Dundalk

  • 16:30 Friday Horse Racing Returns 27th September Handicap 1m

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 37.80s
  • Off time: 16:33:08
16:30 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cool Athlete (IRE) 9/1
2nd Sterling Cooper (IRE) 16/1
3rd Valley Queen 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 4007-55 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue star, dark blue stars on sleeves, dark blue cap, white star Cool Athlete (IRE) 233
Course and Distance Winner
7 10-0 p D Marnane F Lynch 65 9/110.00
2 (9) 489684 Yellow & black chevrons, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Gold Falcon (IRE) 5
Course and Distance Winner
4 10-0 p1 A McGuinness I J Brennan (3) 65 7/18.00
3 (14) 50-8274 YELLOW, black & white check sleeves & cap Sterling Cooper (IRE) 51
5 9-13 P J Rothwell E J McNamara 64 16/117.00
4 (6) 920793 Maroon, orange epaulettes, orange chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Valley Queen 6
Distance Winner
4 9-11 hv T G McCourt C R King (5) 62 6/17.00
5 (1) 55900 WHITE, one red & one green stripe, green & red quartered cap Sheer Delight (IRE) 17
3 9-9 b E Doyle J R Barry 65 20/121.00
6 (4) 563822 PURPLE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, purple cap Campestral Scene 10
3 9-7 b G M Lyons C T Keane (5) 63 7/42.75
7 (5) 072019 Pink & white diamonds Rockview Emperor (IRE) 17
Beaten Favourite
3 9-7 J C McConnell S Foley 63 10/111.00
8 (12) 623065 PURPLE, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, purple stars, yellow cap Samollie (IRE) 21
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-5 p G Donnelly G J Phillips (7) 56 8/19.00
9 (11) 0859 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, emerald green stars on sleeves, red cap Ledwidge (IRE) 21
3 9-1 pt L Winters R P Cleary 57 18/119.00
10 (8) 9/85-0 Royal blue, white cross sashes, white armlet, white star on cap Nareusya (IRE) 95
5 8-12 T Kodama R Coakley (7) 49 25/126.00
11 (10) 9-000 BLACK, white chevron, halved sleeves, black cap, white stars Calling You (IRE) 68
4 8-10 t R P O'Keeffe J A Heffernan (ex2) 47 33/134.00
12 (13) 460-769 EMERALD GREEN, yellow epaulettes, yellow cap, emerald green star Spunky 48
4 8-10 p T G McCourt N G McCullagh 47 20/121.00
13 (3) 008-00 YELLOW, royal blue spots, emerald green sleeves, royal blue cap Dark Approach (IRE) 34
3 8-7 t L McAteer B A Curtis 49 20/121.00
14 (7) 000-088 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN STRIPES Nics Montoya (IRE) 34
3 8-5 vt P J Flynn C D Hayes 47 20/121.00

Verdict

The top pair are the only course and distance winners in the line-up. COOL ATHLETE hasn't won for a very long time but has been given a chance by the assessor and is taken to return to winning ways. Gold Falcon gained his only success to date here in February but hasn't been running well enough to recommend and Campestral Scene looks to have more of a chance. He's still a maiden after 10 starts but is getting closer and the last time he ran here he finished an excellent runner-up to Maudlin Magdalen. Rockview Emperor would have to be considered on his victory on soft ground at Naas though he ran poorly when fancied for a follow-up at Tipperary.