Group Bookings At Dundalk Rated Race 1m 2f 150y
- (4yo+, 1m 2f 150y, 10 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 15.53s
- Off time: 21:20:35
|1st||3 Atmospheric High||3/1f|
|3rd||10 Saratoga Baby||1½||11/2|
Shukhov (IRE) 14
|4||134 9-8||G M Lyons||C T Keane (5)||75||7/2|
Prospectorous (IRE) 112
|9||133 9-7 pt||J P Dempsey||L P Dempsey (7)||73||12/1|
Atmospheric High (IRE) 21
|5||132 9-6||E Lynam||I J Brennan (3)||75||3/1f|
Knight Of Bangkok 14
|4||131 9-5||P Martin||J P O'Brien||72||4/1|
Home Secretary 7
|9||130 9-4 t||G Donnelly||J A Heffernan||70||13/2|
Lions Charge (USA) 21
|6||130 9-4||C Wilkinson||C P Hoban (5)||70||10/1|
Wild China (IRE) 7
|6||130 9-4||M C Connell||C D Hayes||68||20/1|
Daliyan (IRE) 21
|4||129 9-3||R Sweeney||S M Gorey (3)||67||20/1|
Fairylike (IRE) 98
|5||127 9-1 p||A P O'Brien||Anastasia O'Brien (10)||66||7/1|
Saratoga Baby (IRE) 21
|5||127 9-1 t||Peter Fahey||S Foley||66||11/2|
||4||9-5||E Lynam||S H James||3/1|
Ana O'Brien's mount Fairylike is a consistent performer at this level but has won just once from 23 starts. Saratoga Baby appeared to enjoy dropping back to a mile when beating Mountrath three weeks ago and an 8lb rise makes life more difficult while Shukhov has struggled in the weights since winning here last month, though Colin Keane's claim is a bonus. ATMOSPHERIC HIGH is a really consistent performer at this level and has won three times on the track. Ian Brennan is excellent value for his 3lb claim and Eddie Lynam's charge can gain victory number four. Knight Of Bangkok has had little experience and makes his handicap debut but the presence of Joseph O'Brien in the saddle suggests he will attract attention.
Atmospheric High (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Towards rear, headway into 10th on inner 2f out, soon ridden, went 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Gretzky (10-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (50-75) (4yo+) pol in Jan.
Prospectorous (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, no extra, 11th of 13, 13l behind Prince Of Fire (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol in Oct.
Saratoga Baby (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th 2f out, soon ridden, led 1f out, stayed on well, won at Dundalk 1m 4yo stk pol in Jan beating Mountrath (9-2) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Shukhov (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Akasaka (10-3) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Jan.
Lions Charge (USA) 16-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, weakened from 3f out, last of 14, 15l behind Gretzky (10-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (50-75) (4yo+) pol in Jan.
Fairylike (IRE) 3-1fav (9-12) Mid-division, ridden 1 1/2f out, switched out over 1f out, 8th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Starstruck (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
Home Secretary 14-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, 12th of 13, 11l behind Gretzky (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in Jan.
Knight Of Bangkok 8-1 (9-5) Disputed early, soon chased leader in 2nd, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Kharezi (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Jan.
Wild China (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Rear of mid-division, no threat from early straight, weakened, last of 13, 24l behind Gretzky (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in Jan.
Daliyan (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Disputed early, soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, improved to challenge 2f out, ridden in 4th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 9th of 14, 6l behind Gretzky (10-13) at Dundalk 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (50-75) (4yo+) pol in Jan.