Leopardstown

  • 19:00 Leopardstown Apprentice Handicap 1m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.36s
  • Off time: 19:01:46
19:00 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Captain Cullen (IRE) 16/1
2nd Knights Templar (IRE) 7/1
3rd At Boolavogue (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 5-30313 DARK BLUE, yellow braces & armlet, quartered cap Danzerini (USA) 15
Distance Winner
4 10-0 h M Halford C P Hoban 80 7/24.50
2 (7) 8568-40 RED & WHITE DIABOLO, halved sleeves, quartered cap Captain Cullen (IRE) 11
4 9-11 G Keane C T Keane 77 16/117.00
3 (2) 751-422 Silver, green spots Great Soprano (USA) 19
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-10 T J Taaffe L P Dempsey (4) 76 10/34.33
4 (1) 30-5311 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW QUARTERED, halved sleeves, pink cap Knights Templar (IRE) 34
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-10 t P J Flynn C R King (4) 76 7/18.00
5 (9) 31/052- DARK GREEN, white sleeves, dark green stars, white cap Hurler And Farmer (IRE) 316
Distance Winner
4 9-9 b1 D K Weld L F Roche 75 16/117.00
6 (3) 02-1196 Orange, emerald green chevrons on sleeves, white cap, orange diamond Red Laser (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
4 9-5 p M Halford M M Monaghan (2) 71 16/117.00
7 (4) 176756 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Fairylike (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
5 9-4 b A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien (4) 70 12/113.00
8 (5) 2-70453 Yellow, light blue hollow box, check sleeves & cap Xsquared (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
5 9-3 hb Ms J Morgan R P Whelan 69 6/17.00
9 (11) 515250 Yellow & black chevrons, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Gold Falcon (IRE) 91
Distance Winner
4 9-0 h A McGuinness I J Brennan 66 25/126.00
10 (6) 672272 Royal blue & purple halved, purple sleeves, quartered cap Little Arrows (IRE) 7
Course Winner
7 9-0 v K J Condon R Coakley (4) 66 9/25.50
11 (10) 7957-38 Pink, purple spots, purple armlet, pink cap, purple spots At Boolavogue (IRE) 9
4 8-8 p W T Farrell S B Kelly 60 16/117.00

Verdict

Knights Templar defied a 9lb rise for his victory over Truly Genius at Gowran when beating the same horse over this course and distance last month but now has another 10lb to contend with. GREAT SOPRANO is progressing nicely and found 7f just too short when runner-up to Toccata Blue at Down Royal with Captain Cullen back in fourth. Tom Taaffe's charge can race from the same mark here and Luke Dempsey's claim can enable him to go one better. Danzerini is running well on the fast ground and wasn't beaten far in a strong Naas handicap last time while Little Arrows invariably runs well on this track as he did when staying on behind Rain God over 7f last week.