Today's racecards

Dundalk

  • 20:30 Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk Handicap1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 36.95s
  • Off time: 20:32:03
20:30 Dundalk Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Russian Soul (IRE) 5/1
2nd Captain Joy (IRE) 7/1
3rd Akasaka (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (13) 038-735 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, red cap, blue spots Lightening Stricks (IRE) 138
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-13 t R Brabazon D P McDonogh 89 20/121.00
2 (5) 3-75070 ROYAL BLUE, white spots, red cap, white spots Super Say (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-12 t A Oliver C O'Donoghue 88 16/117.00
3 (6) 911800 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Akasaka (IRE) 40
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-10 p E Lynam E J McNamara 86 20/121.00
4 (3) 479030 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Iron Major (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-10 p E Lynam S H James (3) 86 22/123.00
5 (4) 471-320 Mauve & pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Hot Bed (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-8 p1 D Wachman K J Manning 88 7/18.00
6 (14) 392114 DARK BLUE, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue cap, pink diamond Russian Soul (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-8 p M Halford C P Hoban (5) 84 5/16.00
7 (1) 332-171 BLACK, pink seams, quartered cap Van Rooney (USA) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-8 t T Stack W M Lordan 88 7/18.00
8 (7) 3-33112 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, check cap Elusive In Paris (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-7 M J Grassick N G McCullagh 87 9/25.50
9 (8) 074380 Light blue, white & pink striped sleeves, pink cap Strait Of Zanzibar (USA) 20
Nag me
3 9-7 K J Condon S Foley 87 14/115.00
10 (12) 0-7142 RED, emerald green star, emerald green stars on sleeves, emerald green star on cap Coin Of Courage (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 T Stack W J Lee 86 12/113.00
11 (2) 621506 Orange, white braces, halved sleeves, orange cap Jembatt (IRE) 13
Nag me
5 9-6 p Michael Mulvany G F Carroll 82 33/134.00
12 (11) 1-5 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Stunned Silence (USA) 67
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 85 12/113.00
13 (9) 071-23 WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Captain Joy (IRE) 53
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-3 T Collins M C Hussey 83 7/18.00
14 (10) 751423 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap King of Dudes 43
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-1 T Carmody J P Murtagh 81 4/15.00
Non runners
157-51612Jimtown39-0K PrendergastReserve 180
16562125Kedleston (IRE)39-0T StackReserve 280
17223-289Tarrsille (IRE)69-4B R HamiltonReserve 380

Verdict

It's hard to know what to make of Stunned Silence, who beat the useful Wave on her debut here in October and didn't reappear until July when well beaten on heavy ground at Ballinrobe. She could be a blot on the handicap so has to be kept on the right side. No three-year-old has won this in five renewals but they are well represented this time and Tommy Stack holds a strong hand with the lightly-raced Coin Of Courage and the progressive Van Rooney, whose 5lb rise for his Killarney success shouldn't prevent a big run. ELUSIVE IN PARIS won twice here in May and didn't reappear until two weeks ago when running his best race to date behind the very progressive Brendan Bracken. Not surprisingly he's climbing the weights but he looks one to follow on Polytrack this winter and gets the vote. Russian Soul and King Of Dudes are others to keep an eye on in an open handicap.