• 17:45 Amethyst Stakes 1m

  • Winner €37,375 2nd €10,925 3rd €5,175 4th €1,725
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.92s
  • Off time: 17:45:25
17:45 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Famous Name 1/6
2nd Across The Rhine (USA) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 11671-1 EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Famous Name 28
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-12 D K Weld P J Smullen 117 1/61.17
2 (5) 4-38177 BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Across The Rhine (USA) 35
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-9 T Collins P Shanahan 105 12/113.00
3 (6) 02391-3 GREY, emerald green diamond & cap Barack (IRE) 28
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-9 bt F Ennis D P McDonogh 103 12/113.00
4 (1) 595-902 Red, Royal Blue seams, striped sleeves, Red cap Fighting Brave (USA) 10
4 9-9 p1 D Wachman W M Lordan 96 16/117.00
5 (2) 1/656-74 ROYAL BLUE, black disc, yellow cap Libano (IRE) 28
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-9 D K Weld S M Gorey 98 20/121.00
6 (3) 30-0903 White, red hoop, red spots on sleeves, red cap, white spots Separate Ways (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
6 9-9 b D Marnane C O'Donoghue 99 20/121.00


This was the middle leg of FAMOUS NAME's three victories on this track early last season and he'll be a warm order to follow the same pattern here. Dermot Weld's charge has done everything but win at the highest level and entries on all the major summer events suggests that's the aim this season. Across The Rhine did brilliantly for Tracey Collins in Dubai landing a lucrative pay-day in February and the five-year-old was totally unsuited by heavy going on his return to the Curragh early last month. He looks booked for a place though Barack, who wasn't disgraced behind Famous Name here last month, could fight it out for second prize.