Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 18:30 Christmas Party Packages At Dundalk Stadium Nursery Handicap7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.86s
  • Off time: 18:31:36
18:30 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st= Victor's Beach (IRE) 4/1
2nd= Toccata Blue (IRE) 7/1
2nd= Zainda (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 165527 Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap Versilia Gal (IRE) 41
Nag me
2 9-10 P Martin C P Hoban (5) 78 14/115.00
2 (2) 88524 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Sherzam 93
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-9 T Carmody L P Dempsey (7) 77 4/15.00
3 (1) 547 MAROON & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, quartered cap Toccata Blue (IRE) 171
Nag me
2 9-8 t1 G M Lyons E J McNamara 76 7/18.00
4 (3) 574541 BLACK, pink star, pink stars on sleeves, pink star on cap Longfield Lad (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
2 9-7 J J Walsh B A Curtis 75 9/25.50
5 (7) 4675 Purple, white spots, yellow sleeves & cap Sword Of Light (IRE) 14
Nag me
2 9-3 D Marnane F Lynch 71 10/111.00
6 (11) 005 BLACK, orange epaulettes, diabolo on sleeves, black cap, orange diamonds Merciful Hour (IRE) 21
Nag me
2 9-0 P Hennessy J A Heffernan 68 10/111.00
7 (4) 976 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Zainda (IRE) 7
Nag me
2 8-11 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 65 9/25.50
8 (6) 06756 WHITE, black panel, white cap Victor's Beach (IRE) 21
Nag me
2 8-8 p M Halford S Foley 62 4/15.00
9 (8) 342888 PALE BLUE, dark blue seams, navy blue cap Desiderata (IRE) 21
Nag me
2 8-5 e Ms J Morgan W M Lordan 59 20/121.00
10 (5) 900 YELLOW, royal blue disc & sleeves, hooped cap Cobblers Cove (USA) 14
Nag me
2 8-4 C O'Brien N G McCullagh 58 16/117.00
11 (10) 085 ROYAL BLUE, yellow sash, yellow cap, royal blue spots Tale Of Fame (ITY) 52
Nag me
2 8-4 F Costello Samantha Bell (7) 50 25/126.00

Verdict

Longfield Lad steps up in trip off a 5lb higher mark having won over 6f here three weeks ago while Versilia Gal looks to be treading water off her current mark but Sherzam has decent claims on her Polytrack debut with an apprentice taking 7lb off her back and Merciful Hour posted a much better effort over a mile here last time. Toccata Blue has gone backwards since his promising debut at this track back in March, however, and preference is for ZAINDA. She's shown steady if unspectacular progress in maidens culminating in a sixth over C&D a week ago and is taken to make a winning handicap debut.