Dundalk

  • 16:00 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Claiming Race7f

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.18s
  • Off time: 16:00:50
16:00 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 9/2
2nd Invincible Soul (IRE) 11/1
3rd Shukhov (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 000008 White & emGreen chevrons, white & yellow hooped slvs, white cap, emGreen star Shirley Schmidt (IRE) 13
5 10-0 b Mrs A M O'Shea Adrian O'Shea (5) 50 50/151.00
2 (1) 1670-6 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, royal blue sleeves & cap Mesariya (IRE) 67
4 9-12 b1 R Roberts J F Egan 92 8/19.00
3 (7) 00807-0 PURPLE, purple & pink check cap Invincible Soul (IRE) 23
5 9-9 A Mullins D E Mullins (3) 80 11/112.00
4 (4) 749-963 RED & BLACK STRIPES, black cap, red star Like Magic (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
6 9-9 pt P Martin P J Smullen 72 7/24.50
5 (3) 954547 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue star, dark blue stars on sleeves, dark blue cap, white star He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
7 9-7 D Marnane Sam James (3) 72 9/25.50
6 (9) 08-0460 RED & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves & cap Clara Zetkin 12
Distance Winner
4 9-6 b James J Hartnett J P O'Brien 65 20/121.00
7 (10) 002830 Purple, light green diamond & sleeves, light green cap Bon Accord (FR) 36
5 9-4 bt A Oliver C P Hoban (5) 70 11/26.50
8 (6) 614948- Royal blue & yellow chevrons, royal blue sleeves, yellow cap Love Nest 16
4 9-4 Denis Hogan J A Heffernan 55 25/126.00
9 (11) 519-609 Red, White stars on sleeves, White cap, Red star Perfect Godess (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
3 9-3 b1 B Nolan N G McCullagh 60 25/126.00
10 (8) 73202-0 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Shukhov (IRE) 15
3 9-3 G M Lyons E J McNamara (3) 73 9/25.50
11 (14) 70-67 YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Baffles Brains (IRE) 91
3 9-1 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 64 14/115.00
12 (13) 9120-85 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Mount Meru 38
Distance Winner
3 9-1 b G M Lyons G F Carroll 69 12/113.00
13 (12) 9700-00 ROYAL BLUE, yellow sash, yellow cap, royal blue spots Baiadilla Beach (IRE) 84
4 9-0 F Costello B A Curtis 46 33/134.00
14 (5) 750200 White & red diabolo, red sleeves & cap Sophies Echo (IRE) 11
3 8-10 b1 W McCreery D P McDonogh 63 18/119.00

Verdict

SHUKHOV has questions to answer after he finished tailed off on his reappearance on soft ground at Naas a fortnight ago but his two runs here last season produced two narrow defeats and in the hope that a return to the surface is what's required he gets the vote. Mesariya began by landing a Leopardstown maiden last March and has raced in much better company subsequently including in Group 3s. This is a massive drop in class and his stable are very adept at placing their horses so he has to be of interest if attracting support. Like Magic has yet to be placed in four runs on the surface though he's been going well on Turf while He's Got Rhythm has some strong Polytrack form though he's only been successful once in 24 starts. Bon Accord was beaten a head over the C&D on his only start here while Mount Meru is another to consider in a wide-open claimer.