Leopardstown

  • 16:05 Leopardstown November Handicap2m

  • Winner €36,000 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,800
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 46.10s
  • Off time: 16:07:36
16:05 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Face Value 12/1
2nd Albert Bridge 4/1
3rd Shu Lewis (IRE) 14/1
4th Lough Ferrib (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (14) 3371 BLACK & YELLOW HOOPS, red sleeves, black & yellow quartered cap Shu Lewis (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
6 10-0 Ms M Blake S M Gorey (3) 95 14/115.00
2 (12) 85-3800 RED & WHITE HALVED, quartered cap Clare Glen (IRE) 8
6 9-11 t A Oliver E J McNamara 92 33/134.00
3 (9) 1/11190- WHITE, red stars, red sleeves, white chevrons, white cap, red stars Bondage (IRE) 15
5 9-6 t G Elliott C T Keane (7) 87 8/19.00
4 (18) 41-2017 Dark blue & pink stripes, white cap Albert Bridge 22
4 9-5 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 86 4/15.00
5 (7) 52-2002 BLACK, red stars, red sleeves, red star on cap Cry For The Moon (USA) 6
6 9-5 J H Culloty W J Lee 86 16/117.00
6 (4) 958208 EMERALD GREEN, white chevron, white cap Admiral Barry (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
7 9-3 E Griffin Johnny Murtagh 84 12/113.00
7 (10) 612 BLACK, purple cap, white star Show Court (IRE) 62
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
3 9-2 D K Weld L F Roche (3) 92 5/16.00
8 (2) 121407 YELLOW, red braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Beau Michael 8
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-0 pt A McGuinness M M Monaghan (7) 81 25/126.00
9 (3) 127 MAUVE Double Double (FR) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-12 C O'Brien D P McDonogh 79 16/117.00
10 (16) 333254 DARK BLUE & LIGHT GREEN HOOPS, dark blue sleeves, light green cap Tantalising (IRE) 21
4 8-12 p P J Prendergast R P Whelan (3) 79 14/115.00
11 (11) 1-95 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, striped cap Giant's Quest (AUS) 10
Distance Winner
6 8-10 H Rogers S H James (3) 77 16/117.00
13 (17) 90-8105 White, orange disc, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Citizenship 8
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-9 b Mrs J Harrington N G McCullagh 76 7/18.00
14 (19) 07-0214 DARK BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, white chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Deutschland (USA) 29
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-9 t W P Mullins M C Hussey 76 16/117.00
15 (15) 0065-12 BLUE, yellow sash, red & white quartered cap The Four Elms (IRE) 11
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-9 J J Walsh C D Hayes 76 10/111.00
16 (6) 180/5-00 LIGHT BLUE, yellow hoop, striped cap Dibella (IRE) 91
Distance Winner
5 8-7 p Ms J Morgan Sammy Jo Bell (7) 74 22/123.00
17 (5) 044512 White & black halved, sleeves reversed, black cap Leroy Parker (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
4 8-7 N Meade S A Gray (7) 74 16/117.00
18 (13) 845711 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Face Value 11
Distance Winner
4 8-5 p A McGuinness I J Brennan (3) 72 12/113.00
19 (8) 10/0133 Royal blue & gold quartered, royal blue slvs, & cap Lough Ferrib (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
11 8-5 J L Hassett W M Lordan 72 7/18.00
Non runners
12 (1)064-112Call Me Bubbles (FR)38-9W P MullinsG F Carroll85

Verdict

Dermot Weld won this a year ago with the well-backed Hidden Universe and Show Court looks to have been laid out for the race by the master planner though he wasn't particularly impressive when beaten at odds-on last time. BONDAGE has been going great guns over hurdles and has gone up a massive 20lb after winning at Perth and Cheltenham. If he transfers that progress to the Flat he looks very well handicapped and can continue his winning ways. Face Value and The Four Elms fought out the finish of a Navan handicap last month and the pair should be competitive from the bottom of the weights while the progressive Call Me Bubbles will have his admirers after just failing to complete a hat-trick over 1m6f where he made the useful I Have A Dream pull out the stops. Ralph Beckett sends Albert Bridge from the UK and the lightly-raced grey didn't run at all badly in the Cesarewitch after scoring at Ayr.