Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 18:45 Dundalk Stadium On Facebook Handicap 1m 2f 150y

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 20.61s
  • Off time: 18:47:05
18:45 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pivotal Rock (IRE) 6/1
2nd Aquilonius (IRE) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 504389/ PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Carefree Smile (IRE) 518
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6 10-0 b D K Weld P J Smullen 75 7/18.00
2 (2) 0/43362- PURPLE, yellow chevron & sleeves, quartered cap It's Freezing (IRE) 300
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4 10-0 S Fahey K C Sexton (10) 75 9/110.00
3 (3) 933-474 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Pivotal Rock (IRE) 14
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5 9-10 t1 T Stack S A Gray (7) 71 6/17.00
4 (1) 4676-34 EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Dart Queen (GER) 2
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5 9-2 t A L T Moore J P Murtagh 63 5/23.50
5 (5) 084431- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Aquilonius (IRE) 112
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3 8-13 p J S Bolger K J Manning 80 5/42.25

Verdict

DART QUEEN needs holding up for a late run which is what Johnny Murtagh did on board her here on Wednesday. Unfortunately, she failed to obtain a clear run in that maximum field but there should be no problems on that score here. She's taken to gain compensation though the three-year-old Aquilonius could prove a big threat. She improved throughout her first campaign and was an easy winner on her final start here in December. It's Freezing has shown glimpses of potential but was beaten a long way into second when last seen at Down Royal in July while Carefree Smile, who was racing from a 12lb higher mark in the summer of 2010, hasn't been seen since November of that year. Pivotal Rock is reasonably consistent but his overall form leaves him with a little to find.