Dundalk

  • 21:20 www.valuecentre.ie 2m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 21:21:59
21:20 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rodriguez (IRE) 8/1
2nd Pires 11/2
3rd Teodolite (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 317-315 PURPLE, large red spots, red seams on sleeves, purple cap Atmospheric High (IRE) 21
Course Winner
5 12-0 E Lynam Miss S Lynam (7) 75 9/110.00
2 (6) 1008/53- DARK GREEN, red hollow box, red sleeves, dark green cap Pires 33
Distance Winner
9 12-0 A J Martin Mr S J Craig (7) 75 11/26.50
3 (4) 237/138- Light blue, brown chevron, light blue cap Rodriguez (IRE) 159
Course Winner
6 11-11 C F Swan A J McNulty (7) 72 8/19.00
4 (10) 535-615 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Fairylike (IRE) 7
Course Winner
5 11-9 p A P O'Brien Miss S O'Brien (7) 70 9/110.00
5 (5) 3R-08 EMERALD GREEN, royal blue panel & sleeves, emerald green cap Ordinary Man (IRE) 7
8 11-4 p W J Burke Mr J J Burke (7) 65 10/111.00
6 (1) 6756/1-4 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Blue Cannon (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
5 11-2 N Meade Ms N Carberry 63 13/82.62
7 (8) 4/85- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Teodolite (IRE) 199
4 10-12 J S Bolger Miss J M Mangan (7) 64 10/111.00
8 (3) 4400-86 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap First Impressions (IRE) 5
7 10-10 p Michael Mulvany Mr R E O'Sullivan (7) 57 12/113.00
9 (11) 3/008- Emerald green, red diamond, emerald green cap Kavanagh (IRE) 250
9 10-10 pt G Keane Mr J P McKeown 57 25/126.00
10 (2) 452428- BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Shabra Emperor (IRE) 107
4 10-8 b P O Brady Mr L P Flynn (3) 60 16/117.00
11 (9) 4600/00- Royal blue & emerald green halved, white sleeves, red cap Scottish Reel (IRE) 179
6 10-7 J P Broderick Mr S Crawford (3) 54 25/126.00
12 (13) 6945-47 ROYAL BLUE, yellow sash, yellow cap, royal blue spots Diamondgeezer Luke (IRE) 21
6 10-5 F Costello Mr R O Harding (5) 52 25/126.00
13 (12) 047- YELLOW & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Magical Moon 124
4 10-4 M Hourigan Miss L A Hourigan (5) 55 25/126.00

Verdict

None of these have won over the trip on the Flat but the very versatile PIRES will have no problems whatsoever staying and though he's yet to score on the surface this looks another for his collection. A winning hurdler and chaser, he's also scored twice on the level and though having a big weight to carry he'll take some beating. Atmospheric High also has plenty of weight and he's yet to prove he stays anywhere near this trip, a remark that also applies to Fairylike, a winner over 1m4f last month. Blue Cannon found 1m4f much too short here last week and is much better suited to a thorough test of stamina as he showed when scoring over 2m2f at Down Royal in September. Rodriguez was going well over timber last summer and, as he has already scored on this track in the past, he's one to keep an eye on in the betting.