Dundalk

  • 20:30 Esther McGahon, McGuinness & Co. Solicitors Handicap7f

  • Winner €6,775 2nd €2,101 3rd €1,001 4th €451
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.56s
  • Off time: 20:30:54
20:30 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Palace Guard (IRE) 7/2
2nd War Hero (IRE) 5/1
3rd Patrick Joseph 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 587212- GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star War Hero (IRE) 28
Course Winner
3 10-4 vt P J Prendergast A J Slattery (10) 78 5/16.00
2 (3) 547- Light blue, grey braces, grey diamonds on sleeves, light blue cap, grey diamonds Palace Guard (IRE) 76
3 9-12 t J P O'Brien D O'Brien 72 7/24.50
3 (4) 087520- LIGHT BLUE & RED DIAMONDS, light blue sleeves, red cap, light blue diamond Lucky Red (IRE) 28
3 9-7 b Mrs J Harrington S Foley 67 11/26.50
4 (7) 06-4 Dark blue, white cross sashes, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Matter Of Time (IRE) 7
3 9-6 H De Bromhead N G McCullagh 66 25/126.00
5 (5) 58971- Black, gold chevrons, gold chevrons on sleeves, black cap Paparazzi 37
Course Winner
3 9-6 bt J P O'Brien S Corby (3) 66 5/23.50
6 (10) 036635- White, royal blue epaulettes, royal blue star on cap Itschessnotchekers (IRE) 21
3 9-1 b N Lawlor R P Cleary 61 12/113.00
7 (8) 700- Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red diamond Patrick Joseph 126
3 9-1 D Marnane P J Smullen 61 12/113.00
8 (9) 05344- GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Dragon Girl (IRE) 82
Beaten Favourite
3 8-10 Mrs J Harrington T P Madden (5) 56 9/110.00
9 (2) 76-0 Emerald green, white diamond, royal blue & white striped cap High Susie (IRE) 7
3 8-10 J P O'Brien S M Crosse (10) 56 33/134.00
10 (1) 308986- Emerald green, white hoop, white spots on sleeves, quartered cap Pak Army (IRE) 98
3 8-9 bt J R Barry B M Coen (7) 55 33/134.00
11 (6) 445887- RED, black stars, black cap, red star Taylor Velvet (IRE) 28
3 8-4 T Cleary S P Davis (5) 50 25/126.00
12 (12) 900- Black, purple seams, black sleeves, striped cap Rockafilly (FR) 110
3 8-4 J Nash K J Leonard (3) 50 50/151.00

Verdict

Joseph O'Brien runs three here and though Palace Guard has the scope to do better on his handicap debut it's PAPARAZZI who has the stronger form. He was having only his fifth start when scoring over a mile last month and, with just a 1lb rise to contend with and winning jockey Sean Corby again using his claim, can complete a double. His former stable companion Matter Of Time is having her first run in a handicap and has the scope to do better. War Hero won over 6f here but showed the extra holds no terrors with another very good run behind Princess Yaiza, with Lucky Red behind, while Dragon Girl has been finding a mile just a bit too far on Turf and looks the type to appreciate the track and trip.