Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 20:45 Champions Restaurant At Dundalk Stadium Rated Race1m 2f 150y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 16.76s
  • Off time: 20:45:00
20:45 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hes Our Music (IRE) 4/1
2nd Smoker 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 0811-81 White, purple disc, purple cap, white spots Our Manekineko 22
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-7 bt J Nash J P O'Brien 82 5/16.00
2 (2) 34P-885 GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Smoker 11
Nag me
4 9-6 P J Prendergast D P McDonogh 81 4/15.00
3 (1) 67515-0 ROYAL BLUE, black & emerald green quartered cap Hes Our Music (IRE) 47
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-5 P J Flynn D M Grant 79 4/15.00
4 (6) 20389-8 Royal blue, yellow sash, royal blue & white hooped cap Raydari (FR) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 bt R Sweeney P J Smullen 75 15/28.50
5 (3) 7431- Dark blue, pink epaulettes, pink sleeves, dark blue diabolo, dark blue & pink quartered cap Snow Scene (IRE) 196
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-5 G M Lyons C T Keane (3) 74 5/23.50
6 (4) 308-263 Emerald green, yellow triple diamond, yellow diamond on cap Zeftan (IRE) 21
Nag me
5 9-5 p Adrian Keatley M C Hussey 73 9/25.50

Verdict

These rated races are often hard to predict and this is no exception. Our Manekineko has been alternating between this track and racing over hurdles but is very much better here and a 5lb rise for his latest success looks fair. Smoker is having his first start on Polytrack but has rarely been beaten far in better races than this on Turf so has to be considered. Raydari is another who has been running over timber and he's won three times here so has to be on the shortlist. SNOW SCENE is returning from a break but was progressive last season and her defeat of Deep Speed over the track and trip in November was given a huge boost when the runner-up won twice subsequently so Ger Lyons' filly looks the one to be on. He's Our Music likes it around here and didn't handle the testing ground at Leopardstown last time while Zeftan has performed with credit here without winning.