www.dundalkstadium.com Handicap 6f

  • (4yo+, 6f, 8 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 10.79s
  • Off time: 18:34:04
Full result
Result 17:50 Dundalk
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Thats A Fret 8/1
2nd 6 Knock Stars nk 9/4f
3rd 3 Almadaa 3 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (6) 94/5619-
Light blue, light blue & black striped sleeves, black diamond on cap Otto The Great 128
  • T:D Marnane
  • J:W M Lordan
  • Form: 94/5619-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
4 137 9-11 D Marnane W M Lordan 86 11/2
2 (8) 514728-
White, red hoop, red spots on sleeves, black cap Harry Trotter (IRE) 138
  • T:D Marnane
  • J:L F Roche
  • Form: 514728-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 D Marnane L F Roche (3) 82 16/1
3 (3) 021033-
Maroon, Grey triple diamond, check cap Almadaa 35
  • T:D Marnane
  • J:F Lynch
  • Form: 021033-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
6 132 9-6 D Marnane F Lynch 81 7/2
4 (7) 009514-
Black, grey cross sashes, striped sleeves, white cap Copper Dock (IRE) 35
  • T:T G McCourt
  • J:I J Brennan
  • Form: 009514-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
9 129 9-3 T G McCourt I J Brennan (3) 78 10/1
6 (4) 309042-
Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap Knock Stars (IRE) 35
  • T:P Martin
  • J:J P O'Brien
  • Form: 309042-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3b
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
5 129 9-3 b P Martin J P O'Brien 78 9/4f
7 (1) 586101-
WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Rigid Rock (IRE) 49
  • T:J T Gorman
  • J:K J Manning
  • Form: 586101-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
6 121 8-9 J T Gorman K J Manning 70 7/2
8 (5) 020020-
Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Ocean Drift (USA) 28
  • T:A Oliver
  • J:C D Hayes
  • Form: 020020-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-6
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
5 118 8-6 A Oliver C D Hayes 67 8/1
9 (2) 03505-4
PINK, purple sash, halved sleeves, pink cap, purple star Thats A Fret (IRE) 7
  • T:L McAteer
  • J:N G McCullagh
  • Form: 03505-4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-4b
  • OR: 64
  • Naps:
7 116 8-4 b L McAteer N G McCullagh 64 8/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 (9) 13403-5
Greek Canyon (IRE) 7
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:G M Lyons
  • J:E J McNamara
  • Form: 13403-5
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
4 93 G M Lyons E J McNamara 78 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 5 Farmleigh House (IRE)
  • T:W J Martin
  • J:N G McCullagh
5 9-8 W J Martin N G McCullagh 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

David Marnane complicates matters with three entries though Fergal Lynch is the regular pilot of Almadaa who could prove best of the trio. He's looking a couple of pounds high at present however though he holds Copper Dock on their latest run behind Farmleigh House though not Knock Stars, who was just in front. The latter has a fine chance of going one better but Rigid Rock is held by Copper Dock and looks high enough in the ratings. THATS A FRET has only won once from 17 starts on the all-weather but has dropped to a fair mark nowadays and is handed the vote in a tricky opener.

Formwatch

Greek Canyon (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Led, ridden from 2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed under 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3l behind Core Element (9-1) at Dundalk 7f hcap pol.

Thats A Fret (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Prominent, led 2f out, soon ridden, headed 1f out, no extra, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Richelieu (8-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.

Knock Stars (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Attempted to make all, ridden and strongly pressed 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Farmleigh House (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Dec.

Almadaa 9-2 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd entering straight, kept on same pace from 2f out, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Farmleigh House (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Dec.

Rigid Rock (IRE) 13-2 (10-0) Chased leaders, closed and challenged 1 1/2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well to hold on at the finish, won at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov beating Till Dawn (8-10) by nk, 14 ran.

Otto The Great 16-1 (8-11) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 6l behind Born To Surprise (9-2) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.

Copper Dock (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden entering straight, no extra from 2f out, 4th of 5, 7l behind Farmleigh House (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Dec.

Ocean Drift (USA) 11-2 (10-2) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 11th of 14, 8l behind Bangalore Diamond (9-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.

Harry Trotter (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 12, 6l behind Timeless Call (9-9) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.