Leopardstown

  • 17:15 ICON Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Trial Stakes 1m

  • Winner €39,000 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,799
  • Going: Good, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.30s
  • Off time: 17:15:52
17:15 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Australia 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (3) 21 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Australia 49
2 9-3 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 5/23.50
3 (5) 1 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Free Eagle (IRE) 23
Course and Distance Winner
2 9-3 D K Weld P J Smullen 2/51.40
4 (1) 41 Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap Kingfisher (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
2 9-3 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 8/19.00
5 (2) 3 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Wexford Town (IRE) 23
2 9-3 J S Bolger K J Manning 25/126.00
Non runners
1 (4)71113Exogenesis (IRE)29-6G M LyonsG F Carroll109

Verdict

This has been run three times and Aidan O'Brien has won them all. Australia and Kingfisher both improved from their respective maidens to score at the second time of asking and the former is the pick of Joseph O'Brien, which is hardly a surprise as the latter was beaten almost 8l by FREE EAGLE when both made their debuts here. Dermot Weld's colt was a very impressive winner that day and though facing tougher rivals he's expected to confirm that promise. Exogenesis has a Group 3 penalty for his victory on this track in July and looked as though today's trip was required when third to War Command in the Group 2 Futurity at the Curragh. Wexford Town completes the line-up but he was almost 7l behind Free Eagle here and appears unlikely to make up the deficit.