Dundalk

  • 21:20 Winter Racing At Dundalk Handicap 1m 4f

  • Winner €4,339 2nd €1,001 3rd €434 4th €245
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 31.89s
  • Off time: 21:23:07
21:20 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Trans City (IRE)
-1 Stay In My Heart (IRE)
-1 Legal Lyric (IRE)

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 44-2302 BLACK, orange epaulettes, diabolo on sleeves, black cap, orange diamonds First Friday (IRE) 14
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 10-0 b P Hennessy D E Mullins (3) 62 4/15.00
3 (12) 9820-32 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, quartered cap Noverre Princess (IRE) 21
5 9-12 b1 Ms J Morgan P J Smullen 60 27/103.70
4 (7) 0-57 Light green, grey epaulettes, grey cap, light green star Tortueuse (IRE) 21
6 9-11 D A McLoughlin A E Lynch 59 10/111.00
5 (14) 0795-33 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue stars Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 14
Course and Distance Winner
7 9-9 bt J C McConnell S Foley 57 7/18.00
6 (2) 0/29570- YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, maroon sleeves, white cap Casimir Road (IRE) 42
5 9-8 M C Grassick N G McCullagh 56 5/16.00
8 (4) 00796/9- ROYAL BLUE, yellow sash, yellow cap, royal blue spots Bad Cigar (IRE) 30
5 9-0 F Costello F Lynch 48 20/121.00
9 (3) 68100/0- Brown & beige hoops, brown cap, maroon star City Line (IRE) 112
Distance Winner
6 8-13 t Liam Cleary Mr Conor Orr (10) 47 25/126.00
10 (11) 54/239-0 EMERALD GREEN, yellow epaulettes, yellow cap, emerald green star Horsewithnoname (IRE) 21
6 8-13 p T G McCourt I J Brennan (3) 47 16/117.00
11 (9) 30/066-5 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, yellow chevrons on sleeves, white cap The Pott Reidy (USA) 21
8 8-13 t T J O'Mara L P Dempsey (7) 47 8/19.00
12 (8) 090/944- WHITE, royal blue star, red cap Tinas Exhibition (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
6 8-13 e S Fahey M C Hussey 47 12/113.00
13 (6) 00/08- Black, white sash, halved sleeves, black cap Squealy's Daughter (IRE) 126
4 8-10 W J Fitzpatrick L F Roche (3) 47 25/126.00
14 (5) 600009- Emerald green, yellow epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green diamond Valley Of Stars (IRE) 84
4 8-10 p A Mulholland B A Curtis 47 33/134.00
15 7/51683- BLACK & YELLOW QUARTERED, diabolo on sleeves, check cap Habesh (IRE) 145
Distance Winner
4 9-10 E M O'Sullivan J P O'Brien 61 8/19.00
Non runners
2 (1)0900-32Trans City (IRE)510-0J NashW M Lordan62
7 (13)052472-Stay In My Heart (IRE)49-5C F SwanJ P O'Brien56
1673-094Legal Lyric (IRE)49-5W P MullinsReserve 256

Verdict

A tough finale for punters with several running well but none in winning form. First Friday just failed to double his winning tally on the track when caught in the dying strides by La Oliva over a slightly shorter trip a fortnight ago with Blue Ridge Lane staying on into third. Trans City couldn't cope with the in-form Balmont Flyer on his last two starts but that's no disgrace and it's about time he was winning, a remark that also applies to NOVERRE PRINCESS. Joanna Morgan's mare has finished runner-up here on four occasions and couldn't have got much closer to Days Ahead last time. She's gone up in the weights despite not winning but this looks a good opportunity to finally get off the mark. The Pott Reidy wasn't too far behind in that latter race but his strike-rate isn't inspiring.