Dundalk

  • 20:00 Follow Dundalk On Facebook Nursery Handicap 7f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €699 4th €400
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.11s
  • Off time: 20:00:45
20:00 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Elusive In Paris (IRE) 6/1
2nd Catfromtherock (IRE) 10/1
3rd Mr Red Clubs (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 5777 Royal Blue, Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Kedleston (IRE) 13
2 9-7 T Stack W M Lordan 70 16/117.00
2 (7) 985012 Dark blue, beige diamond, beige sleeves, dark blue seams, dark blue cap, beige diamond Le Rouge Alex (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
2 9-7 b P D Deegan C P Hoban (5) 70 7/18.00
3 (11) 086 Royal blue, yellow epaulettes, check cap Mr Red Clubs (IRE) 12
2 9-7 P W Flynn C D Hayes 70 9/25.50
4 (3) 331469 ROYAL BLUE, white sash & sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Ok Annie (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
2 9-7 P Martin Sam James (5) 70 7/18.00
5 (9) 350536 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Lonrach (IRE) 19
2 9-5 b1 J S Bolger K J Manning 68 11/26.50
6 (1) 058633 PINK, brown sash & sleeves, brown spots on cap Kanes Pass (IRE) 26
2 9-4 W McCreery R P Whelan (5) 67 10/111.00
7 (13) 3859 PURPLE, white cap, purple diamond Allusive Power (IRE) 58
2 9-3 b D K Weld D J Benson (7) 66 14/115.00
9 (14) 970 DARK GREEN, yellow sash, hooped sleeves & cap Drombeg's Choice (IRE) 50
2 9-3 A Leahy F M Berry 66 12/113.00
10 (2) 666394 Emerald green, red chevron, quartered cap Nara Datta (IRE) 28
2 9-3 J B McCabe J A Heffernan 66 16/117.00
11 (10) 990 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, check cap Elusive In Paris (IRE) 12
2 9-2 M J Grassick N G McCullagh 65 6/17.00
12 (6) 7800 BLACK & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, yellow cap, royal blue star Rogha Na Mban (IRE) 12
2 9-2 M J Tynan S A Gray (7) 65 20/121.00
13 (8) 068 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap The Kernigal (IRE) 28
Beaten Favourite
2 9-2 t1 G M Lyons Johnny Murtagh 65 8/19.00
14 (4) 66704 LIGHT GREEN & DARK GREEN CHECK, light green sleeves, orange cap Catfromtherock (IRE) 19
2 9-1 D Marnane S Foley 64 10/111.00
Non runners
8 (5)8845Antiquus (IRE)29-3Ms J MorganP J Smullen66
1557803Jjs Pride (IRE)29-1P W FlynnReserve 164
16990South South West (IRE)28-13P J FlynnReserve 262
17065The Tally Ho Kid (IRE)28-6T StackReserve 355

Verdict

Le Rouge Alex won a Down Royal claimer a month ago but ran better when runner-up in a tough Fairyhouse nursery later where Catfromtherock, Lonrach and Ok Annie were behind and are seemingly held though Lonrach is tried in first-time blinkers. Antiquus started favourite for a similar event at Down Royal but didn't enjoy the clearest of runs and can reverse positions with Nara Datta, who finished just in front. THE KERNIGAL was conceding Le Rouge Alex 8lb in that Down Royal claimer and wasn't beaten far. He will be receiving 5lb this time and is given the nod on his handicap debut under Johnny Murtagh. The consistent filly Kanes Pass is another to consider in an open nursery.