Dundalk

  • 20:00 Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Handicap1m 2f 150y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 12.69s
  • Off time: 20:00:58
20:00 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ansgar (IRE) 6/1
2nd Akasaka (IRE) 13/2
3rd Cul Baire (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 6/2343-5 Royal blue, royal blue & white hooped cap Hot Prospect 27
5 10-0 E P Harty E J McNamara 99 16/117.00
2 (2) 370723 DARK BLUE, white star, white sleeves, maroon stars, white cap, maroon stars Elusive Ridge (IRE) 7
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-13 p H Rogers P J Smullen 98 9/25.50
3 (11) 0-30821 Pink, black triple diamond, black seams on sleeves, quartered cap Ansgar (IRE) 42
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-4 t Miss S J Harty D P McDonogh 89 6/17.00
4 (8) 190633 PURPLE & WHITE STRIPES, hooped sleeves & cap Solo Performer (IRE) 14
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-4 b H Rogers R P Whelan (3) 89 7/18.00
5 (4) 5-38000 RED & WHITE HALVED, quartered cap Clare Glen (IRE) 33
6 9-2 Mrs S Dawson J A Heffernan 87 16/117.00
6 (1) 180035 Red, Pink epaulets, yellow cap Akasaka (IRE) 63
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-1 E Lynam Johnny Murtagh 86 13/27.50
7 (9) 21504 White, purple cross of lorraine & hoop on slvs, hooped cap Cul Baire (IRE) 14
Beaten Favourite
4 8-13 J S Bolger K J Manning 84 4/15.00
8 (6) 565045 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Denny Crane 14
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-13 E Lynam W M Lordan 84 5/16.00
9 (5) 321- ORANGE, black star & stars on sleeves, white cap Red Calima (IRE) 100
4 8-10 T Kodama R Coakley (7) 81 20/121.00
10 (3) 6-32856 RED & WHITE DIABOLO, halved sleeves, quartered cap Captain Cullen (IRE) 7
Course Winner
3 8-6 G Keane B A Curtis 80 12/113.00
11 (7) 6/00801- RED & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves, red cap, light green star Home Secretary 364
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-4 t G Donnelly N G McCullagh 75 16/117.00

Verdict

The handicapper has taken no chances with Ansgar raising him 9lb for a cosy win over C and D in October. He should still be thereabouts though along with Solo Performer, who had Cul Baire a length behind when third here last time. Denny Crane has something to find with both of the above on recent running and C and D winner Akasaka looks stuck on his present mark. Home Secretary won this in 2010 and scored over C and D again when last seen at the track nearly a year ago while Red Calima is interesting back on the Flat for the first time since winning at Leopardstown last year. HOT PROSPECT has also been hurdling since leaving Roger Varian but a chance is taken he can reproduce his smart past form off an 11lb lower mark than when last seen on the level.