March 23 / 18.00 Dundalk (AW)

18.00 Dundalk (AW)

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Irishinjuredjockeys.com Handicap

  • Prize money: £5949.58
  • 1m 2f 150y
  • 17 runners
  • Win time: 2m 16s
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Irishinjuredjockeys.com Handicap

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat AW

Surface: Polytrack

Weather: Mostly cloudy

15/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.30
  • Place: £2.30

Form: 9714-3 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Another one to have denied Elzaamsan a breakthrough maiden win; emerged with credit in two handicap outings in the meantime, latest on the back of a 77-day absence when third behind Summit Star; should step up again; worth a close look.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

8

(15)

23rd Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Very Excellent

9st 11lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Andrew McNamara

Another one to have denied Elzaamsan a breakthrough maiden win; emerged with credit in two handicap outings in the meantime, latest on the back of a 77-day absence when third behind Summit Star; should step up again; worth a close look.

15/2

3rd

4

(2)

16th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

14:20 Dundalk (AW)

Very Excellent

10st 1lb

J: Daniel King

T: Andrew McNamara

Rewarded for consistency when landing a winnable maiden here in November; performed to a similar level in a C&D handicap the following month; should go well once more.

6/1

4th

8

(12)

1st Dec 2021

Standard

1m 2f 150y

16:40 Dundalk (AW)

Very Excellent

9st 8lb

J: Daniel King

T: Andrew McNamara

Hurdle winner who got off the mark on the Flat in a C&D maiden 19 days ago; looks on a good mark back in a handicap and he may not face too much competition for the lead here.

7/1

16/1

  • Place: £11.30

Form: 05120/ CD

Last run: 462 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Handy enough form around here in late 2020 (C&D winner) before heading down the hurdling route since joining present handler; lack of a recent run could catch him out, but open to improvement and is far from overlooked.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

9

5th May 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 60y

18:15 Tipperary

Crescent Lake

11st 3lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Terence O’Brien

3rd
12 (12)
Drakensberg

7/2

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 0-0091 CD

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Bounced back from a lean spell with a well-backed and cosy win on his recent course visit; handicapper has had a good crack at him (11lb hike) but with 7lb claimed off his back he remains of huge interest; the one they all have to aim for here.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

18

(11)

6th Apr 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

15:40 Leopardstown

Drakensberg

9st 8lb

J: Jake Coen

T: A J Martin

3rd

12

(12)

23rd Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Drakensberg

9st 8lb

J: Jake Coen

T: A J Martin

Bounced back from a lean spell with a well-backed and cosy win on his recent course visit; handicapper has had a good crack at him (11lb hike) but with 7lb claimed off his back he remains of huge interest; the one they all have to aim for here.

7/2

1st

4

(12)

11th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

19:00 Dundalk (AW)

Drakensberg

9st 13lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: A J Martin

Seven-time winner has failed to recapture his form since returning to action in December; not to be dismissed lightly since he is now 20lb lower than when achieving a career-high mark of 80 as a result of two wins here early last year.

10/1

Form: 28-534 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 8lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Knocking on the door on her recent visits, but far from a winning machine (1-38) and she will need to squeeze a little bit more out from somewhere here to add to her tally.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

5

(2)

17th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 1f 0y

20:30 Limerick

Harriet’s Force

8st 12lb

J: Mark Enright

T: Keith Henry Clarke

in rear, ridden but no impression from over 2f out, stayed on final 110yds

12/1

8th

4

(9)

9th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 1f 0y

19:15 Leopardstown

Harriet’s Force

9st 5lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: Keith Henry Clarke

pressed leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong

16/1

Form: 64-313 C BF

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Got the better of the odds-on Elzaamsan when winning his maiden here in February; solid return to handicap company when third (btn favourite) behind The Virginian in the interim; up 1lb but more worryingly, the draw could have worked out way kinder.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

2

(8)

24th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

19:18 Curragh

Razdan

9st 13lb

J: Sean Bird

T: Christopher David Timmons

towards rear, ridden and some headway under 2f out, kept on, never near to challenge

7/1

3rd

5

(13)

