Leopardstown

  • 17:55 Dodder Handicap7f

  • Winner €13,975 2nd €4,300 3rd €2,150 4th €860
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.12s
  • Off time: 17:55:32
17:55 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Finicius (USA) 6/1
2nd Dotada (IRE) 14/1
3rd Hard Rock City (USA) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 941668 MAROON, black braces & stars on sleeves, maroon cap, black star Six of Hearts 19
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-0 C Ross Martin Harley (5) 99 5/16.00
2 (9) 306364 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, white star on cap Finicius (USA) 14
Distance Winner
6 9-13 t E Griffin Johnny Murtagh 98 6/17.00
3 (5) 41681-7 WHITE, dark green stars Hard Rock City (USA) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 9-8 M J Grassick K J Manning 93 12/113.00
4 (4) 241120 Black, yellow star, black cap, yellow star Jembatt (IRE) 39
Distance Winner
3 9-6 E Lynam F M Berry 97 7/18.00
5 (2) 644014 WHITE, red diamond, red sleeves, white chevrons, red cap, white stars Spirit of Xaar (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
4 9-3 b1 D Marnane C O'Donoghue 88 4/15.00
6 (7) 638060 MAUVE, ORANGE star, ORANGE cap Tarrsille (IRE) 7
4 9-3 b Mrs J Harrington D P McDonogh 88 12/113.00
7 (6) 485211 ORANGE, black chevron, orange cap Solent Ridge (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
5 9-0 G M Lyons K Latham 85 6/17.00
8 (8) 3-11320 EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Brushed Aside 15
Course WinnerDistance Winner
3 8-13 b D K Weld P J Smullen 90 4/15.00
9 (1) 004010 WHITE & RED DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white cap, maroon diamonds Dotada (IRE) 18
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-11 P Casey B A Curtis (3) 82 14/115.00

Verdict

Solent Ridge has landed two minor handicaps under big weights in easy fashion but the handicapper has had his revenge with a 15lbs rise for his latest success and this is much tougher. SIX OF HEARTS beat Duff in a Grade 3 over the C&D in May and has competed at a high level subsequently. He's only 2lbs higher than when last scoring in a handicap and can gain the eighth victory of his career. Finicius is another who has been racing at a higher level though he hasn't won for some time and may be better over slightly further on turf. Spirit Of Xaar beat Anam Chara at Fairyhouse at the end of June and wasn't disgraced under 7lbs extra behind Bean Uasal at Tipperary subsequently. The three-year-old Brushed Aside is much better than she showed in a 6f Listed contest at Naas last time and looks a real threat back over her best trip.