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18:30 Dundalk (IRE)

Hollywoodbets Racing & Sports Betting Handicap (45-70)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • €10,000 added
  • Winner: €6,000
  • 2nd: €2,000
  • 3rd: €1,000
  • 4th: €500
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 34.62s
  • Off Time: 18:30:48
  • 14 Ran
1(16)
Silk - BLACK & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, light green sleeves, quartered cap
15/2
  • Form 041133-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 70

chased leaders towards outer, raced keenly, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace

2(6)
Silk - Maroon, white seams, maroon sleeves, white stars on cap
17/2
  • Form 01037-3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 69

prominent, raced in 2nd after 1f, pushed along 3f out, ridden and no extra over 1f out

3(4)
Silk - Black, white stars, halved sleeves, white star on cap
  • Form 7/0-57
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 70

awkward from stalls and slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong

4(13)
Silk - Black & emerald green chevrons, emerald green cap, black star
50/1
  • Form 62106-9
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 67

dwelt and pushed along from stalls, soon rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression from 2f out

5(9)
Silk - White & red quartered, red sleeves, white chevrons, white & red quartered cap
11/2
  • Form 0903-72
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 68

held up towards rear, pushed along at times from halfway, ridden and no impression over 2f out

6(1)
Silk - Purple, white chevron, white star on cap
  • Form 450-005
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 66

held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out

8(12)
Silk - Light blue, yellow hoop, emerald green cap
66/1
  • Form 5070/09
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 63

mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out

9(15)
Silk - White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars
11/2
  • Form 08/2446-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 62

chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace

10(2)
Silk - Emerald green & orange chevrons, orange sleeves, orange diamond on cap
18/1
  • Form 5909-66
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 62

prominent, led after 1f, ridden under 2f out, edged right over 1f out, kept on same pace, strongly pressed final 75 yards and headed final strides

11(11)
Silk - WHITE, one red & one green stripe, green & red quartered cap
7/1
  • Form 3046-63
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 63

tracked leaders, raced keenly, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace

12(7)
Silk - Pink, purple spots, purple sleeves, pink spots, purple cap, pink spots
  • Form 96624-0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 61

held up mid-division, rider briefly lost iron after 1f, 7th halfway, ridden 2f out and headway to 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression and dropped to 3rd final 50 yards

13(8)
Silk - Royal blue, royal blue & white hooped sleeves, emerald green & yellow hooped cap
  • Form 6900/0-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 60

held up rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headway to go 3rd 1f out, kept on well final 75 yards to lead final strides

14(17)
Silk - Yellow, royal blue stars, halved sleeves, royal blue star on cap
  • Form 0531-33
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 60

chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, went 4th under 1f out, no impression, kept on one pace

17(3)
Silk - Emerald green, yellow epaulettes, striped sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green diamond
  • Form 800/9-23
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 54

pushed along early, soon tracked leaders on inner, 3rd halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace

15(10)
NR

Tucson

32
  • Form 36550/0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 59

16(5)
NR
  • Form 0/000-00
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 58

7(14)
NR

Sayesse

112 CCD
50/1
  • Form 0000P0-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 64

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Plenty of course-winning form here with Storm Steps having completed a double over the trip in the autumn. He's only 3lb higher than his last victory so has to be respected. Conor Hogan gained his only victory to date over the track and trip in September and was less than two lengths behind Storm Steps when conceding 3lb later so there should be little between the pair. NIGHTLY WAILING, third in that latter event, has improved since that run, scoring over 2m next time and running well the last twice, so gets the nod. Sister Eliza was racing here for only the second time when beaten just over a length by Drakensberg last month so should get into contention while Merroir was only run out of it close home when a close third last month.

Formwatch

Storm Steps (IRE) 10-3 (10-1) Edged right away from stalls and led early, prominent in 2nd, 3rd over 4f out, on terms before straight, soon led, joined under 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, one pace after, 3rd of 14, 7 1/2l behind Irish Poseidon (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Dec.

Conor Hogan (IRE) 11-1 (10-1) Broke well, chased leader in 2nd, closer approaching straight, pushed along 2f out, 3rd and ridden over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Drakensberg (9-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Feb.

Victory March (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Rear of mid-division, pushed along early straight, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, never a factor, 7th of 14, 7 1/4l behind Palace Rock (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn pol in Feb.

Casa Comigo (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) Soon mid-division and raced in 7th, headway approaching straight and pushed along, no extra final furlong, 9th of 12, 12l behind Scholastic (8-6) at Dundalk 2m hcp pol in Jan.

Sister Eliza (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Chased leader, 5th halfway, headway approaching straight, pushed along to lead over 2f out, soon ridden, headed 100 yards out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Drakensberg (9-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Feb.

Eloy D'amerval (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Rear of mid-division, pushed along entering straight, ridden 2f out and 6th over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 3/4l behind Drakensberg (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Feb.

Chaparral Dream (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Waited with, soon towards rear, closer in 7th approaching straight, pushed along from 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 9th of 10, 11 1/4l behind The Mouse Doctor (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Feb.

Indignation (FR) 12-1 (9-12) Soon mid-division, closed into 5th 3f out, kept on same pace from under 2f out, 6th of 18, 14 1/2l behind Dundory (10-0) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp hvy in Nov.

Kalanoura (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Mid-division, 7th 3f out, soon ridden, 5th 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Top Line Tommy (10-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Feb.

Merroir (IRE) 4-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, pushed along and some headway on outer 2f out, edged left and went 2nd 1f out, edged further left and kept on one pace inside final furlong, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Lady Of Luxury (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Feb.

Persian Lion (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Towards rear on outer, some headway into 8th halfway, ridden and no impression early straight, soon no extra, 11th of 13, 14 1/2l behind Drakensberg (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Feb.

Fallen Forest (IRE) 33-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, progress after 4 out, 4th 3 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no impression on leaders 2 out, no extra before last where slight mistake, 4th of 13, 25 3/4l behind Forrard Away (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hvy in Jan.

Nightly Wailing (IRE) 22-1 (9-10) Chased leaders on outer, ridden 2f out, 2nd over 1f out, disputed 2nd inside final furlong, bumped in 3rd close home, no extra, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Everyhouronthehour (10-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Feb.

Danehill Quest (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Rear of mid-division, headway into 6th 3f out, ridden in 5th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Doyouthinkso (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Feb.

Tucson 20-1 (9-12) Rear of mid-division, no impression straight, never a factor, 11th of 14, 12 3/4l behind Top Line Tommy (10-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Feb.

High Street Lady (IRE) 100-1 (9-10) Hampered start and rider briefly without iron and behind early, in rear, raced on outer straight and some headway, soon one pace, 12th of 14, 10 1/2l behind Blackstone Cliff (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Feb.

Sayesse 150-1 (8-6) Dwelt, always towards rear, never a factor, 12th of 14, 17 3/4l behind Blue Shadow (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Nov.