Dundalk

  • 19:20 Irish News The Last Line Handicap 1m

  • Winner €4,339 2nd €1,001 3rd €434 4th €245
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 37.57s
  • Off time: 19:22:25
19:20 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Atlas Peak (IRE) 16/1
2nd Indiana Charmer (USA) 8/1
3rd Romantic (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 50/0646- WHITE, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap, white star Romantic (IRE) 228
Beaten Favourite
4 10-0 P M Rogers B A Curtis 65 25/126.00
2 (13) 606-662 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Pivotal Rock (IRE) 20
Course Winner
6 9-11 t T Stack W M Lordan 62 6/17.00
3 (10) 001-650 PURPLE, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, purple stars, yellow cap Samollie (IRE) 41
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-10 G Donnelly Megan Carberry (7) 61 20/121.00
4 (12) 7030-56 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Beart (IRE) 20
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-9 t J S Bolger K J Manning 60 7/18.00
5 (6) 9-24236 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue stars Black N Brew (USA) 13
Distance Winner
7 9-8 J C McConnell G F Carroll 59 8/19.00
6 (4) 66241-8 Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap The Reek 41
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-5 t P Martin A P Thornton (3) 56 12/113.00
7 (14) 590-8 MAROON, dark blue epaulettes, dark blue cap, maroon spots Coco Bella (IRE) 20
4 9-4 P D Deegan R P Whelan (3) 55 9/25.50
8 (7) 0-05271 Emerald green, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow sleeves, emerald green diamonds, emerald green cap, white diamonds Stoichkhov (IRE) 20
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-2 Michael G Cleary L P Dempsey (7) 53 6/17.00
9 (5) 590-879 Dark blue, pink & white quartered cap Indiana Charmer (USA) 13
4 9-1 v1 T Collins P J Smullen 52 8/19.00
10 (11) 900-000 BEIGE, maroon sash, halved sleeves, maroon cap Jeangeorges (IRE) 20
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-1 p P J Flynn J F Egan 52 25/126.00
11 (2) 013070 WHITE, black spots, red & black striped cap Atlas Peak (IRE) 13
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-13 b John G Carr C P Hoban (5) 50 16/117.00
12 (9) 610089 Dark Blue, White seams, check cap Richelieu 20
Course Winner
11 8-13 b J J Lambe E J McNamara (ex1) 50 33/134.00
13 (1) 0-00064 PURPLE, large red spots, red seams on sleeves, purple cap Solid Air 20
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-13 pt E Lynam I J Brennan (3) 50 8/19.00
14 (8) 464324- White, red sash & sleeves, white cap, red spots Kalacan (IRE) 207
7 8-11 p Mrs D Foster F M Berry 48 13/27.50

Verdict

Stoichkhov was gaining his first-ever success over the track and earlier this month and a 5lb rise shouldn't be a problem with Luke Demspey able to claim 7lb. Runner-up Pivotal Rock was unable to find the pace to get his head in front but BEART, who is only 3lb higher than for his only victory here a year ago, wasn't too far behind and gets the vote as Jim Bolger had four winners at the Curragh on Sunday. Solid Air ran well behind Esytopolishdimond last time though his last victory was over 1m3f here. Kalacan had some smart form last summer but has never won on Polytrack in 17 starts.