Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 20:45 Chinese New Year Celebrations At Dundalk Stadium Apprentice Handicap1m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 33.76s
  • Off time: 20:55:28
20:45 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Regal Warrior (IRE) 20/1
2nd First Friday (IRE) 6/1
3rd Aughnacurraveel (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 832/310- ROYAL BLUE, white hoop & armlet, yellow & red striped cap Kharezi (IRE) 230
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-3 J C McConnell S Corby (7) 78 12/113.00
2 (9) 62-1 WHITE, royal blue spots Hareth (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-13 C F Swan C M Banahan (7) 77 5/23.50
3 (4) 0309-51 Light blue, yellow hoop, emerald green cap Pivot Bridge 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-11 A McGuinness G J Phillips (4) 72 4/15.00
4 (10) 23443-1 Red, dark green epaulettes, dark green & red halved sleeves, red cap Carvelas (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-9 M Butler T P Madden (4) 70 8/19.00
5 (1) 0682-82 Purple, mauve triple diamond, mauve diamonds on cap The Black Devil (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-9 p G Keane C T Keane 70 7/18.00
6 (12) 747857- YELLOW, black braces, black chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Alghanem (IRE) 119
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-7 M Phelan S B Kelly 68 10/111.00
8 (2) 491/538- Light blue, red hoop, red armlet, yellow cap, red spots Aughnacurraveel (IRE) 22
Nag me
10 9-5 T Cummins I T Queally (7) 66 12/113.00
10 (8) 70154/2- DARK BLUE, red panel, red & dark blue halved sleeves, red cap Regal Warrior (IRE) 50
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
11 9-4 t J J Lambe R P Downey (4) 65 20/121.00
11 (3) 90618-2 BLACK, orange epaulettes, diabolo on sleeves, black cap, orange diamonds First Friday (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-1 P Hennessy Gary Paul Halpin (4) 62 6/17.00
12 (6) 8214-23 EMERALD GREEN, black star, black cap, emerald green star Juara (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-13 A Mulholland R Coakley (4) 63 5/16.00
Non runners
7 (5)4D1558-Positive Vibes59-7A L T MooreL F Roche68
9 (11)54513-3Habesh (IRE)59-4E M O'SullivanC P Hoban65

Verdict

Habesh has been well supported on his last two starts but was beaten four lengths into third behind Cottesloe a fortnight ago. The Black Devil won here in August and has been narrowly beaten in recent starts, though over much shorter than this. Pivot Bridge has returned from a spell of hurdling in very good form and gained an emphatic victory over the track and trip a fortnight ago for which he's been hit with an 8lb rise. Carvelas had gone up to 70 without winning until landing a maiden three weeks ago but the veteran Regal Warrior gained his first all-weather victory in November and continued to run well before a poor effort over hurdles at Christmas. FIRST FRIDAY scored here in December and almost made all in a tougher race last month when caught close home by Papa's Way. He can go one better as though Juara is consistent enough she's now been beaten three times off this mark. Hareth returned to the Flat after a poor spell of hurdling to easily land a poor maiden here though faces a much stiffer test now.