Floodlit Friday Nights At Dundalk Nursery Handicap 1m

  • (2yo, 1m, 9 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 39.04s
  • Off time: 18:00:46
Full result
Result 18:00 Dundalk
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 10 Desiderata 7/1
2nd 1 Sherzam 1 5/1
3rd 5 Victor's Beach s.h 9/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 885244
Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Sherzam 14
  • T:T Carmody
  • J:L P Dempsey
  • Form: 885244
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
2 136 9-10 T Carmody L P Dempsey (7) 77 5/1
2 (8) 72475
DARK BLUE, WHITE chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Eusepio (IRE) 14
  • T:D Marnane
  • J:F Lynch
  • Form: 72475
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 D Marnane F Lynch 72 10/1
4 (6) 7562
Dark blue, dark blue & white striped sleeves, white cap, dark blue star Time To Begin (IRE) 70
  • T:P D Deegan
  • J:C D Hayes
  • Form: 7562
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-1b
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
2 127 9-1 b P D Deegan C D Hayes 68 9/2
5 (3) 067561
WHITE, black panel, white cap Victor's Beach (IRE) 14
  • T:M Halford
  • J:P J Smullen
  • Form: 067561
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 8-13p
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
2 125 8-13 p M Halford P J Smullen 66 9/4f
6 (4) 9762
GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Zainda (IRE) 14
  • T:J M Oxx
  • J:D P McDonogh
  • Form: 9762
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 8-13p1
  • OR: 66
  • Naps:
2 125 8-13 p1 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 66 10/3
8 (9) 335065
YELLOW, royal blue stars, halved sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Truly Delightful (IRE) 21
  • T:T Cleary
  • J:M C Hussey
  • Form: 335065
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 62
  • Naps:
2 121 8-9 T Cleary M C Hussey 62 20/1
9 (2) U006
WHITE, emerald green large spots, emerald green cap Boughtforasong (IRE) 14
  • T:J J Lambe
  • J:C P Hoban
  • Form: U006
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 8-6
  • OR: 59
  • Naps:
2 118 8-6 J J Lambe C P Hoban (5) 59 14/1
10 (5) 428885
PALE BLUE, dark blue seams, navy blue cap Desiderata (IRE) 14
  • T:Ms J Morgan
  • J:R P Cleary
  • Form: 428885
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 8-5e
  • OR: 58
  • Naps:
2 117 8-5 e Ms J Morgan R P Cleary 58 7/1
11 (11) 08743
White, dark blue stars, dark blue sleeves, grey stars, dark blue cap, white star Traps Army (IRE) 21
  • T:W McCreery
  • J:L F Roche
  • Form: 08743
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 8-4
  • OR: 57
  • Naps:
2 116 8-4 W McCreery L F Roche (3) 57 16/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 (7) 859
Gmac (IRE) 42
  • Nag Me
  • T:T Stack
  • J:W M Lordan
  • Form: 859
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
2 93 T Stack W M Lordan 70 NR
7 (10) 0050
Merciful Hour (IRE) 14
  • Nag Me
  • T:P Hennessy
  • J:J A Heffernan
  • Form: 0050
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 64
  • Naps:
2 811 P Hennessy J A Heffernan 64 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011 8 Aquilonius (IRE)
  • T:J S Bolger
  • J:K J Manning
2 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 3/1
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In depth

Verdict

Victor's Beach is up 4lb for his victory over tonight's rival Zainda here a fortnight ago but the extra furlong will suit and he should be in the shake-up. The runner-up won't be far away on that form nor will Sherzam and DESIDERATA, who were close behind. The latter just gets the vote as he was staying on very strongly at the finish and looks to have dropped to a winning mark. Time To Begin, who was making his Polytrack debut when runner-up to Hail Shower in October, missed the break and with a better start has to be on the short-list.

Formwatch

Gmac (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra 2f out, 9th of 14, 16l behind Love And Cherish (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol in Nov.

Merciful Hour (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened, 10th of 11, 8l behind Victor's Beach (8-8) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol.

Desiderata (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) In rear, last and short of room briefly 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on on outer final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Victor's Beach (8-8) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol.

Sherzam 4-1fav (9-2) Mid-division, 7th entering straight, soon ridden, kept on from 1 1/2f out, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Victor's Beach (8-8) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol.

Victor's Beach (IRE) 4-1fav (8-8) Mid-division, progress 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol beating Toccata Blue (9-8) by 1/2l, 11 ran.

Eusepio (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, kept on one paced, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Your Pal Tal (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol.

Zainda (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Prominent, led over 2f out, soon ridden and strongly pressed, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Victor's Beach (8-8) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol.

Boughtforasong (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and held up, progress into 7th and ridden 2f out, kept on, 6th of 14, 6l behind Your Pal Tal (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol.

Time To Begin (IRE) 6-1fav (9-5) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 2nd 2f out, no impression winner final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Hail Shower (8-9) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol in Oct.

Traps Army (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Tracked winner, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Marmot Bay (8-5) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.

Truly Delightful (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Prominent, ridden in 3rd before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 5th of 8, 7l behind Harmonic Note (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 2yo hcp pol in Nov.