Dundalk

  • 19:20 Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk Handicap1m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 37.18s
  • Off time: 19:59:41
19:20 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Akasaka (IRE) 7/2
2nd Shake The Bucket (IRE) 5/1
3rd Rocky's Pride (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (9) 003522- Red, Pink epaulets, yellow cap Akasaka (IRE) 35
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-6 E Lynam I J Brennan (3) 95 1001
2 (11) 22123-1 BLACK, pink hollow box, pink cap Shake The Bucket (IRE) 14
Course Winner
6 9-9 N Madden N P Madden 84 1001
3 (2) 266421- YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Beat The Ballot (IRE) 35
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-6 T Collins J P O'Brien 81 1001
4 (8) 115690- White, emerald green hollow box, emerald green & white striped sleeves, yellow & white striped cap Star Links (USA) 56
Distance Winner
7 9-6 b S Donohoe A P Thornton (3) 81 1001
5 (4) 08415-1 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Dimitar (USA) 14
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-1 E Lynam W M Lordan 76 1001
6 (10) 50351-3 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Shukhov (IRE) 14
Course Winner
4 9-1 G M Lyons E J McNamara 76 1001
7 (13) 751- Silver, green spots Great Soprano (USA) 28
Course and Distance Winner
4 8-12 T J Taaffe J A Heffernan 73 1001
8 (1) 8041-36 White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue star on cap Curl Cat (USA) 7
Course and Distance Winner
7 8-11 be T Cleary R P Cleary 72 1001
9 (12) 2651/90- PINK, grey stars, grey seams on sleeves, pink cap, grey stars Beau Amadeus (IRE) 63
4 8-9 S Donohoe C D Hayes 70 1001
10 (5) 043306- LIGHT BLUE, dark blue star, dark blue stars on sleeves, dark blue cap, white star He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 37
Course Winner
8 8-9 D Marnane L F Roche (3) 70 1001
11 (6) 28600-6 RED & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves, red cap, light green star Rocky's Pride (IRE) 14
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-7 b G Donnelly B A Curtis 68 1001
12 (7) 44007-5 Red, yellow star, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow & red striped cap Cool Athlete (IRE) 14
Course and Distance Winner
7 8-5 p D Marnane F Lynch (ex1) 66 1001
13 (3) 2425-78 RED, black epaulettes, black sleeves, red chevrons, black cap, red diamonds Lord Kenmare (USA) 7
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-5 pt M Halford C P Hoban (5) 66 1001

Verdict

Several of these arrive in top form including Shake The Bucket though it's a surprise to see him taking a big drop in trip after his exploits over middle-distances. Akasaka continues to go really well but is climbing the weights without winning so it's BEAT THE BALLOT who gets the vote. Joseph O'Brien was on board when Tracey Collins' lightly-raced gelding gained his second C&D victory last month where he looked progressive and with an ideal draw again he'll take some beating. Dimitar is another dual C&D winner with a fine chance despite a 7lb rise while Great Soprano foiled a gamble in a maiden here last month and makes his handicap debut. There are plenty of others in with chances in a wide-open handicap.