Leopardstown

  • 20:30 Independence Day Handicap1m 4f

  • Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
  • Going: Good to firm (watering)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 31.40s
  • Off time: 20:31:22
20:30 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pacelli Road (IRE) 16/1
2nd Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 9/1
3rd Alileo (GER) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 032392/ EMERALD GREEN, pink diamond & sleeves, white cap Alileo (GER) 23
Nag me
6 10-0 W P Mullins W J Lee 70 16/117.00
2 (1) 120-350 BLACK AND AMBER STRIPED, white collar and cuffs, purple cap Cin Cin (IRE) 24
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-13 A Heffernan N G McCullagh 69 8/19.00
3 (6) 764/72-9 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Pacelli Road (IRE) 24
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5 9-13 v1 D K Weld F M Berry 69 16/117.00
4 (13) 525-475 Red & royal blue check, white sleeves & cap Refractor (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-9 bt Denis Hogan C P Hoban (3) 65 7/18.00
5 (4) 00800-8 MAROON, maroon & beige striped sleeves, beige cap, maroon star Empress Of Tara (IRE) 7
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5 9-8 p Mrs J Harrington P J Smullen 64 25/126.00
6 (2) 0-52896 ROYAL BLUE, yellow hollow box, yellow armlet, royal blue cap Sharjah (IRE) 14
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4 9-8 A Slattery D P McDonogh 64 8/19.00
7 (10) 00-9814 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue stars Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-6 bt J C McConnell S Foley 62 9/110.00
8 (7) 61-7724 DARK BLUE, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap Bomber Jackson (IRE) 16
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4 9-6 b Jane M Foley G F Carroll 62 12/113.00
9 (14) 776-416 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Teochrios (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 t J S Bolger K J Manning 60 7/18.00
10 (11) 8-52437 Red, white hoop, emerald green sleeves & cap Doux Douce (IRE) 48
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7 9-0 J Leavy R Aguiar 56 16/117.00
11 (3) 0-6667 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Duarte Fernandes (USA) 7
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4 9-0 b A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien (7) 56 14/115.00
12 (5) 0350 GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Sixteen Again (IRE) 13
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4 8-13 Mrs J Harrington L F Roche (3) 55 33/134.00
13 (8) 5-56523 BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Punta Marroqui (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-11 A Oliver C D Hayes 66 7/24.50
14 (12) 79-6580 Red, yellow cross sashes, yellow armlet, yellow star on cap Hatch Hall 7
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3 8-6 J G Murphy W M Lordan 61 16/117.00
Non runners
1544850-8Silver Shuffle (IRE)78-11J G CooganReserve 153
1618-0872Hangar Five (IRE)68-8P J FlynnReserve 250

Verdict

Jim Bolger has won this three times in the past four years so Teochrios, who beat Hangar Five on fast ground at Fairyhouse before a poor run on soft going at Tipperary, should give a good account though the latter would enter the equation if getting a run from his reserve spot. Blue Ridge Lane went up 6lb for beating Armed Guard at Fairyhouse and was staying on strongly at the finish over a slightly shorter trip at Limerick. He's found his form and looks a big threat to all though it's REFRACTOR who gets the vote. Three times a winner at around this trip at Kempton for Michael Bell, he's having his first run over the distance for Denis Hogan and was noted staying on strongly over 1m2f here last time. The three-year-old Punta Marroqui hasn't had much racing but looks ready to win soon judging by her two latest runs while Willie Mullins' lightly-raced hurdler Alileo is one to keep an eye on for the future.