Christmas Parties At Dundalk Handicap (50-75) (Div 2) 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 16.67s
- Off time: 21:16:14
|1st||4 Prince Of Fashion||3/1f|
|2nd||2 Mojito Royale||nk||5/1|
|10||140 10-0||C Moore||M A Enright (5)||75||14/1|
Mojito Royale (IRE) 14
|8||139 9-13 p||E Doyle||J P O'Brien||74||5/1|
Night Glimmer (IRE) 21
|5||138 9-12 t||R Roberts||R P Whelan (3)||73||20/1|
Prince Of Fashion (IRE) 21
|5||137 9-11 t||J Geoghegan||P J Smullen||72||3/1f|
Zemario (IRE) 109
|6||136 9-10||J G Murphy||G F Carroll||71||14/1|
If Per Chance (IRE) 28
|7||133 9-7 t||J J Hanlon||D E Mullins (3)||68||8/1|
Shukhov (IRE) 64
|3||131 9-5||G M Lyons||E J McNamara||70||16/1|
Trans City (IRE) 23
|4||131 9-5||J Nash||W M Lordan||66||20/1|
Saint By Day (IRE) 14
|6||127 9-1 pt||M Halford||C P Hoban (5)||62||7/1|
General Bunching (USA) 86
|4||126 9-0 t||T Cleary||R P Cleary||61||20/1|
Eljowzah (IRE) 21
|4||125 8-13||A A Howard||C R King (10)||60||20/1|
Lonrach (IRE) 113
|3||124 8-12||J S Bolger||K J Manning||63||7/2|
Polly Ella (IRE) 89
|6||124 8-12 pt||H Rogers||C D Hayes||59||14/1|
Time Travel 35
|7||122 8-10 pt||D English||B A Curtis||57||25/1|
||3||94||P J Flynn||W J Lee||69||NR|
||5||85 p||Miss McLoughlin||Reserve 2||52||NR|
||5||84||A McGuinness||Reserve 3||51||NR|
||4||9-8||K A Ryan||P J Smullen||4/1|
LONRACH hasn't fulfilled expectations but her overall form entitles her to the vote here from what looks a lenient mark and she's the type to have a good winter on Polytrack. Saint By Day has continued to run well after scoring over slightly further here in September and is only 6lb higher so it will be a surprise if he's not in the shake-up. Polly Ella has won twice over the C&D and would have found a mile much too short on her latest start so has to be considered along with Hes Our Music, another who will appreciate stepping up in trip. Zemario showed signs of a return to form at Ballinrobe when last seen in August and wouldn't need much more to get involved in the finish.
Hes Our Music (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Soon mid-division, progress into straight, challenged 1 1/2f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Maude Adams (9-5) at Dundalk 1m Apprentice Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol.
Phoebe Van Gelder (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 9th of 11, 13l behind To The Sky (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f app hcp 50-70 in Sep.
Alubari 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 8l behind Vexillum (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Prince Of Fashion (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Rear of mid-division, headway under 2f out, ridden into 7th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 3l behind Heavy Weight (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Mojito Royale (IRE) 11-1 (10-0) Towards rear, wide and effort straight, no impression and ko same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 4l behind Maude Adams (9-5) at Dundalk 1m Apprentice Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol.
Shukhov (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden in 10th 2f out, no impression, 10th of 13, 10l behind Civil War (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Sep.
Saint By Day (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) Waited with towards rear, headway to chase leaders from over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Balmont Flyer (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.
Lonrach (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, kept on without threatening on outer final furlong, 6th of 22, 5l behind Stuccodor (9-4) at Leopardstown 1m 1f stks gs in Aug.
Night Glimmer (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Chased leaders in 3rd, clear of field, improved to lead 3f out, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra, 11th of 13, 14l behind Heavy Weight (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Zemario (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 4th 4f out, ridden in 2nd over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Seventh Sign (9-6) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Eljowzah (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Led and disputed, ridden in 2nd over 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 8th of 14, 6l behind Khelino (9-1) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
General Bunching (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden into 7th 2f out, 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 7th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Hazariban (8-9) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gs in Sep.
Polly Ella (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 11th of 14, 13l behind Toufan Express (9-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
Fairmile 20-1 (9-9) Prominent and disputed, 2nd halfway, ridden and weakened entering straight, 12th of 13, 25l behind Heavy Weight (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Trans City (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, 16l behind Hurricane Twister (7-12) at Roscommon 7f hcp in Oct.
Time Travel 20-1 (9-4) Led, headed after 2f, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, 13th of 14, 18l behind Atmospheric High (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
If Per Chance (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Towards rear, kept on without threatening under pressure from over 1f out, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Silverlord (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol.