UNDER an enterprising ride from Shane Foley, the Ken Condon-trained Marvada romped to success in the four-runner Irish Stallion Farms Follies Race, scoring by three-quarters of a length.
Foley completed his double and earned high praise from his boss Michael Halford when Banna Boirche swooped late to foil the Johnny Murtagh-ridden front-runner Billyford by a head in the seven-furlong ww. dundalkstadium. com Handicap.
A major gamble on British raider Archers Road (10/1 to 3/1) came unstuck in the five-furlong Dundalk Apprentice Handicap, which opened the card. David Barron's charge trailed in last of the 12 runners behind Pencil Hill, a first winner of the season for Curragh trainer Tracy Collins.
Formerly trained by Jim Bolger and having only her second outing for local handler George Kingston, Gan Locht was a surprise winner of the bookings@ dundalksatdium.com Handicap, getting the better of Daytime Dreamer by a neck.
Trainer Maurice Phelan, who enjoyed his biggest success when Portrait King won the Eider Chase in Newcastle, recorded a rare flat success as Kevin Manning partnered 14/1 Alhellal to victory in the Dundalk Stadium On Facebook Maiden at the expense of Mundher and Roe Deer.
The biggest shock of the night came in the sevenfurlong Dundalk Stadium On Facebook Handicap when 25/1 shot Give Me Shelter, ridden by apprentice Sam James, landed the spoils, giving trainer Bernard Heffernan his first winner at Dundalk.
After a succession of near misses, Johnny Murtagh belatedly hit the target in the Fund Raising Made Easy At Dundalk Maiden, when Ursa Major stayed on dourly to outpoint Voleuse De Coeurs by a neck.
Racing continues at Dundalk this Wednesday and Friday from 6.20pm.