Leopardstown

  • 20:05 Derrinstown Stud Apprentice Handicap 1m 2f

  • Winner €7,590 2nd €1,760 3rd €770 4th €440
  • Going: Good, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.78s
  • Off time: 20:07:01
20:05 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Un Hinged (IRE) 8/1
2nd Leaves You Baby (IRE) 14/1
3rd Seavelvet (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 987216 RED, pink epaulettes, striped cap Akasaka (IRE) 22
Course Winner
4 10-0 E Lynam R Dawson (2) 79 11/26.50
2 (2) 105/867 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Shela House 13
Distance Winner
7 10-0 J H Culloty M A Enright (2) 79 9/110.00
3 (6) 970/0-32 PURPLE, yellow stars, halved sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Un Hinged (IRE) 20
11 9-13 t J J Coleman C T Keane (4) 78 8/19.00
4 (4) 2/66539- Navy blue, white stripes, scarlet seams, scarlet and white quartered cap Motafaany (USA) 304
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-12 K Prendergast Sammy Jo Bell (2) 77 7/18.00
5 (14) 363-671 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Sadler's Mark 20
Distance Winner
4 9-10 D A McLoughlin K C Sexton (7) 75 9/110.00
6 (12) 35-2072 EMERALD GREEN, grey braces & sleeves, hooped cap Hot Sand (IRE) 15
4 9-8 G O'Leary M M Monaghan (7) 73 9/110.00
7 (5) 232742 Purple, light blue cross sashes, light blue cap Badger Or Bust (IRE) 11
6 9-5 Stephen Michael Cox D H Bergin (4) 70 5/16.00
8 (10) 23-6071 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Leaves You Baby (IRE) 38
Distance Winner
4 9-5 p M Halford C P Hoban 70 14/115.00
9 (15) 336059- DARK BLUE, white panel, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Space Race 10
6 9-1 Mrs J Harrington R Coakley (2) 66 6/17.00
10 (8) 707206 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Teajaybe (USA) 20
3 9-0 b J S Bolger D A Parkes (4) 74 10/111.00
12 (1) 80013-0 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Ancient Sands (IRE) 21
3 8-12 t1 Ms J Morgan Mr D J Benson (2) 72 10/111.00
14 (13) 644-000 EMERALD GREEN, red disc, striped sleeves, red cap, emerald green stars Seavelvet (IRE) 94
3 8-4 E Griffin S A Gray (2) 64 16/117.00
16 (11) 3-70291 ROYAL BLUE, white seams, red & white striped cap Elusive Moon (IRE) 20
5 8-4 J T Gorman G J Phillips (4) 53 16/117.00
Non runners
11 (16)5-53163Mount Abora (IRE)48-13C O'Brien64
13 (9)5554Humiliation48-11D K WeldE Walsh62
15 (3)0270/62Moving Statue (IRE)58-4N MeadeR P Walsh54

Verdict

A very tight looking handicap. Moving Statue and Elusive Moon are just out of the handicap but both are running very well and the former in particular would have a fine chance on his close second to Rock On Ciara at Killarney. Leaves You Baby finally got off the mark in a Roscommon maiden and can improve while Badger Or Bust found 7f too short when chasing home Independent Girl at Galway though he doesn't win often enough, a remark that also applies to Hot Sand, still a maiden after 18 career starts despite going close on several occasions. Sadler's Mark dropped back to this trip with instant effect at Down Royal though an 8lb rise looks harsh so a chance is taken on the fitness of MOTAFAANY, who hasn't had much racing over the past couple of years but is well up to winning in this grade if fit enough and would enjoy any further cut in the ground.