Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 21:25 Www.dundalkstadium.com Race1m 2f 150y

  • Winner €11,385 2nd €2,805 3rd €1,320 4th €825
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 21:27:46
21:25 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Barbadine (USA) 27/10
2nd Elusive Ridge (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 12/7-027 ROYAL BLUE, tartan sash & sleeves, royal blue cap Vitruvian Man 20
Nag me
4 10-0 t J M Oxx N G McCullagh 92 6/17.00
2 (1) 44-1002 DARK BLUE, white star, white sleeves, maroon stars, white cap, maroon stars Elusive Ridge (IRE) 22
Nag me
4 9-12 H Rogers Daryl Byrne (7) 80 9/110.00
3 (4) 520974 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Encompassing (IRE) 35
Nag me
3 9-8 A P O'Brien J P Murtagh 95 6/17.00
4 (3) 86-0182 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Lastofthemohicans (FR) 19
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-8 b A P O'Brien J P O'Brien (5) 90 3/22.50
5 (6) 421 BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Raffaello Santi (IRE) 56
Nag me
3 9-8 b1 D K Weld P J Smullen 82 6/17.00
6 (2) 156006 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, grey sleeves, blue & white quartered cap Barbadine (USA) 26
Nag me
3 9-3 p1 D Wachman W M Lordan 95 27/103.70

Verdict

9.25 - John Oxx has a 30% record this year here and Vitruvian Man has claims but there is more to like about Raffaello Santi who looks highly progressive. He has improved with each run so far and won at Galway over a mile and a half last time. Lastofthemohicans narrowly lost out here last time when second to Whisper Cool and could be capable of a winning effort here if finding the necessary element that was lacking in the closing stages most recently. Elusive Ridge could challenge on the pick of his runs but needs to find more here, whilst Barbadine has been running in some very difficult races of late and has a reasonable chance against this opposition. The vote goes to ENCOMPASSING who has been outclassed in Group 1 races this year, but Aidan O'Brien has found a realistic looking race for this son of Montjeu to get back to winning ways.