Dundalk

  • 16:15 Bar One Racing Telebetting 1800 624 524 Maiden1m

  • Winner €7,245 2nd €1,680 3rd €736 4th €419
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 36.85s
  • Off time: 16:15:39
16:15 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Balmont Belle (IRE) 12/1
2nd Orator (IRE) 8/11
3rd Arch Pearl (USA) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 432 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Arch Pearl (USA) 46
3 9-5 G M Lyons G F Carroll 78 4/15.00
2 (1) 0 WHITE, emerald green large spots, emerald green cap Brookland Chief (IRE) 18
3 9-5 J J Lambe T P O'Shea 80/181.00
3 (5) BLACK, white chevron, halved sleeves, black cap, white stars Erwhons World (IRE)
3 9-5 S Donohoe I J Brennan (3) 100/1101.00
4 (7) PURPLE, pink seams, purple cap Imperial Plan (IRE)
3 9-5 R Brabazon J A Heffernan 33/134.00
5 (6) Black, beige panel, hooped sleeves, check cap Like A Diamond (IRE)
3 9-5 Miss Dunphy D P McDonogh 7/18.00
6 (3) PURPLE, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, purple stars, yellow cap Lily's Prince (IRE)
3 9-5 G Donnelly C R King (5) 33/134.00
7 (8) 36-222 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Orator (IRE) 29
Beaten Favourite
3 9-5 D Wachman W M Lordan 86 8/111.73
8 (2) 559 RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, striped sleeves, red cap Sticks And Stones 31
3 9-5 A Oliver S Foley 25/126.00
9 (11) 5B3 EMERALD GREEN, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, white star on cap Balmont Belle (IRE) 22
3 9-0 T Collins P J Smullen 12/113.00
10 (10) 60 ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, red sleeves, royal blue cap, red spots Errigal Rose (IRE) 29
3 9-0 t G Keane B A Curtis 80/181.00
11 (12) 94 DARK BLUE, light green seams, light green cap Nymph (IRE) 12
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien (ex1) 7/18.00
12 (9) 60 YELLOW, black striped sleeves & cap Trinity Rules (IRE) 13
3 9-0 K P Cotter C P Hoban (3) 50/151.00

Verdict

Nymph has failed to live up to her illustrious pedigree in two starts to date but the half-sister to Johannesburg would be worth a fortune at the paddocks with a victory under her belt and all is not lost just yet. Balmont Belle could only stay on at one pace at Wexford last month and would probably do better on ground with some give so this has to be the day ORATOR finally loses his maiden tag. He's been narrowly beaten three times over longer trips, including over 1m3f here in May, and his overall form gives him the edge over Arch Pearl, another who has been racing over further, may find this on the short side.