Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 19:15 Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Apprentice Handicap 1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.36s
  • Off time: 19:15:43
19:15 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Our Manekineko 6/1
2nd Reckless Lad (IRE) 7/2
3rd Badger Daly (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 762081 White, purple disc, purple cap, white spots Our Manekineko 7
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 10-0 bt J Nash L F Roche 66 6/17.00
2 (7) 452/04 Navy blue, white stripes, scarlet seams, scarlet & white quartered cap The Firm (IRE) 28
Nag me
4 10-0 K Prendergast D E Hogan (7) 65 4/15.00
3 (9) 307122 Maroon, orange epaulettes, orange chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Valley Queen 7
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 10-0 h T G McCourt C T Keane 65 7/18.00
4 (5) 561847 RED, black epaulettes, black sleeves, red chevrons, black cap, red diamonds Lord Kenmare (USA) 7
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-11 pt M Halford S Corby (7) 62 8/19.00
5 (8) 75/124-3 RED, royal blue seams, check cap Misty Lane (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-11 R Roberts L P Dempsey (4) 62 4/15.00
6 (6) 326161 Red & royal blue diamonds, red sleeves & cap Reckless Lad (IRE) 16
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-11 t P Martin C P Hoban 63 7/24.50
7 (1) 335700 White, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, white cap, royal blue spots Badger Daly (IRE) 63
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-9 pt J Hagan R Coakley (4) 60 14/115.00
8 (3) 7-31007 EMERALD GREEN, grey braces & sleeves, hooped cap Busalla (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 b G O'Leary C R King 58 14/115.00
9 (11) 8-54403 DARK BLUE, emerald green star, diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap Furacano (IRE) 154
Nag me
4 9-3 T Collins Megan Carberry (4) 54 14/115.00
10 (4) 579600 Red, white cross sashes, white cap, red star Hypatia (IRE) 2
Nag me
3 9-3 b J J Murphy J M Conneely (7) 55 33/134.00
Non runners
11 (10)68-0080Bumble Bee Slim38-10J P MurtaghCaroline Murtagh48

Verdict

Our Manekineko gained his second victory in just six starts here with a resounding success over Dancing Cosmos last week and has to be respected. Valley Queen didn't quite get the run of the race when second to Miller Beach last week and is closely matched with Lord Kenmare on their 1-2 a month earlier. Reckless Lad is progressing nicely and stayed on very strongly to beat subsequent winner Miller Beach last month while Misty Lane couldn't quite manage to land a gamble two weeks ago when he possibly found the 7f just on the short side. THE FIRM was having just his second start since July 2011 when a close fourth to Ningaloo Reef last month and, as that should have brought him to peak fitness, he's handed the vote.