Dundalk

  • 17:00 666 Roulette At Ace Casino Kildare Town Claiming Race7f

  • Winner €6,468 2nd €2,006 3rd €956 4th €431
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 27.66s
  • Off time: 17:01:39
17:00 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Yuften 1/2
2nd Hasselnott 4/1
3rd That Is The Spirit 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 963477- BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Sharp Defence (USA) 128
Distance Winner
5 10-2 Andrew Hughes A C Persse (7) 84 16/117.00
2 (2) 005/401- Black, royal blue seams, black cap Yuften 79
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-2 John Feane D N Curran (10) 95 1/21.50
3 (11) 063369- LIGHT GREEN, red diamond & sleeves, quartered cap Art Of Unity 98
Course Winner
4 9-2 b N Meade C T Keane 59 20/121.00
5 (3) 001909- White & royal blue chevrons, royal blue & white striped sleeves, white cap That Is The Spirit 79
Distance Winner
8 9-2 t Richard O'Brien R Coakley (3) 83 8/19.00
6 (4) 3/11233- YELLOW & PURPLE CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Best Not Argue (IRE) 29
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-1 N C Kelly O J Orr (3) 81 10/111.00
7 (8) 7/9560- Pink, grey seams, blue cap Blue Whisper 79
4 9-0 p S Donohoe R C Colgan 61 66/167.00
8 (7) 51012-4 Black, yellow seams, yellow armlet, yellow cap, black star Hasselnott 28
Course Winner
6 9-0 p Denis Hogan J A Heffernan 75 4/15.00
9 (1) 740920- PINK, grey seams, grey cap, pink star Mr Shelby (IRE) 148
5 9-0 p S Donohoe D E Sheehy (5) 61 66/167.00
10 (5) 909/ YELLOW, emerald green star & sleeves, white cap Flojo (IRE) 518
4 8-13 J G Coogan R P Cleary 100/1101.00
11 (6) 00860-0 ORANGE, black seams, check cap Fianchetto (IRE) 14
6 8-7 Mrs D Foster C P Hoban 36 100/1101.00
Non runners
4 (9)3122-52Reckless Lad (IRE)99-2P MartinW M Lordan71

Verdict

YUFTEN is comfortably the top-rated here having won the Balmoral Handicap at Ascot in 2016 for Roger Charlton off 101. He had no problems seeing off Hasselnot and Restless Lad in a similar race on his debut for John Feane here in November and, though the placed horses have big pulls in the weights, the positions should be confirmed. The latter is seeking his 10th course victory and has continued in excellent form while Best Not Argue, who has changed stables, has won four times on Turf but has only had one all-weather run here in 2015. That Is The Spirit was well beaten behind the selection last time but is better over this furlong shorter trip and should lead for a long way but Sharp Defence has a lot to do at the weights on his first start for new connections.