Dundalk

  • 21:15 Fund Raising Made Easy At Dundalk Median Auction Maiden1m 2f 150y

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 14.45s
  • Off time: 21:16:16
21:15 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sinndar Desert 2/1
2nd Westpieser (IRE) 8/1
3rd No Wunder 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 6-3 PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Battle Hymn 14
3 9-5 J J Murphy J M Conneely (10) 7/24.50
2 (5) YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Benny Blanco (IRE)
3 9-5 Mrs J Harrington C T Keane (3) 14/115.00
3 (8) 352- Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap No Wunder 195
3 9-5 p D Wachman W M Lordan 82 5/42.25
4 (4) 33- Dark blue, dark blue & white striped sleeves, white cap, dark blue star Sinndar Desert 212
3 9-5 P D Deegan C D Hayes 2/13.00
5 (7) WHITE & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, green sleeves, yellow armlet, green cap Temkin
3 9-5 W T Farrell S B Kelly (3) 22/123.00
6 (3) 0- GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Tonton Macoute (IRE) 221
3 9-5 P J Prendergast F M Berry 33/134.00
7 (1) 89-U White, dark blue stars, dark blue sleeves, grey stars, dark blue cap, white star Love The Feeling (IRE) 5
3 9-0 W McCreery W J Lee 50/151.00
8 (2) 674- DARK BLUE, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue cap, pink diamond Westpieser (IRE) 156
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 M Halford C P Hoban (3) 8/19.00

Verdict

Battle Hymn is the only one of these to have run on the surface and produced a much improved effort behind the odds-on Wolf In The Desert a fortnight ago. The winner is trained by Paul Deegan, who has Sinndar Desert entered here and his pedigree suggests he was always likely to do better in his second season. NO WUNDER should take this as though he showed little in his first two starts it was a different matter when attempting to make all over a mile at the Curragh. He couldn't handle Obliterator at the finish but the winner is highly regarded and entered in the 2000 Guineas and Irish Derby. Westpieser is bred for middle-distances and there's every chance she'll make good progress this season so she has to be on the short-list.