Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 18:20 Christmas Party Packages At Dundalk Stadium Handicap5f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.11s
  • Off time: 18:21:38
18:20 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Antiquus (IRE) 5/2
2nd Majestic Timeline (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 081573 Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap Knock Stars (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-13 b P Martin C T Keane (3) 78 11/26.50
2 (2) 410311 Light green, red epaulettes, red chevrons on sleeves, red star on cap Majestic Timeline (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-8 pt A B Joyce J P Murtagh 73 11/43.75
3 (5) 250321 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Antiquus (IRE) 5 (ex5)
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-7 p Ms J Morgan J P O'Brien 67 5/23.50
4 (4) 253841 PINK, maroon star, striped cap Cottrell 14
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-3 vt K Prendergast C D Hayes 68 4/15.00
5 (3) 00-011 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Above The Law (IRE) 218
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 A Oliver G F Carroll 67 4/15.00

Verdict

Antiquus has been racing over the wrong trips according to her trainer who dropped her back to 6f for her last two starts and she's been a revelation. She led for most of the way on Friday but meets speedier opposition here. Knock Stars had Majestic Timeline close behind in third in October and though the latter has improved subsequently he's much worse off at the weights. Cottrell beat the reappearing Elusive Ice over an extra furlong to finally lose his maiden tag but whether he has the pace for this is another matter. ABOVE THE LAW won easily over track and trip in May then showed his versatility by beating a big field over an extra furlong on soft ground at Navan. Andy Oliver should have him right and he looks well enough handicapped to complete a long-range hat-trick despite a 12lb rise.