Dundalk

  • 18:45 Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey & Trainer Championship Apprentice Handicap 1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.98s
  • Off time: 18:46:24
18:45 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Happy Anniversary (IRE) 10/1
2nd Maal (IRE) 4/1
3rd Rose Angel (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 205604 Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap California Rose 10
Distance Winner
4 9-13 b P Martin R P Whelan 64 5/16.00
2 (7) 789755 RED, black epaulettes, black sleeves, red chevrons, black cap, red diamonds Lord Kenmare (USA) 211
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-11 t M Halford C P Hoban 62 8/19.00
3 (3) 442222 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue star, dark blue stars on sleeves, dark blue cap, white star Maal (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
10 9-11 D Marnane C R King 62 4/15.00
4 (1) 6600-90 LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE HALVED, light blue sleeves & cap Happy Anniversary (IRE) 46
Distance Winner
7 9-9 R Donohoe T P Madden (7) 60 10/111.00
5 (4) 690033 YELLOW, royal blue spots, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Rose Angel (IRE) 59
3 9-6 P Casey R P Downey (7) 60 13/27.50
6 (10) 360700 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue stars Black N Brew (USA) 72
Distance Winner
7 9-5 J C McConnell G J Phillips (4) 56 20/121.00
7 (11) 74-2540 Light blue, red sash, red seams on sleeves, red star on cap Tough Lady (IRE) 10
3 9-5 A Oliver R Dawson (4) 59 6/17.00
8 (12) 0-80554 Black, orange cross sashes, check sleeves, striped cap Elusive Award (USA) 28
Course Winner
6 9-4 b T J O'Mara C T Keane 55 8/19.00
9 (5) 706445 Emerald green, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow sleeves, emerald green diamonds, emerald green cap, white diamonds Stoichkhov (IRE) 28
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-0 Michael G Cleary L P Dempsey (4) 51 7/18.00
10 (13) 608 YELLOW, black striped sleeves & cap Trinity Rules (IRE) 68
3 8-13 t1 K P Cotter Megan Carberry (4)(ex1) 53 25/126.00
11 (14) 256-009 White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue star on cap Crystal Wings (IRE) 22
4 8-10 be T Cleary K K Hennessy (4) 47 25/126.00
12 (8) 00-00 Royal blue, mauve star & sleeves, check cap Millie's Mate (IRE) 103
4 8-10 P Cluskey I T Queally (7) 47 33/134.00
13 (2) 770006 ROYAL BLUE, yellow sash, yellow cap, royal blue spots Refuse To Sell (IRE) 52
Course Winner
8 8-10 F Costello D M Melia (7) 47 25/126.00
14 (9) 8-7085 Black, orange cross sashes & sleeves, quartered cap Manzanita (IRE) 36
3 8-7 p1 D Bunyan L F Roche 47 14/115.00
Non runners
15643-410Cheers Buddy (IRE)59-5L SmythReserve 156
16805Maontri (IRE)69-7M J TynanReserve 258
178000-90Tornadodancer (IRE)108-12D McDonoghReserve 349

Verdict

Maal has won eight races including a bumper but he's never won on this surface and has been climbing the weights without winning. Rose Angel has shown a bit of promise here though her best form has come on a soft surface. Elusive Award and Stoichkhov were close up behind Victor's Beach here a month ago and both have the form to take a hand, especially the latter, who had Lord Kenmare behind here in March and the latter has a long absence to overcome. CALIFORNIA ROSE has been unplaced in three starts here but they were her first three runs and she's been performing well enough in better company on Turf to concede weight all round.