Dundalk

  • 20:40 Explore County Louth Handicap 1m 2f 150y

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 12.97s
  • Off time: 20:44:37
20:40 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Prospectorous (IRE) 14/1
2nd Raydari (FR) 9/2
3rd Long Journey Home (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 4-40714 PURPLE & WHITE STRIPES, hooped sleeves & cap Solo Performer (IRE) 16
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-0 p H Rogers A E Lynch 90 14/115.00
2 (10) 2/71500- YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Back Burner (IRE) 188
5 9-13 h E Lynam F M Berry 89 14/115.00
3 (1) 7412-32 MAUVE Paddy The Celeb (IRE) 16
Course Winner
7 9-12 M Halford M M Monaghan (5) 88 7/24.50
4 (9) 154505- Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Splendid Light 133
Distance Winner
5 9-6 A Oliver C D Hayes 82 8/19.00
5 (2) 364614 ORANGE, black star & stars on sleeves, white cap Shukhov (IRE) 49
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-5 T Kodama G F Carroll 81 14/115.00
6 (8) 61- Purple, beige sash, beige cap Johann Bach (IRE) 142
Course Winner
4 9-4 P Harney P J Smullen 80 11/26.50
7 (4) 11734-5 ROYAL BLUE, yellow panel, striped sleeves & cap Tribes And Banner (IRE) 36
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-4 C F Swan C P Hoban (3) 80 10/111.00
8 (13) 1122-61 Royal blue, yellow sash, royal blue & white hooped cap Raydari (FR) 16
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-2 pt R Sweeney Sam James (3) 78 9/25.50
9 (3) 4065-24 Red, light green braces & sleeves, check cap Long Journey Home (IRE) 23
Beaten Favourite
5 9-1 D W O'Sullivan W M Lordan 77 13/27.50
10 (14) 83/0625- WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Mojito Royale (IRE) 147
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
9 9-0 E Doyle J A Heffernan 76 16/117.00
11 (7) 280/00-2 Royal blue & yellow hoops, black cap Prospectorous (IRE) 91
Course Winner
9 8-13 pt J P Dempsey L P Dempsey (7) 75 14/115.00
12 (6) 0976-26 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Amazing Star (IRE) 22
8 8-12 Denis Hogan C R King (7) 74 20/121.00
13 (11) 3580-93 WHITE, maroon chevron, maroon sleeves, white armlet, white cap Charpoy (USA) 21
5 8-12 p L Smyth R P Cleary 74 33/134.00
14 (12) 7300/38- RED & YELLOW QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red stars High Importance (USA) 277
6 8-11 A J Martin K J Manning 73 16/117.00
Non runners
1520980-7Salacious Sally (IRE)48-9D KinsellaReserve 171
16891548General Bunching (USA)58-5T ClearyReserve 267
170566-27Badger Daly (IRE)78-4J HaganReserve 366

Verdict

RAYDARI has won three of his six starts on this track including when narrowly beating Paddy The Celeb last month with Solo Performer four lengths back in fourth. That form should be good enough for this and the winner is taken to come out on top again. The veteran Tribes And Banner has won four times around here but is now on his highest ever mark. Mojita Royale reappears after a break but was in very good form at the end of last year and is no forlorn hope to make a successful return. Nor is Johann Bach, who created a shock when landing a maiden in December but won with plenty in hand.