Dundalk Stadium Racecourse Of The Year Handicap 6f
- (3yo+, 6f, 10 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 12.73s
- Off time: 18:19:30
|1st||5 Lottie Dod||5/1|
|2nd||1 Harry Trotter||nk||4/1|
|3rd||6 Fleet Captain||hd||7/1|
Harry Trotter (IRE) 14
|5||137 9-11||D Marnane||C R King (5)||86||4/1|
Antiquus (IRE) 28
|5||134 9-8 p||Ms J Morgan||J P O'Brien||83||9/2|
Grey Danube (IRE) 14
|5||134 9-8 bt||D Bunyan||K J Manning||83||3/1f|
Knock Stars (IRE) 14
|6||132 9-6 b||P Martin||C P Hoban (3)||81||8/1|
Lottie Dod (IRE) 261
|4||132 9-6||C O'Brien||F M Berry||81||5/1|
Fleet Captain 7
|6||127 9-1||Jane M Foley||G F Carroll||76||7/1|
Principessa Ava (IRE) 147
|3||124 8-12||Mrs D A Love||P J Smullen||87||9/1|
Blue Bullet (IRE) 14
|4||122 8-10||V C Ward||M C Hussey||71||16/1|
She's Not Simple (IRE) 28
|4||119 8-7 ht||J J Lambe||S Corby (10)||68||20/1|
Oor Jock (IRE) 21
|6||117 8-5||A McGuinness||R P Cleary||66||25/1|
Pre Tax Profit (IRE)
||5||9-12||R Roberts||J F Egan||6/1|
Knock Stars was receiving 8lb from Antiquus when beating her half-a-length last month and there's nothing between them here at a 3lb difference. Harry Trotter, Blue Bullet and Oor Jock were all behind and look held. Grey Danube had Knock Stars just behind when a close third over 5f a fortnight ago and is better over this trip. Fleet Captain has been running very well though over further and may find this too sharp nowadays, but She's Not Simple has to be considered as she was only a couple of lengths behind Antiquus in December and is a stone better off. Principessa Ava had just three runs last summer, landing a fillies' maiden here on her final start, and makes her handicap debut as does LOTTIE DOD, who is handed the vote. Charles O'Brien's filly didn't build on her fine juvenile form last summer and is still a maiden but she has plenty of scope and could prove better than a 90-rated handicapper.
Lottie Dod (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Raced alone on stands' side and disputed overall lead, headed 1 1/2f out and no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 17, 2 1/4l behind Illustrate (9-5) at Naas 6f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Harry Trotter (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Always behind, ridden entering straight, no impression, 8th of 10, 5l behind Strategic Heights (8-3) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Feb.
Fleet Captain 6-1 (9-2) Settled in mid-division, progress early straight and ridden in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Dancing Cosmos (8-13) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol.
Grey Danube (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Dwelt and in rear, ridden entering straight, closer in 7th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Strategic Heights (8-3) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Feb.
Principessa Ava (IRE) 7-4 (9-1) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to lead and ridden under 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn fll pol in Oct beating Peony Fairy (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Knock Stars (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, 5th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Strategic Heights (8-3) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Feb.
Oor Jock (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) Always rear, never a factor, ridden and no impression over 1f out, 11th of 12, 8l behind Fastidious (9-6) at Dundalk 7f hcap pol in Feb.
Blue Bullet (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Prominent, ridden in 3rd entering straight, weakened from 2f out, 10th of 13, 9l behind Reckless Lad (9-1) at Dundalk 7f hcap pol in Feb.
Antiquus (IRE) 7-2fav (9-12) Led and disputed, led 3f out, ridden 2f out, strongly pressed final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Knock Stars (9-4) at Dundalk 6f hcap pol in Feb.
She's Not Simple (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden entering straight, weakened from 2f out, last of 6, 4 1/2l behind The Firm (9-6) at Dundalk 7f stks 0-70 pol in Feb.