Dundalk

  • 19:00 Christmas Race & Dine Packages Handicap1m

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 36.68s
  • Off time: 19:00:10
19:00 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Captain Joy (IRE) 6/4
2nd Akasaka (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 540804 BLACK, yellow cross of lorraine, red & grey striped sleeves, grey & red striped cap Billyford (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-10 L Roche J P O'Brien 95 7/18.00
2 (1) 260071 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Miracle Cure (IRE) 40
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-10 J S Bolger K J Manning 96 4/15.00
3 (7) 800352 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Akasaka (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-7 E Lynam F M Berry 92 4/15.00
4 (3) 1-23221 WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Captain Joy (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-7 T Collins R P Whelan (3) 93 6/42.50
5 (6) 9-24405 White, red disc, striped sleeves & cap King's Trail (JPN) 28
Nag me
10 9-5 T Kodama D P McDonogh 90 15/28.50
6 (5) 572305 Emerald green, black epaulettes, halved sleeves, black cap, emerald green star Core Element (IRE) 2
Nag meCourse Winner
5 8-13 S Buggy G F Carroll 84 16/117.00
7 (4) 030578 Red, Pink epaulets, yellow cap Iron Major (IRE) 49
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-12 p E Lynam W M Lordan 83 9/110.00

Verdict

Captain Joy scored over 7f here a fortnight ago when Billyford was over two lengths behind in fourth. The former should make another bold bid and is preferred to Akasaka, beaten only a short-head over a longer trip here last week with Iron Major well behind. MIRACLE CURE won at Leopardstown last month and also drops back in distance. He has a 9lb rise to contend with but today's drop in class is in his favour and Jim Bolger's colt gets the vote.