Dundalk

  • 20:20 Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Handicap 1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.82s
  • Off time: 20:22:51
20:20 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gold Falcon (IRE) 12/1
2nd Clare Harrier (IRE) 3/1
3rd Wellmarked (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (5) 10606-6 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Pivotal Rock (IRE) 14
Course Winner
6 9-13 t T Stack P C O'Donnell (10) 64 8/19.00
3 (1) P00/211- Black, white chevron & sleeves, white stars on cap Clare Harrier (IRE) 56
Course and Distance Winner
6 9-11 David Geraghty C T Keane (5) 62 3/14.00
4 (4) 8001-65 PURPLE, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, purple stars, yellow cap Samollie (IRE) 21
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-11 G Donnelly Megan Carberry (7) 62 12/113.00
5 (3) 78-7675 MAROON, dark blue epaulettes, dark blue cap, maroon spots Silenceofthewind (USA) 7
6 9-11 p1 P D Deegan P K Donovan (10) 62 20/121.00
6 (7) 07009-2 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue stars Black N Brew (USA) 21
Distance Winner
7 9-8 J C McConnell S Foley 59 9/25.50
7 (11) 340-085 Yellow & black chevrons, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Gold Falcon (IRE) 14
4 9-7 h A McGuinness I J Brennan (3) 58 12/113.00
8 (12) 73-094 Black & white check, green & white qtd cap Legal Lyric (IRE) 14
4 9-5 W P Mullins J A Heffernan 56 9/25.50
9 (13) 266241- Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap The Reek 98
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-5 t P Martin P J Smullen 56 8/19.00
10 (10) 997-4 Black & orange halved, hooped sleeves, black cap Jackie Tyrrell (IRE) 21
4 9-3 b M P Sunderland B A Curtis 54 8/19.00
11 (8) 608-9 Brown, red cross sashes, red cap, brown diamond Spirit In The Rye (IRE) 14
4 9-3 t J P Ryan R P Cleary 54 25/126.00
12 (14) 506-013 WHITE, black spots, red & black striped cap Atlas Peak (IRE) 14
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-1 b John G Carr C P Hoban (5) 52 12/113.00
13 (6) 4887-96 Royal blue, purple diamond & sleeves, royal blue cap Wellmarked (IRE) 28
6 8-12 et P G Fahey M C Hussey 49 14/115.00
14 (9) 083-309 White & black hoops, halved sleeves, quartered cap Refuse Colette (IRE) 14
4 8-10 b B P Galvin C R King (10) 47 16/117.00
Non runners
1 (2)4007-55Cool Athlete (IRE)710-0D MarnaneF Lynch65

Verdict

Clare Harrier has suddenly found his form and completed a track and trip double with a smooth victory over Alvar in December. He doesn't mind a break between races and has to be on the short-list despite another hike in the weights. The Reek has been incredibly consistent and deserved his first success here in November though a 7lb rise takes him to his highest ever mark. Atlas Peak gained a surprise victory over the course and distance last month and didn't appreciate dropping back in trip last time so he's one to keep on the right side. Samollie is just 2lb higher than when scoring here in December but hasn't run as well subsequently and though Black N Brew ran very well here last month connections won't be happy with a 6lb rise. COOL ATHLETE has run well on all three starts here since returning from a break so it's a surprise that the assessor has seen fit to drop him 5lb, which just gets him into this handicap. He was in fine form at this time a year ago and can get back to winning ways despite his big weight.