Leopardstown

  • 13:45 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Mares Handicap Hurdle 2m 2f

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 26.30s
  • Off time: 13:46:21
13:45 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lughnasa (IRE) 8/1
2nd Lipinski (IRE) 25/1
3rd Who's That (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 14-PF02 Yellow, purple sleeves, quartered cap Lughnasa (IRE) 24
7 11-12 R Tyner G N Fox (7) 118 8/19.00
2 601131 YELLOW, black sash, striped cap Emily Gray (IRE) 45
6 11-11 T E Hyde M J Ferris 117 11/43.75
4 540701 Red & black hoops, red sleeves, black star on cap Glen Beg (IRE) 22
7 11-8 p Miss E Doyle J S McGarvey (5) 114 14/115.00
5 63411-P Red, royal blue stars Clara Mc Cloud (IRE) 45
6 11-7 t1 G Elliott D J Condon 113 16/117.00
6 223-321 ROYAL BLUE & MAROON CHECK, royal blue sleeves, check cap Tudor Fashion (IRE) 18
7 11-5 D Deacon J L Cullen 111 7/18.00
7 133U21 WHITE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white cap, orange diamond Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 10
8 11-3 W J Austin A D Leigh 109 5/16.00
8 247275 RED, white hoop, white sleeves, white cap, red star Good As Gold 17
6 11-3 P A Fahy S A Shortall (7) 109 7/18.00
9 126995 Dark green, dark green cap, yellow star Sea Rocket (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
6 10-13 C Roche A P Crowe 105 6/17.00
10 538433 YELLOW, white spots, white sleeves, yellow spots, yellow cap, white spots Keith's Delight (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
6 10-12 P A Fahy P Townend 104 12/113.00
11 0-22506 EMERALD GREEN Lipinski (IRE) 45
5 10-7 D T Hughes G B Noonan (7) 100 25/126.00
13 666-520 PINK, dark blue hooped sleeves, pink cap Who's That (IRE) 10
6 10-6 L P Cusack B J Cooper 98 20/121.00
15 0-07060 Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Honourable Lady (IRE) 44
7 9-10 p M Cullinane A Ring (7) 83 66/167.00
Non runners
33P7324Kates Benefit (IRE)811-11D BuddsD E Mullins117
12413Ariane Nopolis (FR)410-6G ElliottP Carberry112
14300404News Show59-11Ms J MorganM A Enright90

Verdict

BLAZING SONNET has definitely improved over fences so the fact that she's just 6lb higher than her last hurdles run when scoring at Limerick just about gives her the edge in a trick handicap. Robert Tyner's horses are going well so the recent Thurles runner-up Lughnasa can be given a chance despite a big weight. Ariane Nopolis is very much the unknown quantity here having run just three times, two of them in France. She makes her handicap debut on a lowly mark and something may have been ailing her when she was beaten at odds-on at Fakenham in October. Emily Gray has now won three of her last four and though 9lb higher than her victory at Limerick in December she should go well.