Leopardstown

  • 17:55 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden7f

  • Winner €11,386 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,154 4th €660
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 32.00s
  • Off time: 17:59:47
17:55 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dont Bother Me (IRE) 13/2
2nd Polished Rock (IRE) 16/1
3rd Battle Of Marengo (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (4) Dark blue, dark blue & white striped sleeves, white cap, dark blue star Abu Nayef (IRE)
2 9-5 J M Oxx N G McCullagh 8/19.00
2 (5) 0 MAROON, dark blue epaulettes, dark blue cap, maroon spots Approval Given 13
2 9-5 P D Deegan C D Hayes 33/134.00
3 (1) ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Battle Of Marengo (IRE)
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 7/18.00
4 (12) Emerald green, yellow star, yellow stars on sleeves, red cap Beck Cass (IRE)
2 9-5 T Stack W J Lee 25/126.00
5 (13) PURPLE, black diamond, purple cap Big Whiskey (IRE)
2 9-5 J M Barrett R P Whelan (5) 33/134.00
6 (7) 32 BLACK & ROYAL BLUE HOOPS, red cap Dont Bother Me (IRE) 10
2 9-5 N Moran R P Cleary 13/27.50
7 (6) Dark Blue Everglades Island (IRE)
2 9-5 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 7/18.00
8 (3) LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, light blue cap, dark blue star Gmac (IRE)
2 9-5 T Stack W M Lordan 9/110.00
9 (2) 00 MAROON & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, quartered cap Highest Office 13
2 9-5 G M Lyons E J McNamara (3) 33/134.00
10 (9) YELLOW & WHITE HALVED, sleeves reversed, red & white striped cap Magnolia Ridge (IRE)
2 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 8/19.00
12 (17) 85 BLUE, gold spots, blue cap Polished Rock (IRE) 21
2 9-5 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 16/117.00
14 (11) GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Zarkiyr (IRE)
2 9-5 M Halford S Foley 8/19.00
15 (16) 0 PURPLE, large red spots, red seams on sleeves, purple cap Penny Serenade (IRE) 21
2 9-0 E Lynam D M Grant 25/126.00
16 (8) 4 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Teoranta (IRE) 14
2 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning (7) 10/111.00
17 (10) GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Zainda (IRE)
2 9-0 J M Oxx Johnny Murtagh 4/15.00
Non runners
11 (14)Minister Of Mayhem29-5G M LyonsG F Carroll
13 (15)Trading Leather (IRE)29-5J S BolgerK J Manning

Verdict

Dont Bother Me has done nothing wrong in his two starts against decent opposition and his experience should get him into the mix but he comes up against several choicely-bred youngsters. Teoranta finished just a neck behind him when both made their debuts behind Alfonso De Sousa here last month and Jim Bolger's filly may just have the more scope. The winner that day is trained by Aidan O'Brien who has won this for the past two years and is double-handed this time. BATTLE OF MARENGO is just given the vote as the son of Galileo is out of Anna Karenina, a Listed winner over a mile. John Oxx won this in 2008 with the great Sea The Stars and Zainda looks the pick of his pair with Johnny Murtagh on board though Abu Nayef has a superb pedigree being a half-brother to four winners and out of the high-class Queen's Logic.