Dundalk Stadium - Light Up Your Night Handicap 7f
- (4yo+, 7f, 9 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 28.23s
- Off time: 19:45:45
|1st||6 Victor's Beach||7/2|
|2nd||1 Doc Holliday||nk||11/4j|
|3rd||2 Elusive In Paris||½||11/4j|
Doc Holliday (IRE) 37
|4||144 10-4 t||E Lynam||R P Downey (7)||79||11/4j|
Elusive In Paris (IRE) 21
|5||142 10-2||M C Grassick||R Coakley (7)||77||11/4j|
Blue Bullet (IRE) 177
|4||136 9-10||V C Ward||J F Egan||71||20/1|
Regal Power 28
|5||136 9-10||J P Murtagh||S D Torrens (10)||71||9/1|
Victor's Beach (IRE) 14
|4||136 9-10 pt||M Halford||S B Kelly (3)||71||7/2|
Reckless Lad (IRE) 21
|4||131 9-5 t||P Martin||A P Thornton (3)||66||5/1|
|6||130 9-4||M Kelly||C J Elliott (7)||65||25/1|
Copper Dock (IRE) 21
|10||120 8-8 h||T G McCourt||M C Hussey||55||20/1|
Big Typhoon (IRE) 301
|7||118 8-6||T G McCourt||I T Queally (10)||53||16/1|
||6||S M Duffy||D A McCormack||75||NR|
Breezolini won three times in the UK on Turf but only ran once on the all-weather and runs in Ireland for the first time on a very reasonable mark. DOC HOLLIDAY has been in superb form and completed a double before just failing to hold off Reckless Lad over a mile with Victor's Beach 7l behind. He's better off at the weights here and can get back on the winning trail. Big Typhoon hasn't run since March and could just need the run and Regal Power is held by the selection.
Basilica 4-1 (9-10) Led, edged right halfway, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 16l behind Kingswinford (9-10) at Folkestone 7f sell stks (6) gf in Sep '12.
Victor's Beach (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along before straight, went 7th over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, stayed on well, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Dancing Cosmos (9-8) at Dundalk 1m stks (0-75) pol in Dec.
Doc Holliday (IRE) 6-4fav (9-12) Disputed early, soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, strongly pressed 1f out, disputed inside final furlong, headed last 100 yards, 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Reckless Lad (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 pol in Nov.
Elusive In Paris (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon no extra, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 1l behind Indian Landing (8-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Dec.
Reckless Lad (IRE) 7-2fav (9-11) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, 5th 2f out, went 2nd 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace in 2nd final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Our Manekineko (10-0) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Copper Dock (IRE) 11-2 (9-9) Mid-division, checked on bend after 1 1/2f, ridden in moderate 9th 2f out, no impression, 8th of 11, 5l behind Gallena (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Blue Bullet (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride and in rear, ridden entering straight, no impression from 2f out, last of 7, 21l behind Rain God (10-1) at Naas 1m 3yo hcp gf in Jul.
Breezolini 5-1fav (9-5) Held up, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 17, nk behind Megaleka (8-10) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Nov.
Regal Power 6-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, switched out over 1f out, 5th under 1f out, kept on final furlong, just held for 4th, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Antiquus (9-5) at Dundalk 6f Classified Stakes (0-65) (3yo+) pol in Dec.
Big Typhoon (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 4th 3f out, soon ridden, 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Sophies Echo (9-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.