Laytown

  • 14:35 Tote Mobile Betting Handicap 6f

  • Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.40s
  • Off time: 14:36:22
14:35 Laytown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Seamster 3/1
2nd Doonard Prince (IRE) 6/1
3rd City Of Culture (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 525-295 WHITE, red epaulettes, striped sleeves, white cap, red spots City Of Culture (IRE) 30
6 11-0 W McCreery W J Lee 70 9/110.00
2 349900 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, check cap Elusive In Paris (IRE) 69
5 11-0 M C Grassick P Townend 70 11/112.00
3 214855 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Above The Law (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
5 10-12 A Oliver S Corby (5) 68 11/26.50
4 123338 Yellow, black braces, black diamonds on cap Doonard Prince (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
5 10-12 Ross O'Sullivan P J Smullen 68 6/17.00
5 000889 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE chevron, RED cap Ask Dad 33
Distance Winner
4 10-11 t D English I J McCarthy (3) 67 20/121.00
6 250870 Red, white stars, white sleeves, grey stars, white cap, red stars Connacht Council (IRE) 36
4 10-11 t W McCreery C R King (3) 67 7/18.00
7 303009- Dark blue, grey seams, grey star on cap Scatty Cat (IRE) 316
4 10-9 John Feane F M Berry 65 7/18.00
8 370115 Emerald Green, Red seams, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Seamster 14
Distance Winner
7 10-9 t R Ford C T Keane 65 3/14.00
9 022185 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Decision By One 8
Distance Winner
5 10-5 t S J Mahon J A Heffernan 61 12/113.00
10 838090 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Shabra Emperor (IRE) 18
5 9-11 P O Brady M A Enright (3) 53 12/113.00

Verdict

None of these have ever won on this unique beach track. Above The Law has won three times on Polytrack at Dundalk and is just 3lb higher than his last victory so Sean Corby's claim suggests he's well handicapped. Doonard Prince began the year on a mark of 49 but is now 19lb higher after three victories, though Pat Smullen is an intriguing booking. Lancashire-based handler Richard Ford sends Seamster for this and it looks a shrewd move as the seven-year-old completed a Polytrack double during the summer and can run here from a 10lb lower mark than on Turf. Decision By One won a Class 4 handicap at Ffos Las for David Evans in June and is just 1lb higher but a chance is taken on SCATTY CAT. He hasn't won since his two-year-old days and has been absent for almost a year but he's competed at a much higher level than this and has dropped to a mark his shrewd handler can take advantage of. Neither Shabra Emperor not City Of Culture can be dismissed in a tricky opener.