Dundalk

  • 17:00 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Package Handicap 1m 2f 150y

  • Winner €5,865 2nd €1,361 3rd €596 4th €340
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 15.24s
  • Off time: 17:01:43
17:00 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hawa Bali (IRE) 3/1
2nd King Of Aran (IRE) 7/2
3rd Leaves You Baby (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 724232 PINK, black diamond, black star on cap King Of Aran (IRE) 12
3 9-12 M J Grassick B A Curtis (3) 74 7/24.50
2 (12) 383652 EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Dart Queen (GER) 40
3 9-8 A L T Moore F M Berry 70 8/19.00
3 (10) 00332 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Leaves You Baby (IRE) 4
Beaten Favourite
3 9-7 p M Halford G F Carroll (3) 69 3/14.00
4 (7) 8-07551 Royal blue, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, royal blue stars, yellow cap, royal blue star Hawa Bali (IRE) 19
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-5 p P D Deegan P J Smullen 67 3/14.00
5 (11) 043643 EMERALD GREEN, grey braces & sleeves, hooped cap Dan Noir (IRE) 19
3 9-2 G O'Leary S Foley (3) 64 9/110.00
7 (13) 486000 RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, striped sleeves, red cap My Point Exactly 25
3 9-0 A Oliver D P McDonogh 62 50/151.00
8 (6) 0-55600 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap French Express (IRE) 4
3 8-12 J C McConnell C P Hoban (7) 60 20/121.00
9 (3) 650040 BLACK, emerald green diamond, black cap Ebony Cat (IRE) 18
3 8-9 bt B P Galvin K Latham (ex1) 57 50/151.00
10 (5) 000557 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Capacity (IRE) 19
3 8-8 b T G McCourt M C Hussey 56 20/121.00
11 (14) 97-088 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Endless Debate (IRE) 19
3 8-4 A Oliver K T O'Neill (5) 51 16/117.00
12 (2) 700090 YELLOW, purple spots, red sleeves, yellow stars, yellow & red hooped cap Daybreak Skies (IRE) 4
3 8-4 p J C McConnell Nicola Walsh (10) 50 25/126.00
13 (4) 39-0006 EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap Itamaria (IRE) 3
3 8-4 H Rogers W M Lordan 47 14/115.00
14 (8) 0904 Red, black star, black stars on sleeves, red cap, black diamonds King Chaparral (IRE) 40
3 8-4 p J F O'Shea S M Gorey (3) 47 20/121.00
Non runners
6 (9)57600Viennese Whirl39-2J S BolgerK J Manning64

Verdict

A tight looking handicap but Pat Smullen's presence on board HAWA BALI was decisive for his victory here last month and could prove so again. The improving son of Royal Applause was given a superb ride by the champion jockey-elect to beat Night Glimmer with today's rival Dan Noir back in third and an 8lb rise doesn't look a problem. Leaves You Baby makes her handicap debut and is probably destined to go hurdling. She hasn't had much racing and is progressing well enough to give the selection plenty to think about but King Of Aran keeps finding one too good on Polytrack and may be a few pounds high. Dart Queen has produced two very good efforts over the C&D but she's another in the handicapper's grip at present.