17:00 Dundalk

Wednesday 6 November 2019

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Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk Stadium Handicap (45-65) (Div 2)

1m  |   Standard  |   14 Runners  |   Polytrack
Off time: 17:00  |   Winning time: 1m 38.66s
Weighed In
1
(17)
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-3  |  J: J M Sheridan |  T: Denis Hogan|  OR: 68|  CD
7/2

Won on first start over C&D late last month beating Lachet a nose. Life more difficult off a 3lb higher mark but very much a leading player in this contest.

2
(2)
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-0  |  J: G P Brouder |  T: S M Duffy|  OR: 65|  C|  D
8/1

Won for the first time at this track on just her second start here when beating Dubai Rainbow in a 13-runner field last month off a 2lb lower mark. Could be a lenient rise stepping up in trip.

3
(3)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-12  |  J: N M Crosse |  T: W McCreery|  OR: 65|  D
12/1

Scored a quick double at Gowran Park and Leopardstown in June over 7f/1m but has lost way since and was in trouble before unseating rider at the Curragh latest. Makes polytrack debut.

4
(11)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-10  |  J: G F Carroll |  T: J G Murphy|  OR: 61|  D
7/1

Tough and genuine sort who has been on the go since April. Traces of a long season starting to show in a couple of recent starts at Listowel and Limerick last month. Capable of a big run on Polytrack debut.

5
(13)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-8  |  J: O J Orr |  T: J Geoghegan|  OR: 59|  D
14/1

Lightly raced daughter of Helmet. Had not returned to action in the best form, tailing off in a couple of starts last month following a 12 month break before a resurgent start in first-time Cheekpieces over C&D early last month. More to come.

6
(1)
Age: 7|  Weight: 9-7  |  J: James J Doyle |  T: Denis Hogan|  OR: 58|  CD
13/2

Has a record of one win from 14 starts over C&D though the Cape Cross gelding has proceeded to hit the frame on a further five occasions. Continues to run well in defeat and another bold show likely.

7
(10)
Age: 5|  Weight: 9-4  |  J: C D Maxwell |  T: P Martin|  OR: 55
25/1

Hasn't won in well over two years but ran with credit in a couple of starts at this track last month. Likely to find one or two better handicapped sorts lurking on a competitive card.

8
(5)
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: C D Hayes |  T: A A Howard|  OR: 56
13/2

Nine-race maiden, well held on her only start on this surface when finishing 12L ninth of 14 in a two-year-old maiden 12 months ago. Needs to take a big step forward on what she has shown in her most recent starts on turf.

9
(4)
Age: 4|  Weight: 9-3  |  J: R P Whelan |  T: J P Fahey|  OR: 54
10/1

10-race maiden. 10th of 14 beaten 8L on first start on this surface in a 7f handicap last month on his sixth start for current connections. Form doesn't warrant support here.

10
(8)
Age: 5|  Weight: 8-10  |  J: D E Sheehy |  T: S Lynam|  OR: 47
9/1

Eight-race maiden but has run well at this track in the past including when hitting the frame in a couple of starts from five runs over C&D. Can give a good account without posing serious threat to principals.

11
(9)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-9  |  J: M A Gallagher |  T: T Doyle|  OR: 48
25/1

Zebedee gelding. Well beaten and no impression in four dismal career starts so far. Difficult to make a case for on Polytrack debut.

12
(16)
Age: 5|  Weight: 8-8  |  J: C P Hoban |  T: M M McNiff|  OR: 45
20/1

Well tried on this course but has only appeared on one occasion over C&D, finishing third of nine runners, 3½L behind Elysees Palace in March 2018. Could go well at a price.

13
(15)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-6  |  J: R P Cleary |  T: J C McConnell|  OR: 45
6/1

Below-par four race maiden well beaten in three starts since returning to action in April. Needs to step up on efforts over the summer to play a part on polytrack debut.

14
(12)
Age: 3|  Weight: 8-6  |  J: K J Leonard |  T: R Sweeney|  OR: 45
33/1

Hit the frame on one occasion from three visits to the venue but overall form looks pretty patchy for the 11-race maiden. First-time cheekpieces unlikely to work their magic.

Non-Runners

15
(6)
Waitaki5
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 6
T: D A McLoughlin  J: Reserve 1
16
(7)
Northern Surprise7
Weight: 8-11|  Age: 8
T: T Doyle  J: Reserve 2
17
(14)
Khazix12
Weight: 9-6|  Age: 4
T: J F Levins  J: Reserve 3

Betting

Forecast

Lady In Lavender (7/2), Happaugue (6/1), Lily Lily Rose (13/2), Mulzamm (13/2), Solomons Seal (7/1), Scream (8/1), Suntory Times (9/1), Prime Chief (10/1), Waitaki (10/1), Raffaello (12/1), Khazix (12/1), Lady Boomerang (14/1), Northern Surprise (16/1), Dayereh (20/1), Stringr (25/1), Heir of Excitement (25/1), Me Well (33/1)

Verdict

A slowly run race is possible with little or no pace on up front. The lack of early speed will suit LADY IN LAVENDER who won on first start over C&D late last month beating Lachet a nose off a 3lb lower mark. The five-year-old can hold off the attentions of the Shane Duffy-trained Scream, a winner of a 7f claimer at this track last month. Lily Lily Rose and the Denis Hogan-trained, C&D winner, Mulzamm can compete for the minor honours while the mare, Dayereh could go well at a price.
  1. Lady In Lavender
  2. Scream
  3. Mulzamm

Previous Winners

2018
Dream Sleep
Weight: 9-4  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-4  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: G P Halpin
  |  
T: P J Prendergast
8/1

Prize Money

1st: €6,000.002nd: €2,000.003rd: €1,000.004th: €500.005th: €300.006th: €200.00

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