2nd Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 4f 180y

19:50 Leopardstown

Razdan

9st 8lb

J: Georgia Dobie

T: Christopher David Timmons

slowly away, in rear, joined main group after 4f, headway when bit short of room under 2f out, shaken up and went fourth 1f out, ridden and went third against far rail inside final furlong (jockey said gelding was slowly away)

8/1

18

(9)

20th May 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 0y

20:15 Curragh

Razdan

9st 1lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: Christopher David Timmons

OUR TIP

Form: 3-6144 CD BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
C&D winner under today's rider in January; not bad in two subsequent runs, albeit a beaten favourite when fourth of seven runners behind Dalvey 35-days ago; tends to fluff his lines at the gates so comes with obvious red flags.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

11

(1)

28th Jun 2022

Yielding

1m 2f 44y

19:10 Roscommon

Dare To Flare

9st 4lb

J: Cian Horgan

T: Andrew Slattery

took keen hold, prominent on inner, pressed leaders when pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden and not clear run when bumped, switched left and ran on from over 1f out

9/1

10th

2

11th Apr 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Tramore

Dare To Flare

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Andrew Slattery

28

(16)

26th Mar 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

16:16 Curragh

Dare To Flare

8st 7lb

J: Rory Cleary

T: Andrew Slattery

First reserve; decent performer at a lower level with five wins on the board; sixth at Dundalk on Wednesday; 7lb out of handicap.

18/1

Form: 4281-7 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Former Philip McBride trained-gelding was feeling it a bit when running short of room behind Summit Star here 35-days ago; stuck at it nicely all the same, leaving the impression he had more left in the locker; stable going well at present; considered.
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Verdict Starting price

10th

8

2nd Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 188y

17:05 Bellewstown

Shining Aitch

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: T G McCourt

in rear, some headway before 3 out, no impression when bumped then mistake 2 out

100/1

13th

4

(2)

11th May 2022

Good

1m 1f 100y

16:25 Gowran Park

Shining Aitch

9st 12lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

50/1

13th

12

(11)

20th Apr 2022

Good

0m 7f 180y

16:35 Bellewstown

Shining Aitch

10st 0lb

J: James Ryan

T: T G McCourt

6/1

Form: 22-226

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in four of his five starts in maidens, including behind two of today's rivals; failed to pull up any trees latest on handicap debut but left with a bit much to do, and no surprise if he takes a step forward here; good draw and is respected.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

2

(3)

23rd Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Elzaamsan

10st 0lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: M Halford

Runner-up in four of his five starts in maidens, including behind two of today's rivals; failed to pull up any trees latest on handicap debut but left with a bit much to do, and no surprise if he takes a step forward here; good draw and is respected.

6/1

6th

4

(10)

11th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:30 Dundalk (AW)

Elzaamsan

9st 1lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford

Runner-up on all four maiden starts at this venue; beaten favourite three times, particularly costly failure as 4-9 chance last time; winner Razdan has been a beaten favourite in a handicap since; seems risky.

9/2

2nd

7

(6)

11th Feb 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

16:30 Dundalk (AW)

Elzaamsan

9st 9lb

J: Ronan Whelan

T: M Halford

Runner-up on all three starts at this venue, the two most recent over this trip; did not quite manage to deliver on expectations when beaten by his 78-rated main market rival Seattle Creek last time; probably worth another chance on basis of 79 official rating.

11/8

10/1

Form: 40635- C

Last run: 98 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Three course wins (1m4f) and placed a further six times; better treated on the turf and no surprise if he rocks up in a nice handicap in the coming weeks, but not left out of calculations here either.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

2

(7)

18th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 175y

17:05 Down Royal

Storm Steps

10st 0lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Patrick Martin

slowly away, in rear and detached early, minor headway over 6f out, towards rear of midfield going okay over 4f out, pushed along on outer from 3f out, no impression when bit short of room under 2f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong (jockey said gelding was slowly away from starting stalls)

7/2

5th

12

(10)

10th Jun 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

20:15 Fairyhouse

Storm Steps

9st 4lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Patrick Martin

prominent on inner, pressed leaders when bit short of room and switched left over 2f out, soon ridden and headway, no extra inside final 110yds, lost fourth post

20/1

3rd

16

(15)

24th May 2022

Yielding

1m 5f 155y

20:20 Gowran Park

Storm Steps

8st 13lb

J: Mikey Sheehy

T: Patrick Martin

Second reserve; 3 AW wins for former yard but turf form isn't of the same calibre and doesn't hold that much appeal, even off a much lower mark; tongue tie tried; also due to run at Roscommon yesterday (7.30).

