Dundalk

  • 21:15 Winter Racing At Dundalk Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 29.80s
  • Off time: 21:19:09
21:15 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tribes And Banner (IRE) 11/4
2nd Mutasareb (USA) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 49158-7 White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Reggae Rock (IRE) 14
Course Winner
5 9-12 p J C McConnell C T Keane (7) 82 12/113.00
2 (5) 66021-8 Emerald green, orange star, orange stars on sleeves, white cap, em green star Confidence (USA) 14
Course Winner
5 9-10 bt L Comer M E Rafferty (10) 80 14/115.00
3 (6) 012-111 White,  red chevrons,white sleeves,dark blue armlets,dark blue & yellow quartered cap Mutasareb (USA) 7
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-9 p A Oliver J P O'Brien 79 2/13.00
4 (7) 081662- ORANGE & WHITE CHEVRONS, white sleeves, striped cap Strandfield Lady (IRE) 35
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-9 b H Rogers N P Madden 79 15/28.50
5 (3) 2013-14 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Shieldmaiden (USA) 7
Distance Winner
4 9-6 b M Johnston Johnny Murtagh 80 4/15.00
6 (4) 12206-2 YELLOW, green sash, red cap Paramount (FR) 14
Distance Winner
10 9-3 T M Walsh Ms K Walsh 73 7/18.00
7 (1) 54143-1 ROYAL BLUE, yellow panel, striped sleeves & cap Tribes And Banner (IRE) 14
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-3 t C F Swan C P Hoban (5) 73 11/43.75

Verdict

Andy Oliver has done a fine job placing Mutasareb to complete a hat-trick but he's now 30lb higher than when his winning run began in November and looks up against it here. He was beaten over 2l by Tribes And Banner here last month and though the latter went in again a couple of weeks ago he is still better off with Mutasareb. Paramount was just behind Tribes And Banner last time but the winner had a bit in hand while the top pair were both behind Flavia Tatiana here last time and look a few pounds high. Strandfield Lady had a busy 2011 running 15 times but was still in good form when last seen and should have been freshened up by the break. SHIELDMAIDEN looked a progressive type when gaining her second success in a short space of time at Wolverhampton and, as she was tackling much stronger opposition last time, she can return to winning ways.