if she's not involved in the finish again. Curl Cat always runs well here and is well handicapped on his best form. His last two victories were gained in moderate company but he's another who looks certain to give a good account. No Trimmings, who beat him 5l here in August, is badly in at the weights but always capable of a big run when in the mood. SWEET RHYTHM hasn't had much experience but is definitely on the upgrade and makes her handicap debut on a lowly mark. She scored over 6f here last time but an earlier C&D run suggests she won't have a problem with the extra and gets the nod.