Dundalk

  • 20:50 Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Handicap 1m 2f 150y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 16.97s
  • Off time: 20:53:02
20:50 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st La Oliva (IRE) 20/1
2nd First Friday (IRE) 10/3
3rd Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 3457-23 EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Saint By Day (IRE) 14
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-0 vt M Halford S Foley 62 9/25.50
2 (3) 144-230 BLACK, orange epaulettes, diabolo on sleeves, black cap, orange diamonds First Friday (IRE) 7
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-13 b P Hennessy D E Mullins (3) 61 10/34.33
3 (5) 84040-8 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPS, emerald green cap, yellow star La Oliva (IRE) 14
4 9-10 be P W Flynn C P Hoban (5) 60 20/121.00
4 (9) 7/0795-3 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue stars Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 7
Course Winner
7 9-9 bt J C McConnell P J Smullen 57 9/25.50
5 (14) 5708-6 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, white cap Ahuqd (IRE) 21
4 9-8 b A Oliver W J Lee 58 20/121.00
6 (8) 36900- ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, yellow chevrons on sleeves, white cap Indian Arch (USA) 143
6 9-8 t T J O'Mara W M Lordan 56 14/115.00
7 (13) 5044-04 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Strawberry Flavour (GER) 7
4 9-7 A Oliver C D Hayes 57 10/111.00
8 (1) 0/60-0 YELLOW, royal blue disc & sleeves, hooped cap Back In Black (IRE) 21
4 9-2 C O'Brien J P O'Brien 52 12/113.00
9 (7) 45386-6 LIGHT BLUE, white slvs, white & mauve hooped cap Fleeting Moment (IRE) 14
Course Winner
8 9-2 p P Martin I J Brennan (3) 50 14/115.00
10 (11) 70/3902- WHITE, brown sash, emerald green cap That's Ours (USA) 49
5 9-1 P Hickey L P Dempsey (7) 49 7/18.00
11 (12) 760908- BLACK & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, light green sleeves, quartered cap Blue Medecis (IRE) 70
5 8-13 bt S G O'Donnell J A Heffernan 47 33/134.00
12 (2) 000/3-44 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Khan Tengri (IRE) 7
7 8-13 bt P O Brady B A Curtis 47 8/19.00
13 (10) 569297- ROYAL BLUE, white seams, white cap Surf's Up (IRE) 28
5 8-13 t J P Fogarty L F Roche (3) 47 20/121.00
14 (4) 3360-08 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Whiteside (IRE) 7
5 8-13 p E Lynam R P Downey (10) 47 14/115.00
Non runners
15774/785-Sultana Belle (IRE)58-13J J LambeReserve 147
160/29570-Casimir Road (IRE)59-8M C GrassickReserve 256

Verdict

Saint By Day is a very consistent performer at this level nowadays and should be in the shake-up despite a big weight. First Friday didn't look at his best last week and is better than that as he showed when scoring from just 4lb lower in November. Blue Ridge Lane was caught close home over slightly further last time so this should prove ideal though he could have done without a 3lb rise in the weights. Khan Tengri, who was just behind in that latter event, has never won on the Flat nor has THAT'S OURS but Paul Hickey's charge can put matters right here. Very lightly raced for a five-year-old, he ran his best race to date behind the gambled-on Alghanem last month and a 2lb rise still keeps him on a very lenient looking mark.