Dundalk

  • 20:50 Christmas Parties At Dundalk Handicap 1m 2f 150y

  • Winner €3,840 2nd €872 3rd €368 4th €200
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 15.10s
  • Off time: 20:51:01
20:50 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shake The Bucket (IRE) 18/1
2nd Humiliation 11/1
3rd Eighteen Summers (USA) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 302302 Purple, pink stars on sleeves, pink star on cap Melodie D'Amour (IRE) 7
4 10-0 M Halford G F Carroll 70 7/24.50
2 (2) 615-847 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE STRIPES, emerald green sleeves, white cap Noble Jack (IRE) 97
5 9-11 t1 M Kelly R P Cleary 67 33/134.00
3 (5) 2063-08 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Eighteen Summers (USA) 23
4 9-8 J S Bolger K J Manning 64 11/26.50
4 (12) 4221-30 Pink, black star, black stars on cap Sports Casual 28
Course Winner
8 9-8 b Mrs Y Dunleavy Johnny Murtagh 64 8/19.00
5 (6) 1694R0- ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, striped sleeves & cap Cullofane (IRE) 328
6 9-7 G Keane C T Keane (7) 63 28/129.00
6 (14) 560520 ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, royal blue sleeves, pink cap Funatfuntasia 28
Course and Distance Winner
7 9-7 M J Browne J A Heffernan 63 12/113.00
7 (10) 322247 PURPLE, large yellow spots, white sleeves, purple cap Hangar Five (IRE) 40
Beaten Favourite
3 9-6 p1 P J Flynn P J Smullen 67 5/16.00
8 (1) 5554 MAROON Humiliation 86
4 9-6 t D K Weld L F Roche (5) 62 11/112.00
9 (9) 0/36-0 Blue, yellow cross sashes, blue cap Royal Procession (USA) 28
4 9-6 b1 T F Lacy N G McCullagh 62 18/119.00
10 (4) 1-00 BROWN, orange epaulettes & sleeves, brown cap, orange star Sokool (FR) 43
4 9-6 p1 R O'Leary B A Curtis 62 50/151.00
11 (8) 030353 DARK GREEN & RED DIAMONDS, red stars on sleeves, dark green cap, red diamonds Solar Sail (IRE) 93
Course and Distance Winner
7 9-6 J C McConnell S Foley 62 12/113.00
12 (7) 700 BLACK, pink hollow box, pink cap Shake The Bucket (IRE) 5
4 9-4 N Madden N P Madden 60 18/119.00
13 (13) 753/715 ROYAL BLUE, yellow panel, striped sleeves & cap Tribes And Banner (IRE) 14
Course Winner
7 9-4 t C F Swan J P O'Brien 60 9/25.50
14 (11) 36808 LIGHT BLUE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, white sleeves & cap Warrior Song (IRE) 34
3 9-4 p1 P D Deegan S H James (5) 65 20/121.00
Non runners
157-560Amhrann Ellen (IRE)38-13W J FitzpatrickReserve 160
16440-B30Caracal49-3G ElliottReserve 259
17079-Massyoun (FR)59-2J LeavyReserve 358

Verdict

Melodie D'Amour has yet to win a race but she's getting closer and ran very well behind Acushladear over the C&D last week. She'll take some catching but it's about time another maiden EIGHTEEN SUMMERS was winning and this looks a good opportunity. Jim Bolger's charge, unraced as a juvenile, ended the last campaign with a good run over a mile here and was having only his second start of this season when catching the eye behind Tupelo Honey at Navan earlier this month. Funatfantasia is inconsistent but has dropped to a very lowly mark and must be considered along with Hangar Five, yet another maiden but one who has some very strong form on turf and who makes his Polytrack debut. Solar Sail is 11lb higher than when scoring over the C&D a year ago but ran well on her last two starts on turf in July. Course winners Sports Casual and Tribes And Banner are others to consider in yet another tough handicap for punters to unravel.