Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk Stadium Handicap 1m 4f

  • (4yo+, 1m 4f, 14 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 35.12s
  • Off time: 20:31:06
Full result
Result 20:30 Dundalk
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Roe Deer 4/1f
2nd 6 Shake The Bucket ½ 5/1
3rd 2 Discovery Bay 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (5) 3/14001-
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Discoteca 135
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 3/14001-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-8t
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
4 148 10-8 t G Elliott D N Russell (ex1) 88 7/1
2 (7) 503406
Grey, pink star & sleeves, pink star on cap Discovery Bay 19
  • T:C F Swan
  • J:W J Lee
  • Form: 503406
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
4 138 9-12 C F Swan W J Lee 78 8/1
3 (1) 836416/
White, red sash & sleeves, white cap, red spots Rockazar 76
  • T:Mrs D Foster
  • J:W M Lordan
  • Form: 836416/
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
11 138 9-12 Mrs D Foster W M Lordan 78 25/1
4 (11) 10-0869
WHITE, black & royal blue hooped sleeves, black & royal blue striped cap Fosters Cross (IRE) 52
  • T:T Mullins
  • J:J P O'Brien
  • Form: 10-0869
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
10 137 9-11 T Mullins J P O'Brien 77 11/1
5 (12) 1146-40
White, black seams, check cap Musawama (IRE) 59
  • T:D Cullen
  • J:S Foley
  • Form: 1146-40
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-11t
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
4 137 9-11 t D Cullen S Foley 77 14/1
6 (4) 645221
BLACK, pink hollow box, pink cap Shake The Bucket (IRE) 12
  • T:N Madden
  • J:N P Madden
  • Form: 645221
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
5 137 9-11 N Madden N P Madden 77 5/1
7 (8) 550061
EMERALD GREEN, pink triple diamond & sleeves, pink cap, emerald green diamonds Prince Of Fashion (IRE) 12
  • T:J Geoghegan
  • J:D P McDonogh
  • Form: 550061
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-10t
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
5 136 9-10 t J Geoghegan D P McDonogh 76 10/1
8 (3) 56127/
Emerald green, black epaulettes, halved sleeves, black cap, emerald green star Tilabay (IRE) 787
  • T:S Buggy
  • J:G F Carroll
  • Form: 56127/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
7 133 9-7 S Buggy G F Carroll 73 25/1
9 (6) 4239
WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Roe Deer (IRE) 153
  • T:T Collins
  • J:M C Hussey
  • Form: 4239
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 71
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 T Collins M C Hussey 71 4/1f
10 (13) 258-050
PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Force Of Habit 89
  • T:D K Weld
  • J:P J Smullen
  • Form: 258-050
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-4b
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
6 130 9-4 b D K Weld P J Smullen 70 10/1
11 (14) 1-4235
BLACK, yellow spots, yellow sleeves, black cap Jacksonslady (IRE) 39
  • T:J P Dempsey
  • J:L P Dempsey
  • Form: 1-4235
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
7 130 9-4 J P Dempsey L P Dempsey (7) 70 6/1
12 (9) 352210
Emerald green, yellow hoop, white sleeves, yellow armlet, yellow & emerald green hooped cap Silverlord (FR) 23
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:E J McNamara
  • Form: 352210
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-4t
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
8 130 9-4 t G Elliott E J McNamara 70 10/1
13 (10) 70-7506
WHITE, maroon triple diamond, maroon diamonds on sleeves, striped cap Sinntani (IRE) 12
  • T:W J Fitzpatrick
  • J:R P Whelan
  • Form: 70-7506
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1t
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
4 127 9-1 t W J Fitzpatrick R P Whelan (3) 67 20/1
14 (2) 569879
White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, hooped cap General Bunching (USA) 12
  • T:T Cleary
  • J:R P Cleary
  • Form: 569879
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-7t
  • OR: 59
  • Naps:
4 119 8-7 t T Cleary R P Cleary 59 25/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
15 0-60709
Star Power (IRE) 88
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:J S Bolger
  • J:Reserve 1
  • Form: 0-60709
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-6t
  • OR: 58
  • Naps:
5 86 t J S Bolger Reserve 1 58 NR

In depth

Verdict

Force Of Habit hasn't been in the best of form but has now dropped to a mark he looks capable of winning from so he's on the short-list while General Bunching is back on the mark he won from over the C&D in January. The latter didn't get the best of runs when behind Prince Of Fashion last month and can get closer but though the winner should confirm the form he's well held by Shake The Bucket on his previous run. Boots Madden's charge is going very well at present and looks certain to get involved but Gordon Elliott is double-handed and should come away with the spoils. Silverlord won here last month before a poor effort at Wolverhampton but it's the top weight DISCOTECA, twice a winner on the Flat at Windsor and four times successful over hurdles earlier this year, who looks the one to be on under leading jumps rider Davy Russell.

Formwatch

Star Power (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 9th of 18, 17l behind King Of Aran (11-3) at Curragh 1m 4f Amateur Handicap (50-85) (3yo+) in Sep.

Roe Deer (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, well off pace, ridden over 5f out, closer order in 4th under 4f out, no extra from over 2f out, 9th of 10, 24l behind Steps To Freedom (10-3) at Dundalk 2m hcp pol in Jul.

Shake The Bucket (IRE) 13-2 (9-11) Tracked leaders, 3rd before straight, ridden to challenge and on terms 1f out, stayed on best final furlong to lead near finish, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-75 pol in Nov beating Raydari (9-8) by hd, 14 ran.

Discovery Bay 9-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, travelling well early straight and ridden in 8th over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 3l behind Aladdins Cave (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Nov.

Force Of Habit 8-1 (9-8) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no extra 4f out, weakened, last of 16, 23l behind Blue Cannon (7-13) at Down Royal 2m 2f hcp in Sep.

Prince Of Fashion (IRE) 3-1fav (9-11) Soon chased leaders in 7th, ridden in pursuit of leader 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead near line, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-75 pol in Nov beating Mojito Royale (9-13) by nk, 14 ran.

Sinntani (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, challenged and on terms from 2f out, headed and no extra from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Shake The Bucket (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-75 pol in Nov.

Silverlord (FR) 5-2fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 9l behind Boa (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.

General Bunching (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, 8th approaching straight, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, soon no impression, 9th of 14, 6l behind Prince Of Fashion (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-75 pol in Nov.

Fosters Cross (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up, progress halfway, 6th approaching straight, ridden and no impression from over 2f out, 9th of 27, 28l behind Voleuse De Coeurs (9-1) at Curragh 2m hcp hvy in Oct.

Musawama (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Mid-division, weakened on inner 3f out, last of 11, 20l behind Strandfield Lady (8-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft in Jun.

Discoteca 9-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, joined and strongly pressed throughout final furlong, just held on, all out, won at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct '11 beating Vimiero (9-2) by shd, 12 ran.

Jacksonslady (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Held up behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 4l behind King of The Picts (8-8) at Wexford 1m 4f hcp sft in Aug.

Rockazar 8-1 (9-8) In rear to halfway, 7th on inner entering straight, 6th under pressure 1f out, no extra and eased final 100 yards, 6th of 9, 6l behind Grand Opera (9-10) at Dundalk 1m Ext hcp pol in Nov '09.

Tilabay (IRE) 3-1fav (8-6) 7th of 16, 4l behind Erdiyna (8-8) at Naas 1m 4f hcp gd in Oct '09.