Leopardstown

  • 20:55 Follow Leopardstown On Facebook Handicap1m 6f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 15.27s
  • Off time: 20:56:05
20:55 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Whatuthink (IRE) 3/1
2nd Donatis Comet (IRE) 11/2
3rd Concrete And Clay 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 385/77-0 ROYAL BLUE, purple sash, white cap, purple star Bahrain Storm (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
9 9-13 b P J Flynn K T Maher (7) 82 20/121.00
2 (3) 81170/8- ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, striped cap Fisher Bridge (IRE) 466
9 9-13 N Meade E J McNamara (3) 82 20/121.00
3 (4) 143 Light blue, red stars, yellow sleeves, light blue cap, red stars China One 49
3 9-5 b1 P D Deegan C D Hayes 89 5/16.00
4 (6) 914655- RED & GREY STRIPES, grey sleeves, red cap Cloudgazer (IRE) 244
Beaten Favourite
4 9-3 b1 N Meade Johnny Murtagh 72 6/17.00
5 (2) 246-516 OLD GOLD, scarlet sash, white sleeves, flame cap Donatis Comet (IRE) 31
6 9-3 P Martin P J Smullen 72 11/26.50
6 (1) 10/60-64 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Whatuthink (IRE) 20
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 9-3 bt O McKiernan L F Roche (5) 72 3/14.00
7 (5) 229/3-03 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPED, red & white quartered cap Devils Bit (IRE) 45
5 9-0 b J F O'Shea S M Gorey (3) 69 11/26.50
8 (8) 3/2639-7 YELLOW, royal blue disc & sleeves, hooped cap Concrete And Clay 52
8 8-11 C O'Brien F M Berry (ex1) 66 7/24.50

Verdict

Not surprisingly many of these would be better with a few hurdles to jump including Whatuthink, who ended a long losing run with a victory over timber at Down Royal last month. Bahrain Storm is better known as a chaser these days and is no doubt warming up for the Galway Plate in which he fell when fancied last year and though Cloudgazer has been confined to the Flat he hasn't run since December. Donatis Comet won three bumpers last summer and scored over 1m2f at Clonmel in May so he should have enough pace but this can go to the youngest in the field CHINA ONE. He makes his handicap debut after a very reasonable effort behind subsequent Group 3 winner Hartani at Tipperary and looks well enough treated to gain his second success in just four outings.