Crowne Plaza Dundalk Champions Handicap (50-70) 1m 2f 150y

  • (3yo+, 1m 2f 150y, 14 runners)
  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 15.43s
  • Off time: 21:00:09
Full result
Result 21:00 Dundalk
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Shukhov 12/1
2nd 3 If Per Chance ¾ 8/1
3rd 12 Castle Guest 9/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (12) 7/60004
GREY, red stars Fairmile 17
  • T:C Moore
  • J:J A Heffernan
  • Form: 7/60004
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
10 140 10-0 C Moore J A Heffernan 70 16/1
2 (10) 522107
Emerald green, yellow hoop, white sleeves, yellow armlet, yellow & emerald green hooped cap Silverlord (FR) 9
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:E J McNamara
  • Form: 522107
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0t
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 t G Elliott E J McNamara 70 10/1
3 (2) 470402
Royal blue, red stars on sleeves, red cap If Per Chance (IRE) 14
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:K J Manning
  • Form: 470402
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-12t
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
7 138 9-12 t J J Hanlon K J Manning 68 8/1
4 (8) 252724
YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE chevron, RED cap Cash Or Casualty (IRE) 7
  • T:D English
  • J:R Coakley
  • Form: 252724
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-11t
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
4 137 9-11 t D English R Coakley (7) 67 12/1
5 (3) 185743
SCARLET, white sleeves, scarlet cap Edith Cowan (IRE) 14
  • T:C O'Brien
  • J:F M Berry
  • Form: 185743
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
3 137 9-11 C O'Brien F M Berry 70 9/2
6 (14) 4060-04
WHITE, black panel, halved sleeves, quartered cap Gretzky 14
  • T:Matthew J Smith
  • J:A P Thornton
  • Form: 4060-04
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-11t
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
5 137 9-11 t Matthew J Smith A P Thornton (3) 67 14/1
7 (13) 32168
Emerald green, red chevron & sleeves, yellow cap Shamora (FR) 134
  • T:A Oliver
  • J:C D Hayes
  • Form: 32168
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
3 137 9-11 A Oliver C D Hayes 70 16/1
8 (5) 385035
WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Shukhov (IRE) 9
  • T:G M Lyons
  • J:G F Carroll
  • Form: 385035
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
3 137 9-11 G M Lyons G F Carroll 70 12/1
9 (7) 087298
BLACK, yellow disc, hooped sleeves, black cap, yellow diamonds Matjar (IRE) 14
  • T:J Quinn
  • J:D B Dias
  • Form: 087298
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
9 136 9-10 J Quinn D B Dias 66 25/1
10 (9) 0-75066
WHITE, maroon triple diamond, maroon diamonds on sleeves, striped cap Sinntani (IRE) 9
  • T:W J Fitzpatrick
  • J:L F Roche
  • Form: 0-75066
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-10t
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
4 136 9-10 t W J Fitzpatrick L F Roche (3) 66 14/1
11 (6) 606-220
ROYAL BLUE, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap, red star Pepparpot (IRE) 57
  • T:Ms M Mullins
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: 606-220
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
3 133 9-7 Ms M Mullins D E Mullins (3) 66 13/2
12 (11) 906143
EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Castle Guest (IRE) 9
  • T:M Halford
  • J:P J Smullen
  • Form: 906143
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 64
  • Naps:
3 131 9-5 M Halford P J Smullen 64 9/4f
13 (1) 2/42-678
Yellow, royal blue & white quartered cap Talenti (IRE) 217
  • T:P J McKenna
  • J:C R King
  • Form: 2/42-678
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-4t
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
9 130 9-4 t P J McKenna C R King (10) 60 33/1
14 (4) 570
Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Ahuqd (IRE) 85
  • T:A Oliver
  • J:R P Whelan
  • Form: 570
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-3p1
  • OR: 62
  • Naps:
3 129 9-3 p1 A Oliver R P Whelan (3) 62 20/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
15 84-6086
Buccaneer Bob (IRE) 14
  • Nag Me
  • T:Miss S A Finn
  • J:Reserve 1
  • Form: 84-6086
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
4 94 Miss S A Finn Reserve 1 60 NR
16 269820
Noverre Princess (IRE) 7
  • Nag Me
  • T:Ms J Morgan
  • J:Reserve 2
  • Form: 269820
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3p
  • OR: 59
  • Naps:
4 93 p Ms J Morgan Reserve 2 59 NR
17 698798
General Bunching (USA) 9
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • T:T Cleary
  • J:Reserve 3
  • Form: 698798
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2t
  • OR: 58
  • Naps:
4 92 t T Cleary Reserve 3 58 NR

In depth

Verdict

The versatile Silverlord can never be left out of calculations and is just 4lb higher than when scoring here last month. If Per Chance has never won beyond a mile and ran very well over that trip two weeks ago but Cash Or Casualty should be suited by a return to the trip after racing over shorter. Edith Cowan wasn't far behind If Per Chance last time and should enter the reckoning but in a wide-open event it's CASTLE GUEST who gets the nod. Mick Halford's charge won at Clonmel in May and was having only his second subsequent start when placed behind He's Our Music over the C&D last week. He led briefly at the 2f mark on that occasion and with that under his belt and more progress expected he can double his winning tally.

Formwatch

Buccaneer Bob (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Rear of mid-division, kept on one paced from 2f out, 6th of 14, 7l behind Alghanem (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol.

Noverre Princess (IRE) 17-2 (8-12) Towards rear, progress entering straight, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression final furlong, 10th of 14, 13l behind Cottesloe (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.

General Bunching (USA) 25-1 (8-7) Never better than mid-division, 8th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Roe Deer (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol.

Shukhov (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Soon chased leaders, raced on outer straight, effort 2f out, no impression under pressure 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 4l behind Hes Our Music (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol.

If Per Chance (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, improved to lead 2f out, soon ridden and strongly pressed, headed and no extra near line, 2nd of 14, nk behind Golden Shoe (9-10) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol.

Castle Guest (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Soon prominent, keen hold, in front briefly 2f out, strongly pressed and headed 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Hes Our Music (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol.

Edith Cowan (IRE) 3-1 (9-8) Mid-division, closer in 4th and ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Golden Shoe (9-10) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol.

Gretzky 33-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, 8th 1 1/2f out, kept on, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Atmospheric High (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f 3yo stks pol.

Silverlord (FR) 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd over 2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 4l behind Roe Deer (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol.

Cash Or Casualty (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon no extra, 4th of 14, 5l behind Beat The Ballot (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3yo stks pol.

Ahuqd (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Always behind, eased when no chance final furlong, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Gallipot (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd in Sep.

Sinntani (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Close up, 2nd for much, no extra and kept on same pace from 1f out, 6th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Roe Deer (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol.

Matjar (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Soon disputed lead on outer, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened, 8th of 14, 6l behind Golden Shoe (9-10) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol.

Pepparpot (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, under pressure in 6th when slightly hampered 1 1/2f out, eased, last of 16, 17l behind Core Element (9-12) at Gowran Park 7f app hcp 50-75 gd in Sep.

Shamora (FR) 12-1 (8-6) Mid-division, 7th 3f out, soon ridden and no impression, 8th of 13, 8l behind Zariyna (8-13) at Leopardstown 1m 1f fll hcp gs in Aug.

Fairmile 25-1 (9-11) Held up in touch, ridden and effort over 2f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 8, 9l behind Stand Guard (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

Talenti (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Led, first 2 clear before halfway, joined 4f out, ridden and headed under 2f out, soon no extra and weakened, last of 8, 11l behind Akinspirit (8-7) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in May.