Dundalk Driving Tourism Forward Apprentice Handicap 1m 2f 150y
- (4yo+, 1m 2f 150y, 11 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 16.54s
- Off time: 20:50:55
|2nd||4 The Black Devil||½||13/2|
|3rd||11 Tribal Path||½||33/1|
High Net Worth 56
|5||140 10-0 pt||G Elliott||S Corby (7)||75||5/1|
Ningaloo Reef (IRE) 21
|6||140 10-0||G Donnelly||G J Phillips (2)||75||5/1|
Balmont Flyer (IRE) 21
|6||137 9-11||Ms J Morgan||L P Dempsey (4)||72||9/1|
The Black Devil (IRE) 14
|5||135 9-9 p||G Keane||C T Keane||70||13/2|
Little Arrows (IRE) 21
|8||133 9-7 p||K J Condon||T P Madden (4)||68||25/1|
Alvar (USA) 28
|6||132 9-6 t||M Halford||S B Kelly||67||8/1|
Measured Approval (IRE) 105
|6||132 9-6||P J Flynn||I T Queally (7)||67||12/1|
Sretaw (IRE) 138
|5||132 9-6||G P Cromwell||D M Melia (7)||67||14/1|
Gun Shoot (IRE) 77
|5||131 9-5||P Martin||R P Downey (4)||66||7/1|
Cristy's Call (IRE) 7
|5||129 9-3 b||G P Cromwell||L F Roche||64||10/3f|
Tribal Path (IRE) 21
|4||126 9-0 t||D English||G P Halpin (4)||62||33/1|
||5||84 t||D Bunyan||NR||48||NR|
||4||10-0||G M Lyons||C T Keane||7/1|
Ningaloo Reef came with a sustained run to catch Shake The Bucket three weeks ago with Balmont Flyer and Little Arrows behind. He's only been raised 3lb and has a fair chance of completing the double. Alvar has won three times here but never beyond a mile though he was staying on strongly behind Cool Athlete over that trip last month. High Net Worth has a big weight but actually looks well treated as he ran a fine race when a close fourth to Senyuman early last month and has been dropped 1lb. The Black Devil's best form has been at a mile but Cristy's Call is running very well and wasn't far off defying a 10lb rise for last month's victory when a close third last week. SRETAW began her career with three poor runs here but began to improve on Turf in the autumn culminating in a victory at the Curragh in October. There should be more to come this year and hopefully she's be ready to continue her progress and take this.
Imrite (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 4f out, weakened 3f out, 11th of 12, 28l behind Juara (8-4) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 50-75 pol in Nov.
Alvar (USA) 5-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden entering straight, moderate 10th 2f out, 9th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Cool Athlete (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Jan.
The Black Devil (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Led early, headed after 1f, 3rd 4f out, ridden in 2nd 2f out, soon no extra and dropped to 4th 1f out, 4th of 10, 3l behind Regal Warrior (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol.
Tribal Path (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Led, headed from halfway, no extra 2f out, eased inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 21l behind Hilary (8-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Cristy's Call (IRE) 2-1fav (9-12) Chased clear leader and moderate 6th halfway, closer early straight, ridden to lead 1f out and edged left, headed final 100 yards and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Clare Harrier (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Little Arrows (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, no impression straight, eased inside final furlong, last of 8, 17l behind Ningaloo Reef (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcap pol.
Sretaw (IRE) 9-2fav (7-11) Chased leaders on rail, ridden into 2nd under 2f out, challenged 1 1/2f out, led under 1f out, kept on well, won at Curragh 1m App hcp gd in Oct beating Iron Major (9-12) by 1 3/4l, 15 ran.
Ningaloo Reef (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, closer order from 5f out, 2nd from 2f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead closing stages, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcap pol beating Shake The Bucket (9-3) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Balmont Flyer (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along in moderate 4th before straight, moderate 3rd and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 4l behind Ningaloo Reef (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcap pol.
Gun Shoot (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, took keen hold at halfway, checked on outer over 4f out, ridden on outer entering straight, no extra in 5th when eased 1f out, soon dropped to 6th, 6th of 7, 9l behind Little Arrows (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f stks 0-70 pol in Dec.
Measured Approval (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) In rear, improved to challenge from under 2f out, 2nd and every chance 1f out, kept on same pace closing stages, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Ningaloo Reef (9-7) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 50-75 pol in Nov.
High Net Worth 11-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on to 2nd over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Senyuman (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcap pol in Jan.