Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk Apprentice Handicap (47-65) 1m 4f
- (3yo+, 1m 4f, 14 runners)
- Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 32.49s
- Off time: 18:51:33
|3rd||9 Darraghs Day||6||25/1|
Silver Chief (IRE) 40
|7||140 10-0 t||M Winters||R Coakley (4)||65||8/1|
La Oliva (IRE) 7
|4||132 9-6 b||P W Flynn||Anastasia O'Brien (4)||57||12/1|
Noble Call (IRE) 7
|5||131 9-5||J F Levins||T P Madden (7)||56||7/1|
Timjoe (IRE) 26
|6||130 9-4||T O'Brien||C T Keane||55||6/1|
Seven Samurai (USA) 7
|3||127 9-1||C O'Brien||R Dawson (4)||58||20/1|
Juara (IRE) 21
|3||125 8-13||A Mulholland||L P Dempsey (4)||56||20/1|
Settle For Red (IRE) 9
|3||125 8-13||M Halford||C P Hoban||56||2/1f|
Danequest (IRE) 12
|4||122 8-10 p||R Sweeney||P K Donovan (4)||47||11/1|
Darraghs Day (IRE) 55
|8||122 8-10||Miss M A Doran||S B Kelly||47||25/1|
King's Bastion (IRE) 208
|9||122 8-10 bt||L Comer||R P Downey (4)||47||33/1|
The Frog Prince (IRE) 7
|9||122 8-10||Miss S J Harty||L F Roche||47||12/1|
Well Insured (IRE) 35
|9||122 8-10 b||D J Barry||G J Phillips (4)||47||7/1|
Dunbrin (IRE) 29
|3||116 8-4 p||Ross O'sullivan||D M Melia (7)||47||25/1|
Fiftyshadesofred (IRE) 9
|3||116 8-4||J C McConnell||I T Queally (7)||47||12/1|
||4||810 t||E Lynam||Reserve 1||47||NR|
||5||98||P J F Murphy||Reserve 2||59||NR|
||5||810 be||J T Gorman||Reserve 3||47||NR|
Regal Warrior (IRE)
||9||9-9||J J Lambe||L A McKenna||25/1|
Darraghs Day is the only course and distance winner though that was in April 2011. Silver Chief has never won on the Flat and only once over hurdles so looks to have plenty of weight. Noble Call is still a maiden after 26 starts though he's dropped to a fair mark and ran his best race for some time behind Ned's Indian here last week while another long-time maiden, The Frog Prince, couldn't go much lower in the ratings. Timjoe had been in good form on the level before a poor run over timber last month. He had earlier finished runner-up over the track and trip with Well Insured, Fiftyshadesofred and SETTLE FOR RED behind but the latter appears to have made progress subsequently and is given the nod in a tricky event.
Armed Guard (IRE) 11-2 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden into 6th 2f out, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 15, 3l behind House Limit (9-2) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Elanamol (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) A little keen early, soon towards rear, no impression from before straight, kept on same pace, 8th of 14, 12l behind Wyoyo (9-3) at Roscommon 1m 4f app hcp 50-70 gd in Sep.
Loveinasanddune 16-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th 6f out, lost place 5f out, no extra from before straight, 7th of 8, 35l behind Pastilla (9-2) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Apr.
Timjoe (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, closer in 2nd over 2f out, soon challenged and every chance, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind All About Alfie (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Juara (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Ridden along early and soon chased leaders, ridden in 4th over 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 14, 7l behind Home Secretary (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol.
Darraghs Day (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Rear of mid-division and driven along in 13th approaching straight, kept on same pace from 2f out without threatening, 8th of 17, 7l behind Carpet Elegance (8-7) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Danequest (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Rear of mid-division, ridden entering straight, no impression, 9th of 16, 10l behind Sretaw (8-11) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Sep.
Settle For Red (IRE) 2-1fav (8-12) Tracked leaders and headway into 2nd 5f out, ridden early straight and edged right 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 12, hd behind Street Party (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-70 pol.
Fiftyshadesofred (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, headway early straight and ridden in 4th over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong and kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Street Party (10-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-70 pol.
The Frog Prince (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up, 9th over 4f out, ridden to go 5th over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 4l behind Hello Humpfrey (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Seven Samurai (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Pushed along to soon chase leaders, ridden before straight, no impression from under 2f out, no extra in 10th from over 1f out, 9th of 12, 9l behind Hello Humpfrey (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Noble Call (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 6th approaching straight, switched right from over 1f out, kept on without troubling winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Ned's Indian (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Silver Chief (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden over 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Shalaman (9-9) at Killarney 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
King's Bastion (IRE) 28-1 (8-12) Rear of mid-division, weakened quickly 3f out, 15th of 16, 25l behind Hurricane Sky (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.
Dunbrin (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Soon towards rear, no impression approaching straight, 9th of 10, 23l behind Durand (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut gf in Jun.
La Oliva (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Prominent, mainly 2nd, challenged 2f out, dropped to 3rd over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Hello Humpfrey (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Well Insured (IRE) 7-1 (8-4) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 9th on outer 2f out, went 3rd 1f out, kept on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Hangar Five (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.