Dundalk

  • 20:20 Irish Stablestaff Association Awards March 3rd Handicap 7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.78s
  • Off time: 20:21:37
20:20 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rocky's Pride (IRE) 14/1
2nd Heroine Chic (IRE) 5/1
3rd Esytopolishadimond (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 2263-00 Grey, orange disc, grey cap Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 14
Course Winner
5 9-10 p A McGuinness I J Brennan (3) 60 16/117.00
2 (7) 07994-2 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW QUARTERED, halved sleeves, pink cap Knights Templar (IRE) 14
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-8 t C O'Brien M M Monaghan (7) 58 9/25.50
3 (5) 498/60-0 Emerald green, red diamond, emerald green cap Distinguish (IRE) 7
4 9-7 b1 G Keane C T Keane (7) 57 33/134.00
4 (12) 02849-9 RED & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves, red cap, light green star Rocky's Pride (IRE) 7
6 9-7 b G Donnelly J A Heffernan 57 14/115.00
5 (1) 45/0- MAROON & WHITE DIABOLO, white sleeves, maroon cap Star Prospect (IRE) 141
5 9-7 t1 L Comer J P O'Brien 57 14/115.00
6 (10) 07626-3 Old rose & pale pink quartered, rose coll & cuffs, pale pink slvs, qtd cap Heroine Chic (IRE) 21
5 9-5 T Collins M C Hussey 55 5/16.00
7 (6) 0127-60 GREY, orange hoop & armlet, hooped cap Trotting Weasel (IRE) 14
Course Winner
9 9-4 bt M Halford G F Carroll 54 13/27.50
8 (2) 00569/0- Red, black panel, black cap, red spots Red Riddle (IRE) 42
6 8-12 p1 D P Kelly F Lynch 48 20/121.00
9 (4) 009-64 ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, royal blue sleeves, pink cap Esytopolishadimond (IRE) 15
Beaten Favourite
5 8-11 M J Browne S A Gray (7) 47 3/14.00
10 (9) 0006/0-0 Black & orange chevrons, orange sleeves, black stars, black & orange striped cap Lady Aoy (IRE) 21
6 8-11 Thomas McGivern W M Lordan 47 33/134.00
11 (11) 388606- ROYAL BLUE, royal blue & white check sleeves, royal blue cap Luckiest Owners (IRE) 56
5 8-11 W J Fitzpatrick L F Roche (5) 47 16/117.00
12 (13) 0/96 MAROON, dark blue epaulettes, dark blue cap, maroon spots Tiffany's Pearl (IRE) 21
4 8-11 b1 P D Deegan C P Hoban (5) 47 25/126.00
13 (3) 003/60-3 Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, white & emerald green hooped cap Vigano (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
7 8-11 b J Tyrrell N G McCullagh 47 6/17.00

Verdict

Knights Templar had been in poor form over hurdles before returning to Polytrack with a fine effort behind Heir To The Mint and a repeat will see him go close. Heroine Chic ran well for a long way in the claimer won by Aragorn Rouge three weeks ago and this could be her optimum trip. ESYTOPOLISHADIMOND was sent to Wolverhampton for a handicap two weeks ago and was backed off the boards but had to come widest of all into the straight and couldn't make up the ground. Vigano finished just in front of him that night but Michael Browne's charge is capable of better and gets the vote to recoup losses.