19:00 Dundalk
Marshes Shopping Centre Handicap 4yo+
Marshes Shopping Centre Handicap 4yo+
Going:
Standard
Standard
Distance: 2m Runners: 12
Flat AW
Standard 2m
SHE'S A STAR (nap), a maiden winner over this trip in 2016, is a useful handicap hurdler and may prove equal to the task of coping with Elishpour and Political Policy who dominated the finish of a similar race here five weeks ago. The Tony Martin-trained pair Artful Artist and Sweet Company would get plenty of weight from the selection in a handicap hurdle. [Alan Sweetman].
POSTDATA Political Policy
SPOTLIGHT She's A Star
TOPSPEED Abraham
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2-3
1 (8)
ElishpourCD
W J Lee/A Fleming
Age: 8
Weight: 9-10
Spotlight Form: /2011-
99 3/1, 11/4
3/1
SP
Recorded first win since 2014 when scoring over 1m4f at this venue in November; confirmed the form of that race with fourth-placed Political Policy when winning narrowly over this trip five weeks ago, a race that ended the winning run of third-placed Clear Skies who did not seem to stay; should be in the mix again off 4lb higher.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 08/12/17
    DUN 16St Hc,13K
    8-11
    1/12 1/4l, Political Policy[9/4]8-10 t
    Pat Smullen
    82
    48
    90
  • 03/11/17
    DUN 12St Hc,9K
    9-2
    1/14 1/4l, Saga Bolton[10/1]8-11 t
    W J Lee
    82
    52
    87
  • 31/07/17
    GAL 16Y Hc,50K
    10-11
    16/20 28l, Whiskey Sour[33/1]10-10 t
    Mr T Hamilton
    83
    15
    58
  • 10/02/17
    DUN 16St ,11K
    9-4
    2/9 1/4l, Rashaan[8/1]9-4 t
    W J Lee
    86
    34
    82
  • 22/01/17
    LEO 24Gd HdHc,9K
    11-0
    6/12 17l, Oscar Sam[16/1]11-10 t
    Denis O'Regan
    121
    56
    119
  • 27/12/16
    LEO 16Y HdHc,12K
    10-4
    14/20 14l, That's A Wrap[28/1]10-2 t
    Denis O'Regan
    122
    73
    121
9 (7)
She's A StarD
S Foley/N Meade
Age: 6
Weight: 8-10
Spotlight Form: 1/909-
96 9/2, 4/1
9/2
SP
128-rated hurdler; enjoyed a fine run of form in final quarter of 2016, winning three races in a row, including a Flat maiden over this trip at Navan; best effort in 2017 when third to Davids Charm in a valuable handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse early last month; flopped on next start and a bit below best at Leopardstown, but potentially very interesting in a race of this standard.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/12/17
    LEO 16Sft HdHc,15K
    10-9
    7/13 17l, Trainwreck[9/1]10-1
    Sean Flanagan
    129
    75
    127
  • 17/12/17
    NAV 20Hy HdHc,25K
    11-0
    14/15 87l, Diamond Cauchois[6/1]10-12
    Sean Flanagan
    130
    64
  • 03/12/17
    FAI 16Sft HdHc,50K
    10-2
    3/20 3 1/4l, Davids Charm[14/1]10-8
    Sean Flanagan
    128
    89
    134
  • 19/11/17
    PUN 16Sft/Hy HdHc,13K
    10-11
    3/10 2 1/4l, Top Othe Ra[13/2]11-8
    Adam Short
    126
    78
    134
  • 05/11/17
    NAA 14Sft Hc,50K
    8-7
    9/16 5 3/4l, Swamp Fox[25/1]9-7 h
    Danny Sheehy
    81
    77
  • 28/10/17
    LEO 12Y Hc,25K
    8-8
    12/16 14l, Wonder Laish[25/1]9-3 h
    Danny Sheehy
    81
    53
    73
2 (2)
Political PolicyC
K J Manning/G Cromwell
Age: 7
Weight: 9-7
Spotlight Form: 47482-
98 13/2, 6/1
13/2
SP
Eight-time course winner; a long time since he added to his score at this venue, but he won over 1m5f at Navan last summer and went very close against Elishpour last time; obvious contender on that basis.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 08/12/17
