Dundalk

  • 20:50 Louth GAA Race Night Handicap 1m 2f 150y

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 15.80s
  • Off time: 20:50:19
20:50 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shabra Emperor (IRE) 16/1
2nd Hurricane Season 12/1
3rd Silenceofthewind (USA) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (14) 5-33103 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue stars Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 14
Course Winner
7 10-0 bt J C McConnell G F Carroll 65 8/19.00
2 (5) 01/7-070 RED & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves, red cap, light green star Home Secretary 28
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-11 t G Donnelly B A Curtis 62 8/19.00
3 (13) 7675D3 MAROON, dark blue epaulettes, dark blue cap, maroon spots Silenceofthewind (USA) 7
6 9-10 P D Deegan C D Hayes 61 12/113.00
4 (3) 52428-7 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Shabra Emperor (IRE) 7
4 9-8 b P O Brady D P McDonogh 59 16/117.00
5 (1) 500/235- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Gabh Mo Leithsceal (IRE) 168
5 9-7 J T Gorman K J Manning 58 7/24.50
6 (11) 000/013- Royal blue, yellow chevron, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Ridayef (IRE) 161
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 M Halford S Foley 56 7/24.50
7 (2) 6900-55 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, yellow chevrons on sleeves, white cap Indian Arch (USA) 21
6 9-3 t T J O'Mara W M Lordan 54 12/113.00
8 (8) 590-87 Dark blue, pink & white quartered cap Indiana Charmer (USA) 63
4 9-2 T Collins P J Smullen 53 8/19.00
9 (4) 84877-7 Black, white star, hooped sleeves, pink cap Hootie (IRE) 49
5 9-0 b S Donohoe J F Egan 51 16/117.00
10 (6) 997-406 Black & orange halved, hooped sleeves, black cap Jackie Tyrrell (IRE) 14
4 8-12 b M P Sunderland R P Cleary 49 16/117.00
11 (12) 700/0- Emerald green, yellow hoop, emerald green & white check sleeves, emerald green & yellow quartered cap Aaronkayzo (IRE) 112
4 8-10 T Kodama R Coakley (7) 47 10/111.00
12 (10) 0569-00 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Flower Bouquet (IRE) 14
4 8-10 p1 A P O'Brien M C Hussey 47 10/111.00
13 (9) 06500-7 EMERALD GREEN, orange check sleeves & cap Gold Not Silver (IRE) 35
4 8-10 M Halford C P Hoban (5) 47 14/115.00
14 (7) 000/8- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Hurricane Season 239
5 8-10 N Madden F M Berry 47 12/113.00
Non runners
15440-130Waterloo Sunrise (IRE)89-8S M DuffyReserve 159
160542/06-Pacey Outswinger (IRE)68-10J LarkinReserve 247

Verdict

Ridayef took a long time to find his form but was going well when last seen in late autumn, scoring here and coming close to defying a 10lb rise. He has a long absence to overcome as does Gabh Mo Leithsceal, who was around 4l behind him in September but must go close if fit enough as he's 12lb better off. Waterloo Sunrise as no such fitness problems having won here in January though his two subsequent efforts have been disappointing. BLUE RIDGE LANE won here last month and was possibly unlucky a fortnight ago when failing to obtain a clear run. He just sneaks into the 0-65 handicap and Gary Carroll can steer him home. Silenceofthewind ran his best race on the Polytrack last time but he's never raced beyond a mile in 19 career starts.