Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 18:50 Irish News Against The Breeze Rated Race7f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 24.14s
  • Off time: 18:50:26
18:50 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fairy Wing (IRE) 7/2
2nd Rocky's Pride (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 9-91142 RED & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves, red cap, light green star Rocky's Pride (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-6 b G Donnelly J A Heffernan 72 5/16.00
2 (2) 25-1134 Red, yellow star, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow & red striped cap Cool Athlete (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-3 p D Marnane F Lynch 74 3/14.00
3 (1) 05214-1 Royal blue, red chevron, red sleeves, royal blue stars, red cap, royal blue stars Fairy Wing (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-3 p Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 69 7/24.50
4 (7) 0-21321 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Naoise (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-3 t J S Bolger K J Manning 68 9/43.25
5 (5) 478709- PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap The Tooth Fairy (IRE) 191
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-3 Michael Mulvany G F Carroll 74 14/115.00
6 (6) 822486 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Tsar Paul (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-3 t J Nash P J Smullen 69 10/111.00
7 (3) 241936- RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, red sleeves, hooped cap Mamma Rosa (IRE) 156
Nag me
4 9-0 P J Flynn C P Hoban (5) 75 8/19.00

Verdict

Fran Berry returns after a four-month absence through injury to ride Fairy Wing, who had a couple of lengths to spare over COOL ATHLETE and Rocky's Pride when making a winning reappearance over a mile here last month. Tonight's race conditions greatly favour the latter pair and both should be better suited by the shorter trip. David Marnane's six-year-old just gets the nod but it should be tight and Naoise can also enter the argument. Jim Bolger's charge has more scope than these rivals and it's no surprise to see him climb the ratings after a comfortable C&D victory over Curl Cat last week. Mamma Rosa has her first start on the surface and probably needs further.