    DUN 16St Hc,13K
    8-10
    2/12 1/4l, Elishpour[16/1]8-11 t
    Kevin Manning
    81
    46
    89
  • 17/11/17
    DUN 10St Hc,13K
    8-7
    8/9 5 3/4l, Clear Skies[6/1]8-4 t
    Killian Leonard
    81
    33
    79
  • 03/11/17
    DUN 12St Hc,9K
    9-1
    4/14 1 1/2l, Elishpour[12/1]9-2 t
    Killian Leonard
    86
    53
    89
  • 20/10/17
    DUN 12St Hc,9K
    9-10
    7/12 6l, My Direction[14/1]9-9 t,cp
    Ronan Whelan
    87
    46
    83
  • 29/09/17
    DUN 12St Hc,13K
    9-6
    4/11 1 1/2l, My Direction[7/1]9-0 t
    Pat Smullen
    87
    60
    89
  • 30/08/17
    BEL 11Gd Hc,13K
    9-0
    7/15 5 1/4l, On The Go Again[12/1]9-11 t,cp
    Ronan Whelan
    73
    25
    71
4 (4)
TaglietelleCD
S Davis/G Elliott
Age: 9
Weight: 9-3
Spotlight Form: 02716/
8/1
7/1
SP
Smart hurdler whose five wins include valuable Aintree handicap in 2015; course and distance winner same year; not at best last season, though not discredited final start in Martin Pipe at Cheltenham; won a charity race at Punchestown in November prior to contesting a conditions hurdle at Clonmel last month; no fitness doubts.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 07/12/17
    CLO 24Sft/Hy Hd,10K
    11-0
    2/5 2l, Admiral Brian[11/2]10-7 bl
    Jack Kennedy
    141
    123
  • 17/03/17
    CHL 20Gd Cl2 CdHdHc,41K
    11-7
    12/23 26l, Champagne Classic[20/1]11-3 bl
    Cian Collins
    145
    106
    128
  • 19/02/17
    NAV 21Sft/Hy G2Hd,23K
    11-3
    6/9 34l, Sutton Place[66/1]11-8 bl
    Denis O'Regan
    145
    74
    120
  • 05/02/17
    PUN 24Sft HdHc,14K
    11-3
    14/20 28l, Isleofhopendreams[50/1]9-10 bl
    Cian Collins
    148
    136
  • 08/12/16
    CLO 24Sft Hd,8K
    11-0
    3/7 30l, Clondaw Warrior[6/1]11-10 cp
    Jack Kennedy
    150
    39
    114
  • 03/12/16
    FAI 21Y Ch,6K
    11-12
    PU/9 Martello Tower[16/1]11-12 bl
    Jack Kennedy
10 (10)
Shadagann
C P Hoban/M Halford
Age: 8
Weight: 8-7
Spotlight Form: 3984-3
99 15/2, 7/1
15/2
SP
Five-time winner, three on Flat, two over hurdles; no success on all-weather and probably has more on his plate now than when third over 1m4f here last Friday.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 05/01/18
    DUN 12St Hc,9K
    8-4
    3/10 1 3/4l, Wooster[10/1]8-9
    N G McCullagh
    70
    44
    74
  • 21/12/17
    DUN 12St Hc,6K
    9-9
    4/12 4 3/4l, Commander Won[14/1]9-12
    Conor Hoban
    70
    51
    70
  • 22/10/17
    LEO 12Sft Hc,6K
    9-10
    8/20 11l, Grand Partner[33/1]9-13
    Conor Hoban
    76
    33
    66
  • 11/10/17
    GOW 14Hy Hc,6K
    9-11
    9/18 23l, Laid Back Luke[28/1]9-11
    Conor Hoban
    77
    56
  • 31/08/17
    BEL 20Gd HdHc,11K
    11-3
    10/15 25l, Runyon Rattler[16/1]10-5
    Paul Townend
    123
    98
    109
  • 19/08/17
    TRM 12Y Hc,7K
    10-2
    3/7 9 1/4l, St Stephens Green[6/1]10-3
    Shane Foley
    78
    48
    67
3 (9)
Artful Artist
C T Keane/A Martin
Age: 9
Weight: 9-3
Spotlight Form: 8/480-
97 8/1, 17/2
8/1
SP
Three-time Flat winner; a little disappointing on his two most recent outings over hurdles; risky to discount even though he finished behind stablemate Sweet Company in a handicap hurdle at Leopardstown 15 days ago.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/12/17
    LEO 16Sft NvHdHc,9K
    10-5
    11/14 26l, Hardback[10/1]11-7 t
    E O'Connell
    111
    66
    99
  • 04/11/17
    DRO 16Sft HdHc,25K
