Fundraising Made Easy At Dundalk Stadium Claiming Maiden 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, 7 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 41.22s
- Off time: 18:15:04
|1st||4 The Firm||8/15f|
Bumble Bee Slim 28
|4||133 9-7||J P Murtagh||Caroline Murtagh (10)||48||16/1|
Ballynakelly (IRE) 23
|5||127 9-1 b1||J G Coogan||C P Hoban (3)||7/1|
Catalpa (IRE) 21
|8||127 9-1||J Nash||W J Lee||44||20/1|
The Firm (IRE) 21
|5||127 9-1||K Prendergast||C D Hayes||65||8/15f|
The Hatter Glacken (IRE) 14
|4||127 9-1||G Keane||C R King (5)||50/1|
Bogha Baisti (IRE) 23
|4||125 8-13||Mrs Y Dunleavy||L F Roche (3)||14/1|
Ghost Of A Girl (IRE) 23
|4||122 8-10 p||T G McCourt||R P Cleary||47||9/2|
Burn The Boats (IRE)
||4||9-7||G M Lyons||E J McNamara||5/4|
THE FIRM is comfortably the pick on official ratings despite a mark of just 65. Kevin Prendergast's charge has had very little racing for a five-year-old but wasn't beaten far in a handicap here in November and should get off the mark. Ballynakelly made a promising start behind Kavaco in a maiden here in November but was beaten a long way on a return visit last month. A line through Our Manekineko puts Ghost Of A Girl in with a shout as both her and the selection have finished behind that winner recently though the latter has now gone 15 starts without winning, though that's still eight less than Catalpa.
The Firm (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Led, headed after 2f, ridden and dropped to 6th 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 8l behind Our Manekineko (10-0) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Ballynakelly (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, 5th approaching straight, lost place from under 2f out, soon no extra, 11th of 13, 23l behind Deep Speed (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Dec.
Ghost Of A Girl (IRE) 9-1 (8-4) Took keen hold, chased leaders, 4th over 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Senyuman (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Dec.
Bogha Baisti (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, some headway in 6th approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, 7th of 13, 20l behind Deep Speed (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Dec.
Catalpa (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Led, ridden entering straight, headed under 2f out, weakening when checked inside final furlong, no impression, 7th of 11, 4l behind Gallena (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Bumble Bee Slim 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 12th of 14, 12l behind Our Manekineko (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
The Hatter Glacken (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Towards rear, 12th early, no impression from 2f out, 12th of 14, 22l behind Ballyadam Brook (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Dec.