Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 21:15 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk Stadium Handicap1m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 35.10s
  • Off time: 21:15:27
21:15 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gretzky 9/4
2nd Cullentry Royal 8/1
3rd Shake The Bucket (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 221105 ORANGE, black star & stars on sleeves, white cap Cullentry Royal 23
Nag me
5 10-10 p J F Levins R Dawson (7) 90 8/19.00
2 (7) 708701 BLACK, pink hollow box, pink cap Shake The Bucket (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-4 N Madden T P Madden (7) 84 5/16.00
3 (5) 352977 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Fairylike (IRE) 48
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-12 b A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien (7) 78 7/18.00
4 (4) 430800 WHITE, black panel, halved sleeves, quartered cap Gretzky 77
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-11 t Matthew J Smith C R King (5) 77 9/43.25
5 (6) 5-50628 ROYAL BLUE, white spots, white sleeves, emerald green armlet, yellow cap Splendid Light 14
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5 9-11 p A Oliver J P O'Brien 77 7/18.00
6 (3) 143016 RED & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves, red cap, light green star Home Secretary 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-4 t G Donnelly G J Phillips (7) 70 13/27.50
7 (9) 643600 EMERALD GREEN, pink triple diamond & sleeves, pink cap, emerald green diamonds Prince Of Fashion (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-3 t J Geoghegan F M Berry 69 16/117.00
8 (1) 688652 White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, hooped cap Queen Of Alba (IRE) 7
Nag me
4 9-2 be T Cleary R P Cleary 68 13/27.50
9 (2) 107555 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Shabra Emperor (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-1 b P O Brady C T Keane (3) 67 16/117.00

Verdict

SHAKE THE BUCKET has been very busy all year but it doesn't appear to have affected him as he put in a battling display to catch Super Sling on the line two weeks ago and the slightly longer trip is in his favour - he can complete a quick double. Cullentry Royal was in very good form on Turf during the summer and was sent to Kempton for a much better race than this last month but he couldn't make any impression. Fairylike has won here twice and produced a fine effort when runner-up to Shalaman in September so it's a surprise to see her on a 1lb lower mark. Queen Of Alba was running in the Emirates earlier this year but has returned in good shape and ran her best race on the surface when second to Carried in a similar race to this last week. Home Secretary won this last year from a higher mark and missed the break on his latest start after beating Gun Shoot at the beginning of last month so can't be ignored.