Dundalk

  • 17:30 Irish Stallion Farms EBF 7f

  • Winner €9,856 2nd €3,056 3rd €1,455 4th €657
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.68s
  • Off time: 17:32:29
17:30 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Playa Del Puente (IRE) 5/4
2nd Empire Line (IRE) 5/2
3rd Thebeastfortheeast (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) DARK BLUE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, dark blue sleeves, yellow cap Aye Aye Capt'n (IRE)
2 9-5 hc Mrs J Harrington T P Madden (5) 50/151.00
2 (4) 00 Orange, royal blue diamond, royal blue diamonds on cap Chutzpah (IRE) 23
2 9-5 pt Mrs J Harrington C O'Donoghue 33/134.00
3 (13) 40087 Orange, emerald green & white quartered cap Confucius (IRE) 7
2 9-5 b1 Miss Brown D M Simmonson (7) 65 66/167.00
4 (10) 0 WHITE & MAROON CHEVRONS, white sleeves, white cap, maroon diamonds Dromod Lad (IRE) 74
2 9-5 E P Harty S Foley 66/167.00
5 (5) 5 Dark Blue Empire Line (IRE) 21
2 9-5 J A Stack C D Hayes 5/23.50
7 (7) YELLOW, royal blue disc & sleeves, hooped cap Indictment (USA)
2 9-5 C O'Brien D P McDonogh 33/134.00
8 (8) 3 Yellow, purple & yellow halved sleeves, yellow cap, purple stars Playa Del Puente (IRE) 47
2 9-5 M Halford R P Whelan 5/42.25
9 (1) RED & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves, red cap, light green star Secret Dandy (IRE)
2 9-5 G Donnelly D W O'Connor (5) 66/167.00
10 (12) 6 Pink & white diamonds Small Town Boy (IRE) 23
2 9-5 J C McConnell S M Crosse (7) 33/134.00
11 (9) 6 RED, blue sleeves, black cap Thebeastfortheeast (IRE) 10
2 9-5 Richard O'Brien W J Lee 13/27.50
12 (2) Red, yellow panel, black sleeves, red & yellow striped cap Ultra Pride (IRE)
2 9-5 Ms Sheila Lavery R C Colgan 28/129.00
13 (3) 432 Black, red braces & sleeves, striped cap Will Be King (IRE) 14
2 9-5 P J Prendergast C T Keane 79 9/25.50
Non runners
6 (6)7Heart Stealer (IRE)29-5Denis HoganK J Leonard

Verdict

Michael Halford has won two of the last three of these with short-priced favourites and PLAYA DEL PUENTE looks certain to attract attention. A £40,000 yearling, he was a 50/1 chance on his debut in a big field at the Curragh but belied his odds with a cracking effort to be beaten just over a length and would have gone close but for being impeded in the closing stages. Will Be King has improved with every run and very nearly made all over the track and trip a fortnight ago. He should go close again while Empire Line caught the eye when staying on steadily over 6f here three weeks ago. The latter was well supported so better is expected as it is for Thebeastfortheeast, another who was strong in the market on his debut at Naas.