Leopardstown

  • 18:15 KPMG Enterprise Stakes 1m 2f

  • 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: 2m 5.59s
  • Off time: 18:15:46
18:15 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The United States (IRE) 2/1
2nd Elleval (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 114-018 EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Tandem 39
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-10 v D K Weld P J Smullen 103 7/24.50
2 (4) 2-32112 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Belle de Crecy (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
4 9-7 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 103 6/17.00
3 (6) 442553 Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red diamond Elleval (IRE) 10
3 9-3 D Marnane F Lynch 106 14/115.00
4 (1) 258112 GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Manalapan (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
3 9-3 P J Prendergast K J Manning 97 9/110.00
5 (3) 1-61 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap The United States (IRE) 16
3 9-3 p A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 102 2/13.00
6 (2) 21-6 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Zand (IRE) 90
Course Winner
3 9-3 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 99 5/23.50
7 (5) 400466 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Uleavemebreathless 24
3 9-0 A Oliver C D Hayes 94 33/134.00

Verdict

THE UNITED STATES returned from a very long lay-off to comfortably see off Manalapan at Tipperary last month. He'll need to make further progress but there's every chance he'll do so and is handed the vote. Elleval has been taking on better company and was behind Scintillula and Wannabe Better, who both run in the Group 1 earlier, on his last two starts. He'll be more at home in this company and rates a threat while none of the remainder can be dismissed, especially the progressive Belle De Crecy, who ran well in a Listed contest last time.