Dundalk

  • 17:50 Irish News Red Hand Top Tips Rated Race7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 23.75s
  • Off time: 17:51:07
17:50 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cash Or Casualty (IRE) 4/1
2nd Collingwood (IRE) 9/1
3rd Indian Landing (IRE) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 47-7112 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE chevron, RED cap Cash Or Casualty (IRE) 20
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-5 t D English R P Cleary 77 4/15.00
2 (7) 0/8000-1 WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Indian Landing (IRE) 34
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 T Collins P J Smullen 76 7/42.75
3 (3) 66657-2 YELLOW, green sash, red cap Collingwood (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
11 9-3 bt T M Walsh L P Dempsey (7) 75 9/110.00
4 (6) 035594 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Dimitar (USA) 13
Course Winner
4 9-3 E Lynam S M Gorey (3) 72 16/117.00
5 (2) 6-83421 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue star, dark blue stars on sleeves, dark blue cap, white star He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 20
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-3 D Marnane Sam James (3) 75 7/18.00
6 (4) 8529-13 PURPLE, large red spots, red seams on sleeves, purple cap Khyber Pass 34
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-3 E Lynam W M Lordan 74 13/27.50
7 (1) 33274-1 GREY, orange hoop & armlet, hooped cap Slipper Orchid (IRE) 13
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-2 M Halford C P Hoban (5) 77 5/23.50
8 (8) 537344- GOLD, red hoop & cuffs, red cap, gold hoop Nini Ok (IRE) 179
4 9-0 J J Murphy J A Heffernan 75 12/113.00

Verdict

These are separated by a ratings band of just 5lb with SLIPPER ORCHID just coming out top after his debut Polytrack success last time. There looked to be plenty more to come from Mick Halford's charge and Conor Hoban's claim will be a big help. Cash Or Casualty was conceding 4lb to Collingwood when beating him over track and trip last month but was receiving 3lb from Khyber Pass, who wasn't far behind. Nor was Dimitar, who had the worst of the draw. The winner was also giving 11lb to He's Got Rhythm when a length behind over a mile a fortnight ago and should have no problems with the latter. Indian Landing was making his all-weather debut when winning comfortably a month ago and there's better to come from Tracey Collins' charge.