Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 19:15 Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk Apprentice Handicap 1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 37.35s
  • Off time: 19:19:07
19:15 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ningaloo Reef (IRE) 7/2
2nd Toufan Express 20/1
3rd Measured Approval (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 432410 Purple, mauve triple diamond, mauve diamonds on cap The Black Devil (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 10-0 p G Keane C T Keane 71 9/25.50
2 (4) 513172 EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Alvar (USA) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-13 M Halford D M Melia (7) 70 9/43.25
3 (7) 349369 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Toufan Express 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 9-12 b A McGuinness C R King 69 20/121.00
4 (3) 377505 DARK BLUE, light blue star, red sleeves & cap Ningaloo Reef (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-11 G Donnelly G J Phillips (4) 68 7/24.50
5 (9) 978070 Black, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow cap Measured Approval (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-10 P J Flynn R P Whelan 67 12/113.00
6 (8) 600-901 LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE HALVED, light blue sleeves & cap Happy Anniversary (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-8 R Donohoe T P Madden (7) 65 5/16.00
7 (2) 452/0 Navy blue, white stripes, scarlet seams, scarlet & white quartered cap The Firm (IRE) 27
Nag me
4 9-8 K Prendergast D E Hogan (7) 65 14/115.00
8 (5) 060930 PURPLE & LIGHT BLUE QUARTERED, light blue sleeves, purple spots, light blue & purple quartered cap Cairdiuil (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-5 I Madden L P Dempsey (4) 62 10/111.00
9 (6) 217837 Purple, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, purple cap, white diamonds Daliyan (IRE) 89
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 R Sweeney L F Roche 61 6/17.00

Verdict

Alvar doesn't run anywhere else these days and he's now won three times here though he's on his highest ever mark after a very good run behind He's Our Music a fortnight ago when Ningaloo Reef was behind. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY hadn't been running well on Turf but took advantage of a lower all-weather mark to score here three weeks ago and a 5lb rise still leaves her on a fair mark. She's handed the vote though The Black Devil was tackling a trip much too far last month after his impressive course and distance success so should prove a threat.