Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 20:20 Happy New Year To All Our Patrons Handicap 1m 2f 150y

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 16.38s
  • Off time: 20:24:37
20:20 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Days Ahead (IRE) 7/4
2nd Saint By Day (IRE) 7/1
3rd Noverre Princess (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 37/353U- Red, royal blue stars Formal Bid (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
6 10-0 t G Elliott E J McNamara 65 12/113.00
2 (13) 082950- Orange, purple panel, purple seams on sleeves, striped cap Massabini (USA) 35
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5 9-10 h J J Coleman I J Brennan (3) 61 12/113.00
3 (12) 133457- EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Saint By Day (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-10 t M Halford S Foley 61 7/18.00
4 (1) 84/6086- White & red hoops, white sleeves, red cap, white spots Buccaneer Bob (IRE) 28
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5 9-9 Miss S A Finn W J Lee 60 16/117.00
5 (6) 269820- ROYAL BLUE & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, quartered cap Noverre Princess (IRE) 21
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5 9-8 p Ms J Morgan P J Smullen 59 12/113.00
6 (10) 698798- White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, hooped cap General Bunching (USA) 23
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-7 t T Cleary R P Cleary 58 20/121.00
7 (3) 0688/83- DARK GREEN, white sleeves, red cap, white star Days Ahead (IRE) 21
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6 9-5 p E Doyle J A Heffernan 56 7/42.75
8 (9) 85044- Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Strawberry Flavour (GER) 14
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4 9-5 A Oliver C D Hayes 58 8/19.00
9 (2) 0/60- YELLOW, royal blue disc & sleeves, hooped cap Back In Black (IRE) 228
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4 9-2 C O'Brien J P O'Brien 55 8/19.00
10 (14) 590- Dark blue, pink & white quartered cap Indiana Charmer (USA) 151
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4 9-0 T Collins M C Hussey 53 20/121.00
11 (4) 6/80034- DARK BLUE, white diabolo on sleeves, dark blue cap Circus Act 21
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5 8-12 V C Ward L F Roche (3) 49 5/16.00
12 (8) 60000/3- BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Khan Tengri (IRE) 9
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7 8-10 t P O Brady C P Hoban (5) 47 14/115.00
13 (7) 62857/5- WHITE, emerald green large spots, emerald green cap King's Jester (IRE) 23
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11 8-10 J J Lambe F Lynch 47 20/121.00
14 (5) 6000/0- RED, black hoop, white cap, black star Prime Contract (IRE) 28
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6 8-10 S Harley James J Doyle (10) 47 33/134.00
Non runners
15750669-Sinntani (IRE)510-0W J FitzpatrickReserve 165
16008-Nureyev's Boy (IRE)59-1J LeavyReserve 252

Verdict

Formal Bid clipped heels and unshipped his rider at this track last time but had gone close over 2m at Wolverhampton on his penultimate start. Days Ahead finished a length in front of Saint By Day when third here last time and that pair are closely matched while Strawberry Flavour is expected to improve on only her second start for Andy Oliver. CIRCUS ACT has yet to win but has dropped 18lb in the weights since last April. He finished much closer in a couple of races here last month and it could be his turn today. Noverre Princess makes most appeal of the remainder.