Dundalk

  • 19:15 Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Handicap7f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.63s
  • Off time: 19:16:43
19:15 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Reckless Lad (IRE) 4/1
2nd Connacht Council (IRE) 15/2
3rd Cheers Buddy (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) U803-57 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE chevron, RED cap Cash Or Casualty (IRE) 21
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-5 t D English L P Dempsey (7) 80 8/19.00
2 (13) 624123- Red, white stars, white sleeves, grey stars, white cap, red stars Connacht Council (IRE) 233
Distance Winner
4 10-0 bt W McCreery P J Smullen 75 15/28.50
3 (4) 62-1498 WHITE, black panel, white cap Victor's Beach (IRE) 21
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-13 bt M Halford S B Kelly (3) 74 12/113.00
4 (6) 662-322 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves, royal blue cap Ocean Legend (IRE) 25
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 9-12 A W Carroll J P O'Brien 73 4/15.00
5 (7) 77-6264 DARK BLUE, white diabolo on sleeves, dark blue cap Blue Bullet (IRE) 7
4 9-11 V C Ward M C Hussey 72 7/18.00
6 (9) 565/990- ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, red cap, blue spots Lightening Stricks (IRE) 119
Course Winner
7 9-10 t M J Tynan C R King (5) 71 16/117.00
7 (3) 36118-2 White, maroon chevrons, maroon sleeves, white armlet, white cap Cheers Buddy (IRE) 21
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-4 L Smyth C D Hayes 65 11/26.50
8 (1) 1612-43 Red & royal blue diamonds, red sleeves & cap Reckless Lad (IRE) 49
Course Winner
4 9-4 t P Martin A P Thornton (3) 65 4/15.00
9 (8) 02705-6 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Pierre D'or (IRE) 7
5 9-3 J T Gorman C O'Donoghue 64 14/115.00
10 (2) 900-801 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Amazing Star (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
9 9-2 t Denis Hogan J A Heffernan 63 10/111.00
11 (11) 0416-09 Grey, grey & black check cap Missile Command (IRE) 35
Course Winner
6 9-1 p Jane M Foley E J McNamara 62 25/126.00
12 (12) 430660- WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Rigid Rock (IRE) 219
Course Winner
7 8-13 J T Gorman K J Manning 60 28/129.00
13 (10) 003-475 White, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, white cap, royal blue spots Badger Daly (IRE) 35
Course Winner
8 8-10 pt J Hagan R Coakley (7) 57 22/123.00

Verdict

Connacht Council had her first three runs on this surface a year ago, running well in the last of them, and was very consistent in handicaps on Turf during the summer. Tony Carroll sends Ocean Legend over from Worcester and he isn't known for wasting journeys though the nine-year-old has been beaten in sellers and claimers recently. Cheers Buddy won twice over a mile here at the backend of last year but didn't quite have the pace to match Hilary from his higher mark three weeks ago. Victor's Beach had Reckless Lad and Blue Bullet behind early last month but has been unable to cope with a subsequent weight rise and a longer trip. AMAZING STAR was sent to Wolverhampton by his very shrewd connections to land what looked a competitive low-grade handicap. He was very well supported and as he's only been raised 3lb a follow-up looks likely.