Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 17:45 Dundalk Stadium Racecourse Of The Year Maiden 6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.50s
  • Off time: 17:47:50
17:45 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Political Policy (IRE) 6/4
2nd Acting Talent (USA) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 3338- ROYAL BLUE, white cap, pink star Acting Talent (USA) 169
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 10-0 M C Grassick N G McCullagh 72 10/111.00
2 (7) 0 Brown, white sleeves, brown chevrons, white & brown striped cap Elzamay (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 10-0 Miss E Doyle A P Thornton (3) 100/1101.00
3 (3) 8094-2 YELLOW, royal blue sash, quartered cap Count Of Carabass (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 9-5 Miss H McLoughlin D M Grant 52 6/17.00
4 (5) 8669-32 Red, white cross sashes, hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots Political Policy (IRE) 7
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 t M Halford C P Hoban (3) 62 6/42.50
5 (1) WHITE & BLACK CHEVRONS, white sleeves, red cap The Big Cat (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-5 W McCreery P J Smullen 13/82.62
6 (2) 060- Purple, pink epaulettes & sleeves, pink diamond on cap Timely Call (IRE) 142
Nag me
3 9-5 J P Fahey L F Roche (3) 68 16/117.00
7 (6) 67- White, maroon cross of lorraine & sleeves, white cap, black diamonds Passified Lady (USA) 98
Nag me
3 9-0 P Martin C R King (5) 12/113.00

Verdict

Acting Talent had looked a certain future winner after a fine debut at Navan but failed to land the odds on her next two starts then ran poorly when dropped back to 5f at Tipperary. She makes her debut on Polytrack here. Count Of Carabass has improved on this surface though was receiving a stone when narrowly beaten by Wishyouwerehere in a handicap over track and trip three weeks ago when Political Policy stayed on into third. The latter again ran on well when tackling a mile last week so may need further. Timely Call couldn't handle testing ground when last seen at Listowel in September but in a moderate contest a chance is taken on Willie McCreery's newcomer THE BIG CAT, who is bred to be speedy and won't need to be a world-beater to make a winning start.