Dundalk

  • 21:20 Follow Dundalk On Facebook Handicap 1m 4f

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

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
2 (10) 688/83-1 DARK GREEN, white sleeves, red cap, white star Days Ahead (IRE) 14
Course Winner
6 9-10 p E Doyle J R Barry 61 1001
3 (1) 0144-23 BLACK, orange epaulettes, diabolo on sleeves, black cap, orange diamonds First Friday (IRE) 7
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-10 b P Hennessy Anastasia O'Brien (10) 61 1001
4 (13) 648/136- YELLOW & PURPLE CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Mighty Whitey (IRE) 16
7 9-10 be N C Kelly C R King (10) 61 1001
5 (6) 82950-9 Orange, purple panel, purple seams on sleeves, striped cap Massabini (USA) 14
5 9-9 h J J Coleman P A Gallagher (5) 60 1001
6 (4) 69820-3 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, quartered cap Noverre Princess (IRE) 14
5 9-8 p Ms J Morgan C P Geoghegan (3) 59 1001
7 (3) 42/6780- Yellow, royal blue & white quartered cap Talenti (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
10 9-7 b P J McKenna D A McCormack (5) 58 1001
8 (7) 915686- ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Houdini Bright (USA) 35
Course and Distance Winner
5 8-13 vt D A McLoughlin R Coakley (7) 50 1001
10 (9) 0090/68- ROYAL BLUE, red cross of lorraine, white cap Mac Tigue (IRE) 23
5 8-10 p C O'Dwyer J F Egan 47 1001
11 (11) 6000/0-0 RED, black hoop, white cap, black star Prime Contract (IRE) 14
6 8-10 S Harley James J Doyle (10) 47 1001
12 (5) 530/066- ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, yellow chevrons on sleeves, white cap The Pott Reidy (USA) 83
8 8-10 t T J O'Mara S M Gorey (3) 47 1001
13 (12) 05/0469- Royal blue, dark green disc, dark green armlet, royal blue cap War (IRE) 18
7 8-10 p1 J Nash S A Gray (5) 47 1001
14 (2) 03360-0 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Whiteside (IRE) 14
5 8-10 E Lynam R P Downey (10) 47 1001
15 85044-0 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Strawberry Flavour (GER) 14
4 9-3 A Oliver L P Dempsey (7) 58 1001
Non runners
1 (8)70/154-2Regal Warrior (IRE)1010-1J J LambeMegan Carberry66
9 (14)145770-Accompanist108-10T G McCourtKaren Kenny47

Verdict

Noverre Princess is still a maiden after 15 starts and faded close home when third behind DAYS AHEAD over slightly shorter last time. The winner, who has scored over hurdles and fences, stayed on strongly in the closing stages and today's extra furlong will suit so a 5lb rise shouldn't prevent a follow-up. Regal Warrior has been running very well here and was only headed in the closing stages by Grezky last week. He holds the consistent First Friday on earlier running and should get into the mix despite a big weight. Houdini Bright is on the same mark as when successful over the C&D last February so shouldn't be dismissed.