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18:00 Dundalk (IRE)

Phone Alarms Handicap

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 150y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • €25,000 added
  • Winner: €15,375
  • 2nd: €4,751
  • 3rd: €2,250
  • 4th: €1,000
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 12.10s
  • Off Time: 18:00:29
  • 8 Ran
1st
2nd
1(3)

Elleval (IRE)

35 p C
7/1
  • Form: 608833-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-10
  • Official Rating: 98
  • Trainer: D Marnane
  • Jockey: P J Smullen

held up, ridden and no impression 2f out, no extra over 1f out

2(1)

Clear Skies

49 BFCCD
11/8
  • Form: 211113-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-8
  • Official Rating: 96
  • Trainer: A P O'Brien
  • Jockey: D O'Brien

settled behind leaders in 4th, travelled well entering straight, switched left and progress 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on strongly final furlong, easily

3(8)
13/2
  • Form: 133368-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Official Rating: 90
  • Trainer: John Feane
  • Jockey: G P Halpin

held up, ridden into 5th 3f out, stayed on into 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong

4(5)
12/1
  • Form: 90533-0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-8
  • Official Rating: 82
  • Trainer: M Halford
  • Jockey: B M Coen

held up, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace

5(6)

Wooster (IRE)

21 CCD
10/3
  • Form: 27431-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-8
  • Official Rating: 83
  • Trainer: N C Kelly
  • Jockey: C D Hayes

chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra in 4th over 1f out, kept on one pace

6(7)
7/1
  • Form: 14151-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 78
  • Trainer: D A McLoughlin
  • Jockey: R P Cleary

driven up to lead, clear after 2f, 6-length advantage halfway, reduced advantage 3f out, soon ridden, headed over 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out

7(2)

Zaofu (IRE)

7 h BFCD
25/1
  • Form: 52-10
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 78
  • Trainer: J P O'Brien
  • Jockey: A C Persse

slowly away and behind, ridden and no impression 2 1/2f out, kept on one pace closing stages

8(4)

Sharjah (IRE)

7 p CCD
25/1
  • Form: 0916-79
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 78
  • Trainer: A Slattery
  • Jockey: A J Slattery

chased leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra and kept on same pace

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

CLEAR SKIES, who went up 10lb when completing a four-timer over the track and trip, then failed to last out 2m but was travelling well until fading in the closing stages. She's had a nice break and will be ready for this. Shannon Soul was only beaten a length by her in November and is 7lb better off so must have a chance of turning the tables. Elleval hasn't won since scoring on the Tapeta track at Meydan almost four years ago but remains a classy performer at his best though he's never won over this trip. Spruce Meadows has looked a couple of pounds high since landing a tough handicap over course and distance but should go well after a break. Wooster landed a maiden here then battled to victory over 1m4f in a handicap last week when Commander Won, who is better over that trip, was beaten just over a length. Zaofu won a maiden over the course and distance and started favourite in a handicap last week but ran poorly while Sharjah weakened quickly in the same race after leading into the straight.

Formwatch

Elleval (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Outpaced early and soon rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on and closer 1f out, 3rd inside final furlong and kept on closing stages, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Beach Bar (8-4) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Dec.

Clear Skies 7-4fav (9-11) Held up in mid-division, headway on inner early straight and ridden to challenge over 1f out, no impression in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3 1/4l behind Elishpour (8-11) at Dundalk 2m hcp pol in Dec.

Spruce Meadows (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) 8th of 12, 8l behind My Direction (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Oct.

Shannon Soul (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Mid-division, ridden and no impression early straight, no extra from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 14, 7 3/4l behind Adieux (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Jan.

Wooster (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway travelling well early straight and led 1 1/2f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Jan beating Commander Won (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.

Commander Won (IRE) 7-2jfav (8-12) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, ridden under 2f out, under pressure and kept on one pace inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Wooster (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Jan.

Zaofu (IRE) 4-1fav (9-9) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along and no extra under 2f out, eased final furlong, 13th of 14, 17 1/4l behind Adieux (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Jan.

Sharjah (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Prominent, led after 3f, pressed approaching straight and headed 2f out, no impression over 1f out, no extra, 9th of 14, 6 3/4l behind Adieux (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Jan.