Dundalk

  • 17:45 Horse Racing Returns Friday 3rd January 2014 Nursery Handicap1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.36s
  • Off time: 17:48:18
17:45 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hazledoc (IRE) 7/2
2nd Fight U For It (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 71442 Royal blue, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white star on cap Ava Star (IRE) 89
Nag me
2 9-11 D Wachman W M Lordan 81 10/111.91
2 (3) 905 Yellow, large black spots, black spots on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Sparkee Sakhee 35
Nag me
2 9-2 D Leahy J A Heffernan 72 7/18.00
3 (1) 540722 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Fight U For It (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 8-6 b A Oliver N G McCullagh 62 5/16.00
4 (4) 9603 Purple, yellow star & sleeves, yellow & purple quartered cap Hazledoc (IRE) 21
Nag me
2 8-4 p1 M Halford C P Hoban (3) 59 7/24.50
5 (2) 809 YELLOW, royal blue sash, quartered cap Count Of Carabass (IRE) 120
Nag me
2 8-4 Miss H McLoughlin D M Grant 57 33/134.00
6 (7) 66023 PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Ever Yours (IRE) 56
Nag me
2 8-4 J J Murphy T P Madden (7) 56 16/117.00
7 (5) 009 White & red quartered, white sleeves, black seams, black cap Moonlight Ranger (USA) 98
Nag me
2 8-4 L Smyth R P Cleary 50 40/141.00

Verdict

Ava Star, a winner over 7f at Down Royal in July, makes her debut on the surface after a very good run behind Odisseia at Gowran in September. Fight U For It couldn't quite get up over this track and trip last month then was headed close home over 7f two weeks ago. He's an obvious threat but HAZLEDOC is 1lb better off plus Conor Hoban's claim with him for a short-head beating in that former event and may have the scope to reverse the form and take this. Ever Yours has been confined exclusively to the minimum trip so he'll find this is a big step-up.