Leopardstown

  • 20:25 Manguard Plus Handicap1m 5f

  • Winner €10,780 2nd €3,343 3rd €1,592 4th €718
  • Going: Good to firm (watering)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 49.50s
  • Off time: 20:25:58
20:25 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tarazani (IRE) 16/1
2nd Dawn Hoofer (IRE) 9/4
3rd Waterville Dancer (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 6212-5 Royal blue & yellow hoops, royal blue sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue diamond Abjar 13
4 10-0 M Halford B M Coen (7) 85 5/16.00
2 (4) 47/2005- WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Tarazani (IRE) 34
5 9-7 p H de Bromhead R P Whelan 78 16/117.00
3 (1) 416 RED & GREY QUARTERED, striped sleeves, purple cap Top Othe Ra (IRE) 12
Course Winner
10 9-7 T Mullins N G McCullagh 78 7/18.00
4 (8) 532254- Royal blue, white epaulettes, red & yellow striped sleeves, red & yellow hooped cap Waterville Dancer (IRE) 45
4 9-4 C Byrnes W J Lee 75 12/113.00
5 (5) 223 Brown, green hoop, brown & white striped sleeves, green cap Days Without End (IRE) 59
Beaten Favourite
5 9-3 D K Weld D P McDonogh 74 9/25.50
6 (6) 96-7195 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Hurricane Sky (IRE) 13
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-2 C O'Brien T P Madden (5) 73 7/18.00
7 (3) 5588-27 Yellow & red quartered, yellow sleeves, red diamond on cap The Plan Man (IRE) 35
8 8-12 t A J Martin C T Keane 69 12/113.00
8 (2) 461321 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Dawn Hoofer (IRE) 13
3 8-10 J S Bolger K J Manning 80 9/43.25

Betting

Forecast

Dawn Hoofer (9/4), Days Without End (9/2), Abjar (5/1), Hurricane Sky (7/1), Top Othe Ra (7/1), The Plan Man (12/1), Waterville Dancer (12/1), Tarazani (16/1)

Verdict

Abjar ran four times on the all-weather for Sir Michael Stoute last summer, landing a Wolverhampton maiden, and will have needed his comeback run and first start for his new stable at the Curragh last month. Top Of the Ra is a useful hurdler on his day and showed that fast going was no problem when landing a 1m7f maiden here last month. Days Without End, a winning bumper, has had three runs in maidens on testing ground and makes his handicap debut so how he handles the conditions could be the key to this race. Hurricane Sky gained an easy victory over course and distance last month but has struggled from his new mark and was behind the very progressive DAWN HOOFER at the Curragh. He has a big pull in the weights so looks a threat though the winner is going the right way and can complete a double.