Dundalk

  • 20:45 Easter Mid-Term Madness At Dundalk Stadium Handicap 1m 4f

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 30.74s
  • Off time: 20:45:39
20:45 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zambezi Tiger (IRE) 66/1
2nd Doux Douce (IRE) 10/1
3rd Armed Guard (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (14) 7857-74 YELLOW, black braces, black chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Alghanem (IRE) 14
Course Winner
6 10-0 M Phelan T P Madden (7) 65 9/110.00
2 (12) 2759-21 Black, white chevron & sleeves, white stars on cap Clare Harrier (IRE) 28
Course Winner
7 9-12 David Geraghty C T Keane (3) 63 7/18.00
3 (8) 618-220 BLACK, orange epaulettes, diabolo on sleeves, black cap, orange diamonds First Friday (IRE) 14
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-12 h P Hennessy J P O'Brien 63 7/18.00
4 (7) 3140/21- ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star All About Alfie (IRE) 103
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-10 T Foley J A Heffernan 61 5/23.50
5 (5) 640-665 RED & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, striped cap Akinspirit (IRE) 21
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 9-9 ht M Butler S Foley 60 12/113.00
6 (10) 90-4 WHITE, emerald green large spots, emerald green cap Big Tony (IRE) 21
4 9-6 J J Lambe R P Downey (7) 59 8/19.00
7 (4) 5450/70 GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Sin Miedo (IRE) 14
4 9-6 b1 Mrs J Harrington Miss K Harrington 59 20/121.00
8 (2) 63-1462 PURPLE, large red spots, red seams on sleeves, purple cap Armed Guard (IRE) 21
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-3 t E Lynam C D Hayes 54 5/16.00
9 (1) 9/08-5 Red, white hoop, emerald green sleeves & cap Doux Douce (IRE) 7
7 9-1 b J Leavy Robson Aguiar 52 10/111.00
10 (13) 065864/ WHITE & BLACK DIAMONDS, black seams on sleeves, striped cap Zambezi Tiger (IRE) 166
5 8-13 G B Caldwell R Coakley (7) 50 66/167.00
11 (6) 508-3 WHITE, emerald green large spots, emerald green cap Only One Galileo (IRE) 21
4 8-12 t J J Lambe S Corby (10) 51 7/18.00
12 (3) 00/7-9 BLACK, orange star & armlet, black cap, orange star Three Leaves (IRE) 42
5 8-10 P Downey W M Lordan 47 33/134.00
13 (9) 34674-0 RED, white stars, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap Fiftyshadesofred (IRE) 70
4 8-8 b1 Miss T M Reilly I T Queally (10) 47 33/134.00
14 (11) 000-46P RED, royal blue sleeves & cap Seismic (IRE) 28
4 8-8 p G Elliott M C Hussey 47 20/121.00

Verdict

First Friday ran well in handicaps over this trip before finding 2m beyond him in an amateurs' race a fortnight ago. Alghanem has a poor strike-rate and looks as though he needs further but Clare Harrier stayed on strongly to catch Lord Kenmare last month and a 4lb rise doesn't look excessive. All About Alfie is 9lb higher than when landing a poor contest here in October and was well beaten in his only subsequent start over hurdles. Akinspirit has been steadily dropping to a mark he looks capable of winning from though he was just behind Armed Guard and ONLY ONE GALILEO when that pair occupied the places behind the prolific Waving three weeks ago and it's the latter, who was making his handicap debut and having his first run since October, who looks the one to be on.