Dundalk

  • 20:50 Christmas Parties At Dundalk Handicap 1m 2f 150y

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,279 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 13.00s
  • Off time: 20:54:52
20:50 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Key Breeze 4/1
2nd Prince Of Fashion (IRE) 10/1
3rd Pivotal Rock (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 4-6P494 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Avanti Albert (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-0 t A J Martin G F Carroll 74 6/17.00
2 (14) 90260/0- EMERALD GREEN, white chevron, white cap Norther Bay (FR) 62
Nag me
8 9-11 E Griffin D J Casey 71 25/126.00
3 (3) 541660 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue stars Black N Brew (USA) 120
Nag me
5 9-10 J C McConnell M C Hussey 70 50/151.00
4 (8) 692578 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue stars Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-10 bt J C McConnell C T Keane (7) 70 16/117.00
5 (7) 300713 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Flavia Tatiana (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-10 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 74 7/24.50
6 (4) 121300 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Leaves You Baby (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 9-10 pt M Halford M M Monaghan (7) 70 16/117.00
7 (6) 4019 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Pivotal Rock (IRE) 60
Nag me
4 9-10 T Stack K J Manning 70 10/111.00
8 (13) 137730 EMERALD GREEN, pink triple diamond & sleeves, pink cap, emerald green diamonds Prince Of Fashion (IRE) 51
Nag me
4 9-10 t J Geoghegan N G McCullagh 70 10/111.00
9 (1) 853232 Light blue, dark green sleeves, light blue cap Key Breeze 24
Nag me
4 9-8 t K A Ryan P J Smullen 68 4/15.00
10 (11) 21-0408 WHITE & PURPLE HOOPS Slade (IRE) 168
Nag me
4 9-8 t A Heffernan S A Gray (7) 68 25/126.00
11 (2) 637419 SCARLET, white sleeves, scarlet cap Mount Abora (IRE) 49
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-7 C O'Brien J P Murtagh 67 14/115.00
12 (5) 023025 Purple, pink stars on sleeves, pink star on cap Melodie D'Amour (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-6 M Halford C P Hoban (5) 66 8/19.00
13 (9) 075336 EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Saint By Day (IRE) 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-6 p M Halford S Foley 66 14/115.00
14 (10) 5055/2-3 EMERALD GREEN, yellow spots, check sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow spots Total Excitement (IRE) 28
Nag me
9 9-6 p T Cooper C D Hayes 66 12/113.00
Non runners
1581-6238Alubari49-5G ElliottReserve 165
16384030Gort Na Mona (USA)38-13J S BolgerReserve 263
1778484The Fox Tully (IRE)69-1G KeaneReserve 361

Verdict

Flavia Tatiana is Aidan O'Brien's only runner at the meeting but she went up an astonishing 11lb for her C&D victory late last month and couldn't quite cope on a return visit a week later. Total Excitement, who was beaten 5l in the first of those races, is 12lb better off and should get much closer but Key Breeze, a consistent if moderate handicapper for Kevin Ryan, looks a few pounds high in the weights. Saint By Day ran well from a poor draw on his penultimate start but disappointed on his most recent visit and Norther Bay is much better known as a chaser these days. MELODIE D'AMOUR is still a maiden after 13 starts but she's shown on her first two runs on Polytrack that there's a race to be won with her and the assessor appears to have given her a chance to finally get off the mark.