    9-12
    6/13 9l, Top Othe Ra[16/1]10-13 t
    Donagh Meyler
    116
    89
    115
  • 28/10/17
    LEO 12Y Hc,25K
    8-11
    11/16 13 1/2l, Wonder Laish[16/1]9-3 t
    Donagh O'Connor
    84
    57
    77
  • 08/10/17
    NAV 16Sft Hc,50K
    8-9
    8/24 13 1/2l, Lord Erskine[8/1]8-5 t
    Oisin Orr
    84
    79
  • 09/09/17
    LEO 12Gd/Y Hc,76K
    7-13
    4/20 1/2l, Laws Of Spin[14/1]9-4 t
    Killian Leonard
    83
    81
    86
  • 31/08/17
    BEL 16Gd MdHd,6K
    11-12
    2/14 1/2l, Low Sun[10/1]11-7 t
    L P Dempsey
    110
    62
    117
7 (3)
All Body And SoulC
P J Smullen/T Collins
Age: 6
Weight: 8-13
Spotlight Form: 40100-
96 10/1, 9/1
10/1
SP
All three wins gained over 1m4f at this venue; in rear in race won by Abraham three months ago and absent since; seems prone to the odd below-par effort.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/10/17
    DUN 12St Hc,7K
    9-13
    13/14 22l, Abraham[4/1]9-8
    Pat Smullen
    79
    35
    54
  • 02/08/17
    GAL 16Sft Hc,8K
    9-13
    11/20 9 3/4l, Magna Cartor[14/1]9-6
    Pat Smullen
    79
    18
    75
  • 12/07/17
    DUN 12St Hc,6K
    9-13
    1/13 2 1/4l, Temasek Star[4/1]9-2
    Pat Smullen
    74
    58
    81
  • 08/06/17
    LEO 13Y/Sft Hc,8K
    9-10
    15/18 15 1/2l, Automated[8/1]9-11
    Ronan Whelan
    74
    34
    59
  • 26/05/17
    LEO 13GF ApHc,7K
    9-4
    4/12 1l, St Lawrence Gap[7/2]9-7
    Sean Davis
    74
    49
    77
  • 23/09/16
    DUN 12St ApHc,5K
    9-10
    4/12 1 1/4l, Park Row[13/8F]9-2
    Oisin Orr
    78
    52
    78
8 (11)
Sweet Company
W M Lordan/A Martin
Age: 7
Weight: 8-13
Spotlight Form: 04077-
99 10/1, 11/1
10/1
SP
Galway maiden winner over 1m4f in 2016; in good form over hurdles last time, finishing third in a handicap at Leopardstown, with stablemate Artful Artist among those behind; respected, but may find it hard to cope with She's A Star, a much superior hurdler.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 28/12/17
    LEO 16Sft NvHdHc,9K
    10-2
    3/14 2 1/2l, Hardback[9/1]11-7 t,cp
    Denis O'Regan
    101
    87
    113
  • 04/08/17
    GAL 12Sft Hc,50K
    8-5
    7/12 11 1/2l, Whiskey Sour[9/2]9-7 t,cp(1)
    Danny Sheehy
    82
    10
    77
  • 31/07/17
    GAL 16Y Hc,50K
    10-12
    7/20 5 3/4l, Whiskey Sour[6/1]10-10 h,t(1)
    Mr S Clements
    82
    61
    82
  • 30/06/17
    CUR 12Gd Hc,25K
    8-13
    12/14 9 1/2l, Sea The Lion[25/1]8-10 t
    Seamie Heffernan
    82
    70
  • 27/04/17
    PUN 16Gd/Y HdHc,16K
    10-5
    19/25 26l, Bobabout[6/1J]10-9
    Denis O'Regan
    102
    63
    87
  • 15/04/17
    COR 10Gd/Y Hc,13K
    8-7
    4/12 1l, Roconga[20/1]9-2 t
    Conor Hoban
    81
    25
    84
6 (1)
AbrahamC
D Sheehy/J R Barry
Age: 6
Weight: 8-13
Spotlight Form: 94148-
99 14/1, 12/1
14/1
SP
Probably best at around 1m4f, the trip at which he won here last October; others appear to have stronger stamina credentials for a race like this.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 22/12/17
    DUN 10St Hc,9K
    8-5
    8/13 2 1/2l, Mainicin[7/1]9-2
    Danny Sheehy
    76
    52
    78
  • 01/12/17
    DUN 12St Hc,13K
    8-11
    4/11 3 1/2l, Clear Skies[7/1]9-6
    Seamie Heffernan
    77
    38
    83
  • 13/10/17
    DUN 12St Hc,7K
    9-8
    1/14 1 1/2l, Miss Snossyboots[7/1]8-11
    W J Lee
    74
    77
    84
  • 06/10/17
    DUN 12St Hc,7K
    9-4
    4/14 3l, Thunder Crash[12/1]9-6
    W J Lee
