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17:50 Dundalk (IRE)

Group Bookings At Dundalk Rated Race

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • €8,000 added
  • Winner: €5,520
  • 2nd: €1,280
  • 3rd: €560
  • 4th: €320
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 11.97s
  • Off Time: 17:50:42
  • 14 Ran
2nd
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3rd
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9/2

    1(11)
    Silk - Maroon, Grey triple diamond, check cap

    Almadaa

    14 CD
    9/2
    • Form 8448-21
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 65

    mid-division, 7th halfway, headway in 5th 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed under 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace

    2(7)
    Silk - EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap
    66/1
    • Form 4060-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 45

    held up towards rear, some late headway from over 1f out, never a danger

    3(12)
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, striped cap
    8/1
    • Form 969552-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 68

    chased leaders, 4th halfway, travelled well 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, soon led and strongly pressed, kept on well under pressure, all out

    4(9)
    Silk - BLACK & WHITE CHECK, black cap
    25/1
    • Form 07000-9
    • Age 9
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 59

    mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden 2f out, soon no extra

    5(13)
    Silk - Royal blue, white seams, white sleeves, yellow stars, white cap, yellow star
    33/1
    • Form 38009/0
    • Age 10
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 61

    soon disputed, ridden in 2nd 2f out, soon no extra

    6(8)
    Silk - Royal blue, light green epaulettes, royal blue cap
    • Form 11587-5
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 68

    chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace

    7(10)
    Silk - WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap
    • Form 75060-4
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 66

    reared leaving stalls, trailing for most

    8(2)
    Silk - Dark Blue, White seams, check cap

    Richelieu

    14 b DCD
    5/1
    • Form 07/021-1
    • Age 10
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 67

    held up towards rear, headway into 7th 2f out, ridden in 5th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace

    9(5)
    Silk - Grey, orange disc, grey cap
    • Form 0060-88
    • Age 8
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 68

    held up towards rear, some late headway from over 1f out, never a danger

    10(3)
    Silk - WHITE, emerald green hollow box, yellow & white striped cap

    Rum King (USA)

    146 b D
    33/1
    • Form 027656-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 66

    always towards rear

    11(14)
    Silk - PINK, grey seams, pink cap, grey stars
    • Age 4
    • Weight 9-0

    chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened entering straight

    12(4)
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars

    Tsar Paul (IRE)

    7 t CCD
    10/3
    • Form 0787-82
    • Age 7
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 68

    chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden to challenge 1f out, pressed winner final furlong, just held (reported to have burst blood vessel)

    13(1)
    Silk - Purple, pink star, pink sleeves, purple stars, purple cap, pink stars
    66/1
    • Form 770-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 8-11

    rear of mid-division, ridden and weakened entering straight, eased over 1f out

    14(6)
    Silk - YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap
    10/1
    • Form 5225-65
    • Age 6
    • Weight 8-11
    • Official Rating 46

    led and disputed, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra

    In depth

    Verdict

    Seven of these are rated within 3lb of each other and carry the same weight though Almadaa went up 10lb for scoring here two weeks ago and faces a stiffer task. An Saighdiur's only success came over this C&D but he's proved himself better over further in his most recent starts while the veteran Richelieu has gone up an incredible 13lb for completing a C&D double a fortnight ago. Tsar Paul just failed to catch Farmleigh House last week and looks sure to make a bold bid but Red Army Blues failed to obtain a clear run on that occasion and can take his revenge. Mark Johnston has a fine record here and JOE LE TAXI, who won four times under his care early last year before going to America, will have needed his reappearance at Lingfield last week and gets the vote to add to his trainer's impressive strike-rate.

    Formwatch

    Almadaa 4-1fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway into 4th 2f out, ridden into 2nd 1f out, stayed on final furlong to lead last 100 yards, kept on well, won at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol beating Bank On Black (9-9) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.

    Alvar (USA) 16-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 17l behind Eurosmart Lady (8-0) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.

    An Saighdiur (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, close 2nd 3f out, soon ridden, kept on well final furlong, strongly pressed winner to line, just failed, 2nd of 8, shd behind Curl Cat (11-11) at Laytown 7f amt stk in Sep.

    Gandolfini (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 9th of 10, 9l behind Enigma Code (9-1) at Dundalk 7f Handicap (60-75) (4yo+) pol.

    Grigorovitch (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) Led and strongly pressed, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra, 11th of 13, 10l behind Richelieu (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.

    Joe Le Taxi (IRE) 15-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Lastkingofscotland (8-6) at Lingfield 7f 4yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol.

    Red Army Blues (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Mid-division, headway into 5th 2f out, not clear run from over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Farmleigh House (9-8) at Dundalk 6f hcap pol.

    Richelieu 4-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway on outer under 2f out, ridden into 2nd 1f out, soon led and kept on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol beating Rigid Rock (9-5) by 3l, 13 ran.

    Romeo's On Fire (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Always towards rear, 8th of 10, 7l behind Enigma Code (9-1) at Dundalk 7f Handicap (60-75) (4yo+) pol.

    Rum King (USA) 20-1 (8-9) Outpaced most of way, 6th of 7, 11l behind Cavitie (8-6) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol in Sep.

    The Yellow Bin (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, 17l behind Aragorn Rouge (9-4) at Dundalk 1m mdn clm pol.

    Tsar Paul (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden into 6th on outer 1f out, ran on well final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 11, shd behind Farmleigh House (9-8) at Dundalk 6f hcap pol.

    Hi Kort Lady (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Dwelt, towards rear, dropped behind from 3f out, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Black Belt (9-0) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f mdn stks gd in Jul.

    Mrs Batt (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Hampered early, mid-division, ridden and hampered 1 1/2f out, switched and kept on final furlong, 5th of 13, 5l behind Richelieu (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.