Dundalk

  • 19:45 www.dundalkstadium.com Handicap7f

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.44s
  • Off time: 19:45:48
19:45 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Slipper Orchid (IRE) 16/1
2nd Strait Of Zanzibar (USA) 8/1
3rd Fastidious 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 357121- Dark blue, dark blue & white striped sleeves, white cap, dark blue star English Deer (IRE) 147
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-12 P D Deegan C D Hayes 93 9/101.90
2 (4) 611235- GREY, orange hoop & armlet, hooped cap Slipper Orchid (IRE) 225
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-12 M Halford D M Melia (10) 93 16/117.00
3 (2) 150461- White, dark blue star, dark blue sleeves, white stars, white cap, dark blue star Zalty (FR) 161
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 D Marnane C R King (5) 88 7/24.50
4 (5) 46360-1 DARK BLUE, red epaulettes, red cap, dark blue star Fastidious 35
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-5 M O'Callaghan N G McCullagh 86 20/121.00
5 (6) 34-1434 Red, black cross of lorraine, black spots on sleeves, red cap, black spots Grey Danube (IRE) 14
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 9-2 t D Bunyan K J Manning 83 25/126.00
6 (10) 112-729 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Antiquus (IRE) 14
Course Winner
5 9-1 p Ms J Morgan W J Lee 82 25/126.00
7 (8) 02647-4 Dark blue & yellow diamonds, dark blue sleeves, yellow diamonds on cap In Salutem 28
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-0 h K J Condon F M Berry 81 16/117.00
8 (9) 1021-41 BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Dancing Cosmos (IRE) 21
Course Winner
4 8-12 J P Shanahan W M Lordan 79 12/113.00
9 (7) 216-643 Grey, grey & black check cap Fleet Captain 14
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-9 Jane M Foley R P Downey (7) 76 16/117.00
10 (1) 04600-2 ROYAL BLUE & BLACK CHEVRONS, purple sleeves, black cap Strait Of Zanzibar (USA) 7
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-8 K J Condon C P Hoban (3) 75 8/19.00

Verdict

STRAIT OF ZANZIBAR, a Listed winner as a juvenile, gained his only other victory in this race last year and returned to that kind of form behind Iron Major last week. He's 7lb lower than a year ago and, with Conor Hoban claiming 3lb, is taken to complete the double. English Deer won a better handicap than this on his final start of the last campaign but had been beaten on his racecourse debut by Zalty and that winner, who won here in October with In Salutem well beaten, is much better off at the weights. Fastidious is a good yardstick at this level and reappeared with an all-the-way victory last month for which a 5lb rise looks realistic. Dancing Cosmos is going well though her four career victories have all been over further.