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19:45 Dundalk (IRE)

Christmas Race & Dine Packages Handicap

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • €13,000 added
  • Winner: €8,970
  • 2nd: €2,080
  • 3rd: €910
  • 4th: €520
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 36.06s
  • Off Time: 19:46:48
  • 4 Ran
1st
Silk -
1(2)
Silk - DARK BLUE, yellow braces & armlet, quartered cap
15/8
  • Form 837217
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 95

made all, ridden 2f out and soon challenged, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong

2(1)
Silk - BLACK, yellow cross of lorraine, red & grey striped sleeves, grey & red striped cap

Billyford (IRE)

35 p CCD
13/2
  • Form 300046
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 89

chased leaders and 4th halfway, no extra early straight, eased final furlong

3(3)
Silk - Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red diamond
5/2
  • Form 400001
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 89

chased leaders and 3rd halfway, ran freely, ridden entering straight and no impression under 2f out, under pressure and kept on one pace final furlong

4(4)
Silk - MAROON & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, quartered cap
2/1
  • Form 249322
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 83

tracked leader in 2nd, ridden to challenge under 2f out, under pressure and no impression on winner inside final furlong

In depth

Verdict

Seanie was having just his second start on Polytrack when beating Jamesie over 7f last month. He's yet to prove himself over this trip but the small field should hand him the opportunity to use his pace. Toccata Blue has been beaten a total of less than two lengths in his last three races. He just failed to hold the late thrust of Rummaging last time but will make a bold bid to double his winning tally on the track. REGULATION is the class act here having finished a close second in the Irish Cambridgeshire at the Curragh then winning from a higher mark there subsequently. He's well handicapped on his Turf form and finished runner-up on his only start on the track. He's the one to be on though Billyford, with five victories to his credit here, has to be considered.

Formwatch

Regulation (IRE) 13-2 (10-3) Prominent, ridden in 2nd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 22, 5l behind Campanology (10-0) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in Sep.

Billyford (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along in 3rd before straight, dropped to 4th 1f out, no extra and eased inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Seanie (9-2) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Oct.

Seanie (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Always prominent, led from 2f out, went on from over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to hold at the finish, won at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Oct beating Jamesie (9-9) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

Toccata Blue (IRE) 11-2 (9-8) Prominent and soon led, strongly pressed and headed 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong but no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, nk behind Rummaging (9-4) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol.