17:00 Dundalk

Wednesday 19 December 2018

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www.dundalkstadium.com Handicap (45-65) (Div 1)

1m  |   Standard  |   14 Runners  |   Polytrack

Weighed In

Off time: 17:02  |   Winning time: 1m 38.48s

1st
13
(9)
12/1
T: T DoyleJ: W M Lordan
Mid-division, pushed along approaching straight, switched right and ridden 2f out, headway to lead early final furlong, kept on well, comfortably op 11/1 tchd 10/1
2nd
2 ¼
10
(3)
10/1
T: S LynamJ: D E Sheehy (5)
Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and headway early straight, led briefly over 1f out, no impression on winner final 100 yards, kept on one pace op 8/1
3rd
2 ¼
5
(14)
11/1
T: C O'BrienJ: C T Keane
Held up towards rear, pushed along and some headway when hampered 1 1/2f out, kept on well inside final furlong to go 3rd close home op 10/1
4th
nk
14
(8)
66/1
T: H RogersJ: C P Hoban
Rear of mid-division, pushed along approaching straight, switched right under 2f out and bumped rival, ridden in 8th 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong
5th
sh
2
(7)
7/2
T: Peter FaheyJ: O J Orr (3)
Soon led, ridden 2f out and headed over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, no extra op 4/1 tchd 9/2
6th
1 ¾
15
6/1
T: M HalfordJ: R Coakley (3)
Prominent and kept wide alone, edged left to join others and 2nd before halfway, ridden and lost place under 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace op 4/1
7th
1
6
(10)
16/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression 1f out, no extra inside final furlong op 14/1
8th
sh
9
(4)
58-11
28/1
T: C P DonoghueJ: T P Madden (3)
Rear of mid-division on inner, pushed along approaching straight, ridden and headway 2f out, 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong op 25/1
9th
nk
7
(11)
16/1
T: A SlatteryJ: B M Coen (5)
Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along entering straight, soon ridden on outer and no impression over 1f out, no extra op 14/1
10th
2 ¾
3
(12)
40/1
T: J J LambeJ: G M Ryan (7)
Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along in rear entering straight, ridden and no impression under 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong op 25/1
11th
nk
11
(5)
33/1
T: J R FinnJ: A C Persse (7)
Rear of mid-division, never a factor, ridden early straight and no impression under 2f out, no extra op 25/1
12th
sh
8
(1)
6/4f
T: P W FlynnJ: N G McCullagh
Tracked leaders on inner, 3rd halfway, ridden early straight and no impression in 6th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, weakened op 11/4
13th
1 ½
12
(2)
40/1
T: T G McCourtJ: K J Leonard (3)
Mid-division, 7th halfway, pushed along approaching straight, ridden and no impression 2f out, soon no extra, weakened
14th
nk
1
(6)
33/1
T: J C McConnellJ: M A Gallagher
Mid-division, ridden on outer entering straight and no extra under 2f out, weakened

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Non-Runners

17
Finvarra28
Weight: 8-11|  Age: 3
T: N Madden  J: Reserve 3
4
(13)
So Sensible199
Weight: 9-7|  Age: 7
T: T Collins  J: R P Cleary
16
Aunty Audrey19
Weight: 9-6|  Age: 4
T: P J Flynn  J: Reserve 2
Betting

Forecast

Lunastar (6/4), Pari Passu (7/2), Gougane Barra (6/1), So Sensible (8/1), Suntory Times (10/1), Above Us Only Sky (11/1), Finvarra (11/1), Alwarda (12/1), Aunty Audrey (14/1), Fiannaiocht (16/1), Kendwar (16/1), Nevsky (28/1), U S Navy Seal (33/1), Kody Ridge (33/1), Rince Deireanach (40/1), Abundant Courage (40/1), Tiernaur General (66/1)

Verdict
ABOVE US ONLY SKY has run well here before, including from higher marks over this trip. She shaped nicely despite a slow break this month coming back from a layoff and, fitter now, is fancied to burst her maiden tag with Colin Keane booked to ride. Pari Passu was second over C&D and should get in the scrap with a smart claimer to assist while it would be foolish to write off the game Lunastar despite the 9lb hike she received for winning here 19 days ago. Fiannaiocht is an interesting AW first-timer and needs a betting check.
  1. Above Us Only Sky
  2. Pari Passu
  3. Lunastar

Previous Winners

2017
No Approval
Weight: 9-4  |Age: 4
Weight: 9-4  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: B M Coen
  |  
T: P J F Murphy
5/1
Prize Money
1st:
€6,160.00
2nd:
€1,910.00
3rd:
€910.00
4th:
€410.00
5th:
€160.00

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