Dundalk

  • 21:25 Christmas Parties At Dundalk Handicap 1m 2f 150y

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,279 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 13.30s
  • Off time: 21:42:04
21:25 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Acushladear (IRE) 4/1
2nd Melodie D'Amour (IRE) 10/1
3rd Teajaybe (USA) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 024/P-05 EMERALD GREEN & DARK BLUE DIABOLO, dark blue sleeves, quartered cap Keeptheboatafloat (USA) 28
5 10-0 p Mrs A M O'Shea Adrian O'Shea (5) 70 33/134.00
2 (9) 670-536 BLACK & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, yellow sleeves, black cap Mctaggart (IRE) 92
4 10-0 W C O'Brien W J Supple 70 16/117.00
3 (10) 230230 Purple, pink stars on sleeves, pink star on cap Melodie D'Amour (IRE) 26
4 10-0 M Halford G F Carroll 70 10/111.00
4 (3) 507533 EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Saint By Day (IRE) 14
Course and Distance Winner
5 10-0 p M Halford S Foley 70 4/15.00
5 (13) 290000 MAROON & WHITE DIABOLO, white sleeves, maroon cap King's Bastion (IRE) 40
7 9-12 L Comer J P O'Brien 68 20/121.00
6 (1) 842300 ROYAL BLUE, orange hoop, hooped sleeves, check cap Johnnys Legacy (IRE) 14
4 9-11 D Marnane C O'Donoghue 67 11/112.00
7 (7) 322/806- White, white cap, royal blue diamonds Karkari (IRE) 15
5 9-11 p E Doyle F M Berry 67 12/113.00
8 (5) 742121 ORANGE & BLACK CHEVRONS, black cap, orange spots Acushladear (IRE) 7
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-10 P Tallis D P McDonogh 66 4/15.00
9 (14) 201268 White, emerald green braces, emerald green armlet, emerald green cap Legendary Times (IRE) 26
5 9-10 P J Flynn D M Grant 66 11/112.00
10 (11) 44468 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Zarzal (IRE) 54
3 9-9 b J M Oxx Johnny Murtagh 70 5/16.00
11 (2) 943535 DARK BLUE, red epaulettes, red cap, dark blue star Belleau (IRE) 14
3 9-8 b P D Deegan E J McNamara (3) 69 10/111.00
12 (12) 4-443 LIGHT BLUE, white & yellow check cap Piece D'or (IRE) 100
3 9-8 p1 P D Deegan P J Smullen 69 7/18.00
13 (8) 608467 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Teajaybe (USA) 25
3 9-7 p J S Bolger K J Manning 68 11/112.00
14 (4) 533-000 BLACK, pink braces, pink armlet, pink star on cap Equus Ferus (IRE) 14
3 9-6 R P Burns R P Cleary 67 25/126.00
Non runners
1536808Warrior Song (IRE)39-4P D DeeganReserve 165
16000305Seavelvet (IRE)39-4E GriffinReserve 265
17800583Indus Valley (IRE)49-9A McGuinnessReserve 365

Verdict

The lightly-raced Zarzal has shown that there is a race in him and he's by no means harshly treated for his Polytrack debut. Piece D'Or is another having her first start on the surface and she's done enough to warrant respect after a lay-off while Saint By Day gained his only success over this C&D and returned to form here two weeks ago. Melodie D'Amour is yet another having her first Polytrack start but she's done well on fast ground and was totally unsuited by heavy going last time. The assessor has raised ACUSHLADEAR 8lb for her victory over the C&D last week - her first run on the track - but she's been lightly-raced and is now making up for lost time so this presents a good opportunity for a quick double.