Christmas Parties At Dundalk Handicap (50-75) (Div 1) 1m 2f 150y
- (3yo+, 1m 2f 150y, 14 runners)
- Winner €4,400 2nd €1,008 3rd €432 4th €240
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 16.03s
- Off time: 20:47:26
|1st||3 Shake The Bucket||13/2|
|3rd||1 Atmospheric High||2||6/1|
Atmospheric High (IRE) 21
|4||140 10-0 p||E Lynam||Johnny Murtagh||75||6/1|
Brown Butterfly 28
|4||139 9-13||K Prendergast||D P McDonogh||74||16/1|
Shake The Bucket (IRE) 21
|5||137 9-11||N Madden||N P Madden||72||13/2|
Moo Sahara (IRE) 49
|3||135 9-9||A Oliver||C D Hayes||74||10/1|
Raydari (FR) 28
|4||134 9-8 pt||R Sweeney||P J Smullen||69||7/2f|
Happy Anniversary (IRE) 14
|6||133 9-7 t||R Donohoe||J P O'Brien||68||25/1|
Coach Bombay (IRE) 35
|4||132 9-6 p||M Halford||C P Hoban (5)||67||7/1|
Redera (IRE) 28
|6||132 9-6||A J Martin||W M Lordan||67||7/1|
Sinntani (IRE) 40
|4||132 9-6 pt||W J Fitzpatrick||R P Whelan (3)||67||25/1|
Celestial Prospect (AUS) 33
|6||125 8-13 t||M Brassil||K J Manning||60||5/1|
Quick Jack (IRE) 28
|3||125 8-13||J F O'Shea||S M Gorey (3)||64||14/1|
Colla Pier (IRE) 35
|3||123 8-11||D English||R P Cleary||62||33/1|
Eretara (IRE) 7
|3||121 8-9||J G Murphy||N G McCullagh||60||28/1|
Waterhouse (IRE) 256
|5||121 8-9 t||J T Gorman||M C Hussey||56||33/1|
||3||812 b||Mrs J Harrington||N G McCullagh||63||NR|
||6||86||A A Howard||Reserve 2||53||NR|
||6||84 t||D K Weld||Reserve 3||51||NR|
||4||9-8||K A Ryan||P J Smullen||4/1|
Atmospheric High was beaten narrowly by Raydari over the C&D last month but has a big enough pull in the weights to take his revenge on the winner, who only just failed to complete a hat-trick when run out of it by Silverlord a month ago. Close up in third that day was REDERA, who looked the likely winner throughout but failed to quicken in the closing stages. Ridden for stamina this time, Tony Martin's three-times winning hurdler can add to his lone success over the C&D in 2010. Shake The Bucket hasn't quite been able to get there in his last two starts here and appears to go better for Megan Carberry though Boots Madden has won on him in the past. Moo Sahara won a maiden here last month but hasn't been done too many favours by the assessor.
Posh Frock (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Soon led, pressed straight, headed under 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 1l behind Supernovae (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol.
Daggers Bond (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Dwelt, towards rear, hampered after 4f, kept on without threatening straight, 10th of 16, 8l behind Fisher Bridge (9-4) at Roscommon 1m 4f hcp 50-80 gf in May '10.
Soul Train 25-1 (10-5) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 8th 3f out, no extra and weakened, last of 10, well behind Kastania (9-0) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Jun '11.
Shake The Bucket (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Settled behind leaders, moderate 6th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on final furlong to 2nd close home, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Heavy Weight (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Raydari (FR) 5-2fav (9-7) Chased leaders, closed 2f out, on terms from over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, headed on line, 2nd of 14, shd behind Silverlord (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol.
Atmospheric High (IRE) 3-1fav (9-9) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 2nd 2f out, soon challenged, no extra inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 4th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Heavy Weight (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Quick Jack (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Soon mid-division, 8th approaching straight, no extra under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 4l behind Silverlord (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol.
Redera (IRE) 7-2 (9-12) Tracked leaders, closed 2f out, challenged under pressure and on terms over 1f out, headed and kept on without matching 1st 2 closing stages, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Silverlord (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol.
Sinntani (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Mid-division, no impression from 4f out, 10th of 13, 26l behind Offer (10-0) at Naas 1m 4f hcp hvy in Oct.
Colla Pier (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 12th of 14, 10l behind Starstruck (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
Moo Sahara (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden in 6th 2f out, led and disputed over 1f out, prevailed on line, won at Dundalk 1m 4f sks pol in Oct beating Urban Ball (9-0) by shd, 8 ran.
Coach Bombay (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Soon chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Starstruck (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
Celestial Prospect (AUS) 11-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway under pressure approaching straight, soon no impression and kept on without threatening, 6th of 12, 6l behind The Fox Tully (9-8) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp 50-70 gs in Jun.
Eretara (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra early straight, eased when beaten inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 14l behind Mona Brown (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol.
Brown Butterfly 8-1 (9-7) Soon mid-division, niggled along from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 13, 8l behind Paene Magnus (9-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 60-80 pol.
Happy Anniversary (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 5th into straight, no extra and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 12th of 14, 6l behind Maude Adams (9-5) at Dundalk 1m Apprentice Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol.
Waterhouse (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Never a factor, 12th of 14, 16l behind Celtic Dane (8-8) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 60-100 in Mar '11.