Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk Stadium Handicap (47-65) (Div 2) 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, 14 runners)
- Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 39.04s
- Off time: 19:53:21
|1st||2 Victor's Beach||6/1|
|2nd||9 Cristy's Call||nk||12/1|
Gold Falcon (IRE) 5
|4||138 9-12 hb||A McGuinness||I J Brennan (3)||61||11/1|
Victor's Beach (IRE) 18
|3||138 9-12 p||M Halford||S Foley||65||6/1|
Elusive Award (USA) 5
|6||133 9-7 b||T J O'Mara||W M Lordan||56||7/1|
Khelino (IRE) 7
|5||132 9-6 p||R Sweeney||J P O'Brien||55||5/1f|
Samollie (IRE) 19
|4||132 9-6 b1||G Donnelly||G J Phillips (7)||55||10/1|
Definitely Best (IRE) 149
|5||130 9-4 b1||Ms M Kelly||B A Curtis||53||16/1|
Liberty To Rock (IRE) 5
|7||130 9-4 p||J T Gorman||K J Manning||53||6/1|
Smoke Charger (IRE) 5
|4||130 9-4 v||P D Deegan||P K Donovan (10)||53||11/2|
Cristy's Call (IRE) 19
|4||127 9-1||L Winters||A P Thornton (3)||50||12/1|
Notgonnagiveup (IRE) 14
|6||127 9-1 b1||Miss M McGuinness||C T Keane (3)||50||12/1|
Beuno Cailin (IRE) 36
|4||124 8-12||E O'Connell||M C Hussey||47||20/1|
Hello Man (IRE) 457
|10||124 8-12 t||S M Duffy||I T Queally (10)||47||20/1|
Zelos Dream (IRE) 30
|6||124 8-12 t||S G O'Donnell||D M Grant||47||10/1|
Molans Mare (IRE) 31
|3||120 8-8||C Moore||C R King (5)||47||20/1|
||6||911||M J Browne||Reserve 1||60||NR|
||8||812||F Costello||Reserve 2||47||NR|
||3||92||D K Weld||Reserve 3||55||NR|
Red Laser (IRE)
||3||8-8||M Halford||S Foley||6/1|
Plenty of course and distance winners including Gold Falcon, though his victory in February was the only one so far. Khelino has fared slightly better with a strike-rate of 2-43 and she's been running well enough on Turf to get involved but it's LIBERTY TO ROCK who is handed the vote. He only appears able to produce his form at this venue nowadays, as he did in July, so his most recent runs on Turf are best ignored and he can gain his fifth success on the track. Smoke Charger is still trying to find a race after 19 starts and has yet to finish in a place on Polytrack while Zelos Dream is still a maiden on the surface after a dozen starts.
Esytopolishadimond (IRE) 9-2 (10-3) Dwelt slightly and towards rear, ridden in 6th 2 out and no impression well over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 11l behind Toufan Express (10-0) at Laytown 7f clm stks 0-65.
Refuse To Sell (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) In rear and ridden along before halfway, no impression in 8th over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 11l behind Bangalore Diamond (10-8) at Laytown 6f hcp 47-65.
Secret Locket (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) Prominent, disputed lead entering straight, ridden and headed under 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 14, 13l behind King Of Oriel (8-13) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 50-75 gd.
Victor's Beach (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Dwelt and held up in rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 8, 7l behind Harpist (9-12) at Galway 7f 3yo hcp gd.
Cristy's Call (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Pushed along early, soon chased leaders, 7th and under pressure before straight, no impression from under 2f out, eased when beaten inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 10l behind Equation Of Time (9-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Khelino (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Settled towards rear and 11th entering straight, switched right well over 1f out and kept on into 4th inside final furlong without troubling principals, 4th of 14, 9l behind Lady Lyrath (9-0) at Listowel 6f hcp 47-65 hvy.
Elusive Award (USA) 12-1 (9-7) In rear, last but travelling ok 2f out, soon ridden, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Wagadoogoochoochoo (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd.
Zelos Dream (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Soon tracked leaders, 4th 1f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Ned's Indian (9-5) at Killarney 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Gold Falcon (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, close 8th entering straight, soon ridden and weakened, 10th of 14, 17l behind King Of Oriel (8-13) at Gowran Park 1m 1f app hcp 50-75 gd.
Hello Man (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Towards rear and driven along halfway, never a factor, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 10th of 16, 11l behind Ningaloo Reef (8-13) at Naas 7f hcp 47-65 in Jun '12.
Notgonnagiveup (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, ridden along over 2f out and no extra in 9th 1f out, weakened, 10th of 14, 12l behind Elusive Gent (8-9) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 gf.
Liberty To Rock (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, soon no impression, 12th of 15, 15l behind Wagadoogoochoochoo (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd.
Smoke Charger (IRE) 5-1fav (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden in 2nd 2f out, 3rd 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Wagadoogoochoochoo (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 gd.
Molans Mare (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, weakened from 5f out, never a factor, 10th of 12, 24l behind Orgilgo Bay (9-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f mdn stks in Aug.
Samollie (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Waited with, closer in 6th from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 14, 4l behind Cool Athlete (10-0) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Definitely Best (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden and weakened before straight, last of 8, well behind Hurricane Sky (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 1f hcp hvy in May.
Beuno Cailin (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Prominent early, 7th halfway, no impression from under 2f out, 9th of 12, 14l behind Swift Action (9-0) at Tipperary 5f mdn stks gd in Aug.