Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 20:50 Irish Stablestaff Association Awards 23rd February Apprentice Handicap1m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 30.85s
  • Off time: 20:51:14
20:50 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fairylike (IRE) 10/1
2nd Benbecula 11/1
3rd Days Ahead (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 12637/0 Dark blue & light blue check, light blue sleeves, red cap Fleur De Nuit (IRE) 21
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8 10-1 John Bleahen C R King (7) 76 12/113.00
2 (1) 4317-31 PURPLE, large red spots, red seams on sleeves, purple cap Atmospheric High (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-0 p E Lynam I J Brennan 75 4/15.00
3 (12) 2032-15 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Benbecula 21
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-11 T Carmody L P Dempsey (4) 75 11/112.00
4 (9) 80720/5- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Carlito Brigante (IRE) 91
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7 9-11 t G Elliott C P Hoban 72 8/19.00
5 (4) 351-364 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Shukhov (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-11 p1 G M Lyons C T Keane (2) 75 9/110.00
6 (3) 795-331 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue stars Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-5 bt J C McConnell R Coakley (4) 66 14/115.00
7 (5) 88/83-11 DARK GREEN, white sleeves, red cap, white star Days Ahead (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 p E Doyle S H James 66 11/43.75
8 (11) 00535-6 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Fairylike (IRE) 14
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5 9-5 p A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien (7) 66 10/111.00
9 (2) 801/7-07 RED & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves, red cap, light green star Home Secretary 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-5 t G Donnelly Megan Carberry (4) 66 16/117.00
10 (10) 1327/60- GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Why But Why (USA) 19
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5 9-5 p Mrs J Harrington C J Elliott (7) 66 20/121.00
12 (6) 51683-5 BLACK & YELLOW QUARTERED, diabolo on sleeves, check cap Habesh (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 E M O'Sullivan S B Kelly 61 8/19.00
13 (7) 0/6945-4 ROYAL BLUE, yellow sash, yellow cap, royal blue spots Diamondgeezer Luke (IRE) 14
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6 8-9 F Costello P C O'Donnell (7) 56 25/126.00
14 (13) 927/74-8 MAROON & WHITE DIABOLO, white sleeves, maroon cap Bashkirov 35
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-7 L Comer Gary Paul Halpin (7)(ex2) 54 25/126.00
15 03222/9 Pink and Purple quartered, Pink sleeves, quartered cap Fellisha (IRE) 7
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5 8-6 A Heffernan I T Queally 53 25/126.00
Non runners
11 (14)820-323Noverre Princess (IRE)58-13Ms J MorganC J Orr60
1607-0Pleasing Sunset (IRE)58-4J HaganReserve 250

Verdict

Days Ahead has returned from jumping fences in sparkling form and completed a double last month where his battling qualities came into play. He hasn't been too harshly treated so another big run is expected though Noverre Princess, who was just behind in the first of those two events, will be fancied to turn the tables on the revised terms. Carlito Brigante will be warming up for Cheltenham and Blue Ridge Lane has been hit with a massive 9lb rise for last week's victory. ATMOSPHERIC HIGH had Shukhov and Fairylike adrift when landing a rated race a fortnight ago and though neither of the latter pair had a clear run the winner battled on well for Ian Brennan and the combination can prevail again.