Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 17:50 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Premier Nursery Handicap5f

  • Winner €19,500 2nd €5,700 3rd €2,700 4th €900
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.61s
  • Off time: 17:51:03
17:50 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Persian Caliph (IRE) 3/1
2nd Sign From Heaven (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 32149 White, emerald green epaulettes, emerald green seams on sleeves, emerald green cap, white star Celtic Man (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-7 D Marnane F M Berry 92 5/23.50
2 (4) 42128 Mauve, grey sash, mauve cap Sign From Heaven (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-6 D Wachman C R King (5) 91 3/14.00
3 (3) 222172 GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Candy Apples (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-13 P J Prendergast L P Dempsey (7) 84 3/14.00
4 (5) 401 YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Persian Caliph (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse Winner
2 8-13 Mrs J Harrington S Foley 84 3/14.00
5 (2) 288427 MAROON & YELLOW CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Ealain Aibrean (IRE) 14
Nag me
2 8-4 v1 D K Weld W M Lordan 72 8/19.00

Verdict

David Wachman had three entered at the early stage and relies on SIgn From Heaven, a close third behind Candy Apples and the disappointing Ealain Aibrean at Bellewstown last month when conceding plenty of weight. The winner and has run well in much better company at the Curragh on her two latest starts and can just about confirm the form. Celtic Man had Sign From Heaven just behind when scoring at Bellewstown in July when conceding 12lb so that line of form suggests he's well handicapped. PERSIAN CALIPH showed nothing in two starts on Turf but came here for a maiden earlier this month and battled on strongly to beat Lungarno Palace and further progress can see him complete the double.