Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 19:30 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Race6f

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.31s
  • Off time: 19:32:46
19:30 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Balmont Mast (IRE) 7/4
2nd Nocturnal Affair (SAF) 4/1
3rd Elusive Ridge (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 310000 Dark blue, pink triple diamond, pink stars on sleeves, pink star on cap Bajan Tryst (USA) 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-12 K A Ryan P J Smullen 97 7/18.00
2 (4) 134440 DARK BLUE, white star, white sleeves, maroon stars, white cap, maroon stars Elusive Ridge (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-12 p H Rogers C T Keane (7) 94 16/117.00
3 (11) 215060 Orange, white braces, halved sleeves, orange cap Jembatt (IRE) 7
Nag me
5 9-12 p Michael Mulvany G F Carroll 80 33/134.00
4 (12) 136208 White, emerald green epaulettes, emerald green seams on sleeves, emerald green cap, white star Nocturnal Affair (SAF) 23
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-12 t D Marnane F Lynch 110 4/15.00
5 (5) 796-137 Black, Purple sleeves, Black cap, Red spots Pencil Hill (IRE) 85
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-12 T Collins Megan Carberry (7) 83 20/121.00
6 (8) 0-09210 Emerald green, black epaulettes, halved sleeves, black cap, emerald green star Core Element (IRE) 5
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-7 S Buggy E J McNamara 81 25/126.00
7 (1) 305622 RED, white sleeves, red seams, white & red striped cap Balmont Mast (IRE) 47
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
4 9-6 E Lynam J P Murtagh 100 7/42.75
8 (14) 3264-53 Royal blue, orange & royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue & orange hooped cap Burj Alzain (IRE) 15
Nag me
4 9-6 G A Butler D P McDonogh 98 6/17.00
9 (7) 572607 Light Blue, White hollow box, check cap Invincible Ridge (IRE) 5
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 t D Bunyan L F Roche (3) 84 20/121.00
10 (3) 466500 White, Purple sash, Yellow cap Norville (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-6 p1 L Smyth C D Hayes 89 20/121.00
11 (9) 7-R4090 BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Rock Jock (IRE) 209
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-6 J P Shanahan R P Whelan (3) 99 20/121.00
12 (6) 574688 Yellow, purple sleeves, quartered cap Six of Hearts 16
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-6 bt C Ross S H James (3) 92 20/121.00
13 (13) 524-286 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Experience (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 p D Wachman W M Lordan 101 5/16.00
Non runners
14 (2)533457Slim Chance (IRE)39-0J G CooganC P Hoban77

Verdict

Eddie Lynam has won the last two of these and BALMONT MAST can complete a treble for the yard, especially with the best of the draw and Johnny Murtagh on board. His close second to The Reaper in a very tough handicap over the C&D in August was another fine run and that was only his second start since May. Three-year-olds have a good record so Experience is likely to come in for support. She's been competing at a very high level and won a Group 3 as a juvenile but her wide draw makes things difficult. Burj Alzain looks the biggest threat as he won his opening two runs at Kempton before transferring to the USA. He returned to Gerard Butler with a cracking effort at Kempton a fortnight ago and it will be a surprise if he's not in the mix. Bajan Tryst won a similar race to this over the C&D a year ago but hasn't been in the best of form while Nocturnal Affair hasn't quite been at his best since returning from Dubai in the spring, though he was in fine form at this time a year ago.