Dundalk

  • 17:25 Down GAA Maiden1m 2f 150y

  • Winner €7,700 2nd €2,388 3rd €1,138 4th €513
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 19.16s
  • Off time: 17:28:45
17:25 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wishing Star (IRE) 8/11
2nd Stella D'oro (USA) 9/4
3rd Ballycaines (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) /- Pink, emerald green cross sashes, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Shakadame (FR) 136
5 9-10 Barry J Murphy C P Hoban 16/117.00
2 (2) 7 Dark blue, white epaulettes, halved sleeves, maroon cap, white star Ballycaines (IRE) 19
3 9-5 t1 A Keatley D E Sheehy (7) 20/121.00
4 (10) 48 Black, black & red check sleeves, check cap Litecoin (IRE) 38
3 9-5 t1 John Feane G P Halpin 16/117.00
5 (9) Black, gold chevrons, black cap Stella D'oro (USA)
3 9-5 t1 Joseph P O'Brien W M Lordan 9/43.25
6 (1) 9 Dark blue, white armlet, white cap Swanson (IRE) 26
3 9-5 t Joseph P O'Brien S M Crosse (7) 9/110.00
7 (5) Pink, white cap, pink star Treasure Rock (USA)
3 9-5 h C O'Brien L F Roche 16/117.00
8 (8) 36 Light blue, red sash, red seams on sleeves, red star on cap Utalkintomeboy (IRE) 8
3 9-5 T G McCourt R P Downey 33/134.00
10 (3) 3-4443 MADONNA BLUE, brown cross belts, check cap Wishing Star (IRE) 18
3 9-0 h J A Stack C D Hayes 72 8/111.73
Non runners
3 (4)46Frankincense (IRE)39-5A P O'BrienE J McNamara
9 (6)0-She's A Novelty (IRE)39-0P F McEneryR C Colgan

Betting

Forecast

Wishing Star (8/11), Stella D'oro (9/4), Frankincense (6/1), Swanson (9/1), Litecoin (16/1), Shakadame (16/1), Treasure Rock (16/1), Ballycaines (20/1), She's A Novelty (25/1), Utalkintomeboy (33/1)

Verdict

The superbly-bred Frankincense has run poorly in two starts on testing ground and is tried in a tongue tie. Wishing Star has only looked moderate and is vulnerable to an improver though the remainder with experience have shown little. However, STELLA D'ORO, a $250,000 son of Sea The Stars, could be good enough to make a successful start. Treasure Rock is a half-brother to five winners and out of a winning miler on Dirt so he's another to watch out for.