18:30 Dundalk
Sun BETS Race 4yo+
Sun BETS Race 4yo+
Going:
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Standard
Distance: 1m Runners: 6
Flat AW
Standard 1m
Two of these stand out on official ratings, and it makes sense to side with the four-year-old GLASTONBURY SONG who was second in a handicap here five weeks with the slightly higher-rated Captain Joy back in sixth, though the nine-year-old should be a bit sharper as a result of the outing. The veteran Russian Soul may prove best of the remainder. [Alan Sweetman]
POSTDATA Glastonbury Song
SPOTLIGHT Glastonbury Song
TOPSPEED Russian Soul
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
4 (6)
Glastonbury SongCD
C T Keane/G Lyons
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
Spotlight Form: 40602-
116 1/1, 10/11
Evens
SP
Won here at two and again last spring prior to finishing fourth of six behind Churchill in the Irish 2,000 Guineas; has run well in handicaps, including sixth at Leopardstown in September and when second to Katiymann here five weeks ago; faces potentially crucial rematch with sixth-placed Captain Joy; blinkers worn then, left off now.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 08/12/17
    DUN 8St Hc,13K
    9-6
    2/10 1 3/4l, Katiymann[3/1]8-5 bl(1)
    Colin Keane
    102
    79
    104
  • 22/11/17
    KEM 8St/Slw Cl1 Lis,23K
    9-0
    10/12 7 3/4l, Second Thought[12/1]9-0
    Jim Crowley
    104
    58
    91
  • 09/09/17
    LEO 7Gd Hc,76K
    9-10
    6/18 5 3/4l, Burnt Sugar[11/1]9-4
    Colin Keane
    105
    87
    99
  • 21/06/17
    ASC 7GF 3yCl1 G3,51K
    9-1
    20/20 22l, Le Brivido[22/1]9-1
    Colin Keane
    105
    39
    57
  • 27/05/17
    CUR 8Y 3yG1,146K
    9-0
    4/6 11l, Churchill[20/1]9-0
    Colin Keane
    105
    73
    100
  • 21/04/17
    DUN 8St 3y,11K
    9-7
    1/4 2 1/2l, Asking[4/6F]8-13
    Colin Keane
    95
    67
    104
2 (3)
Captain JoyCD
P J Smullen/T Collins
Age: 9
Weight: 9-2
Spotlight Form: 0/336-
116 9/4, 2/1
9/4
SP
Specialist on this surface, winning seven races at this venue and two at Lingfield, including valuable conditions race in March 2016; in contrast, 0-21 on turf; ran only three times in 2017 and probably needed the run (his first since August) when sixth in the handicap in which Glastonbury Song was second here five weeks ago; could be close between the pair now.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 08/12/17
    DUN 8St Hc,13K
    9-9
    6/10 3l, Katiymann[12/1]8-5
    Pat Smullen
    104
    76
    103
  • 31/08/17
    TIP 9Sft ,8K
    9-8
    3/4 4l, Riven Light[12/1]9-8
    Ronan Whelan
    100
    49
    92
  • 26/07/17
    NAA 8Gd ,8K
    9-10
    3/8 5 1/2l, Psychedelic Funk[14/1]9-2
    Pat Smullen
    100
    67
    96
  • 09/12/16
    DUN 8St Hc,11K
    10-3
    11/11 10 1/2l, Red Avenger[7/1]8-4
    Michael Hussey
    110
    61
    93
  • 11/08/16
    LEO 8GF G3,27K
    9-9
    5/8 7 1/4l, Tribal Beat[25/1]9-2
    Pat Smullen
    103
    49
    98
  • 14/07/16
    LEO 9GF G3,27K
    9-9
    7/7 10l, Decorated Knight[25/1]9-9
    Chris Hayes
    106
    28
    91
1 (1)
Beach BarCD
W M Lordan/R O'Brien
Age: 7
Weight: 9-2
Spotlight Form: 01981-
102 15/2, 7/1
15/2
SP
Seven-time winner in all with two wins from five starts for this stable in the final months of 2017; did well to beat today's rival Geological over 7f here three weeks ago; plenty to find with a couple of these based on official ratings.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 22/12/17
    DUN 7St Hc,13K
    8-5
    1/10 1/2l, Geological[20/1]8-4
    Wayne Lordan
    83
    86
    90
  • 08/12/17
    DUN 8St Hc,13K
    7-13
    8/10 5 1/2l, Katiymann[8/1]8-5
    Killian Leonard
    85
    49
    78
  • 11/11/17