14/1

Form: 4366-6 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Sprang a 40-1 win here in the past; fair bit of water under the bridge in the interim and only beat one home on her recent return from a small break; entitled to be on the premises, but needs to pull out all the stops.
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5th

12

(11)

28th Jun 2022

Yielding

1m 2f 44y

19:10 Roscommon

Pachmena

9st 4lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

led, joined after 3f, pushed along over 2f out, ridden when headed over 1f out, weakened gradually inside final furlong

8/1

5th

5

(6)

18th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 75y

15:45 Down Royal

Pachmena

9st 8lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear of midfield, headway when pushed along over 2f out, prominent when ridden and bit short of room over 1f out, no extra when outpaced inside final furlong, weakened inside final 110yds, joined for 5th

7/1

2nd

10

(3)

23rd May 2022

Yielding

1m 2f 13y

18:30 Roscommon

Pachmena

8st 9lb

J: Robert Whearty

T: Gavin Cromwell

Record of 1-26 though often runs well; however, last time at Sligo behind Rosscarbery wasn't one of those occasions and has to return to her best form from last year to score.

Form: 524-26

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 11lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
Reclaimed by present handler after latest sixth in a claimer here; trip on the short side latterly and best judged on previous efforts; stable obviously like him and from a reasonable draw, he could be one to keep on the right side of here.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

1

14th Jun 2022

Good

2m 0f 20y

17:55 Roscommon

Cedar Rapids

11st 7lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

raced in second, lost second and prominent before 3rd, mistake 6th, ridden before 3 out, no impression and well held when edged left approaching last, weakened run-in

33/1

8th

6

(8)

31st May 2022

Good To Firm

0m 7f 110y

17:15 Tipperary

Cedar Rapids

9st 13lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

towards rear, headway towards far side over 1f out, tenderly handled but kept on well inside final furlong, never on terms

20/1

5th

6

15th May 2022

Good

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Killarney

Cedar Rapids

10st 13lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Best run was on Flat when second at Dundalk (1m) in February; only hurdle run came in a Fairyhouse maiden last November when tailed-off; was sold and then reclaimed by current stable so they must like him but he will probably need this.

25/1

20/1

Form: 54250-

Last run: 137 days

W: 9st 7lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Import picked up for small money out of the Joseph Tuite yard; stable can improve one all the same and with a plethora of first-time headgear applied, she could well be worth casting an eye over.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

10

(12)

27th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:50 Fairyhouse

National Treasure

9st 10lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Lee Smyth

14/1

12th

14

(4)

23rd Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

National Treasure

9st 7lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Lee Smyth

Import picked up for small money out of the Joseph Tuite yard; stable can improve one all the same and with a plethora of first-time headgear applied, she could well be worth casting an eye over.

20/1

18th

5

(7)

6th Nov 2021

Soft

1m 2f 43y

Class 1

12:55 Doncaster

National Treasure

9st 2lb

J: Paul Mulrennan

T: Joseph Tuite

Eight-race maiden, formerly trained by Charlie Appleby and Ben Haslam; ran poorly in August when last seen (second run for this yard) and she has a mountain to climb on form.

100/1

33/1

Form: 41400-

Last run: 181 days

W: 9st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Gowran claimer winner made a bright start for the stable when fourth of 23-runners over a mile at Curragh in August; failed to back that up in two subsequent efforts; clearly has the ability to shake them up a bit, but not one to rely on just yet and needs to hit the gates right.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

15th

6

(6)

11th May 2022

Good

1m 1f 100y

16:25 Gowran Park

Howling Wolf

9st 11lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: S M Duffy

50/1

12th

10

(16)

2nd May 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

16:40 Curragh

Howling Wolf

9st 8lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: S M Duffy

33/1

12th

10

(14)

23rd Apr 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 0f 0y

15:24 Limerick

Howling Wolf

9st 7lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: S M Duffy

Form: 20570-

Last run: 151 days

W: 9st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Unexposed around here, shaping reasonably well in fifth spot behind Irwin on the second of his two previous visits; signed off with a respectable seventh in a competitive heat at Leopardstown and if fitness holds up, he could well enter into the argument.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(8)

