Leopardstown

  • 19:50 Ballyogan Stakes 6f

  • Winner €39,000 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,800
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 15.81s
  • Off time: 19:52:02
19:50 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Majestic Queen (IRE) 8/1
2nd Joyeuse 8/13
3rd Sparrow (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 3-23455 RED & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves & cap Califante 10
Distance Winner
4 9-8 T Hogan R P Whelan 74 66/167.00
2 (6) 100-012 WHITE, red striped sleeves, check cap Gathering Power (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
4 9-8 E Lynam F Lynch 102 9/25.50
3 (5) 1740-13 Dark blue, dark blue & pink striped sleeves, pink cap Majestic Queen (IRE) 33
4 9-8 T Collins P J Smullen 95 8/19.00
4 (7) 465-077 DARK BLUE, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue cap, pink diamond Morning Frost (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
4 9-8 h M Halford S Foley 95 50/151.00
5 (4) 022 YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Body Beautiful (IRE) 13
3 9-0 G M Lyons C T Keane 78 25/126.00
6 (3) 316-301 EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Joyeuse 19
Distance Winner
3 9-0 h Lady Cecil James Doyle 109 8/131.62
7 (1) 15 YELLOW, purple cap, yellow star Seas Of Wells (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
3 9-0 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 10/111.00
8 (8) 021-8 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Sparrow (IRE) 74
Distance Winner
3 9-0 t1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 96 8/19.00

Verdict

UK trainers have won five of the last 10 renewals and JOYEUSE should continue the trend. Lady Cecil's filly wasn't disgraced in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket before beating Gathering Power in very good style in a Haydock Listed contest. She's 3lb better off with the runner-up and should have no problems confirming the form. Morning Frost landed a Listed contest when trained in France but has disappointed for new connections and Majestic Queen has been running over a mile so may not have the pace for this. Seas Of Wells landed a Curragh maiden last month and didn't do much wrong behind Due Diligence in a Naas Listed event later while Sparrow is something of an unknown having performed with credit behind her stablemate Bracelet in a Group 3 here in March.