Dundalk

  • 18:50 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk Apprentice Handicap 1m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 32.49s
  • Off time: 18:51:33
18:50 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Timjoe (IRE) 6/1
2nd Juara (IRE) 20/1
3rd Darraghs Day (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 387-464 RED, black sash, quartered cap Silver Chief (IRE) 40
7 10-0 t M Winters R Coakley (4) 65 8/19.00
2 (4) 955745 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPS, emerald green cap, yellow star La Oliva (IRE) 7
Course Winner
4 9-6 b P W Flynn Anastasia O'Brien (4) 57 12/113.00
3 (10) 205002 ORANGE, black star & stars on sleeves, white cap Noble Call (IRE) 7
5 9-5 J F Levins T P Madden (7) 56 7/18.00
4 (14) 832182 RED, green sash, red cap, green spots Timjoe (IRE) 26
6 9-4 T O'Brien C T Keane 55 6/17.00
5 (2) 500-869 White, purple seams, purple cap Seven Samurai (USA) 7
3 9-1 C O'Brien R Dawson (4) 58 20/121.00
6 (13) 691308 EMERALD GREEN, black star, black cap, emerald green star Juara (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
3 8-13 A Mulholland L P Dempsey (4) 56 20/121.00
7 (7) 988622 DARK BLUE & YELLOW QUARTERED, quartered cap Settle For Red (IRE) 9
Beaten Favourite
3 8-13 M Halford C P Hoban 56 2/13.00
8 (5) 880449 DARK GREEN, grey epaulettes, striped cap Danequest (IRE) 12
4 8-10 p R Sweeney P K Donovan (4) 47 11/112.00
9 (11) 55/54-78 RED, white star, black sleeves, white stars, red cap, white stars Darraghs Day (IRE) 55
Course and Distance Winner
8 8-10 Miss M A Doran S B Kelly 47 25/126.00
10 (9) 38-9600 MAROON & WHITE DIABOLO, white sleeves, maroon cap King's Bastion (IRE) 208
9 8-10 bt L Comer R P Downey (4) 47 33/134.00
11 (6) 4386-04 ORANGE, black panel, hooped cap The Frog Prince (IRE) 7
9 8-10 Miss S J Harty L F Roche 47 12/113.00
12 (1) D55732 WHITE, emerald green hoop, emerald green seams on sleeves, hooped cap Well Insured (IRE) 35
9 8-10 b D J Barry G J Phillips (4) 47 7/18.00
13 (3) 099 Yellow, black braces, black diamonds on cap Dunbrin (IRE) 29
3 8-4 p Ross O'Sullivan D M Melia (7) 47 25/126.00
14 (8) 806534 maroon, white chevron and sleeves, white cap Fiftyshadesofred (IRE) 9
3 8-4 J C McConnell I T Queally (7) 47 12/113.00
Non runners
15763-256Armed Guard (IRE)48-10E LynamReserve 147
1609/78Elanamol (IRE)59-8P J F MurphyReserve 259
170/57Loveinasanddune58-10J T GormanReserve 347

Verdict

Darraghs Day is the only course and distance winner though that was in April 2011. Silver Chief has never won on the Flat and only once over hurdles so looks to have plenty of weight. Noble Call is still a maiden after 26 starts though he's dropped to a fair mark and ran his best race for some time behind Ned's Indian here last week while another long-time maiden, The Frog Prince, couldn't go much lower in the ratings. Timjoe had been in good form on the level before a poor run over timber last month. He had earlier finished runner-up over the track and trip with Well Insured, Fiftyshadesofred and SETTLE FOR RED behind but the latter appears to have made progress subsequently and is given the nod in a tricky event.