Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk Maiden 1m
- (3yo, 1m, 14 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 39.10s
- Off time: 18:52:42
|1st||10 Sacred Dragon||2/5f|
|3rd||11 Super Sling||1¾||11/2|
Akdam (IRE) 58
|3||131 9-5||J M Oxx||N G McCullagh||14/1|
Carried (IRE) 277
|3||131 9-5||Mrs P Dobbs||L F Roche (3)||33/1|
Connacht Council (IRE) 28
|3||131 9-5||W McCreery||S B Kelly (5)||25/1|
Daft Dave (IRE) 58
|3||131 9-5||G M Lyons||E J McNamara||33/1|
|3||131 9-5||M Halford||S Foley||7/1|
Mississippi John (IRE) 28
|3||131 9-5||G M Lyons||C Keane (5)||33/1|
Regal Concorde (IRE) 14
|3||131 9-5||D K Weld||P J Smullen||33/1|
Runaiocht (IRE) 58
|3||131 9-5||M C Connell||D E Mullins (3)||661/10|
Sacred Dragon (USA) 28
|3||131 9-5||J M Ryan||K J Manning||2/5f|
Super Sling 28
|3||131 9-5||E Lynam||W M Lordan||11/2|
Tooreen Legend (IRE)
|3||131 9-5||T Stack||W J Lee||18/1|
Bord Bainne 21
|3||126 9-0||Peter Fahey||M C Hussey||25/1|
Dark Crusader (IRE) 84
|3||126 9-0||J F O'Shea||J A Heffernan||40/1|
|3||126 9-0||D Marnane||F Lynch||25/1|
||3||95||Mrs S Dawson||F Lynch||NR|
||3||Ms J Morgan||Reserve 1||NR|
Miracle Cure (IRE)
||3||9-5||J S Bolger||K J Manning||2/1|
Akdam showed signs of ability in her two runs last term but may be undone by a high draw here, a remark that also applies to Regal Concorde. SACRED DRAGON was heavily supported to make a winning debut a month ago but came up against a potentially useful type in Machete Mark. He didn't go down without a fight and should recoup losses, especially as he holds third-placed Super Sling who was over four lengths away. Tooreen Legend, a half-brother to three winners, is one to note as is Mazandaran, who is by Tiger Hill and the first foal of a middle-distance winner.
Alnahar (IRE) Bahri colt out of My Causeway Dream.
Ruby Flipper (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Towards rear for most, some headway into moderate 8th 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 9l behind Typhoon Lily (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn fll pol.
Sacred Dragon (USA) 9-4 (9-5) Always prominent, led over 2f out, soon ridden, joined over 1f out, headed under 1f out, kept on without threatening easy winner, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Machete Mark (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Jan.
Mazandaran (IRE) Tiger Hill colt out of Masiyma.
Super Sling 20-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, progress into 7th 2f out, soon ridden, went moderate 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Machete Mark (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Jan.
Tooreen Legend (IRE) Rakti gelding out of Annmary Girl.
Dark Crusader (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Waited with, 11th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on, 11th of 14, 10l behind Levanto (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Akdam (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Soon tracked leaders in 3rd, dropped to 5th and no extra from 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 9l behind Won Diamond (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
Connacht Council (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden in 6th 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 14, 7l behind Machete Mark (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Jan.
Runaiocht (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Soon mid-division, moderate 11th approaching straight, soon no impression, 10th of 13, 17l behind Won Diamond (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
Aminah 33-1 (9-0) Never a factor, 12th of 15, 14l behind Big Break (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn gd in Sep.
Bord Bainne 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon ridden, no extra final furlong, 4th of 14, 6l behind Toccata Blue (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol in Jan.
Carried (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly away and always behind, last of 7, 30l behind Move To Strike (9-5) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn sft in May.
Mississippi John (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened, 9th of 14, 8l behind Machete Mark (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Jan.
Daft Dave (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Towards rear for most, no impression and kept on straight, 7th of 13, 13l behind Won Diamond (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
Regal Concorde (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on outer, ridden along in 6th halfway, no extra from early straight, last of 12, 17l behind Sword Of Light (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 3yo mdn stks pol in Jan.