Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk Race & Stay Package Handicap 1m 4f
- (4yo+, 1m 4f, 8 runners)
- Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 36.25s
- Off time: 21:17:47
|1st||4 Tooreen Legend||5/2f|
|3rd||2 Polished Rock||2||7/1|
|7||136 9-10 t||Matthew J Smith||C P Hoban (3)||87||9/2|
Polished Rock (IRE) 138
|4||131 9-5||Mrs J Harrington||F M Berry||84||7/1|
Denny Crane 42
|8||128 9-2||E Lynam||W M Lordan||79||10/1|
Tooreen Legend (IRE) 161
|4||127 9-1||T Stack||W J Lee||80||5/2f|
Senyuman (IRE) 42
|4||125 8-13||M Halford||S Foley||78||7/1|
Landau (IRE) 34
|4||122 8-10||G Elliott||M C Hussey||75||14/1|
Knight's Parade (IRE) 14
|4||117 8-5||G Elliott||T P Madden (7)||70||3/1|
Papabili (IRE) 126
|4||116 8-4||J J Lambe||S Corby (10)||66||10/1|
Solo Performer (IRE)
||8||9-12||H Rogers||C D Hayes||20/1|
TOOREEN LEGEND has a long absence to overcome since just failing to catch Ancient Sands over the course and distance in October. The winner went on to complete a four-timer and Tommy Stack's charge is taken to go one better. Landau completed a Polytrack double for Sylvester Kirk in October before joining Gordon Elliott, who reverts him back to the Flat after three poor runs over hurdles. Senyuman shot up the weights after completing a double at the turn of the year and is looking a few pounds high while Knight's Parade is still a maiden on the surface. Papabili has only had three starts and improved with each. He makes his handicap debut from a lowly mark and any significant support should be noted.
Tooreen Legend (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Towards rear, closer in 9th approaching straight, headway and switched right under 2f out, 4th from 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to get up for 2nd, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Ancient Sands (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol in Oct.
Gretzky 10-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden and struggling over 2f out, 8th of 11, 13l behind Blue Wave (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
Polished Rock (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders and 6th halfway, pushed along and no impression on winner early straight, no extra final furlong, 9th of 14, 11l behind Castle Guest (9-8) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft in Nov.
Knight's Parade (IRE) 4-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, closer in 7th halfway, ridden and some progress early straight, went 3rd under pressure inside final furlong and kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Aughnacurraveel (10-11) at Dundalk 2m am hcp 50-80 pol.
Landau (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct beating Tatting (9-2) by 1l, 8 ran.
Papabili (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, closer in 9th approaching straight, progress on outer to challenge from 2f out, chased leader 1f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Shes No Joke (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Denny Crane 4-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression from under 2f out where rider lost whip, soon no extra, 7th of 8, 16l behind Ningaloo Reef (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcap pol in Feb.
Senyuman (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Held up, moderate 6th approaching straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 8, 5l behind Ningaloo Reef (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcap pol in Feb.