Dundalk

  • 21:25 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk Handicap 1m 2f 150y

  • Winner €4,400 2nd €1,008 3rd €432 4th €240
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.60s
  • Off time: 21:31:05
21:25 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Starstruck (IRE) 10/1
2nd Silverlord (FR) 16/1
3rd Fionnuar (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 610247 Royal blue, red stars on sleeves, red cap If Per Chance (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-0 pt J J Hanlon D E Mullins (3) 70 14/115.00
2 (5) 775241 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Dusty Trail (IRE) 11
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8 9-13 E Doyle J P Murtagh 69 6/17.00
3 (3) 46-0053 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Fairylike (IRE) 14
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4 9-12 b A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 68 3/14.00
4 (9) 943172 EMERALD GREEN, orange check sleeves & cap Coach Bombay (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-11 p M Halford C P Hoban (5) 67 4/15.00
5 (4) 338/352 Emerald green, yellow hoop, white sleeves, yellow armlet, yellow & emerald green hooped cap Silverlord (FR) 97
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8 9-10 t G Elliott E J McNamara 66 16/117.00
6 (14) 97-2536 YELLOW, black braces, black chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Alghanem (IRE) 94
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-9 M Phelan D P McDonogh 65 5/16.00
7 (8) 653338 RED, black sash, quartered cap Silver Chief (IRE) 55
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6 9-9 t M Winters J A Heffernan 65 12/113.00
8 (10) 108 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Fionnuar (IRE) 60
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3 9-7 J S Bolger R P Cleary 68 11/112.00
9 (6) 66204 Blue, pink slvs, blue & gold quartered cap Starstruck (IRE) 29
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3 9-7 b D K Weld P J Smullen 68 10/111.00
11 (2) 203489 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Fancy Socks (IRE) 15
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4 9-6 Michael Mulvany G F Carroll 62 20/121.00
12 (12) 04R575 WHITE, red star, black sleeves, red stars, white cap, red star Colla Pier (IRE) 147
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3 9-5 D English R Coakley (7) 66 20/121.00
13 (11) 845242 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Shabra Emperor (IRE) 26
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3 9-2 b P O Brady M C Hussey 63 16/117.00
14 (7) 443543 Light blue, white & pink striped sleeves, pink cap Roja Dove (IRE) 14
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3 8-13 K J Condon S Foley 60 12/113.00
15 232159 PURPLE, large red spots, red seams on sleeves, purple cap Word For Word (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-3 t E Lynam W J Lee 59 12/113.00
Non runners
10 (13)7/3-53Eljowzah (IRE)49-6A A HowardS H James62
16224/098Keelaghan (IRE)129-1A J MartinReserve 257
1761/0-005Indicative (IRE)59-0A MulhollandReserve 356

Verdict

Coach Bombay came up against a useful performer when runner-up to Parramatta over the C&D two weeks ago and should go well though there is very little between himself and Fairylike on that run. Dusty Trail has had nine attempts to get off the mark on Polytrack and he's better on testing going on Turf while Shabra Emperor has only had one less run on the surface and is still a maiden after a career total of 27 starts. Roja Dove probably needs a stiffer test of stamina so a chance is taken on ALGHANEM. He ran poorly when strongly fancied at Tipperary last time but didn't enjoy the conditions and his two previous runs on today's surface have produced placed efforts so he looks well enough handicapped to get off the mark.