Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 16:30 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Claiming Race7f

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.30s
  • Off time: 16:33:17
16:30 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Akasaka (IRE) 11/10
2nd Iron Major (IRE) 4/1
3rd He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 135146 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Akasaka (IRE) 12
Nag meCourse Winner
6 10-5 E Lynam R P Whelan (3) 98 11/102.10
2 (4) 171051 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue star, dark blue stars on sleeves, dark blue cap, white star He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-0 D Marnane C R King (7) 85 11/43.75
3 (7) 05785-5 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Iron Major (IRE) 39
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-0 E Lynam R P Downey (10) 81 4/15.00
4 (6) 0/P-500 WHITE, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap, white star Barberton (USA) 75
Nag me
4 9-11 P M Rogers B A Curtis 48 100/1101.00
5 (9) 616-306 Grey, grey & black check cap Fleet Captain 37
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-9 Jane M Foley D A McCormack (5) 59 25/126.00
6 (5) 792158 Dark blue, pink & white quartered cap Indiana Charmer (USA) 37
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-8 v T Collins P J Smullen 61 12/113.00
7 (1) 6 YELLOW & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Dancing Ecco (IRE) 4
Nag me
4 9-3 M Hourigan S Foley 33/134.00
8 (2) 61 White, dark green sash, white & dark blue striped sleeves, dark green cap Nuestra Alegria (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 9-3 E P Harty D P McDonogh 8/19.00
Non runners
9 (8)9070/0-Yo Credo (IRE)49-0Miss M McGuinnessC T Keane44

Verdict

He's Got Rhythm won this last year when rated 72 and he's now on 85 though Connor KIng's claim will be a big help. Iron Major has slipped 12lb in the ratings in the past year and did show a degree of improvement at Naas as a result but would be better off in a handicap against stablemate AKASAKA, who is rated 13lb higher but concedes just 5lb. He's generally performed at a higher level and wasn't disgraced in a premier handicap at the Curragh last time so looks the one to be on. Nuestra Alegria is the only one of these with any real scope and is likely to improve again from her maiden success at Limerick.