15:37 Dundalk

Friday 12 January 2024

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Happy New Year From All At Dundalk Apprentice Handicap (50-80)

  • 4YO plus  |   1m 4f  |   Standard  |   13 Runners  |   Polytrack  |   Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:44  |   Winning time: 2m 41.62s
1st
Horse silk
13
(7)
3/1j
T: M FaheyJ: J Kearney
Tracked leaders on inner, 3rd 2f out, pushed along and headway to lead 1 1/2f out, stayed on well under hands and heels final furlong, easily op 10/3 tchd 7/2
2nd
Horse silk
1 ½
9
(2)
3/1j
T: Francis CaseyJ: H J Horgan (2)
Tracked leader in 2nd, took keen hold, ridden in 2nd 2f out, 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace in 2nd inside final furlong op 11/4
3rd
Horse silk
1
8
(9)
7/2
T: L ComerJ: O McSweeney
Rear of mid-division, pushed along in moderate 10th 2f out, soon ridden, moderate 8th 1f out, kept on without threatening to go 3rd close home, never nearer op 4/1
4th
Horse silk
¾
10
(17)
4/1
T: Jamie FlynnJ: W Joyce
Led, took keen hold, travelling well entering straight, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, no extra, 4th close home op 11/2
5th
Horse silk
½
4
(8)
8/1
T: E LynamJ: J J G Ryan
Mid-division, closer in 5th and ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong op 15/2 tchd 17/2
6th
Horse silk
½
14
(16)
14/1
T: J C McConnellJ: K G Kennedy (7)
In rear, pushed along in moderate 11th 2f out, 9th on outer 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong op 16/1
7th
Horse silk
1 ¼
11
(15)
20/1
T: J C McConnellJ: D A Kidd (7)
Mid-division, ridden in 7th 2f out, no impression op 14/1
8th
Horse silk
½
1
(6)
910-2
50/1
T: A J MartinJ: J Cleary (4)
Tracked leaders on inner, pushed along in 4th 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong tchd 66/1
9th
Horse silk
nk
3
(3)
25/1
T: G P CromwellJ: C M Hogan (7)
Rear of mid-division on inner, ridden and closer in 6th 2f out, soon weakened op 22/1 tchd 28/1
10th
Horse silk
nk
5
(10)
66/1
T: A J MartinJ: P A Harnett
In rear, pushed along 2f out, moderate 10th 1f out, no extra op 33/1
11th
Horse silk
1
2
(1)
18/1
T: R P CodyJ: J Coen
Slowly away, off pace in rear, took keen hold, closer at halfway, no impression from 3f out, never a factor op 14/1
12th
Horse silk
5 ½
7
(11)
33/1
T: J J HanlonJ: C J MacRedmond
Tracked leaders on outer, took keen hold, ridden and dropped to 8th 2f out, weakened op 20/1
13th
Horse silk
11
12
(14)
125/1
T: P StaffordJ: R M Mulligan (7)
Rear of mid-division, no impression straight, never a factor op 80/1

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Non-Runners

15
(5)
Horse silk
Spyfall23
Weight: 9-2|  Age: 5
T: P J Rothwell  J: Reserve 1
NR
16
(12)
Horse silk
Secret Rock33
Weight: 8-13|  Age: 5
T: A J Martin  J: Reserve 2
NR
6
(4)
Horse silk
Autocrat30
Weight: 9-11|  Age: 4
T: D Hogan  J: D King
NR
17
(13)
Horse silk
Arctic Blaze42
Weight: 8-9|  Age: 8
T: J C McConnell  J: Reserve 3
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€4.00Pl:€1.50, €1.80, €1.90EX:€19.70Trifecta:€90.70Tricast:€36.03SF:€12.74

Forecasts

Old Peculier (3/1), Palace Rock (3/1), John Alexander (7/2), Storm Eric (4/1), Celtic Revival (8/1), Autocrat (10/1), Hasten Slowly (14/1), Secret Rock (14/1), War Correspondent (18/1), Rockview Consort (20/1), Pachmena (25/1), Fascinating Shadow (33/1), Nibiru (50/1), Tudor City (66/1), Spyfall (66/1), Arctic Blaze (66/1), Indigo Desert (125/1)

Verdict

Cases can be make for several but the tentative vote goes to PALACE ROCK, who has headgear on for the first time in his career and should appreciate the drop back to 1½m. Second choice is Storm Eric, who is holding his form really well (six in-frame efforts on the bounce) and looked a shade unlucky not to collect here last month. Recent course winners Old Peculier and Hasten Slowly can fight out minor honours.

  1. PALACE ROCK (IRE)
  2. STORM ERIC (IRE)
  3. OLD PECULIER

Previous Winners

2023
John Alexander
Weight: 9-8  |Age: 4
9/1

Prize Money

1st: €6,900.002nd: €2,300.003rd: €1,150.004th: €575.005th: €345.006th: €231.00

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