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20:15 Dundalk (IRE)

Christmas Parties At Dundalk Handicap (50-75)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 150y
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • €8,000 added
  • Winner: €5,520
  • 2nd: €1,280
  • 3rd: €560
  • 4th: €320
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 13.02s
  • Off Time: 20:18:13
  • 11 Ran
1st
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(8)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, pink triple diamond & sleeves, pink cap, emerald green diamonds
  • Form 5-64360
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 72

always towards rear, ridden entering straight and no impression under 2f out

2(5)
Silk - RED & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves, red cap, light green star

Home Secretary

28 t CCD
5/1
  • Form 314301
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 70

slowly away and in rear, switched right and ridden 2f out, 7th 1f out and kept on one pace

3(4)
Silk - Purple, mauve triple diamond, mauve diamonds on cap
14/1
  • Form 324106
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 69

tracked leaders in 3rd, short of room early straight and no impression towards rear 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong

4(11)
Silk - Royal blue & white hoops, white diamonds on sleeves, royal blue cap

Goal (IRE)

41 t D
6/1
  • Form 141416
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 68

settled in rear of mid-division, 8th halfway, progress early straight and ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong

5(10)
Silk - YELLOW, royal blue hoop & sleeves, royal blue & white quartered cap
7/1
  • Form 514631
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 68

chased leaders in 6th, headway to challenge early straight and led under 2f out, soon challenged and headed 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong

6(9)
Silk - White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, hooped cap
20/1
  • Form 216886
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 68

tracked leaders in 4th, progress entering straight and disputed 2f out, ridden and soon headed, 5th and no impression final furlong

7(2)
Silk - Royal blue & red halved, white sleeves, red cap, white star

Gun Shoot (IRE)

28 BFCD
11/4
  • Form 032312
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 66

tracked leaders in 5th, ridden 2f out and 3rd 1f out, under pressure and no impression in 4th final 150 yards

8(6)
Silk - Emerald green, orange star, orange stars on sleeves, white cap, em green star
20/1
  • Form 30-0097
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 60

rear of mid-division and 9th halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression over 1f out

9(1)
Silk - maroon, white chevron and sleeves, white cap
9/2
  • Form 696243
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 62

mid-division and 7th halfway, ridden and progress into 4th 1f out, 3rd 150 yards out and kept on one pace

10(7)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 0-32390
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 55

tracked leader in 2nd, ridden to dispute briefly early straight, soon headed and no impression in 6th 1f out, no extra and eased final furlong

11(3)
Silk - BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots
  • Form 993441
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 52

led, ridden entering straight and headed 2f out, soon no extra and weakened

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

HOME SECRETARY has now won six times though only had a nose to spare over Gun Shoot here a month ago and the latter must have a chance off 2lb lower. Third-placed Ned's Indian has boosted the form with a victory here subsequently so has to enter the reckoning but the winner is taken to confirm his victory and land this. The very versatile Goal has won nine races on all kinds of surfaces but has shot up the weights as a result of his two recent victories on Turf. Authorative landed a minor handicap at Clonmel with Stynes behind before being well beaten over hurdles at Punchestown.

Formwatch

Prince Of Fashion (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Rear of mid-division, weakened from 3f out, never a factor, 13th of 14, 10l behind That's Plenty (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.

Home Secretary 6-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, 11th entering straight, pushed along 2f out, ridden in 5th 1f out, stayed on strongly to lead near line, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol beating Gun Shoot (9-8) by ns, 14 ran.

The Black Devil (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Led, headed over 2f out, still prominent but struggling when briefly short of room under 1f out, no extra, 6th of 9, 5l behind Ningaloo Reef (9-7) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 50-75 pol.

Goal (IRE) 7-2 (10-2) Soon tracking leaders on outside, ridden to challenge and hung left over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 6th of 11, 3l behind Dancing Cosmos (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.

Ned's Indian (IRE) 7-2fav (9-11) Always prominent, mainly 2nd, led over 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol beating Noble Call (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.

Queen Of Alba (IRE) 40-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Queen Of The Sand (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo stks pol.

Gun Shoot (IRE) 4-1fav (9-8) Prominent, ridden in 2nd 2f out, disputed lead 1f out, edged ahead close home, headed near line, 2nd of 14, ns behind Home Secretary (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol.

Confidence (USA) 33-1 (9-12) Chased leaders early, mid-division halfway, towards rear and ridden 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 11, 4l behind Hoppsan (9-2) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.

Stynes (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, 3rd approaching straight and ridden 2f out, slightly checked 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, no impression closing stages, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Street Party (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-70 pol.

Noverre Princess (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Soon mid-division, 7th approaching straight, no extra in 6th from over 1f out, 10th of 14, 6l behind Ned's Indian (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.

Authorative (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Made all, ridden early straight, strongly pressed inside final furlong and kept on under pressure, just held on, won at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd in Sep beating Street Party (9-13) by shd, 8 ran.