Dundalk

  • 20:30 Come On The Irish Stablestaff Handicap 1m

  • Winner €3,850 2nd €882 3rd €378 4th €210
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 37.36s
  • Off time: 20:32:40
20:30 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Clare Harrier (IRE) 7/1
2nd Confident Cub (IRE) 5/1
3rd Sophies Echo (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 507351 DARK GREEN, grey epaulettes, striped cap Khelino (IRE) 14
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-12 R Sweeney W J Lee 59 6/17.00
2 (1) 7508/09 RED & WHITE CHECK, striped sleeves, quartered cap Big Typhoon (IRE) 14
Course Winner
5 9-9 p T G McCourt B A Curtis 56 16/117.00
3 (13) 907 EMERALD GREEN & DARK BLUE DIAMONDS, dark blue cap Celticnama (IRE) 34
3 9-9 P Martin N G McCullagh 58 25/126.00
4 (12) 543052 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Confident Cub (IRE) 39
4 9-8 J S Bolger K J Manning 55 5/16.00
5 (8) 974000 Dark Blue, White seams, check cap Richelieu 14
Course Winner
10 9-8 bt J J Lambe R P Whelan (3) 55 20/121.00
6 (11) 854122 ROYAL BLUE, yellow hoop, white sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots Elusive Express (IRE) 21
4 9-5 H Rogers C D Hayes 52 9/25.50
7 (2) 798571 Red, white cross sashes, hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots Cristy's Call (IRE) 21
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-4 L Winters I J Brennan (3) 53 11/26.50
8 (4) 43-6273 PURPLE & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, striped cap House Limit (IRE) 183
3 9-2 J Larkin A P Thornton (3) 51 10/111.00
9 (7) 703059 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, yellow chevrons on sleeves, white cap Sassaway (IRE) 14
5 9-2 T J O'Mara W M Lordan 49 20/121.00
10 (6) 66P/00-2 Black, white chevron & sleeves, white stars on cap Clare Harrier (IRE) 21
5 9-1 David Geraghty C T Keane (5) 48 7/18.00
11 (14) 0-900 Beige & maroon diamonds, maroon stars on sleeves, maroon star on cap Magic Crystal (IRE) 14
4 9-0 Peter Fahey C P Hoban (5) 47 33/134.00
12 (9) 700- Emerald green, yellow hoop, emerald green & white check sleeves, emerald green & yellow quartered cap Aaronkayzo (IRE) 424
3 8-12 T Kodama M C Hussey 47 15/28.50
13 (3) 98009 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, red cap All Silver (IRE) 14
3 8-12 P J Flynn L F Roche (3) 47 25/126.00
14 (10) 083487 White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, hooped cap Sophies Echo (IRE) 28
3 8-12 b T Cleary R P Cleary 47 12/113.00
Non runners
1550/311-0Whatever It Takes (IRE)410-2N MaddenReserve 163
16280R65Golan Heights (IRE)69-0A McGuinnessReserve 247
17307800Samollie (IRE)39-11G DonnellyReserve 360

Verdict

Khelino stepped up to this trip for the first time two weeks ago and came with a storming run to catch Coppertop close home. A 7lb rise looks a bit excessive though he should go well again. Confident Cub made his debut on this track but his later runs have been on soft ground and he looked on the upgrade at Roscommon last time. Elusive Express is very consistent but has only won once and was beaten by CRISTY'S CALL over the C&D three weeks ago. The winner was having just his seventh career start on that occasion and with more to come can defy a 6lb rise with Ian Brennan's claim a major bonus. Clare Harrier hadn't shown much for a very long time before a cracking effort over the C&D earlier this month and a similar run would see him in the firing line. House Limit looks best of the remainder.