Dundalk

  • 18:45 Dundalk Driving Tourism Forward 28th February Rated Race7f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.96s
  • Off time: 18:45:39
18:45 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Firm (IRE) 6/4
2nd Shabra Emperor (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 14-9149 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Above The Law (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-6 h A Oliver C P Hoban (3) 67 3/14.00
2 (1) 881363- WHITE, emerald green large spots, emerald green cap She's Not Simple (IRE) 70
Nag me
4 9-6 ht J J Lambe E J McNamara 68 4/15.00
3 (6) 52/047-1 Navy blue, white stripes, scarlet seams, scarlet & white quartered cap The Firm (IRE) 42
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-6 K Prendergast C D Hayes 65 6/42.50
4 (5) 878290- Black, red star, red sleeves, black stars, red cap, black star Cappadocia (IRE) 151
Nag me
4 9-3 t S Fahey W M Lordan 66 8/19.00
5 (2) 308500- WHITE, royal blue seams, striped cap Relay 70
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-3 h J T Gorman Gearoid Patrick Brouder (10) 52 22/123.00
6 (3) 56-0355 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Shabra Emperor (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-3 b P O Brady J A Heffernan 60 5/16.00

Verdict

Shabra Emperor has won once in 50 starts and though that was on this track it was also over a much longer trip. Above The Law stayed on to score over 6f last month but has been disappointing in two subsequent runs, the latest over the minimum trip. SHE'S NOT SIMPLE won a Naas maiden in July and the assessor overreacted. But she ran well when last seen here in early December and can gain her first victory on the track. The Firm looked to have a very simple task in a similar race to this last month but, though eventually getting on top, he made hard work of landing the odds. Relay's only success came on this track a year ago from 5lb higher and she's been inconsistent though there are bits and pieces of form that give her a shout at big odds. Cappadocia's two career victories have been on Polytrack at Kempton and his two runs last summer were on very testing ground.