Dundalk

  • 14:30 Buy A Racing Post Yearling Bonus Candidate Nursery Handicap6f

  • Winner €9,315 2nd €2,295 3rd €1,080 4th €675
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.67s
  • Off time: 14:38:40
14:30 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Knock Stars (IRE) 3/1
2nd Jamesie (IRE) 7/1
3rd Expire (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 321466 ROYAL BLUE, orange stars, halved sleeves, check cap Mr Man In The Moon (IRE) 9
2 9-7 p1 P W Flynn D C Byrne (7) 90 25/126.00
2 (4) 53232 Maroon, white seams, white armlet, maroon cap Expire (IRE) 9
Beaten Favourite
2 9-4 p1 P D Deegan W J Supple 87 4/15.00
3 (1) 1 Royal blue, yellow seams, white cap Truly Genius (IRE) 49
Course and Distance Winner
2 9-4 C P Donoghue R P Cleary 87 5/16.00
4 (9) 442213 Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap Knock Stars (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
2 8-13 P Martin P B Beggy 82 3/14.00
5 (3) 222830 ROYAL BLUE, black disc, yellow cap Catalpa Sail (IRE) 14
2 8-11 D K Weld L F Roche (7) 80 9/110.00
6 (2) 526314 Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red diamond Jamesie (IRE) 20
2 8-9 D Marnane C O'Donoghue 78 7/18.00
7 (5) 628 Mauve & pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Green Warrior 43
2 8-6 D Wachman N G McCullagh 75 8/19.00
8 (11) 7450 RED, white hollow box & cap Joint Decision (IRE) 9
2 8-5 P D Deegan D M Grant 74 16/117.00
9 (6) 48000 YELLOW, black hoop, black cap, red star The Munster Maori (IRE) 9
2 8-4 M Halford C P Hoban (7) 72 25/126.00
10 (7) 743556 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, white star on cap Cheers Buddy (IRE) 39
Beaten Favourite
2 8-4 A Mullins G Fairley 70 14/115.00
11 (10) 058798 Emerald green, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Heir To The Mint (USA) 9
2 8-4 t J S Bolger R P Whelan (7) 68 33/134.00

Verdict

It's strange to see Jamesie racing over 6f on his Polytrack debut as his only victory was over a mile though he ran well over the trip at Cork early in August. Rory Cleary produced a master class to get TRULY GENIUS home on his debut here in August, bringing his mount with a sweetly-timed challenge to catch the consistent Expire right on the line. Trainer Christy Donoghue believed the winner was in need of the run so he should make progress and take care of the runner-up on the same terms. Knock Stars has been in good form but finished behind Expire here last time and there is no particular reason for a form reversal. Green Warrior makes his Polytrack debut but would have a real chance if able to repeat the form of his close second to Looking Lovely at Leopardstown.