Dundalk

  • 20:45 Christmas Parties At Dundalk Handicap 1m 2f 150y

  • Winner €4,400 2nd €1,008 3rd €432 4th €240
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 16.03s
  • Off time: 20:47:26
20:45 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shake The Bucket (IRE) 13/2
2nd Raydari (FR) 7/2
3rd Atmospheric High (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 103214 PURPLE, large red spots, red seams on sleeves, purple cap Atmospheric High (IRE) 21
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
4 10-0 p E Lynam Johnny Murtagh 75 6/17.00
2 (6) 720927 PINK, black hoop, pink sleeves, black cap Brown Butterfly 28
4 9-13 K Prendergast D P McDonogh 74 16/117.00
3 (3) 564522 BLACK, pink hollow box, pink cap Shake The Bucket (IRE) 21
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-11 N Madden N P Madden 72 13/27.50
4 (14) 41 Emerald green, white triple diamond & sleeves, white diamonds on cap Moo Sahara (IRE) 49
Course Winner
3 9-9 A Oliver C D Hayes 74 10/111.00
5 (12) 0-00112 Royal blue, yellow sash, royal blue & white hooped cap Raydari (FR) 28
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-8 pt R Sweeney P J Smullen 69 7/24.50
6 (5) 483660 LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE HALVED, light blue sleeves & cap Happy Anniversary (IRE) 14
6 9-7 t R Donohoe J P O'Brien 68 25/126.00
7 (8) 431724 EMERALD GREEN, orange check sleeves & cap Coach Bombay (IRE) 35
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-6 p M Halford C P Hoban (5) 67 7/18.00
8 (13) 0-64363 Light green, dark blue hoop, white sleeves, dark blue armlet, light green & dark blue striped cap Redera (IRE) 28
Course and Distance Winner
6 9-6 A J Martin W M Lordan 67 7/18.00
9 (4) 170-750 WHITE, maroon triple diamond, maroon diamonds on sleeves, striped cap Sinntani (IRE) 40
4 9-6 pt W J Fitzpatrick R P Whelan (3) 67 25/126.00
10 (2) 5360-36 YELLOW, light blue chevron, halved sleeves, hooped cap Celestial Prospect (AUS) 33
6 8-13 t M Brassil K J Manning 60 5/16.00
11 (7) 34586 BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Quick Jack (IRE) 28
3 8-13 J F O'Shea S M Gorey (3) 64 14/115.00
13 (10) 4R5750 WHITE, red star, black sleeves, red stars, white cap, red star Colla Pier (IRE) 35
3 8-11 D English R P Cleary 62 33/134.00
14 (9) 660 BLACK, white chevron, halved sleeves, black cap, white stars Eretara (IRE) 7
3 8-9 J G Murphy N G McCullagh 60 28/129.00
15 00460/0- ROYAL BLUE, white seams, red & white striped cap Waterhouse (IRE) 256
5 8-9 t J T Gorman M C Hussey 56 33/134.00
Non runners
12 (11)800944Posh Frock (IRE)38-12Mrs J HarringtonN G McCullagh63
16457320/Daggers Bond (IRE)68-6A A HowardReserve 253
1734/00-Soul Train68-4D K WeldReserve 351

Verdict

Atmospheric High was beaten narrowly by Raydari over the C&D last month but has a big enough pull in the weights to take his revenge on the winner, who only just failed to complete a hat-trick when run out of it by Silverlord a month ago. Close up in third that day was REDERA, who looked the likely winner throughout but failed to quicken in the closing stages. Ridden for stamina this time, Tony Martin's three-times winning hurdler can add to his lone success over the C&D in 2010. Shake The Bucket hasn't quite been able to get there in his last two starts here and appears to go better for Megan Carberry though Boots Madden has won on him in the past. Moo Sahara won a maiden here last month but hasn't been done too many favours by the assessor.