Leopardstown

  • 19:25 Derrinstown Stud Apprentice Handicap 1m

  • Winner €6,209 2nd €1,440 3rd €630 4th €360
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 42.52s
  • Off time: 19:27:29
19:25 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Words Of Wisdom (IRE) 6/1
2nd Silly Dancer (IRE) 10/1
3rd An Mhi (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 071-010 WHITE, black spots, red & black striped cap Atlas Peak (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
6 10-0 b John G Carr C T Keane (4) 70 14/115.00
2 (7) 221-94 Purple, pink seams, purple sleeves, pink cap, purple diamond Imagination (IRE) 11
4 9-12 R Brabazon R Coakley (4) 68 8/19.00
3 (14) 400-246 Emerald green & dark blue diamonds, emerald green sleeves, quartered cap Queen Commander (IRE) 25
4 9-10 W McCreery R A Doyle (2) 66 8/19.00
4 (11) 0-85412 Black & orange chevrons, orange sleeves, black stars, black & orange striped cap Rock On Ciara (IRE) 11
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-9 J G Murphy D J Benson (2) 65 4/15.00
5 (8) 634298- MAUVE & ROYAL BLUE HALVED, mauve sleeves, quartered cap Dinah Doll (IRE) 276
6 9-5 Mrs Y Dunleavy M A Enright (2) 61 25/126.00
6 (5) 76-8425 BLACK, orange epaulettes, black cap, orange star Silly Dancer (IRE) 41
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-4 A McGuinness D E Egan (2) 60 10/111.00
7 (3) 34-0015 Maroon, white cross sashes, hooped sleeves & cap An Mhi (IRE) 4
Beaten Favourite
6 9-3 p Ms J Morgan Katherine S O'Brien (2) 59 7/18.00
8 (4) 72-9040 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, yellow sleeves, royal blue & white striped cap Metropolis (IRE) 5
6 9-2 b D M Leigh M M Murphy (7) 58 12/113.00
9 (9) 0-076 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Words Of Wisdom (IRE) 41
3 8-12 E Lynam R Dawson (2) 65 6/17.00
10 (6) 06560- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Beart (IRE) 241
3 8-10 p1 J S Bolger R P Whelan 63 10/111.00
12 (13) 7570-76 Red, Emerald Green sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green diamond Sodashy (IRE) 39
3 8-8 E P Harty S A Gray (2) 61 8/19.00
13 (1) 064-00 Yellow, Purple stripe, Yellow sleeves, Check cap Luibin Cufa (IRE) 55
3 8-7 p J S Bolger D A Parkes (7) 60 14/115.00
14 (12) 770070- WHITE, dark blue sash, dark blue chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Giant Slalom 181
Course Winner
7 8-5 T G McCourt Rob J Fitzpatrick (7)(ex1) 47 20/121.00
Non runners
11 (10)096-0Sli Na Croi (IRE)38-9P J FlynnM M Monaghan62
15006/7-0Chasing Angels (USA)48-5J S BolgerReserve 147
1669-8454Danehill Tapdancer (IRE)48-5J C HaydenReserve 247
174-02052Suspect Device (IRE)38-4G M LyonsReserve 356

Verdict

Three-year-olds have a shocking record in this and Words Of Wisdom, who appears the best of the bunch, will need to improve again to get involved. An Mhi couldn't carry his penalty for a victory at Tipperary when sent to Listowel five days later but the much softer ground may have been responsible and conditions will be in his favour tonight. Silly Dancer is as consistent as ever but hasn't won for a very long time. He should be thereabouts again as should the lightly-raced Imagination, who was having her first start on turf when producing a decent effort over this C&D last month though she finished behind ROCK ON CIARA. Joseph Murphy's mare had been raised 8lb for her earlier victory at Killarney and though unable to cope with Manaaqeb ran well enough to get back on the winning trail.