Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 20:15 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Package Handicap1m

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.40s
  • Off time: 20:19:24
20:15 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Banna Boirche (IRE) 4/1
2nd Elusive Ridge (IRE) 9/2
3rd Billyford (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 756721 EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Banna Boirche (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-3 M Halford S Foley 100 4/15.00
2 (3) 53111-4 DARK BLUE, white star, white sleeves, maroon stars, white cap, maroon stars Elusive Ridge (IRE) 42
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-13 p H Rogers P J Smullen 96 9/25.50
3 (9) 103038- ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, red cap, blue spots Lightening Stricks (IRE) 234
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-10 t R Brabazon F M Berry 93 11/43.75
4 (1) 841-112 BLACK, yellow cross of lorraine, red & grey striped sleeves, grey & red striped cap Billyford (IRE) 9
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-9 L Roche J P Murtagh 92 7/24.50
5 (6) 5440-55 MAROON Duff (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 9-8 E Lynam D P McDonogh 91 12/113.00
6 (5) 35-7146 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Iron Major (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-5 p E Lynam S H James (5) 88 13/27.50
7 (4) 515204- WHITE, purple triple diamond, purple diamond on cap King Ferdinand 196
Nag me
4 9-4 Mrs J Harrington C J Elliott (10) 87 14/115.00
9 (8) 77740-0 White, pink epaulettes, quartered cap World Ruler 16
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-7 D Marnane F Lynch 76 25/126.00
Non runners
8 (2)0080-61Vastitas (IRE)48-8J S BolgerR P Cleary77

Verdict

Vastitas has only run twice here and wasn't beaten far in the first of them. She won a shade comfortably at Leopardstown last month and is still well enough handicapped despite a 5lb rise. However, she's taking on several track specialists here including Banna Boirche and Billyford, who fought out a tremendous finish here last week with the former just prevailing for his seventh course victory. The pair are very closely matched again but it could be another who loves the track. ELUSIVE RIDGE, who lands the spoils as he was having his first start since December when a very close fourth to Moran Gra here last month and has actually been dropped 1lb in the ratings.