Dundalk

  • 14:40 Marshes Shopping Centre Dundalk Handicap 5f

  • Winner:
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 2.49s
  • Off time: 14:48:29
14:40 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Empirico (FR) 4/1
2nd Patrickswell (IRE) 10/1
3rd Liberty Island (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 20-5027 WHITE, emerald green star, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Liberty Island (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-0 K J Condon P J Smullen 78 5/16.00
2 (2) 9-18140 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue star, dark blue stars on sleeves, dark blue cap, white star Empirico (FR) 17
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-12 D Marnane C O'Donoghue 76 4/15.00
4 (4) 510010 ROYAL BLUE, black hoop & armlet, red cap Patrickswell (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-11 p M Callaghan L F Roche (7) 75 10/111.00
5 (10) 07-5707 Yellow, emerald green & yellow striped sleeves, yellow cap Invincible Vibes (IRE) 5
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-10 bt G M Lyons K J Manning 79 14/115.00
6 (7) 506703- ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW CHEVRONS, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Spiritina (IRE) 234
Nag me
5 9-9 N Lawlor G F Carroll (3) 73 12/113.00
7 (11) 212-211 Red, black panel, black armlet, red cap Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 b1 L Smyth J P Murtagh 74 11/26.50
8 (6) 2122-08 ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, royal blue sleeves, pink cap Ability N Delivery 17
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 p M J Browne E J McNamara (3) 64 5/16.00
9 (8) 2-22060 EMERALD GREEN, white star, red cap Faynita (IRE) 1
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-11 b J M Burke Julie Burke (7) 61 14/115.00
11 (3) 990529- RED, white sleeves, red seams, white & red striped cap Shake It Loose (IRE) 281
Nag me
3 8-8 L McAteer B A Curtis (3) 63 25/126.00
12 (1) 800035 LIGHT BLUE, red star, red slvs & cap Desert Ben (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-5 p P Casey D J Moran 55 6/17.00
Non runners
3 (9)9-68644Flash McGahon (IRE)69-11J M OxxF M Berry75
10 (5)880-802Ucanchoose (IRE)48-9A SlatteryW J Supple59

Verdict

Liberty Island won this a year ago but he's 16lbs higher this time around and will need a career-best performance to follow up. Empirico also struggled at the weights at the Curragh last time but Ability N Delivery is quite well treated being 2lbs lower than when runner-up to Edith's Boy at Lingfield in November. BUBBLY BELLINI has been ultra-consistent in sellers and claimers in the UK since November and has won four times. The booking of Johnny Murtagh is a real positive and Lee Smyth's charge doesn't appear to have much more to do here. Flash McGahon was engaged at Tipperary yesterday and is worth keeping an eye on.