Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk Apprentice Handicap (55-75) 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, 14 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 37.53s
- Off time: 20:00:25
|1st||9 Maude Adams||10/1|
|2nd||8 Beat The Ballot||s.h||4/1f|
|3rd||14 Hes Our Music||1½||6/1|
Mojito Royale (IRE) 14
|8||140 10-0||E Doyle||P F Mangan||75||11/1|
Winning Impact (IRE) 33
|5||139 9-13 t||J G Coogan||R Coakley (4)||74||17/2|
Right Divine (IRE) 127
|3||138 9-12||Peter Fahey||K C Sexton (4)||75||20/1|
Lake George (IRE) 68
|4||137 9-11||J M Barrett||R P Whelan||72||5/1|
Badger Daly (IRE) 49
|6||136 9-10 t||J Hagan||C R King (7)||71||14/1|
Beau Amadeus (IRE) 23
|3||136 9-10 b||S Donohoe||D E Mullins||73||12/1|
Happy Anniversary (IRE) 20
|6||136 9-10 t||R Donohoe||James J Doyle (7)||71||14/1|
Beat The Ballot (IRE) 14
|3||135 9-9||T Collins||Megan Carberry (4)||72||4/1f|
Maude Adams (IRE) 23
|3||135 9-9||K Prendergast||Samantha Bell (4)||72||10/1|
Toufan Express 47
|10||135 9-9||A McGuinness||G J Phillips (4)||70||14/1|
Ocean Drift (USA) 50
|4||134 9-8 t1||A Oliver||E J McNamara||69||14/1|
Edith Cowan (IRE) 23
|3||133 9-7||C O'Brien||L F Roche||70||10/1|
Hexagonal (IRE) 23
|3||133 9-7||A McGuinness||I J Brennan||70||10/1|
Hes Our Music (IRE) 23
|3||132 9-6||P J Flynn||C T Keane (2)||69||6/1|
||7||97 t||J J Hanlon||Reserve 1||68||NR|
||3||95 p1||D English||Reserve 2||68||NR|
||3||94||M Halford||Reserve 3||67||NR|
If Per Chance (IRE)
||6||9-11||M Halford||S Foley||9/2|
Lake George arrives in winning form having scored at the Curragh in September but he's only raced twice on the surface and has yet to prove he stays the trip. Winning Impact has one placed effort from five starts on the track though he's won three times on Turf while Badger Daly appears to need further. Beau Amadeus looked useful when scoring at Naas last October and was having his first subsequent start when beaten a long way at Navan last month. The heavy ground may have been responsible for that poor display and he's expected to bounce back. Happy Anniversary has won four times on Turf but has rarely raced on an all-weather surface so a chance is taken with EDITH COWAN, who is lightly-raced, lowly weighted and looking capable of better than we saw on her latest start where she was very slowly away.
If Per Chance (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Towards rear, kept on without threatening under pressure from over 1f out, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Silverlord (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol.
Sujet Bellagio 10-1 (9-2) Held up on stands side rail, headway over 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Marford Missile (9-2) at Leicester 7f 3yo sll (6) sft in Sep.
Grand Heiress 12-1 (8-10) Mid-division, 7th halfway, went 4th early straight and headway to challenge 1f out, soon led and kept on well to draw clear final 100 yards, won at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Aug beating Red Laser (8-8) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.
Maude Adams (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Soon mid-division, 7th 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 7th of 10 Valbucca (8-8) at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp hvy in Oct.
Beat The Ballot (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Held up, 10th 2f out, kept on without threatening into 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 5l behind Paene Magnus (9-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 60-80 pol.
Hes Our Music (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders at ordinary pace, ridden under 3f out, 5th under 2f out, soon no extra, 8th of 9 Jackemil (8-6) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp hvy in Oct.
Edith Cowan (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear at ordinary pace, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 9 Jackemil (8-6) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp hvy in Oct.
Badger Daly (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Mid-division, no impression from 3f out, 12th of 14, 8l behind Paddy The Celeb (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep.
Mojito Royale (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Waited with towards rear, headway on inner when short of room over 1f out, soon no impression, 11th of 13, 14l behind Paene Magnus (9-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 60-80 pol.
Lake George (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, improved to lead under 1 1/2f out, joined briefly inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Curragh 7f App hcp in Sep beating Daring Man (9-3) by nk, 15 ran.
Toufan Express 16-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden halfway, soon no extra, 12th of 16, 11l behind Bubbly Bellini (9-0) at Curragh 6f hcp in Sep.
Hexagonal (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Prominent, under pressure well before halfway, dropped towards rear and no extra over 1f out, last of 12 Storm Lightning (9-1) at Navan 5f App hcp hvy in Oct.
Beau Amadeus (IRE) 9-1 (10-1) Prominent at ordinary pace, dropped to 6th under 2f out, soon no extra, last of 9 Jackemil (8-6) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp hvy in Oct.
Winning Impact (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Held up early, 5th halfway, 4th 2 1/2f out, ridden to go 2nd briefly 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Madeira Girl (8-0) at Curragh 1m App hcp hvy in Oct.
Happy Anniversary (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Precious Stone (8-2) at Leopardstown 1m App hcp sft in Oct.
Ocean Drift (USA) 7-1 (9-11) Keen hold to lead after 1f, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra and weakened, 12th of 14, 11l behind Heavy Weight (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-75 pol in Sep.
Right Divine (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Chased leader until ridden over 4f out, chased leaders until ridden and weakened over 2f out, 5th of 8, 15l behind May Be Some Time (8-12) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.