18th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 75y

15:10 Down Royal

Prince Of Verona

10st 1lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

held up in behind leaders, headway going okay from 3f out, led from over 2f out, went clear when pushed along over 1f out, soon ridden and kept on well

7/2

2nd

4

3rd Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 120y

18:11 Tramore

Prince Of Verona

11st 7lb

J: Shane Mulcahy

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

led, awkward jump 1st, clear before 3rd, not fluent and reduced lead 5th, pushed along and faced challenge 2 out, ridden when not fluent and headed last, no chance with winner run-in, just held second

10/1

3rd

6

(19)

24th May 2022

Yielding

1m 1f 100y

16:50 Gowran Park

Prince Of Verona

9st 6lb

J: Joe Doyle

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Naas handicap winner last summer but has finished last on both flat starts this term; back from hurdling with questions to answer although trip/ground to suit.

9/1

Form: 33/22 BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Reserve; showed ability as a 2yo for former handler and has done little or nothing wrong in two starts since joining present source, other than hitting the bar; switch to handicap grade could be the makings of him.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

1

(16)

1st Jul 2022

Good

0m 7f 175y

18:30 Bellewstown

Jaafel

10st 2lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

dwelt start, held up in rear, headway going okay on near side of group from over 2f out, pushed along into midfield over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders

5/1

3rd

5

(13)

4th Jun 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

17:07 Listowel

Jaafel

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

steadied start, soon towards rear, headway going okay from 3f out, in touch with leaders and raced wide when ridden under 2f out, keeping on when hung left inside final furlong, went third towards finish

12/1

7th

5

(3)

27th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:50 Fairyhouse

Jaafel

9st 11lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

9/2

Form: 480-31 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 5lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Reserve; readily brushed aside the opposition in a 1m4f handicap on her recent course visit; 10lb rise in the books will make this more demanding but entitled to have a big say if she makes it off the subs bench.
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7th

11

(8)

12th Apr 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

El C Wells

9st 6lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Martin

Put some lesser runs behind her when third after a break here in February and confirmed the promise of that effort with C&D success next time out, defying the widest draw; form of that race boosted since but she disappointed here 18 days ago from 10lb higher mark; eased 1lb and may bounce back.

13/2

5th

12

(8)

25th Mar 2022

Standard

1m 4f 0y

17:30 Dundalk (AW)

El C Wells

8st 12lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Patrick Martin

Fulfilled some of her early promise when landing a C&D handicap last month; no chances seem to have been taken with a 10lb rise but could be progressive.

10/1

16

(2)

23rd Mar 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

El C Wells

9st 5lb

J: Robbie Colgan

T: Patrick Martin

Reserve; readily brushed aside the opposition in a 1m4f handicap on her recent course visit; 10lb rise in the books will make this more demanding but entitled to have a big say if she makes it off the subs bench.

Form: 5-1126 CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 68

Form & Verdict
Reserve; rattled off back-to-back wins here earlier in the year; good second behind an easy winner on penultimate start but some slight signs of cracks behind The Virginian latest.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

10

(11)

18th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 75y

15:10 Down Royal

Power Drive

9st 6lb

J: Ciara Flynn

T: Paul W Flynn

steadied start, soon towards rear, headway when pushed along from 3f out, ridden to challenge under 2f out, went second over 1f out, kept on but always held, no match for winner

20/1

19th

4

(18)

9th Jun 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 1f 0y

19:45 Leopardstown

Power Drive

9st 12lb

J: Ciara Flynn

T: Paul W Flynn

dwelt start, soon raced in last, switched left when detached over 5f out, minor headway from over 2f out, made no impression

50/1

18

12th May 2022

Good

2m 3f 98y

18:45 Clonmel

Power Drive

11st 0lb

J: Barry Browne

T: Paul W Flynn

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Payout
Exacta €2070.00
Straight Forecast €2034.10
Tricast €9634.50
Trifecta €8038.00

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Elzaamsan

TOPSPEED:

Shining Aitch

POSTDATA:

Dare To Flare

The Irish Sun:

Harriet's Force

SPOTLIGHT:

Drakensberg