    74
    49
    75
  • 22/09/17
    DUN 12St ApHc,6K
    9-7
    9/14 2 1/4l, Ligeti[7/1]9-12
    Dylan Hogan
    75
    54
    74
  • 17/08/17
    TRM 16Y NvHd,6K
    11-3
    7/7 40l, Fridaynightlights[5/1]11-0
    Sean Flanagan
    79
11 (12)
Wrap Star
B Coen/A McCann
Age: 7
Weight: 8-7
Spotlight Form: 62236-
91 14/1
25/1
SP
Has fair placed form at this venue but remains a maiden after 28 outings; hard to imagine he could make an overdue breakthrough in such a competitive race.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 17/11/17
    DUN 12St Md,6K
    9-5
    6/14 7l, Play It Cool[7/2]9-5 t,cp
    Conor McGovern
    67
    21
    68
  • 10/11/17
    DUN 12St ApHc,6K
    9-4
    3/14 4 1/2l, Commander Won[7/1]9-2 t,cp
    Conor McGovern
    67
    60
    70
  • 09/07/17
    LIM 21Gd HdHc,8K
    10-7
    11/17 29l, Denham Sound[11/2F]10-13 t,cp
    Conor Brassil
    95
    49
    84
  • 23/06/17
    LIM 17GF Hc,7K
    9-4
    2/11 4 3/4l, St Lawrence Gap[16/1]9-11 t,cp
    Shane B Kelly
    70
    10
    70
  • 20/01/17
    DUN 12St Md,6K
    9-6
    2/13 1/4l, Train Time[8/1]9-1 t,cp
    Shane B Kelly
    69
    68
  • 12/01/17
    NCS 16St Cl4Hc,6K
    9-7
    6/9 6l, Isharah[6/1]9-12 v,t
    Martin Harley
    70
    28
    70
5 (6)
Supreme Vinnie
R P Cleary/Miss D O'Shea
Age: 9
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight Form: 4168-
94 25/1, 20/1
33/1
SP
Much better known for hurdling exploits though he managed a won over a staying trip on the Flat at Killarney last May; might need this on first outing since contesting a beginners' chase at Galway in September.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 18/09/17
    GAL 18Sft Ch,8K
    11-12
    6/12 33l, Montana Belle[13/2]11-5 t
    Rachael Blackmore
    121
    47
    94
  • 26/08/17
    KLN 20Gd ChHc,25K
    9-10
    3/13 11l, Kilcarry Bridge[14/1]10-2 t
    Jonathan Burke
    126
    85
    124
  • 21/07/17
    KLB 25Gd ChHc,25K
    10-0
    6/13 24l, Phil's Magic[15/2]9-13 t
    Rachael Blackmore
    118
    27
    102
  • 09/07/17
    LIM 24Gd Ch,9K
    11-0
    3/8 6 3/4l, Baily Moon[7/1]11-1 t
    Rachael Blackmore
    97
    118
  • 01/07/17
    CUR 16Gd Hc,16K
    8-10
    8/15 9 1/4l, Three Kingdoms[14/1]8-10 t
    Colin Keane
    80
    75
  • 04/06/17
    KLB 19Gd/Y Ch,6K
    11-9
    3/14 17l, Conrad Hastings[7/1]11-12 t
    Rachael Blackmore
    89
    108
12 (5)
Im Waiting
A Slattery/A McCann
Age: 5
Weight: 8-4
Spotlight Form: /5084-
87
50/1
SP
Patchy form since joining this yard; respectable fourth at Newcastle in October,; however, no appeal here from 9lb out of the handicap.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/10/17
    NCS 16St Cl6Hc,3K
    9-2
    4/12 2 1/4l, Navajo Star[40/1]8-4 v,t
    Conor McGovern
    57
    9
    60
  • 03/10/17
    DUN 12St Hc,5K
    9-7
    8/14 15 1/2l, French Mix[40/1]9-0 v,t
    Conor Hoban
    58
    33
    49
  • 10/02/17
    DUN 12St Hc,5K
    9-8
    13/14 18 1/2l, Tommy Welsh[33/1]9-5 t,cp(1)
    Emmet McNamara
    61
    5
    39
  • 25/01/17
    FAI 16Y/Sft 4yHd,8K
    9-11
    7/8 80l, Prospectus[66/1]10-7 t
    Rachael Blackmore
    36
  • 12/01/17
    NCS 12St Cl5 Md,4K
    9-0
    5/8 8 1/2l, Persian Steel[11/1]9-2 cp(1)
    Martin Harley
    64
    49
    56
  • 18/11/16
    DUN 12St Hc,4K
    9-10
    7/14 8 1/4l, Black Label[50/1]9-12 bl
    Emmet McNamara
    65
    39
    62
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