Dundalk

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  • Winner €14,625 2nd €4,275 3rd €2,025 4th €675
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 26.05s
  • Off time: 17:00:51
17:00 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Redera (IRE) 9/2
2nd Solo Performer (IRE) 14/1
3rd Fisher Bridge (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 1/5-1704 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Justification 13
Nag meCourse Winner
5 10-0 h A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 92 11/82.38
2 (8) 467015 PURPLE & WHITE STRIPES, hooped sleeves & cap Solo Performer (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse Winner
8 9-11 b H Rogers C R King (7) 89 14/115.00
3 (1) 1410-25 YELLOW, black braces, black chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Alhellal (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-8 M Phelan K J Manning 86 4/15.00
4 (5) 511 Royal blue, pink epaulettes, halved sleeves, hooped cap Abou Ben (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
11 8-13 A Oliver C D Hayes 77 13/27.50
5 (4) 20/9120- Red, white cross sashes, red & white striped cap Shamiran (IRE) 61
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-10 b R Sweeney Sam James (3) 74 11/112.00
6 (2) 08/6-708 ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, striped cap Fisher Bridge (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
10 8-8 t N Meade S Foley 72 16/117.00
7 (6) 354/569- White & red chevrons, white sleeves, royal blue chevrons, emerald green cap Enchanted Forest (IRE) 46
Nag me
5 8-4 M Hourigan S A Gray (5) 67 10/111.00
8 (3) 643635- Light green, dark blue hoop, white sleeves, dark blue armlet, light green & dark blue striped cap Redera (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 8-4 A J Martin W M Lordan 67 9/25.50

Verdict

The veteran Abou Ben has reverted to the Flat from jumping hurdles and fences in great style but generally needs much softer ground. Shamiran has been performing in decent class handicaps over timber and should be considered from what looks a fair mark. Aidan O'Brien, who is in unstoppable form at present, had four entered at the early stage and relies on JUSTIFICATION. He ran well in the Chester Cup but moderately in the 2m4f Ascot Stakes at the Royal Meeting then looked very unlucky at the Curragh. He is still inexperienced for his age but this should prove within his capabilities. Redera was having his first start since November when a very good third over hurdles at Down Royal last month and Alhellal has won two out of three here.