Dundalk Stadium Racecourse Of The Year Maiden 6f
- (3yo, 6f, 3 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 15.09s
- Off time: 17:45:48
|1st||4 Prince Connoisseur||2/9f|
|3||131 9-5||E Lynam||W M Lordan||7/2|
High Expectations (FR)
|3||131 9-5||G Elliott||L P Dempsey (7)||10/1|
Prince Connoisseur (IRE)
|3||131 9-5||John Feane||P J Smullen||2/9f|
||3||95||D K Weld||L F Roche||NR|
||3||T Collins||G J Phillips||77||NR|
Sword Of Light (IRE)
||3||9-5||D Marnane||F Lynch||5/2|
CHICLET has plenty in hand on official ratings and her short-head second to American Hope on her debut on this track last month suggests she'll be very difficult to beat. Bobby's Heart could prove a threat as he showed good pace for a long way over 7f at the Curragh in October and is bred for sprinting. Pat Smullen would normally be expected to ride Dermot Weld's charge but surprisingly is on board the speedily-bred newcomer Prince Connoisseur for rookie handler John Feane. Edamame will probably be suited by further in time and High Expectations is a half-brother to a hurdler.
Bobby's Heart (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, ridden 2f out and no extra from 1f out, 9th of 14, 8l behind Ebanoran (9-5) at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn gd in Oct.
Chiclet (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Soon led and disputed, led halfway, ridden over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong and headed close home, 2nd of 14, shd behind American Hope (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
Prince Connoisseur (IRE) Art Connoisseur gelding out of Brewing Storm.
Edamame (IRE) Elnadim colt out of Start The Music.
High Expectations (FR) High Rock gelding out of Tashifiya.