Leopardstown

  • 18:50 RSM Farrell Grant Sparks Handicap 1m 6f

  • Winner €9,315 2nd €2,160 3rd €945 4th €540
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 59.80s
  • Off time: 18:50:51
18:50 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cul Baire (IRE) 8/1
2nd Defence Of Duress (IRE) 11/2
3rd Hurricane Ridge (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 7-53535 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Beach Of Falesa (IRE) 12
Course Winner
4 9-13 h A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien (10) 89 8/19.00
2 (11) 12101-8 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Prince Of Fire (GER) 62
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 9-13 C F Swan Fran Berry 89 12/113.00
3 (3) 8/72634- PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Notable Graduate (IRE) 163
5 9-11 t D K Weld P J Smullen 87 6/17.00
4 (5) 0/02201- Pink, white epaulettes, white & pink striped sleeves, pink cap, white star Domination 201
6 9-10 C Byrnes N G McCullagh 86 10/111.00
5 (8) 15043-8 White, purple cross of lorraine & hoop on slvs, hooped cap Cul Baire (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
5 9-6 J S Bolger K J Manning 82 8/19.00
6 (6) 2058/2-4 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Defence Of Duress (IRE) 24
5 9-4 T J Taaffe L Dettori 80 11/26.50
8 (10) 8/3532-1 RED, white chevron, halved sleeves, red cap, white star Takeyourcapoff (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
8 9-2 b Mrs J Harrington E J McNamara 78 13/27.50
9 (2) 1708/6-7 ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, striped cap Fisher Bridge (IRE) 41
10 9-1 t N Meade C P Hoban (3) 77 25/126.00
10 (1) 046-051 RED & YELLOW STRIPES, red sleeves, red cap, yellow diamonds Hurricane Ridge (IRE) 31
4 8-11 b Mrs J Harrington S Foley 73 9/110.00
11 (7) 7309-60 LIGHT GREEN, yellow sash & armlet, check cap Prince Chaparral (IRE) 29
7 8-11 P J Flynn I T Queally (10) 73 14/115.00
12 (4) 221 WHITE, brown sash, emerald green cap Dynaperformer (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
4 8-8 bt Ms J Morgan W M Lordan 70 8/19.00
13 (13) 214/23-4 BLACK, yellow seams, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, black diamonds Action Master 29
Distance Winner
7 8-7 t D T Hughes C R King (7) 69 6/17.00
Non runners
7 (12)612/260Fantasy King79-3C O'BrienJ P O'Brien79

Verdict

Fantasy King is the only course and distance winner but that was in 2010. Frankie Dettori has been booked for Defence Of Duress, who had been in superb form over hurdles before two poor efforts on ground softer than ideal. Beach Of Falesa tackles the trip for the first time but has always appeared likely to stay while Domination has no problems on that score having won over 2m4f over hurdles. TAKEYOURCAPOFF has found his form having won over the trip on fast ground at Wexford before a fine effort over timber at Punchestown last week. He looks well enough treated to take this though stablemate Hurricane Ridge is also in fine shape having won at Navan a month ago.