Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 19:00 Christmas Parties At Dundalk Nursery Handicap7f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €699 4th €400
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.60s
  • Off time: 19:04:43
19:00 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Banner Road (IRE) 11/4
2nd Catfromtherock (IRE) 7/1
3rd Aquilonius (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 44912 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Mount Meru 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 9-7 b G M Lyons G J Phillips (7) 79 7/18.00
2 (10) 525 Light blue, maroon spots, light blue sleeves, yellow spots, light blue cap, maroon spots Balrath Hope (IRE) 75
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2 9-6 G P Cromwell D J Benson (7) 78 14/115.00
4 (11) 567507 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Shabra Emperor (IRE) 14
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2 9-3 t P O Brady J A Heffernan 75 25/126.00
5 (5) 433 Purple, yellow star & sleeves, yellow & purple quartered cap Fast Finian (IRE) 28
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2 9-2 M Halford G F Carroll 74 9/25.50
6 (2) 90844 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Aquilonius (IRE) 14
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2 9-1 p J S Bolger K J Manning 73 8/19.00
7 (3) 704252 LIGHT GREEN & DARK GREEN CHECK, light green sleeves, orange cap Catfromtherock (IRE) 28
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2 9-0 D Marnane P J Smullen 72 7/18.00
8 (1) 904 BLACK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves & cap A Little Help 7
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2 8-12 Steven E Ryder W J Supple 70 16/117.00
9 (14) 6548 Dark blue, purple hoop, purple armlet, purple cap Hugenot (IRE) 175
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2 8-12 E Lynam R P Cleary 70 25/126.00
10 (9) 9005 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Habesh (IRE) 14
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2 8-10 p1 M Halford S Foley 68 10/111.00
11 (12) 57776 Royal Blue, Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Kedleston (IRE) 56
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2 8-10 p1 T Stack S A Gray (7) 68 8/19.00
12 (4) 068722 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap The Kernigal (IRE) 21
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2 8-9 bt G M Lyons N G McCullagh 67 9/25.50
13 (7) 0001 BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Banner Road (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
2 8-8 E Lynam M C Hussey 66 11/43.75
14 (6) 280408 Navy blue, white stripes, scarlet seams, scarlet and white quartered cap Pinkisthecolour (IRE) 26
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2 8-7 K Prendergast C D Hayes 65 25/126.00
15 877 Purple, white panel, purple cap Roman Locket (IRE) 21
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2 8-6 A Oliver C P Hoban (5) 64 20/121.00
Non runners
3 (13)082Tannery (IRE)29-4D Wachman76
16000Golden Clubs (IRE)28-6J J HanlonReserve 264
178948Grand Heiress28-5M HalfordReserve 363

Verdict

Banner Road landed a touch when scoring over 6f here last time with THE KERNIGAL just under 2l behind. The assessor has taken a dim view with a 10lb rise for the winner and left the runner-up on the same mark so the positions should be reversed, especially as the latter will be suited by the extra furlong. His trainer, Ger Lyons, complicates matters by also saddling top-weight Mount Meru, who scored over the trip at Down Royal before finding Canaille just too strong over a mile here two weeks ago. Gary Phillips is good value for his claim and his mount looks certain to get involved. Aquilonius and Habesh were both close up but will need to find more. Tannery could prove a real threat on her handicap debut as she was only a head behind the odds-on Choral Society in a fillies' maiden over the C&D last time and is definitely on the upgrade.