Dundalk

  • 19:15 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Race6f

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.90s
  • Off time: 19:17:21
19:15 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cristoforo Colombo (USA) 4/5
2nd Tennessee Wildcat (IRE) 22/1
3rd Nocturnal Affair (SAF) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 031000 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, orange cap Lightnin Hopkins (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-11 b G M Lyons C T Keane (3) 85 33/134.00
2 (4) 1-05739 White, royal blue seams, royal blue stars on sleeves, white cap Elusive Time (IRE) 5
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-6 T Kodama R Coakley (7) 99 14/115.00
3 (5) 2-79789 White, emerald green epaulettes, emerald green seams on sleeves, emerald green cap, white star Nocturnal Affair (SAF) 20
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-6 t D Marnane W M Lordan 104 9/43.25
4 (7) 413916 Emerald green, emerald green & white check sleeves, white cap Yulong Baoju (IRE) 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-6 E Lynam P J Smullen 97 8/19.00
5 (3) 32S4-58 Dark Blue Cristoforo Colombo (USA) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 109 4/51.80
6 (2) 1-8 Royal blue,white epaulettes, light blue and dark Blue striped cap Mooqtar (USA) 114
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 K Prendergast C D Hayes 95 10/111.00
7 (6) 32-4308 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Tennessee Wildcat (IRE) 47
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-5 G M Lyons G F Carroll 94 22/123.00
8 (1) 213-969 Purple, white star, white armlet, quartered cap Gallena 95
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-0 J M Barrett R P Cleary 65 100/1101.00

Verdict

Eddie Lynam has won the last three of these with different horses and Yulong Baoju is unbeaten in two starts here so must be respected. Nocturnal Affair hasn't won since Meydan last February but has been performing with credit in Group and Listed company so this represents a drop in class. CRISTOFORO COLOMBO has had an interrupted career but has plenty going for him including a fine run on his return from a long break in a Group 3 at the Curragh last month. He has several big race entries in recent weeks and should justify them by taking this. Elusive Time ran quite well at the Curragh on Sunday but looks to have a bit more to do here.