Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 19:00 Mercury Stakes 5f

  • Winner €27,625 2nd €8,500 3rd €4,250 4th €1,700
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 19:01:18
19:00 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Invincible Ash (IRE) 13/2
2nd Hitchens (IRE) 10/3
3rd Luisant 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 232221 Orange, Emerald Green chevron, White cap Luisant 12
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-0 J A Nash C O'Donoghue 109 10/34.33
2 (7) 023212 Dark Blue, Pink triple diamond, Dark Blue sleeves, Pink stars, Dark Blue cap, Pink star Bajan Tryst (USA) 41
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-11 K A Ryan P J Smullen 89 13/27.50
3 (9) 067334 LIGHT BLUE & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, black cap, red star Calm Bay (IRE) 2
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-11 bt H Rogers K J Manning 92 25/126.00
4 (5) 070613 WHITE,emerald green cross of lorraine, emerald green sleeves, white chevrons, pink cap Hitchens (IRE) 34
Nag me
5 9-11 T D Barron F M Berry 99 10/34.33
5 (2) 721116 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Invincible Ash (IRE) 54
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-11 p M Halford G F Carroll 104 13/27.50
6 (6) 21222-0 Royal blue,white epaulettes, light blue cap, dark blue stripes Taajub (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 9-11 W J Haggas J P Murtagh 6/17.00
7 (4) 159287 Navy blue, white stripes, scarlet seams, scarlet and white quartered cap Velvet Flicker (IRE) 12
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-11 K Prendergast D P McDonogh 102 16/117.00
8 (13) 8422-10 MAROON, white spots, white cap, maroon spots Della'alba (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-8 M Halford W M Lordan 84 33/134.00
9 (1) 132506 Black, pink sleeves, black stars, black and pink hooped cap Jaconet (USA) 105
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-8 b T D Barron J A Heffernan 105 13/27.50
10 (12) 351737 MAROON, light green chevron, maroon cap Sampers (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-8 p1 M Halford K Latham 85 25/126.00
11 (11) 84-0000 White, large black spots, black spots on sleeves, black cap Tough Regime (IRE) 2
Nag me
3 9-8 t P W Flynn P B Beggy 50 50/151.00
12 (3) 221311 Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap Knock Stars (IRE) 5
Nag meCourse Winner
2 8-4 P Martin C D Hayes 95 12/113.00
13 (10) 7120 BLACK & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, yellow cap, royal blue star Ladie's Choice (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-4 M J Tynan B A Curtis 98 16/117.00

Verdict

Third in the Ayr Gold Cup, Hitchens has been in good form on turf lately and will be a danger if translating that to the all-weather surface. But formerly useful juvenile Taajub didn't show a lot on his reappearance from a long lay-off at Ascot and may be best watched again here. Two-year-olds Knock Stars and Ladie's Choice could be interesting as the former has already won at the track while the latter was considered good enough to contest a Group 2 at Doncaster last month. But we'll stick to the older generation in the shape of BAJAN TRYST. Kevin Ryan's gelding has been at the top of his game in some competitive sprint handicaps this year and improved again to finish runner-up at Doncaster last month. Though Luisant enjoys a 7lb turnaround in the weights from his defeat by the selection over 6f here in August, this drop in distance isn't certain to suit the top weight.