Dundalk

  • 18:00 Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey & Trainer Championship Claiming Maiden7f

  • Winner €7,700 2nd €2,388 3rd €1,137 4th €512
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.86s
  • Off time: 18:01:10
18:00 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Smugglers Creek (IRE) 8/11
2nd Delegating 10/1
3rd Peace Officer (USA) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 684 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Peace Officer (USA) 14
4 9-6 t E Lynam O J Orr (3) 70 6/17.00
2 (9) WHITE & RED CHEVRONS, striped cap Backstairs Bounder (IRE) 36
5 9-4 Nigel Thomas Slevin K K Hennessy (5) 66/167.00
4 (1) 72 Light Blue, dark blue & yellow striped sleeves, dark blue & yellow hooped cap Smugglers Creek (IRE) 14
3 9-4 M Halford P J Smullen 8/111.73
5 (11) 0 RED, royal blue seams, check cap For Real (IRE) 16
4 9-2 R Roberts D E Hogan (5) 100/1101.00
6 (10) 47 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Hark 16
3 9-1 p1 J A Stack C D Hayes 14/115.00
7 (13) 509536 MAROON, dark blue epaulettes, dark blue cap, maroon spots Live Twice 3
4 9-1 t P D Deegan R P Whelan 63 16/117.00
8 (8) 085403 EmGreen & royal blue diabolo, emGreen sleeves, emGreen cap, royal blue stars Sally Gap (IRE) 16
3 9-1 p1 T G McCourt C T Keane 72 7/18.00
9 (3) 09 Beige, brown sash, brown cap, beige star Sheila's Hope (IRE) 10
3 9-1 J C McConnell C O'Donoghue 40/141.00
10 (2) 4-00730 BLACK & YELLOW HOOPS, white & yellow quartered cap Vanderbilt (IRE) 23
3 9-0 b Denis Hogan J A Heffernan 64 25/126.00
11 (5) WINE, orange hooped sleeves, orange cap Bunnie Eyes (IRE)
3 8-13 D Broad R P Downey (3) 66/167.00
12 (14) 0 WHITE, pink diamond, pink diamonds on sleeves & cap Queen Meave (IRE) 14
3 8-13 N Carolan C P Hoban 150/1151.00
13 (12) 00000 Purple, red disc, red spots on sleeves, quartered cap Sobistabo (IRE) 14
3 8-12 hc Mrs S Dawson D E Sheehy (5) 150/1151.00
14 (7) 363057 Dark green, yellow star, yellow sleeves, dark green stars, dark green cap, yellow star Eadaoins Pet (IRE) 14
4 8-11 John Feane G P Halpin (3) 62 10/111.00
17 3-05380 Dark blue, red star, striped sleeves & cap Delegating 43
3 9-1 p M O'Callaghan S Foley 69 10/111.00
Non runners
3 (6)240Calypso Jo39-4D EnglishS Foley65
150Alpine Pass39-4J J MurphyReserve 1
160Dream Invader (IRE)39-2T J O'MaraReserve 2

Verdict

The race title says it all about this moderate bunch but something has to win and SMUGGLERS CREEK can help Pat Smullen pull one back on Colin Keane in the race for the jockey's title. Michael Halford's charge ran in a similar race to this over a mile here last month and only succumbed in the closing stages to Pure Action so can go one better. Peace Officer wasn't far behind in fourth but had every chance while Live Twice has had 19 starts without winning and, though placed four times here and having the best overall form, patience has worn out. Calypso Jo has moved from Kevin Ryan after a poor run at Doncaster though he did make a promising debut at Chelmsford so the Polytrack won't inconvenience him. Vanderbilt showed a bit of potential in the UK but very little for new connections so the main threat could come from Eadaoins Pet, who has rarely been beaten far including in handicaps on this track.