Dundalk

  • 20:30 Christmas Party Packages At Dundalk Apprentice Handicap 1m 2f 150y

  • Winner €3,850 2nd €882 3rd €378 4th €210
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 15.40s
  • Off time: 20:36:41
20:30 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tribes And Banner (IRE) 7/1
2nd Mutasareb (USA) 4/1
3rd Sparring Partner (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 213306 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Sparring Partner (IRE) 63
Course and Distance Winner
6 9-13 E Lynam J P O'Brien 61 3/14.00
2 (11) 74-01 White,  red chevrons,white sleeves,dark blue armlets,dark blue & yellow quartered cap Mutasareb (USA) 14
Course Winner
4 9-10 p A Oliver K C Sexton (7) 58 4/15.00
3 (8) 024028 RED & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves, red cap, light green star Rocky's Pride (IRE) 84
5 9-10 b G Donnelly Megan Carberry (7) 58 14/115.00
4 (13) 53/7154 ROYAL BLUE, yellow panel, striped sleeves & cap Tribes And Banner (IRE) 35
Course Winner
7 9-9 t C F Swan C P Hoban (2) 57 7/18.00
5 (5) 060/9-15 White, purple hollow box & sleeves, quartered cap Darraghs Day (IRE) 33
Course Winner
6 9-8 Miss M A Doran S Foley 56 8/19.00
6 (3) 0-77 MAROON & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, quartered cap Shisha Threesixty (IRE) 152
3 9-6 t1 G M Lyons G J Phillips (4) 58 16/117.00
7 (6) 694-847 Yellow, emerald green chevron, emerald green sleeves, yellow armlet, yellow & emerald green quartered cap Loveisthedrug (IRE) 57
6 8-13 bt G Keane C T Keane (4) 47 33/134.00
8 (1) 98600-0 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue hoop, orange sleeves, orange & light blue quartered cap Mill Moss (IRE) 34
5 8-13 pt S T Nolan M M Monaghan (4) 47 33/134.00
9 (10) 070490 WHITE, red sleeves, white armlet, red cap Private Ryan (IRE) 114
Course Winner
4 8-13 J Geoghegan Gary Paul Halpin (7) 47 10/111.00
10 (9) 0744-00 Red, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow cap, red star Tara Tartan (IRE) 77
5 8-13 p1 Thomas McGivern D J Benson (4)(ex3) 47 14/115.00
11 (7) 000756 SCARLET, white sleeves, scarlet cap Revolutionary Road 21
3 8-11 C O'Brien R Dawson (4) 49 7/18.00
12 (12) 90705 EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap Byron Beauty (IRE) 143
3 8-10 H Rogers S A Gray (4) 48 14/115.00
13 (14) 099P84 MAROON, dark blue epaulettes & cap Killarney Time (IRE) 82
3 8-10 p A J McNamara R P Whelan (2)(ex1) 48 16/117.00
14 (4) 9-5050 Red, white armlet, royal blue cap, white star Red Allie (IRE) 21
3 8-10 Ms J Morgan L F Roche 48 16/117.00
Non runners
15873904Try Freedom (IRE)69-7P CaseyReserve 155
160-07540Shirley Schmidt (IRE)48-13E LynamReserve 247
17043065Bleuker (IRE)38-10N MeadeReserve 348

Verdict

Joseph O'Brien's booking for Sparring Partner is interesting as he was on board when TRIBES AND BANNER beat him easily enough here in September. His mount isn't much better off here and the winner, who should get a good ride from Conor Hoban, has continued to run well and looks the one to be on. Darraghs Day also beat Sparring Partner here in April and has only run twice subsequently but a 9lb rise makes things much more difficult. It's difficult to know what to make of Mutasareb as he had shown nothing before gaining a shock victory over a slightly longer trip here last month.