Dundalk Driving Tourism Forward 28th February Handicap 6f
- (4yo+, 6f, 7 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 11.90s
- Off time: 18:15:46
|1st||5 Grey Danube||5/1|
|2nd||6 Blue Bullet||2½||4/1|
Harry Trotter (IRE) 209
|5||141 10-1||D Marnane||P J Smullen||90||12/1|
Doc Holliday (IRE) 21
|4||132 9-6 t||E Lynam||R P Downey (7)||81||11/4j|
Your Pal Tal 14
|4||125 8-13 b1||J F Levins||W M Lordan||74||7/1|
Grey Danube (IRE) 49
|5||123 8-11 bt||D Bunyan||K J Manning||72||5/1|
Blue Bullet (IRE) 21
|4||122 8-10||V C Ward||J F Egan||71||4/1|
Above The Law (IRE) 7
|5||119 8-7 h||A Oliver||C P Hoban (3)||68||11/4j|
Inishmot Duchess (IRE) 14
|6||116 8-4 v||T G McCourt||B A Curtis||60||33/1|
||4||t||E Lynam||R Dawson||75||NR|
Thats A Fret (IRE)
||7||8-4||L McAteer||N G McCullagh||8/1|
ABOVE THE LAW bounced back to form with a comfortable success over Gallena last week and with his 6lb rise halved by Conor Hoban's claim he can complete a quick double. Sylvan Mist has only won once and is now 13lb higher while Harry Trotter needed his opening run last season and hasn't been seen since June. Doc Holliday has been showing very good pace over further and shouldn't be too inconvenienced by the drop in trip, a remark that also applies to Your Pal Tal who has dropped to a fair mark. Grey Danube, three times a winner around here, is slowly dropping in the weights and should be taking advantage soon.
Sylvan Mist (IRE) 7-2 (9-10) Chased leaders and ran freely, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra 1 1/2f out, last of 8, 13l behind Antiquus (9-5) at Dundalk 6f Classified Stakes (0-65) (3yo+) pol in Dec.
Grey Danube (IRE) 15-2 (9-9) Held up, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, stayed on into 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th closing stages, just held for 3rd, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Antiquus (9-5) at Dundalk 6f Classified Stakes (0-65) (3yo+) pol in Dec.
Blue Bullet (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Held up, 7th halfway, progress into 5th 2f out, ridden into 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no extra closing stages, 6th of 9, 2l behind Victor's Beach (9-7) at Dundalk 7f hcap pol.
Your Pal Tal 13-2 (9-10) Held up in rear, pushed along 2f out, moderate 7th 1f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Maontri (9-6) at Dundalk 7f Stakes (0-75) (4yo+) pol.
Above The Law (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden early straight and asserted 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 6f stks 0-70 pol beating Gallena (9-3) by 3l, 7 ran.
Harry Trotter (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Soon mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 15th of 30, 7l behind Burn The Boats (8-8) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Jun.
Doc Holliday (IRE) 11-4fav (9-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 1 1/2f out, stayed on to narrow lead inside last 100 yards, headed close home, 2nd of 9, nk behind Victor's Beach (9-7) at Dundalk 7f hcap pol.
Inishmot Duchess (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden entering straight, weakened from 2f out, 10th of 11, 6l behind Catwilldo (8-11) at Dundalk 5f hcp 47-65 pol.