Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 18:15 Dundalk Stadium Racecourse Of The Year Handicap5f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.73s
  • Off time: 18:16:09
18:15 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Strategic Heights (IRE) 9/2
2nd Queen Grace (IRE) 10/1
3rd Grey Danube (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 08-5110 Light blue, brown epaulettes, brown sleeves, light blue armlet, light blue & brown striped cap Caspian Prince (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-2 ht A W Carroll J P O'Brien 92 11/43.75
2 (5) 1010-55 White, red hoop, red spots on sleeves, black cap Harry Trotter (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-12 D Marnane Gary Paul Halpin (7) 88 8/19.00
3 (10) 22428-1 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Sylvan Mist (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-8 pt E Lynam P J Smullen 84 6/17.00
4 (7) 0034-14 Red, black cross of lorraine, black spots on sleeves, red cap, black spots Grey Danube (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-7 bt D Bunyan K J Manning 83 9/110.00
5 (2) 26051-2 ROYAL BLUE, white hoop, royal blue sleeves, pink cap Queen Grace (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-7 M J Browne G J Phillips (5) 83 10/111.00
6 (9) 7334-31 Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap Knock Stars (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 b P Martin C D Hayes 81 12/113.00
7 (8) 1/10048- YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE chevron, RED cap All Ablaze 231
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 D English R P Cleary 78 25/126.00
8 (1) 0/57-211 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, royal blue sleeves & cap Strategic Heights (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-10 John Feane R P Downey (7) 72 9/25.50
9 (3) 241581- Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap Baytown Kestrel 157
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-4 B Ellison N G McCullagh 80 9/25.50
10 (6) 3162/55 Royal Blue, white hoop, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow cap, Royal Blue star Ability N Delivery 7
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-4 p M J Browne W M Lordan 65 33/134.00

Verdict

The assessor has been tough on Sylvan Mist, handing her a 9lb rise for last months comfortable victory over Queen Grace and Knock Stars with Grey Danube just behind along with Ability N Deliver. She'll need to make further progress to see off those behind with the runner-up, who was having her first start since August, taken to reverse the form. Knock Stars has since won though that was over an extra furlong. Strategic Heights was raised an astonishing 19lb for beating Catwilldo almost 3l a fortnight ago but it made little difference as he followed up last week. He has another 3lb to carry here but his trainer has put Robbie Downey up with a 7lb claim so he's likely to be in the frame again. The interesting one here is BAYTOWN KESTREL. Brian Ellison must think highly of her to be sending her to race against older horses at this time of the year but she's unbeaten in three runs on Polytrack in the UK and is taken to continue in the same vein. Caspian Prince has also been sent from England and he's been racing in much better company with recent victories at Kempton and Wolverhampton to his credit.