Dundalk Stadium - Light Up Your Night Maiden 7f

  • (2yo, 7f, 13 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 25.20s
  • Off time: 20:05:17
Full result
Result 20:00 Dundalk
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Elleval 11/4
2nd 7 Rapid Approach 3 15/8f
3rd 9 Toccata Blue ¾ 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 (13) 24542
Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red diamond Elleval (IRE) 9
  • T:D Marnane
  • J:F Lynch
  • Form: 24542
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 D Marnane F Lynch 77 11/4
3 (11) 4P
Dark blue, light blue stars, light blue sleeves, white & red hooped cap Elusive Heir (IRE) 155
  • T:A McGuinness
  • J:I J Brennan
  • Form: 4P
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 A McGuinness I J Brennan (3) 25/1
4 (7)
Purple, yellow & purple striped sleeves, purple & yellow hooped cap In Our Blood (IRE)
  • T:Mrs S Dawson
  • J:J A Heffernan
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 Mrs S Dawson J A Heffernan 40/1
5 (3) 7
Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Miraaj (IRE) 58
  • T:T Carmody
  • J:N G McCullagh
  • Form: 7
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 T Carmody N G McCullagh 7/1
6 (1) 8
Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Mouth Piece 126
  • T:A Oliver
  • J:C D Hayes
  • Form: 8
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 A Oliver C D Hayes 20/1
7 (4) 8422
WHITE, purple panel, check cap Rapid Approach (IRE) 14
  • T:J S Bolger
  • J:K J Manning
  • Form: 8422
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5t
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 t J S Bolger K J Manning 79 15/8f
8 (12)
PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Regal Concorde (IRE)
  • T:D K Weld
  • J:P J Smullen
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 14/1
9 (8) 5472
MAROON & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, quartered cap Toccata Blue (IRE) 14
  • T:G M Lyons
  • J:E J McNamara
  • Form: 5472
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5t
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 t G M Lyons E J McNamara 77 4/1
10 (6) 7023
Maroon, black diamond, diabolo on sleeves, maroon cap, black stars Tylery Wonder (IRE) 14
  • T:W McCreery
  • J:D P McDonogh
  • Form: 7023
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5b
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 b W McCreery D P McDonogh 78 12/1
12 (2)
Black, orange cross sashes & sleeves, quartered cap Manzanita (IRE)
  • T:D Bunyan
  • J:L F Roche
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 126 9-0 D Bunyan L F Roche (3) 50/1
13 (9) 4
BLACK & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow & black hooped sleeves, yellow cap Senyuman (IRE) 21
  • T:M Halford
  • J:C P Hoban
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 126 9-0 M Halford C P Hoban (5) 14/1
14 (5)
BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Woodsophiesmile (IRE)
  • T:J F O'Shea
  • J:S M Gorey
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 126 9-0 J F O'Shea S M Gorey (3) 50/1
16
BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Shock Jock (IRE)
  • T:J P Shanahan
  • J:R P Whelan
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 J P Shanahan R P Whelan (3) 20/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 (14)
Connacht Council (IRE)
  • Nag Me
  • T:W McCreery
  • J:M C Hussey
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 95 W McCreery M C Hussey WD
11 (10) 2
Elusive Ice (IRE) 21
  • Nag Me
  • T:E Lynam
  • J:W M Lordan
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 E Lynam W M Lordan NR
15 94303
Global Icon 64
  • Nag Me
  • T:T Carmody
  • J:Reserve 1
  • Form: 94303
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
2 95 T Carmody Reserve 1 88 NR
17 968
Sharjah (IRE) 126
  • Nag Me
  • T:A Slattery
  • J:Reserve 3
  • Form: 968
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 62
  • Naps:
2 95 A Slattery Reserve 3 62 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011 13 Captain Joy (IRE)
  • T:T Collins
  • J:M C Hussey
2 9-5 T Collins M C Hussey 5/1
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In depth

Verdict

Half-a-dozen of these have the form to win a race of this nature but it's another, MIRAAJ, who is handed the vote. He started favourite when making his debut for Richard Hannon at Newmarket in October and though finishing mid-division showed enough to suggest he can win races. Elleval was touched off by the narrowest of margins by Won Diamond over a mile last week and the shorter trip won't be a problem while Rapid Approach has been narrowly beaten over 6f and a mile so today's trip could prove ideal. Toccata Blue stayed on well behind Victor's Beach in a C&D handicap a fortnight ago and Elusive Ice was caught on the post by Queen Of The Sand when making her debut last month with Senyuman not far behind.

Formwatch

Connacht Council (IRE) Haatef gelding out of Asfurah's Dream.

Elusive Ice (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, chased leaders approaching straight, got in the clear over 1f out and soon challenged in 2nd, every chance inside final furlong and got to the front well inside last, not match winner near line, 2nd of 14, hd behind Queen Of The Sand (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks pol in Nov.

Global Icon 9-4 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, unable to quicken when edged right and lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Homage (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.

Sharjah (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, outpaced 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 12l behind Altruism (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.

Elleval (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Soon tracked leaders in 4th, 3rd 2f out, challenged in 2nd from over 1f out, soon every chance, stayed on well final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 13, shd behind Won Diamond (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol.

Rapid Approach (IRE) 15-8fav (9-5) Prominent, led under 2f out, soon ridden and strongly pressed, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Your Pal Tal (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol.

Toccata Blue (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Victor's Beach (8-8) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol.

Tylery Wonder (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed under 2f out, dropped to 3rd and no extra final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Your Pal Tal (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol.

Senyuman (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Soon mid-division, ridden to chase leaders and no impression 1f out, kept on, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Queen Of The Sand (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks pol in Nov.

Woodsophiesmile (IRE) Acclamation filly out of Woodyousmileforme.

Miraaj (IRE) 5-1fav (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 7th of 17, 8l behind Goodwood Mirage (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.

Manzanita (IRE) Barathea filly out of Somerset Falls.

Regal Concorde (IRE) Lawman gelding out of Fernanda.

Mouth Piece 12-1 (9-3) Dwelt, rear of mid-division, shaken up over 2f out, never nearer, 8th of 12, 11l behind Ajmany (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.

In Our Blood (IRE) Oratorio colt out of Ruff Shod.

Elusive Heir (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) Dwelt, in rear, soon detached, tailed off, soon pulled up, in a race won by Ginger Goose (9-3) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jul, 7 ran.

Shock Jock (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor colt out of Kat Act Two.