Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk Stadium Handicap (60-85) (Div 2) 1m 4f
- (3yo+, 1m 4f, 13 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 29.80s
- Off time: 21:08:01
|2nd||4 Lady Bennett||2||12/1|
|10||140 10-0||C Moore||A P Thornton (3)||82||20/1|
Discovery Bay 14
|4||138 9-12||C F Swan||J P O'Brien||80||4/1f|
|8||136 9-10||A J Martin||Johnny Murtagh||78||6/1|
Lady Bennett (IRE) 14
|4||135 9-9||C F Swan||C D Hayes||77||12/1|
Harrington (IRE) 717
|10||131 9-5 t||E O'Connell||W M Lordan||73||33/1|
|3||131 9-5||K Prendergast||Sam James (3)||80||11/2|
Brassbound (USA) 18
|4||130 9-4||A Oliver||C P Hoban (5)||72||8/1|
Wikaala (USA) 16
|7||126 9-0 b||P Stafford||I J Brennan (3)||68||33/1|
Phantom Of Plenty (IRE) 27
|3||125 8-13||G M Lyons||G F Carroll||74||9/2|
Daliyan (IRE) 210
|3||124 8-12 t1||M Halford||S Foley||73||9/2|
Tiffilia (IRE) 36
|3||123 8-11||J S Bolger||K J Manning||72||6/1|
Clondaw Warrior (IRE) 20
|5||122 8-10||J J Hanlon||M M Monaghan (7)||64||9/1|
Hazariban (IRE) 28
|3||116 8-4 t||S Fahey||M C Hussey||60||33/1|
||5||96 b1||Mrs J Harrington||E J McNamara||74||WD|
Jazz Girl (IRE)
||3||9-4||A Oliver||G F Carroll||14/1|
TIFFILIA has been staying on strongly at the end of her races over 1m2f so with this longer trip sure to suit and a lenient looking mark she looks the one to be on. Jimtown will be having his first start over the trip but wasn't stopping at the end of 1m3f at Killarney last time so he's another who should be suited. The lightly-raced Daliyan is making his handicap debut from a lowly mark and has shown enough to suggest he could be well in while a strong gallop would help Discovery Bay, whose only victory came over 2m though he finished in front of Lady Bennett over the C&D last time. The versatile Pires won a chase at Cork in April but has been placed three times on Polytrack and can never be written off.
Johnnys Legacy (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 9th entering straight, short of room from 2f out and checked over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 18, 10l behind King Of Aran (11-3) at Curragh 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (50-85) (3yo+) in Sep.
Brassbound (USA) 10-1 (9-9) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, led halfway, ridden and headed 2f out, soon no extra, last of 8, 15l behind Rigoletta (9-2) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f stks 0-80 hvy in Sep.
Lady Bennett (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Rear of mid-division, progress and ridden 2f out, kept on without threatening, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Paddy The Celeb (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep.
Pires 12-1 (9-2) Held up, 7th halfway, stayed towards inner and closer entering straight, ridden into 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Rigoletta (9-2) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f stks 0-80 hvy in Sep.
Discovery Bay 11-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride and towards rear, headway from 3f out, ridden in 5th 1 1/2f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Paddy The Celeb (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep.
Jimtown 4-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, close 5th 4f out, headway into 2nd early straight, soon ridden and no impression, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Encrypted Message (9-1) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp in Sep.
Fairmile 16-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, effort over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 5l behind Merchant Of Dubai (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov '09.
Clondaw Warrior (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, moderate 6th after halfway, no impression and kept on same pace from over 5f out, 6th of 13, 39l behind Missunited (10-9) at Listowel 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) hvy in Sep.
Daliyan (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 2nd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 4th of 8, 7l behind China One (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol in Mar.
Tiffilia (IRE) 13-2 (8-8) Soon tracked leaders, ridden in pursuit of winner over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Missunited (10-0) at Clonmel 1m 2f hcp 50-80 gd in Sep.
Hazariban (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened to rear over 4f out, 12th of 14, 43l behind Annie Go (9-3) at Down Royal 1m 5f app hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Phantom Of Plenty (IRE) 9-2fav (11-0) Prominent, 4th halfway, headway to lead entering straight, under pressure when bumped and headed under 2f out, soon no extra and weakened, 16th of 18, 29l behind King Of Aran (11-3) at Curragh 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (50-85) (3yo+) in Sep.
Harrington (IRE) 9-2 (9-10) Soon tracked leaders in 5th, lost place straight, soon no impression, eased inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 24l behind Celtic Soprano (9-4) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp 60-100 hvy in Apr '10.
Wikaala (USA) 20-1 (10-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, weakened from 3f out, 7th of 8, 22l behind Blackstairmountain (11-5) at Bellewstown 1m 4f stks sft in Aug.