18:00 Dundalk

Friday 18 December 2020

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    Crowne Plaza Hotel Leading Jockey & Trainer Awards Handicap

  • 3YO plus  |   7f  |   Standard  |   12 Runners  |   Polytrack
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:00  |   Winning time: 1m 24.01s
1st
Horse silk
8
(4)
15/2
T: P J FlynnJ: C P Hoban
Soon mid-division, disputed 6th approaching halfway, closed travelling smoothly straight, soon switched right, led over 100yds out, quickly asserted and stayed on well op 13/2
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¼
12
(1)
17/2
T: A McGuinnessJ: C D Hayes
Led early, prominent, disputed 3rd approaching halfway, effort straight, on terms 1 1/2f out, headed over 100yds out, one pace tchd 10/1
3rd
Horse silk
½
7
(11)
8/1
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
A little slow into stride, in rear, disputed 9th approaching halfway, headway and effort straight, kept on without matching front pair inside final furlong op 15/2 tchd 7/1
4th
Horse silk
sh
4
(12)
14/1
T: K P CotterJ: B M Coen
Prominent, soon led, raced on inner straight, joined 1 1/2f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace op 12/1
5th
Horse silk
hd
10
(9)
17/2
T: A McGuinnessJ: C J MacRedmond (7)
Soon prominent, disputed 3rd approaching halfway, effort straight, kept on without matching principals inside final furlong op 11/1
6th
Horse silk
½
9
(10)
11/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: A J Farragher (7)
Waited with, disputed 9th approaching halfway, raced towards outer straight and effort, kept on without threatening inside final furlong op 14/1 tchd 16/1
7th
Horse silk
sh
6
(8)
9/2j
T: D MarnaneJ: O J Orr
Waited with, soon in rear, raced on outer straight and some headway, kept on without threatening inside final furlong op 4/1 tchd 5/1
8th
Horse silk
1
3
(3)
14/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: D P McDonogh
Pushed along briefly early, chased leaders, disputed 6th approaching halfway, pushed along again approaching straight in 8th, soon switched left and effort, kept on same pace final furlong
9th
Horse silk
¾
5
(2)
8/1
T: M J SmithJ: Sam Ewing (7)
Prominent, a little keen in 2nd, effort straight, lost position and one pace final furlong op 9/1
10th
Horse silk
sh
1
(6)
12/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S Foley
Waited with, disputed 9th approaching halfway, effort straight, kept on same pace final furlong op 11/1
11th
Horse silk
½
11
(5)
9/2j
T: A McGuinnessJ: W M Lordan
Prominent, disputed 3rd approaching halfway, pushed along in 5th approaching straight, soon lost position and one pace op 5/1
12th
Horse silk
½
2
(7)
50/1
T: A SlatteryJ: A J Slattery (3)
Pushed along briefly early and mid-division, disputed 6th approaching halfway, raced towards outer straight and effort, soon one pace op 40/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€9.40Pl:€2.30, €3.30, €2.80EX:€85.20Trifecta:€682.10Tricast:€543.94SF:€72.50

Forecasts

Settle For Bay (9/2), Merchant Of Venice (9/2), Whatharm (15/2), Leadership Race (8/1), Master Matt (8/1), Faakhirah (17/2), War Hero (17/2), Trading Point (11/1), Harpocrates (12/1), Inflection Point (14/1), Crotchet (14/1), Rebel Tale (50/1)

Verdict

SETTLE FOR BAY looks revitalised and did well to get up from an unpromising position at this course last time, so he's fancied to go in again from a mark that still looks lenient based on old form. Loads of others make appeal, however, most notably Watharm and Merchant of Venice.

  1. SETTLE FOR BAY (FR)
  2. MERCHANT OF VENICE
  3. WHATHARM (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
Yuften
Weight: 8-6  |Age: 8
6/1

Prize Money

1st: €12,600.002nd: €4,200.003rd: €2,100.004th: €1,050.005th: €630.006th: €420.00

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