Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Race 6f

  • (3yo+, 6f, 13 runners)
  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 10.31s
  • Off time: 19:32:46
Full result
Result 19:30 Dundalk
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Balmont Mast 7/4f
2nd 4 Nocturnal Affair 4/1
3rd 2 Elusive Ridge ½ 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (10) 310000
Dark blue, pink triple diamond, pink stars on sleeves, pink star on cap Bajan Tryst (USA) 20
  • T:K A Ryan
  • J:P J Smullen
  • Form: 310000
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
6 138 9-12 K A Ryan P J Smullen 97 7/1
2 (4) 134440
DARK BLUE, white star, white sleeves, maroon stars, white cap, maroon stars Elusive Ridge (IRE) 27
  • T:H Rogers
  • J:C T Keane
  • Form: 134440
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-12p
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
6 138 9-12 p H Rogers C T Keane (7) 94 16/1
3 (11) 215060
Orange, white braces, halved sleeves, orange cap Jembatt (IRE) 7
  • T:Michael Mulvany
  • J:G F Carroll
  • Form: 215060
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-12p
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
5 138 9-12 p Michael Mulvany G F Carroll 80 33/1
4 (12) 136208
White, emerald green epaulettes, emerald green seams on sleeves, emerald green cap, white star Nocturnal Affair (SAF) 23
  • T:D Marnane
  • J:F Lynch
  • Form: 136208
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-12t
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
6 138 9-12 t D Marnane F Lynch 110 4/1
5 (5) 796-137
Black, Purple sleeves, Black cap, Red spots Pencil Hill (IRE) 85
  • T:T Collins
  • J:Megan Carberry
  • Form: 796-137
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
7 138 9-12 T Collins Megan Carberry (7) 83 20/1
6 (8) 0-09210
Emerald green, black epaulettes, halved sleeves, black cap, emerald green star Core Element (IRE) 5
  • T:S Buggy
  • J:E J McNamara
  • Form: 0-09210
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
5 133 9-7 S Buggy E J McNamara 81 25/1
7 (1) 305622
RED, white sleeves, red seams, white & red striped cap Balmont Mast (IRE) 47
  • T:E Lynam
  • J:J P Murtagh
  • Form: 305622
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 E Lynam J P Murtagh 100 7/4f
8 (14) 3264-53
Royal blue, orange & royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue & orange hooped cap Burj Alzain (IRE) 15
  • T:G A Butler
  • J:D P McDonogh
  • Form: 3264-53
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 G A Butler D P McDonogh 98 6/1
9 (7) 572607
Light Blue, White hollow box, check cap Invincible Ridge (IRE) 5
  • T:D Bunyan
  • J:L F Roche
  • Form: 572607
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6t
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 t D Bunyan L F Roche (3) 84 20/1
10 (3) 466500
White, Purple sash, Yellow cap Norville (IRE) 27
  • T:L Smyth
  • J:C D Hayes
  • Form: 466500
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-6p1
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
5 132 9-6 p1 L Smyth C D Hayes 89 20/1
11 (9) 7-R4090
BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Rock Jock (IRE) 209
  • T:J P Shanahan
  • J:R P Whelan
  • Form: 7-R4090
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
5 132 9-6 J P Shanahan R P Whelan (3) 99 20/1
12 (6) 574688
Yellow, purple sleeves, quartered cap Six of Hearts 16
  • T:C Ross
  • J:S H James
  • Form: 574688
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-6bt
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
8 132 9-6 bt C Ross S H James (3) 92 20/1
13 (13) 524-286
PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Experience (IRE) 20
  • T:D Wachman
  • J:W M Lordan
  • Form: 524-286
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0p
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 p D Wachman W M Lordan 101 5/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
14 (2) 533457
Slim Chance (IRE) 54
  • Nag Me
  • T:J G Coogan
  • J:C P Hoban
  • Form: 533457
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0t
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
3 t J G Coogan C P Hoban 77 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011 3 Duff (IRE)
  • T:E Lynam
  • J:D P McDonogh
8 9-1 E Lynam D P McDonogh 7/1
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In depth

Verdict

Eddie Lynam has won the last two of these and BALMONT MAST can complete a treble for the yard, especially with the best of the draw and Johnny Murtagh on board. His close second to The Reaper in a very tough handicap over the C&D in August was another fine run and that was only his second start since May. Three-year-olds have a good record so Experience is likely to come in for support. She's been competing at a very high level and won a Group 3 as a juvenile but her wide draw makes things difficult. Burj Alzain looks the biggest threat as he won his opening two runs at Kempton before transferring to the USA. He returned to Gerard Butler with a cracking effort at Kempton a fortnight ago and it will be a surprise if he's not in the mix. Bajan Tryst won a similar race to this over the C&D a year ago but hasn't been in the best of form while Nocturnal Affair hasn't quite been at his best since returning from Dubai in the spring, though he was in fine form at this time a year ago.

Formwatch

Slim Chance (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden into 7th 1f out, no extra final furlong, kept on one pace, 7th of 11, 7l behind Stones Peak (8-10) at Curragh 6f fll hcp in Aug.

Balmont Mast (IRE) 5-1fav (9-9) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and progress 2f out, 4th 1 1/2f out, stayed on well in 2nd final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind The Reaper (10-0) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Aug.

Nocturnal Affair (SAF) 8-1 (9-9) Towards rear, ridden inside final furlong, one pace, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Sole Power (9-9) at Doncaster 5f listed stks (1) gd in Sep.

Elusive Ridge (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, 4th entering straight, no extra from over 1f out, weakened, 14th of 17, 10l behind Lily's Angel (9-4) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gd in Sep.

Burj Alzain (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up, headway over 2f out, soon switched right and challenging, unble to quicken entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Pearl Mix (8-10) at Kempton 1m stks (3yo+) (4) pol in Sep.

Experience (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Maarek (9-8) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) in Sep.

Rock Jock (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) 14th of 15, 20l behind Invincible Ash (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 5f cond Stakes std in Mar.

Norville (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Reluctant to enter stalls, tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra from over 1f out, 11th of 17, 8l behind Lily's Angel (9-4) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gd in Sep.

Invincible Ridge (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden and no extra 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 5l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-0) at Curragh 6f hcp in Sep.

Six of Hearts 14-1 (9-7) Waited with, 7th approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, last of 8, 38l behind Ondeafears (8-7) at Listowel 7f hcp hvy in Sep.

Pencil Hill (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 6th over 2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 10, 7l behind Calm Bay (8-9) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Jul.

Bajan Tryst (USA) 33-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear stand side, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 14th of 20, 7l behind Doc Hay (8-11) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gd in Sep.

Core Element (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no extra, 13th of 16, 12l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-0) at Curragh 6f hcp in Sep.

Jembatt (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 9l behind Russian Soul (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.