Dundalk

  • 19:50 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk Stadium Handicap 1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.04s
  • Off time: 19:53:21
19:50 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Victor's Beach (IRE) 6/1
2nd Cristy's Call (IRE) 12/1
3rd Khelino (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 968400 Yellow & black chevrons, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Gold Falcon (IRE) 5
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-12 hb A McGuinness I J Brennan (3) 61 11/112.00
2 (5) 13-8067 WHITE, black panel, white cap Victor's Beach (IRE) 18
Course Winner
3 9-12 p M Halford S Foley 65 6/17.00
3 (6) 30-8055 Black, orange cross sashes, check sleeves, striped cap Elusive Award (USA) 5
Course Winner
6 9-7 b T J O'Mara W M Lordan 56 7/18.00
4 (7) 303524 DARK GREEN, grey epaulettes, striped cap Khelino (IRE) 7
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-6 p R Sweeney J P O'Brien 55 5/16.00
5 (14) 230655 PURPLE, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, purple stars, yellow cap Samollie (IRE) 19
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-6 b1 G Donnelly G J Phillips (7) 55 10/111.00
6 (8) 849-608 Black, white chevron, striped sleeves, white cap Definitely Best (IRE) 149
5 9-4 b1 Ms M Kelly B A Curtis 53 16/117.00
7 (10) 054130 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Liberty To Rock (IRE) 5
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-4 p J T Gorman K J Manning 53 6/17.00
8 (11) 275764 Royal blue, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, royal blue stars, yellow cap, royal blue star Smoke Charger (IRE) 5
Beaten Favourite
4 9-4 v P D Deegan P K Donovan (10) 53 11/26.50
9 (13) 6-80456 Red, white cross sashes, hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots Cristy's Call (IRE) 19
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-1 L Winters A P Thornton (3) 50 12/113.00
10 (3) 79-0920 Yellow, white stars, royal blue sleeves & cap Notgonnagiveup (IRE) 14
6 9-1 b1 Miss M McGuinness C T Keane (3) 50 12/113.00
11 (12) 00-9 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, quartered cap Beuno Cailin (IRE) 36
4 8-12 E O'Connell M C Hussey 47 20/121.00
12 (4) 8/50000- ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, royal blue cap, white star Hello Man (IRE) 457
10 8-12 t S M Duffy I T Queally (10) 47 20/121.00
13 (9) 0-45626 YELLOW, purple sash, brown sleeves, purple cap Zelos Dream (IRE) 30
6 8-12 t S G O'Donnell D M Grant 47 10/111.00
14 (2) 700 EMERALD GREEN, white star, white sleeves & cap Molans Mare (IRE) 31
3 8-8 C Moore C R King (5) 47 20/121.00
Non runners
15117065Esytopolishadimond (IRE)69-11M J BrowneReserve 160
16770006Refuse To Sell (IRE)88-12F CostelloReserve 247
17869708Secret Locket (IRE)39-2D K WeldReserve 355

Verdict

Plenty of course and distance winners including Gold Falcon, though his victory in February was the only one so far. Khelino has fared slightly better with a strike-rate of 2-43 and she's been running well enough on Turf to get involved but it's LIBERTY TO ROCK who is handed the vote. He only appears able to produce his form at this venue nowadays, as he did in July, so his most recent runs on Turf are best ignored and he can gain his fifth success on the track. Smoke Charger is still trying to find a race after 19 starts and has yet to finish in a place on Polytrack while Zelos Dream is still a maiden on the surface after a dozen starts.