Leopardstown

  • 21:00 Leopardstown Club Membership Maiden1m 6f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 12.61s
  • Off time: 21:01:06
21:00 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Writers Block (IRE) 50/1
2nd Cullentry Royal 11/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 2 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Cullentry Royal 14
5 11-7 G Elliott Miss J M Mangan (5) 11/102.10
2 (3) 430- YELLOW & PURPLE CHEVRONS, quartered cap Onzo Mor (IRE) 10
9 11-7 t D Cullen Mr J T Carroll (3) 70 20/121.00
3 (5) 3/32622- PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Train Of Thought (IRE) 289
5 11-7 D K Weld Ms K Walsh 79 2/13.00
4 (4) 764-09-f WHITE,green triple diamond,green slvs,white diamonds,green cap,white diamonds Writers Block (IRE) 34
10 11-7 vt R K Watson Mr A H Wells (7) 50/151.00
5 (6) 5 Royal blue, light green star & sleeves, light green star on cap Lady Of Glencoe (IRE) 15
5 11-2 D T Hughes Mr H D Dunne (7) 7/24.50
6 (2) 5 ROYAL BLUE, maroon braces, striped slvs, blue cap with orange star Mireya (IRE) 13
6 11-2 Mrs C Harrison Miss K J Harrison (7) 10/111.00

Verdict

TRAIN OF THOUGHT hasn't been since being pulled up at the Listowel festival last year. He has yet to win on the Flat but has plenty of ability and the Galway novice hurdle winner should be good enough here for Dermot Weld. He was more highly-rated over timber than Cullentry Royal too, who has no such fitness issues and looks the obvious danger after running a good second on his Flat debut when hunting up Digeanta at Leopardstown in a similar contest. Clearly in good heart, he's the one to take advantage of any fitness chinks in the selection's armour, Lady Of Glencoe, a winning hurdler for Dessie Hughes of a Punchestown maiden in May, looks next best.