Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 19:45 Romancing, Dining & Racing At Dundalk Stadium Handicap6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.58s
  • Off time: 19:45:25
19:45 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Knock Stars (IRE) 9/1
2nd Antiquus (IRE) 7/2
3rd Ask Dad 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 31010-5 White, red hoop, red spots on sleeves, black cap Harry Trotter (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-5 D Marnane P J Smullen 90 9/25.50
2 (1) 32112-7 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Antiquus (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-12 p Ms J Morgan J P O'Brien 83 7/24.50
3 (4) 50600-6 YELLOW, royal blue epaulettes, check sleeves, royal blue cap Ask Dad 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-9 t D English A P Thornton (3) 80 9/110.00
4 (3) 57334-3 Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap Knock Stars (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-7 b P Martin C P Hoban (3) 78 9/110.00
5 (8) 4783-23 RED & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves & cap Califante 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-4 p1 T Hogan W M Lordan 75 4/15.00
6 (7) 3/877-62 DARK BLUE, white diabolo on sleeves, dark blue cap Blue Bullet (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 V C Ward R P Downey (7) 73 4/15.00
7 (5) 0/93027- White & red chevrons, white sleeves, red cap Oor Jock (IRE) 122
Nag me
6 9-0 A McGuinness G J Phillips (7) 71 8/19.00
8 (6) 25006-4 DARK GREEN, red chevron & chevrons on sleeves, red cap Moonbi Creek (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
7 8-5 hb M Fitzsimons T P Madden (7) 62 12/113.00

Verdict

Antiquus began her winning run in December off a mark of 67 and looked in the handicapper's grip from 16lb higher last month when Ask Dad, who finished just in front of her, was having his first start since June and making his debut for new connections. Knock Stars finished a close third in that race and has been running well from this sort of mark without quite getting there. Harry Trotter was in good form for most of last year and was having his first start since June when not disgraced behind Grey Danube three weeks ago. BLUE BULLET, who finished runner-up, has dropped to a very lenient mark and it's about time he was winning on the surface so gets the nod. Califante, narrowly beaten in a Salisbury Listed event in 2012 when rated 99, has been running well from tonight's mark though over longer trips. The much-travelled Oor Jock has a poor strike-rate as does Moonbi Creek, who hasn't raced over a trip this short since his debut in 2011.