Leopardstown

  • 20:50 Leopardstown Summer Music And Racing Festival Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.88s
  • Off time: 20:50:44
20:50 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st General Brook (IRE) 8/1
2nd Long Journey Home (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 04340-1 DARK BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HOOPS, quartered cap Maggie Dalton (IRE) 5 (ex5)
Distance Winner
5 9-11 J S Bolger K J Manning 86 11/43.75
2 (2) 2/1123- RED, white stars, red sleeves, striped cap Pay Day Kitten (USA) 221
Beaten Favourite
4 9-11 D K Weld P J Smullen 91 9/25.50
3 (4) 0100-26 Red, light green braces & sleeves, check cap Long Journey Home (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
6 9-10 t D W O'Sullivan C R King (3) 90 25/126.00
4 (1) 1255-10 Red, yellow cross sashes, yellow armlet, yellow star on cap General Brook (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
4 9-7 D Wachman W M Lordan 87 8/19.00
5 (5) 083972 ORANGE & WHITE CHEVRONS, white sleeves, striped cap Strandfield Lady (IRE) 6
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-8 H Rogers C O'Donoghue 74 8/19.00
6 (6) 040/9-11 BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Artful Artist (IRE) 6 (ex5)
Course Winner
5 8-6 A J Martin C D Hayes 67 11/82.38

Verdict

Maggie Dalton has been raised 10lb for her comfortable victory over the in-form Talitha Kum at Limerick so coming here with a 5lb penalty looks the correct option and she should go close to completing a quick double. However, ARTFUL ARTIST has had an even bigger rise in the ratings having been put up 14lb for his impressive victory here last week and Tony Martin's charge can land a hat-trick. Pay Day Kitten has only run on ground with plenty of give and has a long absence to overcome but she's had just five races and there looks to be more to come. Long Journey Home is on his highest-ever mark but General Brook found 1m4f testing his stamina at the Curragh after scoring over this trip at Cork. Strandfield Lady was engaged at Fairyhouse last night.