Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk Race & Stay Package Handicap 1m
- (3yo, 1m, 10 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 39.31s
- Off time: 19:46:42
|1st||1 Political Policy||11/8f|
|2nd||6 Fix It||1||2/1|
|3rd||7 Tom Dooley||nk||12/1|
Political Policy (IRE) 14
|3||136 9-10 t||M Halford||C P Hoban (3)||70||11/8f|
Mezogiorno (IRE) 138
|3||133 9-7||M Halford||S Foley||67||8/1|
Represent Yourself (IRE) 14
|3||133 9-7||G O'Leary||C R King (5)||67||16/1|
Beatify (IRE) 21
|3||131 9-5||Mrs J Harrington||C T Keane (3)||65||14/1|
Singapore Secret (IRE) 211
|3||128 9-2||D A McLoughlin||J A Heffernan||62||25/1|
Fix It (IRE) 14
|3||127 9-1||J P Murtagh||N G McCullagh||61||2/1|
Tom Dooley (IRE) 28
|3||123 8-11||Michael Mulvany||C D Hayes||57||12/1|
Prince Art (IRE) 14
|3||122 8-10 t||D Murphy||D M Grant||56||20/1|
Too Many Diamonds (IRE) 49
|3||120 8-8||D English||R P Cleary||54||20/1|
Firoda Belle (IRE) 105
|3||116 8-4||P J F Murphy||I T Queally (10)||50||50/1|
||3||810 p||J M Ryan||F M Berry||56||NR|
||3||9-12||D Wachman||W M Lordan||5/1|
Fix It gained his first success a fortnight ago when seeing off the attentions of Political Policy but the runner-up didn't get the best of runs and tonight's extra furlong can enable him to reverse the form. But it's MEIHUA, who was having only his fifth race and his first since November and was only beaten 2l after attempting to make all, who is entitled to come on enough to gain his first success. Represent Yourself, who had won a claimer last month, was well beaten and looks held but Beatify hasn't had much racing and looks the type to improve.
Meihua (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Led, headed before halfway, ridden 2f out and 3rd 1f out, under pressure and no extra final 100 yards, 5th of 11, 2l behind Fix It (8-11) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp pol.
Political Policy (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Towards rear, ridden 2f out and went 6th 1f out, under pressure and kept on well inside final furlong to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Fix It (8-11) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp pol.
Fix It (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders and ran freely early, 4th halfway, progress early straight and ridden to lead 1f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp pol beating Political Policy (9-5) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Tom Dooley (IRE) 25-1 (7-11) Chased leaders in 6th, pushed along approaching straight, no impression in 5th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Master Of Time (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Feb.
Mezogiorno (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Chased leaders and pushed along in 7th halfway, no extra from early straight, 9th of 12, 10l behind Elegant Peace (8-4) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp sft in Nov.
Prince Art (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Towards rear, 9th halfway, ridden early straight and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Fix It (8-11) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp pol.
Singapore Secret (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) Raced keenly, led, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, soon no extra, 6th of 8, 7l behind Andy Dandy (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Beatify (IRE) 15-2 (8-11) Led, ridden entering straight, headed 2f out, soon no impression on winner, dropped to 3rd 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 10l behind Yes I Am (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol in Feb.
Represent Yourself (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Rear of mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression over 1f out, 9th of 11, 7l behind Fix It (8-11) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp pol.
Too Many Diamonds (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 8, 12l behind Master Of Time (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol in Jan.
Firoda Belle (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Dwelt and slightly hampered, towards rear and outpaced, ridden and no impression halfway, 12th of 14, 17l behind American Hope (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.