Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 21:25 Crowne Plaza Dundalk Race & Stay Package Handicap1m 2f 150y

  • Winner:
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 19.66s
  • Off time: 21:27:43
21:25 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Puncher Clynch (IRE) 11/4
2nd Battleoftrafalgar 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 81189- PURPLE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, quartered cap Puncher Clynch (IRE) 155
Nag me
3 9-10 J S Bolger K J Manning 90 11/43.75
2 (1) 7424- GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Keraloun (IRE) 149
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 J M Oxx F M Berry 85 11/43.75
3 (4) 5543- Dark Blue Battleoftrafalgar 149
Nag me
3 8-11 A P O'Brien J P Murtagh 77 6/42.50
4 (5) 610994- RED & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves, red cap, light green star Velvet Band 177
Nag me
3 8-8 G M Lyons K Latham 74 12/113.00
5 (2) 01004-7 PINK, black diamond, black star on cap King Of Aran (IRE) 19
Nag me
3 8-6 M J Grassick N G McCullagh 72 10/111.00

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien had three entries at the early stage and relies on Battleoftrafalgar, who improved with each run in his first campaign and wasn't beaten far in his final two starts on this track. Puncher Clynch scored twice on ground with plenty of give but is 11lbs higher than when landing a Listowel nursery in September. KERALOUN was a short-priced favourite when beaten three times here but his pedigree suggests he will do better over today's trip. Velvet Band has joined Ger Lyons from Paul Cole and may just need this first start since October but King Of Aran will be race-fit after his run at the Curragh and produced his best performance to date on this track in November.