13:55 Dundalk

Tuesday 3 December 2019

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Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey & Trainer Championship Handicap (45-65) (Div 1)

1m 4f  |   Standard  |   13 Runners  |   Polytrack

Weighed In

Off time: 13:58  |   Winning time: 2m 36.38s

1st
5
(2)
39-9
5/4f
T: M HalfordJ: R P Whelan
Soon raced in 5th, pushed along briefly before straight, soon closed travelling smoothly, challenged from 2f out, gained narrow lead over 1f out, stayed on well to assert inside final furlong op 13/8
2nd
2 ¾
14
(14)
8/1
T: G P CromwellJ: C D Hayes
Soon led and went on, reduced lead and joined over 2f out, narrowly headed over 1f out, no extra and one pace inside final furlong op 11/1
3rd
nk
3
(13)
4/1
T: T DoyleJ: W J Lee
A little slow into stride, soon chased leaders, closed up from under 5f out, pushed along before straight, on terms over 2f out, narrowly headed over 1f out, no extra and one pace inside final furlong op 9/2
4th
2 ¼
9
(12)
14/1
T: P MartinJ: G M Ryan (5)
Soon raced in 3rd, effort straight, kept on same pace final furlong op 22/1
5th
1
11
(8)
16/1
T: P J FlynnJ: K J Manning
Soon raced in 2nd, effort straight, kept on same pace final furlong op 14/1
6th
1 ½
10
(16)
14/1
T: E DoyleJ: D P McDonogh
Waited with early, soon raced in 6th, pushed along under 5f out, effort straight, kept on same pace final furlong op 12/1
7th
1 ¼
13
(7)
13/2
T: R DonohoeJ: D E Sheehy (5)
Slowly into stride, waited with, soon raced in 10th, pushed along into straight, soon some headway but no impression from under 2f out, kept on same pace op 11/2
8th
1 ¼
8
(9)
20/1
T: Andrew McNamaraJ: N M Crosse (5)
A little awkward away from stalls, soon raced in 7th, pushed along briefly on inner under 5f out, pushed along again before straight, soon effort, kept on same pace final furlong op 16/1
9th
5 ½
2
(1)
20/1
T: J C McConnellJ: R P Cleary
Slowly into stride and pushed along briefly, towards rear, pushed along again under 5f out, soon under pressure, no impression from under 2f out and slightly impeded, one pace op 16/1
10th
hd
1
(3)
20/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: S T McCullagh (5)
Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along under 4f out, no impression from under 2f out, one pace op 16/1
11th
4 ½
6
(4)
33/1
T: J GeogheganJ: Jessica Maye (10)
Soon raced in 9th, no impression from 2f out, soon no extra
12th
4 ½
12
(5)
33/1
T: E O'ConnellJ: N G McCullagh
Soon raced in 8th, no impression from under 2f out, soon no extra

Also Ran

RTR
7
(17)
66/1

Video Replay

Non-Runners

4
(6)
Carried11
Weight: 9-10|  Age: 9
T: R K Watson  J: Nicole Smyth
17
(15)
Schoolboy Error53
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 6
T: Shane Nolan  J: Reserve 3
16
(10)
Ragtime Red27
Weight: 9-3|  Age: 4
T: Anthony McCann  J: Reserve 2
15
(11)
Misty Mountain27
Weight: 8-8|  Age: 5
T: J J Lambe  J: Reserve 1
Betting

Forecast

Spelga (5/4), Storm Steps (4/1), Harvey Specter (13/2), Early Strike (8/1), Ragtime Red (12/1), Lady Rosebud (14/1), Ingleby Mackenzie (14/1), Carried (14/1), Mademoiselle Penny (16/1), Schoolboy Error (16/1), Misty Mountain (16/1), Shelter (20/1), Make Good (20/1), Dance Emperor (20/1), Lady Boomerang (33/1), Gizi Gazelle (33/1), Pivotal Man (66/1)

Verdict
Trainer Mick Halford has a 35% win and place strike rate in the first two weeks of December at this venue since 2016 and his Sir Percy gelding SPELGA can land the opener to continue his own rich vein of form. The three-year-old has won his last two starts over 1m2½f but can defy his revised mark as he steps up in trip in a weak looking contest. Storm Steps for trainer Tim Doyle ran with credit behind Getaway Queen over C&D last month and can compete with Harvey Specter for remaining prize money. Schoolboy Error, three-time C&D winner deserves consideration if making the line-up.
  1. Spelga
  2. Storm Steps
  3. Harvey Specter

Previous Winners

2018
Lady De Vesci
Weight: 10-0  |Age: 5
Weight: 10-0  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: C T Keane
  |  
T: M Halford
5/2
Prize Money
1st:
€6,000.00
2nd:
€2,000.00
3rd:
€1,000.00
4th:
€500.00
5th:
€300.00
6th:
€200.00

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