Leopardstown

  • 19:55 Sharon Shannon Big Band Handicap 1m 2f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,279 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 9.11s
  • Off time: 19:56:58
19:55 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st His Excellency (IRE) 4/1
2nd Hangar Five (IRE) 5/1
3rd Spin Of A Coin (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 066-5 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star His Excellency (IRE) 31
Beaten Favourite
3 9-10 J M Oxx Johnny Murtagh 70 4/15.00
2 (13) 50-5 ORANGE, royal blue panel, quartered cap Mharashic (IRE) 29
3 9-10 T Collins P Shanahan 70 14/115.00
3 (6) 06-0 Yellow & red chevrons, yellow sleeves, red star on cap Elizabeth Coffee (IRE) 54
3 9-9 M Halford G F Carroll 69 25/126.00
5 (14) 592-0 WHITE, brown sash, emerald green cap Arctic Myth (USA) 38
3 9-8 B W Duke W J Supple 68 16/117.00
6 (3) 700-032 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Spin Of A Coin (IRE) 23
Beaten Favourite
3 9-8 E Lynam P J Smullen 68 7/24.50
7 (8) 00-8014 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Late Debate (USA) 12
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-7 t J S Bolger K J Manning 67 6/17.00
8 (4) 0-98 MAROON, light green hoop, hooped sleeves, light green cap See You In Rio (IRE) 41
3 9-0 J McAuley M C Hussey 60 28/129.00
9 (1) 74-08 GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Why But Why (USA) 23
3 9-0 Mrs J Harrington R P Whelan (7) 60 14/115.00
10 (11) 7906-03 PURPLE, large yellow spots, white sleeves, purple cap Hangar Five (IRE) 31
3 8-13 P J Flynn D M Grant 59 5/16.00
11 (7) 79-9925 PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Dearest (IRE) 5
3 8-12 b1 J J Murphy J A Heffernan 58 10/111.00
12 (2) 000-272 BLACK & YELLOW DIAMONDS, black cap Golden Starlet (IRE) 14
3 8-10 J P Fahey L F Roche (5) 56 8/19.00
13 (12) 3365-07 Dark blue, light blue stars, light blue sleeves, white & red hooped cap Night Singer 39
3 8-10 A McGuinness S Foley (3) 56 10/111.00
14 (9) 087- Purple, white cross sashes, hooped cap Daisyanabelle (IRE) 249
3 8-9 L Young M M Monaghan (10) 55 33/134.00
15 070 BEIGE, maroon sash, halved sleeves, maroon cap Erycina (IRE) 29
3 8-8 M Halford C P Hoban (7) 54 33/134.00
Non runners
4 (5)653-17Sixty Eight Guns (IRE)39-9G M LyonsK Latham69
1657440-0Mujady Star (IRE)38-8P D DeeganReserve 254
17650-3Whatever It Takes (IRE)38-6T StackReserve 352

Verdict

His Excellency showed promise in his first campaign and was made favourite on his return in a Roscommon handicap but he failed to last out the 1m4f trip on soft ground and this looks more his conditions. Hangar Five, who finished just in front of him at Roscommon, may also be better suited by the drop in trip and must be considered but GOLDEN STARLET deserves a change of fortune and gets the vote. Jarlath Fahey's filly has been beaten a short-head in two of her last three starts and may have been unfortunate on her first effort over this trip at Clonmel last time. Sixty Eight Guns had a neck to spare over Dearest at Wexford but the latter reversed the form when both were behind Kildare Kitten at Tramore on Saturday though both seem suited by 1m4f and this may prove too short.