Dundalk

  • 15:55 Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey & Trainer Handicap 1m

  • Winner €4,339 2nd €1,001 3rd €434 4th €245
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.05s
  • Off time: 15:59:53
15:55 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Liberty To Rock (IRE) 8/1
2nd Granny On Fire (IRE) 7/2
3rd The Black Devil (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 004906 White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, hooped cap General Bunching (USA) 7
Course Winner
5 10-0 t T Cleary R P Cleary 64 16/117.00
2 (2) 629254 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Pivotal Rock (IRE) 10
Course Winner
6 9-13 t T Stack W M Lordan 63 13/27.50
3 (5) 0/704-00 Grey, orange panel, orange cap Alheera (IRE) 42
5 9-12 Mrs S Dawson R P Whelan (3) 62 20/121.00
4 (7) 582117 ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, royal blue sleeves, pink cap Esytopolishadimond (IRE) 91
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-12 M J Browne J A Heffernan 62 12/113.00
5 (11) 622144 Purple, mauve triple diamond, mauve diamonds on cap The Black Devil (IRE) 24
4 9-11 p G Keane C T Keane (5) 61 10/111.00
6 (12) 37-657U Pink & white diamonds Dancingwithangels (IRE) 7
4 9-9 ht J C McConnell J P O'Brien 59 12/113.00
7 (4) 011379 WHITE, black spots, red & black striped cap Atlas Peak (IRE) 7
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-7 b John G Carr C P Hoban (3) 57 10/111.00
8 (10) 2029-79 GREY, red star, grey cap Whitethorne Scent 48
5 9-7 J G Murphy P J Smullen 57 11/26.50
9 (13) 762-688 DARK GREEN, grey epaulettes, striped cap Danequest (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
4 9-4 R Sweeney W J Lee 54 20/121.00
10 (14) 0/670-10 Red, orange stars on sleeves, orange stars on cap Flaring Forth (IRE) 16
Beaten Favourite
4 9-3 t Mark Fahey S Foley 53 10/111.00
11 (6) 9-57671 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Granny On Fire (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
3 8-13 Michael Mulvany S A Gray (5) 58 7/24.50
12 (3) 000-054 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Liberty To Rock (IRE) 7
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-12 p J T Gorman K J Manning 48 8/19.00
13 (8) 3596-96 Purple & yellow quartered, grey sleeves & cap Engage The Dance (IRE) 16
4 8-11 t P Martin N G McCullagh 47 18/119.00
14 (9) 707/0-95 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Ring Them Bells 63
5 8-11 p1 N Madden F M Berry 47 8/19.00
Non runners
15762107Our Manekineko39-2J NashReserve 161
16932009/Baynes Cross (IRE)1010-0G HusseyReserve 264
1700-7Three Leaves (IRE)48-11P DowneyReserve 347

Verdict

Esytopolishadimond's winning run came to an end here in April and reappears on a mark 15lb higher than for his first success. Pivotal Rock has been running well enough both here and on Turf to suggest he can get involved while The Black Devil has been in very good heart but has never raced at a trip as short as this. Granny On Fire has been raised a massive 11lb for her easy victory at Bellewstown so the vote goes to LIBERTY ROCK. He has a poor strike-rate on Turf but is better on this surface and has scored three times over the track and trip, all from much higher marks than this. After scoring at Roscommon a month ago, Flaring Forth ran a shocker when favourite at Naas and is much better than that.