Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 14:55 Hibernia For Steel Maiden6f

  • Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.71s
  • Off time: 14:55:33
14:55 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Strike Action 11/4
2nd Feathers and Bows (USA) 10/1
3rd An Cat Dubh (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 7537-00 RED, white sleeves, red seams, white & red striped cap Allegri (IRE) 29
Nag me
3 9-5 K H Clarke A P Thornton (3) 58 40/141.00
2 (5) 24-3942 YELLOW, black striped sleeves & cap An Cat Dubh (IRE) 36
Nag me
3 9-5 p W McCreery J P O'Brien 73 7/24.50
3 (6) Light green, black sash, check cap Epic Encounter (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-5 E Lynam S H James (3) 16/117.00
4 (1) Royal blue, white stars, white & red striped sleeves & cap Hatton Cross (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-5 T J O'Mara M A Cleere (5) 25/126.00
5 (11) 4420-79 Grey, orange disc, grey cap Hexagonal (IRE) 41
Nag me
3 9-5 A McGuinness I J Brennan (3) 87 12/113.00
6 (7) 3274-26 ROYAL BLUE, yellow chevron, royal blue cap, yellow star Multitasking 41
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 M Halford S Foley 82 3/14.00
7 (4) 06 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE DIAMONDS, green sleeves, orange cap My Good Brother (IRE) 31
Nag me
3 9-5 T G McCourt B A Curtis 33/134.00
8 (3) 02- Royal blue, red cross of lorraine & sleeves, red cap Storm Lightning 272
Nag me
3 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 5/16.00
9 (10) 0 MAROON, maroon & beige striped sleeves, beige cap, maroon star Empress Of Tara (IRE) 32
Nag me
3 9-0 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 16/117.00
10 (2) 633-655 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Feathers and Bows (USA) 55
Nag me
3 9-0 b D Wachman W J Lee 70 10/111.00
11 (8) 639-2 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Strike Action 71
Nag me
3 9-0 D Wachman W M Lordan 71 11/43.75

Verdict

Willie McCreery won this last year and the booking of Joseph O'Brien for An Cat Dubh, who ran a fine race behind Hi Emperor at Fairyhouse, looks significant. But MULTITASKING was only just behind Exhortation, who runs in the opener, over the C&D in May and found 5f too short when favourite at Down Royal last month so gets the vote. Storm Lightning is returning from a very long break though he showed very good pace when run out of it close home over 7f here in October and the shorter trip looks in his favour. David Wachman runs both the consistent Feathers And Bows and the lightly-raced Strike Action and it's the latter who can come out on top of the pair though she looked in need of further when staying on over 7f here in May. Hexagonal is comfortably the pick on last season's form which included a runners-up spot in a Listed event but he's finished last in both starts this season.