Dundalk Stadium - Light Up Your Night Rated Race 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, 11 runners)
- Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 36.83s
- Off time: 19:51:30
|1st||12 Saratoga Baby||5/1|
Al Dafa (USA) 11
|6||131 9-5 p||P Stafford||I J Brennan (3)||62||20/1|
King's Bastion (IRE) 161
|9||131 9-5||L Comer||M C Hussey||55||25/1|
|6||131 9-5 b||J Geoghegan||D E Mullins (3)||62||11/2|
Rasputin (IRE) 7
|4||131 9-5 e||T Carmody||L P Dempsey (7)||58||6/1|
Coppertop (IRE) 49
|4||126 9-0 b||P J Prendergast||C D Hayes||55||7/1|
Daisy Mountain (IRE) 21
|6||126 9-0 t||J Nash||P J Smullen||64||6/1|
Daring Queen (IRE) 49
|4||126 9-0||P Stafford||J A Heffernan||44||33/1|
Eljowzah (IRE) 7
|5||126 9-0||A A Howard||C R King (10)||57||4/1f|
Khelino (IRE) 7
|5||126 9-0 p||R Sweeney||W J Lee||58||6/1|
La Oliva (IRE) 30
|4||126 9-0||P W Flynn||K J Manning||62||8/1|
Saratoga Baby (IRE) 131
|5||126 9-0 t||Peter Fahey||S Foley||58||5/1|
||10||95||J Quinn||D B Dias||64||NR|
Khelino is a low grade handicapper going well at present but was just behind the lightly-raced Eljowzah here last week and the latter is expected to be in the shake-up. Coppertop was narrowly beaten by Khelino in November and looks held on these terms but MOUNTRATH, a winner in the UK for Gary Moore, ran a fine race for new connections here three weeks ago when less than a length behind Clare Harrier in a handicap and this looks a good opportunity. Daisy Mountain was well beaten in that latter race and has never won on the surface in 13 starts.
Matjar (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden and no extra entering straight, 10th of 14, 9l behind Shukhov (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Dec.
Saratoga Baby (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden into 5th 2f out, 3rd over 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Coach Bombay (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Mountrath 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden 2f out, stayed on into 3rd 1f out, every chance final 100 yards, no extra close home, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Clare Harrier (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Khelino (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Soon chased leaders, closer on inner in 3rd 2f out, soon 2nd and every chance, kept on same pace well inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Doonard Prince (8-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Coppertop (IRE) 4-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th over 1f out and no impression inside final furlong, checked closing stages, 6th of 14, 3l behind Thebarberkelly (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Rasputin (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Soon chased leaders, off the pace, moderate 4th over 4f out, closed before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 7th of 14, 7l behind Balmont Flyer (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Daisy Mountain (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 9th of 13, 9l behind Clare Harrier (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Eljowzah (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, going nicely over 2f out, soon on terms, headed and not match winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Dimitar (9-7) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (55-75) (4yo+) pol.
La Oliva (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Keen hold chasing leaders, niggled along in 7th into straight, no impression and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 10th of 13, 9l behind Hes Our Music (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Dec.
King's Bastion (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Towards rear, no impression from 3f out, 8th of 9, 46l behind Inis Meain (8-5) at Galway 1m 4f hcp sft in Aug.
Daring Queen (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, no extra entering straight, weakened, 11th of 12, 38l behind Epic Encounter (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Nov.
Al Dafa (USA) 33-1 (9-8) Towards rear, no impression early straight, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 8th of 13, 10l behind Navy List (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep '11.