    DON 7Sft Cl2Hc,12K
    8-0
    9/19 4l, Speculative Bid[20/1]9-10
    Killian Leonard
    86
    55
    84
  • 28/10/17
    LEO 7Y Hc,9K
    8-9
    1/14 1 1/2l, Honor Oak[8/1]9-1
    Sean Davis
    77
    49
    87
  • 14/10/17
    COR 7Sft Hc,9K
    8-4
    12/13 12 1/2l, Celebration[8/1]9-13
    Sean Davis
    78
    17
    53
  • 07/07/17
    Cfd 8St Cl3Hc,13K
    9-6
    12/12 15l, Mutarabby[66/1]8-13 h
    Trevor Whelan
    82
    43
    59
5 (4)
Russian SoulCD
C P Hoban/M Halford
Age: 10
Weight: 9-2
Spotlight Form: 47054-
113 9/1, 10/1
9/1
SP
Ten-time winner for this stable (one win in a nine-race spell with Jamie Osborne last year) and has always been at his best on this surface; fair fourth last time in 7f handicap dominated by Beach Bar and Geological; capable of turning the tables on those rivals on these terms.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 22/12/17
    DUN 7St Hc,13K
    9-0
    4/10 2 1/2l, Beach Bar[20/1]8-5
    Conor Hoban
    91
    86
    92
  • 15/12/17
    DUN 6St Hc,13K
    9-5
    5/11 2l, Togoville[25/1]8-9
    Conor Hoban
    91
    74
    94
  • 18/08/17
    NMK 6Gd Cl4Hc,5K
    9-13
    10/11 20l, Related[11/2]9-8 cp
    Silvestre De Sousa
    86
    7
    30
  • 25/07/17
    Cfd 6St Cl3Hc,16K
    9-10
    7/11 9 1/2l, Mazzini[16/1]9-4 cp
    Dougie Costello
    93
    58
    80
  • 06/07/17
    EPS 7GF Cl4Hc,5K
    9-13
    4/9 1l, Pastoral Player[8/1]9-13 cp
    Timmy Murphy
    87
    48
    91
  • 26/05/17
    GOO 7Gd Cl4Hc,6K
    9-9
    6/12 4 3/4l, Noble Peace[11/2F]9-3
    Dougie Costello
    87
    57
    83
6 (2)
Secret WizardCD
G F Carroll/Ms S Lavery
Age: 5
Weight: 9-2
Spotlight Form: 81340-
104 12/1, 14/1
12/1
SP
Disappointing in first-time blinkers at this venue last time but had previously been showing fair handicap form, including victory over this trip at the beginning of November; not well suited by the race-conditions.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 22/12/17
    DUN 7St Hc,13K
    8-8
    10/10 7 1/4l, Beach Bar[14/1]8-5 bl(1)
    N G McCullagh
    85
    66
    74
  • 08/12/17
    DUN 8St Hc,13K
    8-4
    4/10 2l, Katiymann[14/1]8-5 cp
    N G McCullagh
    85
    61
    87
  • 10/11/17
    DUN 8St Hc,13K
    9-7
    3/10 4 1/2l, Cascavelle[6/1]8-12 cp
    Gary Carroll
    83
    55
    92
  • 01/11/17
    DUN 8St Hc,6K
    9-9
    1/13 Tonkinese[25/1]9-11 cp
    Ronan Whelan
    84
    73
    87
  • 13/10/17
    DUN 8St Hc,9K
    9-10
    8/14 3 3/4l, Atlas[25/1]9-5 cp(1)
    Ronan Whelan
    86
    68
    86
  • 27/08/17
    CUR 8Y Hc,50K
    8-10
    25/27 24l, Elusive Time[40/1]8-9
    Oisin Orr
    88
    46
3 (5)
GeologicalCD
R P Cleary/D English
Age: 6
Weight: 9-2
Spotlight Form: 5022-7
100 20/1, 18/1
20/1
SP
Three wins and nine places from 34 starts at this venue; not at his best over 5f here last Friday, but in good form when second over 6f and 7f here during December; faces very stiff task at these weights.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 05/01/18
    DUN 5St Hc,7K
    8-12
    7/12 3l, Flawlessly[8/1]7-13
    Stephen Mooney
    83
    74
    82
  • 22/12/17
    DUN 7St Hc,13K
    8-4
    2/10 1/2l, Beach Bar[9/1]8-5
    Rory Cleary
    83
    83
    88
  • 15/12/17
    DUN 6St Hc,13K
    8-8
    2/11 1/2l, Togoville[20/1]8-9
    Rory Cleary
    80
    69
    88
  • 08/12/17
    DUN 8St Hc,13K
    8-4
    10/10 10l, Katiymann[25/1]8-5
    Rory Cleary
    85
    34
    68
  • 01/12/17
    DUN 5St Hc,9K
    8-6
    5/7 3 1/2l, Oneoveryou[10/1]7-10
    Stephen Mooney
    83
    69
    83
  • 24/11/17
    DUN 7St ApHc,6K
    9-3
    5/14 2 1/2l, Invincible Ryker[17/2]8-13
    Luke McAteer
    84
    54
    88
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