Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 19:45 www.jamiemcdonald.org Handicap1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.78s
  • Off time: 19:48:02
19:45 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Captain Cullen (IRE) 5/1
2nd Danseur De Feu (IRE) 10/1
3rd Akasaka (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 558644- Black, yellow cross sashes, striped cap Croi An Or (IRE) 97
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-12 T Stack M A Enright (3) 101 12/113.00
2 (8) 351461- Red, Pink epaulets, yellow cap Akasaka (IRE) 196
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-6 E Lynam R P Downey (7) 95 9/25.50
3 (3) 713398- GREY, emerald green diamond & cap Barack (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-10 b W McCreery B A Curtis 85 20/121.00
4 (6) 9165-52 RED & WHITE DIABOLO, halved sleeves, quartered cap Captain Cullen (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-8 G Keane C T Keane (3) 83 5/16.00
5 (7) 31238-2 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Iron Major (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-7 p E Lynam R Dawson (7) 82 9/25.50
6 (1) 524216- Grey, grey & black check cap Fleet Captain 42
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-2 Jane M Foley W J Lee 77 14/115.00
7 (4) 8362-14 WHITE, black panel, white cap Victor's Beach (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-1 pt M Halford S B Kelly (3) 76 11/26.50
8 (9) 1/09604- Old rose & pale pink quartered, rose coll & cuffs, pale pink slvs, qtd cap Beat The Ballot (IRE) 49
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 T Collins P J Smullen 75 6/17.00
9 (5) 324761- YELLOW, emerald green sleeves, white cap, yellow star Danseur De Feu (IRE) 56
Nag meCourse Winner
4 8-10 t K Prendergast C D Hayes 71 10/111.00
10 (2) 51496-7 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue star, dark blue stars on sleeves, dark blue cap, white star Cool Athlete (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-7 p D Marnane W M Lordan 68 10/111.00

Verdict

Iron Major, who won this in 2012, is still 6lb higher than his last winning mark and was beaten seven lengths by Deep Sound a fortnight ago when previous winner Victor's Beach was close up and Captain Cullen further behind. He's also very closely matched with Akasaka, who gave him 12lb and beat him narrowly in a claimer here last July but hasn't been seen since. Fleet Captain was well beaten in that latter event but has been in much better form subsequently. Barack has had very little experience on the surface and reverts the the Flat after two poor efforts over hurdles. DANSEUR DE FEU gained her first success over 7f here in November and the assessor put her up 8lb which looked harsh at first but the three who followed her home all scored subsequently so the form looks strong enough for this.