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21:15 Dundalk (IRE)

Dundalk Stadium Handicap (47-65) (Div 2)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 150y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • €6,999 added
  • Winner: €4,830
  • 2nd: €1,121
  • 3rd: €490
  • 4th: €280
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 15.20s
  • Off Time: 21:29:49
  • 14 Ran
1(13)
Silk - BLACK, yellow disc, hooped sleeves, black cap, yellow diamonds

Matjar (IRE)

196 C
25/1
  • Form 3320/50-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 61

towards rear for most, never a factor

2(7)
Silk - Yellow, royal blue stars, red sleeves, yellow & royal blue quartered cap
  • Form 4077/51-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 60

rear of mid-division, headway into 5th 2f out, ridden to challenge in 3rd 1f out, kept on final furlong, no extra close home

3(6)
Silk - White,  red chevrons,white sleeves,dark blue armlets,dark blue & yellow quartered cap
5/2
  • Form 74/012-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 59

chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to lead 2f out, ridden and strongly pressed over 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong

4(5)
Silk - WHITE, emerald green star & sleeves, check cap

Lift The Gloom

14 bt C
15/2
  • Form 0907/41-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 57

chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 7th and no extra 2f out, kept on one pace

5(2)
Silk - Pink, black star, black stars on cap

Sports Casual

34 bt C
12/1
  • Form 1/30765-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 57

chased leaders early, soon lost place, towards rear halfway, no impression

6(4)
Silk - RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap
11/1
  • Form 988150-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 54

mid-division, headway into 4th 2f out, ridden in 5th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong

7(11)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap

Chaparro (IRE)

49 p DCD
12/1
  • Form 445760-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 52

held up towards rear, headway into 8th 2f out, ridden and no impression, kept on one pace

8(12)
Silk - ORANGE, black panel, hooped cap
  • Form 0540/24-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 52

chased leaders, 5th halfway, weakened over 3f out

9(1)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, yellow hoop, white sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots
16/1
  • Form 047573-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 54

chased leader in 2nd, close up 3f out, ridden and no extra over 2f out, weakened

10(10)
Silk - BLACK, yellow cross of lorraine, red & grey striped sleeves, grey & red striped cap
  • Form 6243/04-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 47

chased leaders, 3rd halfway, close up 3f out, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace

11(9)
Silk - Light blue, royal blue sash, emerald green cap
  • Form 908057/
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 47

mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, kept on one pace straight

12(8)
Silk - PURPLE, large red spots, red seams on sleeves, purple cap
  • Form 0/07540-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 47

mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace

13(3)
Silk - BLACK, orange epaulettes, diabolo on sleeves, black cap, orange diamonds
  • Form 000/633-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 48

led, strongly pressed 3f out, ridden and narrowly headed 2f out, kept on, no extra final furlong

14(14)
Silk - SCARLET, white sleeves, scarlet cap
  • Form 007560-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 48

always towards rear

16
NR
  • Form 331229-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 59

17
NR

Solid Air

21 C
  • Form 350/480-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 64

15
NR
  • Form 080000/
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 47

In depth

Verdict

Lift The Gloom got off the mark when dropped back to a mile here two weeks ago and may not be as effective over this longer trip with a 7lb rise. Imprudent Miss was having only her second start of the year when coming with a late run to score over slightly further last month. She's only 3lb higher and should go close though fourth-placed CATHRINE DE MEDICI, who was having just her second outing in three years, caught the eye with a big effort and Liam Roche's once-promising mare has now dropped to a very lenient mark. Mutasareb won here in November on his handicap debut and almost defied a 9lb rise last month. He's on the upgrade and can go well despite his big weight though he's very closely matched with The Frog Prince.

Formwatch

Matjar (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, some late headway, never a factor, 11th of 14, 10l behind Master Mylo (10-0) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.

Imprudent Miss (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, stayed on to challenge in 2nd 1f out, led last 150 yards, all out close home, won at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec beating General Bunching (9-3) by hd, 14 ran.

Mutasareb (USA) 4-1 (9-3) Rear of mid-division early, headway into 5th halfway, ridden to lead 1f out, headed final 100 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Tribes And Banner (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.

Lift The Gloom 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, disputed lead 1 1/2f out, led 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec beating Bramante (9-0) by 1/2l, 14 ran.

Sports Casual 16-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 13, 5l behind Justcallmehandsome (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.

Captain Henry (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Disputed lead, headed and ridden 3f out, weakening when bumped 2f out, soon eased, last of 14, 28l behind Master Melody (7-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Dec.

Chaparro (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, 14l behind Mutasareb (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.

The Frog Prince (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, under pressure in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Knockgraffon Lad (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.

Zero Euro (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Soon led, strongly pressed from 2f out, headed inside final furlong and no impression on winner, lost 2nd on line, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Knockgraffon Lad (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.

Cathrine De Medici (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed final 150 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Imprudent Miss (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.

Grandpa Jo (IRE) 8-1 (7-12) Led, ridden and headed 5f out, no impression in 4th 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 45l behind Fammi Sognare (9-12) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-75 fm in Aug '10.

Shirley Schmidt (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Jumped awkwardly and saddle slipped, soon chased leaders in 3rd, dropped to 7th halfway, weakened 4f out, eased straight and tailed off, last of 13, 50l behind Mutasareb (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.

First Friday (IRE) 11-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Knockgraffon Lad (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.

Revolutionary Road 7-1 (8-7) Mid-division best, ridden and no impression before straight, 10th of 14, 10l behind Tribes And Banner (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.

Secret Hero 9-1 (9-6) Prominent and led after 2f, joined early straight, headed under 2f out and soon no extra, weakened, 9th of 14, 9l behind Just On Fire (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol in Sep.

Solid Air 33-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 12l behind Billyford (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3yo stks pol in Dec.

Granski (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, weakened straight, 11th of 13, 18l behind Tsar Paul (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-60 pol in May '10.