Dundalk

  • 20:15 Winter Series At Dundalk 2014 Apprentice Handicap 1m 2f 150y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 17.20s
  • Off time: 20:17:30
20:15 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bomber Jackson (IRE) 8/1
2nd Well Insured (IRE) 13/2
3rd Habesh (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 83-5451 BLACK & YELLOW QUARTERED, diabolo on sleeves, check cap Habesh (IRE) 9
Course Winner
4 10-0 t E M O'Sullivan C T Keane 65 6/42.50
2 (6) 409061 BLACK, orange epaulettes, diabolo on sleeves, black cap, orange diamonds First Friday (IRE) 9
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-9 P Hennessy Anastasia O'Brien (4) 60 8/19.00
3 (4) 2514-7 BLACK, yellow seams, maroon sleeves, black cap, yellow star Apisata (GER) 54
4 9-7 M Torrens S D Torrens (7) 58 16/117.00
4 (13) 050029 ORANGE, black star & stars on sleeves, white cap Noble Call (IRE) 8
5 9-5 J F Levins T P Madden (4) 56 14/115.00
5 (5) 5-70390 Royal blue, dark blue sash, dark blue stars on sleeves, royal blue cap, dark blue stars Idlewild 63
3 9-4 p1 E Doyle L P Dempsey (4) 58 25/126.00
6 (8) 400600 Yellow & black chevrons, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Gold Falcon (IRE) 49
Course Winner
4 9-3 h A McGuinness L F Roche 54 25/126.00
7 (12) 323909 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, quartered cap Noverre Princess (IRE) 21
5 9-2 E O'Connell R Coakley (4) 53 25/126.00
8 (10) 979306 DARK BLUE, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap Bomber Jackson (IRE) 14
3 9-1 b Jane M Foley R P Downey (4) 55 8/19.00
9 (9) 9-00646 EMERALD GREEN, orange check sleeves & cap Coach Bombay (IRE) 9
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-1 pt M Halford C P Hoban 52 11/26.50
10 (11) 5732U2 WHITE, emerald green hoop, emerald green seams on sleeves, hooped cap Well Insured (IRE) 9
9 8-11 b D J Barry R Dawson (4) 48 13/27.50
11 (1) 485400 BLACK & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, light green sleeves, quartered cap Moscow Treat (IRE) 14
5 8-10 v1 S G O'Donnell I T Queally (7) 47 25/126.00
12 (3) 0099 PURPLE, orange seams, purple cap Thuigim (IRE) 23
6 8-10 T O'Brien S Corby (7) 47 33/134.00
13 (7) 653467 Pink & white diamonds Fiftyshadesofred (IRE) 9
3 8-7 p J C McConnell S B Kelly 47 20/121.00
14 (14) 200486 WHITE, pink diamond, pink diamonds on sleeves & cap Orion's Might (IRE) 9
3 8-7 N Carolan G J Phillips (4) 47 25/126.00
Non runners
150-89627Fairy Court (IRE)78-12T CumminsReserve 149
160-00977Confidence (USA)69-6L ComerReserve 257
17097Forest Hawk (IRE)59-4J C McConnellReserve 355

Verdict

Joseph O'Brien was seen at his strongest to get Habesh home last week but this is an apprentice race so Colin Keane takes over and he's one of the best young rider's around. A 7lb weight rise won't aid his mount's cause and First Friday looks a better bet having gone up just 3lb for last week's victory and Ana O'Brien able to claim her 4lb allowance. Relying on WELL INSURED to bring home the bacon has proved very costly in the past as he's now gone 33 runs without a victory. However, he was caught right on the line by First Friday last week and if Ray Dawson can hold on to him for a fraction longer this time that elusive first victory could be his. Coach Bombay wasn't far behind in that latter race and looks a threat while Noble Call, who has had almost as many runs as the selection without winning, ran well over hurdles last week and is on a very lowly mark.