Dundalk

  • 18:20 www.dundalkstadium.com Handicap6f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.85s
  • Off time: 18:20:08
18:20 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pencil Hill (IRE) 10/1
2nd Inishmot Duchess (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 09042-2 Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap Knock Stars (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-10 b P Martin J P O'Brien 82 6/42.50
2 (2) 6/13700- Black, Purple sleeves, Black cap, Red spots Pencil Hill (IRE) 91
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-9 T Collins Megan Carberry (7) 81 10/111.00
3 (4) 09514-6 Black, grey cross sashes, striped sleeves, white cap Copper Dock (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-5 T G McCourt Karen Kenny (7) 77 8/19.00
4 (1) 3505-41 PINK, purple sash, halved sleeves, pink cap, purple star Thats A Fret (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-13 b L McAteer N G McCullagh 71 11/43.75
5 (3) 5696-91 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE DIAMONDS, green sleeves, orange cap Inishmot Duchess (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-4 v T G McCourt I J Brennan (3) 62 11/43.75

Verdict

An unusually small field here but competitive nonetheless. Copper Dock won this a year ago, one of six victories on the track, and he's been reasonably consistent subsequently despite having won just once. Joseph O'Brien was on board that night but this time takes the ride on Knock Stars, who was caught close home by THATS A FRET a fortnight ago having attempted to make all. There's virtually nothing between the pair again here but the winner can confirm the form and take this. Copper Dock was around six lengths behind and also looks held by Pencil Hill, who beat him here in April. Inishmot Duchess found some improvement to score here three weeks ago but whether she can repeat that performance is another matter.