Dundalk

  • 17:30 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk Stadium 2017 Apprentice Handicap 1m

  • Winner €6,775 2nd €2,101 3rd €1,002 4th €450
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.03s
  • Off time: 17:30:43
17:30 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Yamato (IRE) 12/1
2nd Park Row (IRE) 12/1
3rd Alnahar (IRE) 18/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 180647 Emerald Green, Pink hoop, Pink Armlet, Pink Star on cap Bainne (IRE) 53
Distance Winner
7 10-0 J F Levins D W O'Connor 68 9/110.00
2 (13) 600130 PURPLE, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, purple stars, yellow cap Carrigeen Prince (IRE) 40
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-0 G Donnelly D P Linehan (2) 68 7/18.00
3 (3) 092879 GREEN, yellow slvs, black cap Mountain Fox (IRE) 17
4 10-0 F Oakes D E Hogan (2) 68 9/110.00
4 (14) 14-1700 Black, red spots, black cap, white spots Shabra Emperor (IRE) 24
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-0 pt Anthony McCann C J McGovern (2) 68 20/121.00
5 (9) 6807-08 Black, orange cross sashes, emerald green sleeves, orange diabolo, black & orange quartered cap Yamato (IRE) 53
Course and Distance Winner
4 10-0 M Halford R Coakley 68 12/113.00
6 (12) 57-1000 Emerald green, dark blue sash and sleeves, hooped cap Alnahar (IRE) 50
Course Winner
7 9-13 Miss N Lupini G M Ryan (7) 67 18/119.00
7 (10) 009518 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, royal blue sleeves & cap Park Row (IRE) 62
Course Winner
7 9-13 John Feane G P Halpin 67 12/113.00
8 (7) 8-33734 ROYAL BLUE, red disc, royal blue cap The Lords Walk 98
4 9-13 J P Fahey S T McCullagh (7) 67 14/115.00
9 (2) 518-068 White, red seams, red stars on sleeves, white cap, red stars Possible Future 9
4 9-12 h K Thornton K K Hennessy (2) 66 50/151.00
10 (11) 868000 Royal blue, black seams, royal blue sleeves, white cap, black star Sbraase 40
6 9-12 J F Levins S B Kirrane (7) 66 25/126.00
12 (1) 923534 BROWN, yellow star & stars on sleeves, brown cap, white star Nimitz (IRE) 50
3 9-11 C O'Brien R P Downey 69 4/15.00
13 (6) 326255 Dark blue, red cross sashes, yellow cap Nivvo (IRE) 53
Beaten Favourite
4 9-11 T Collins S P Davis (4) 65 8/19.00
14 (4) 717067 LIGHT GREEN, pink star & stars on sleeves, pink cap, light green star Richard Strauss (IRE) 28
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-10 t Joseph P O'Brien S Corby 68 8/19.00
15 376042 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Military Hill (IRE) 3
Distance Winner
4 9-11 b A McGuinness O J Orr 65 6/17.00
Non runners
11 (5)294My Amazing One (IRE)39-11T J O'MaraT P Madden69
16206734Black Agnes (IRE)49-10L SmythReserve 264
17081159Eleuthera59-10J F LevinsReserve 364

Verdict

Richard Strauss gained his only victory to date over this track and trip but is still higher in the ratings and hasn't been running well over hurdles. Carrigeen Prince has been carrying big weights, including when scoring at Naas, and has won twice around here while Shabra Emperor has a fine record on the surface though is much better handicapped on Turf. Park Row takes a big drop in trip but The Lords Walk was in good form without winning last winter and should go well if ready after a break. NIVVO should probably have won by now but hasn't been beaten far in any of her starts, including her first two here in the spring. She looks to have as good a chance as any in a wide-open handicap.