Leopardstown

  • 19:05 Ballycorus Stakes 7f 30y

  • Winner €35,400 2nd €11,399 3rd €5,400 4th €2,400
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 30.74s
  • Off time: 19:07:31
19:05 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st True Valour (IRE) 7/4
2nd Smash Williams (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 6365-16 MAUVE, black seams, dark blue sleeves, mauve cap Ardhoomey (IRE) 19
6 9-9 t G M Lyons C T Keane 104 11/112.00
2 (8) 4/1107-9 EMERALD GREEN, orange epaulettes & armlet, orange cap, white star Fas (IRE) 19
4 9-9 t1 E Lynam D P McDonogh 107 25/126.00
3 (1) 37/5-103 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Medicine Jack 10
4 9-9 G M Lyons G F Carroll 98 14/115.00
4 (2) 635920- Red, yellow panel, black sleeves, red & yellow striped cap Mr Scarlet 263
4 9-9 Ms Sheila Lavery R C Colgan 100 40/141.00
5 (6) 86-2835 Light green, black seams, striped cap Smash Williams (IRE) 19
5 9-9 t J S Bolger K J Manning 104 9/25.50
6 (5) 1927-33 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap True Valour (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
4 9-9 p1 J P Murtagh C D Hayes 107 7/42.75
7 (3) 34-2162 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Full Moon (IRE) 12
3 8-13 A P O'Brien D O'Brien 93 5/16.00
Non runners
8 (7)21-St Patrick's Day (USA)38-13A P O'BrienJ A Heffernan96

Betting

Forecast

St Patrick's Day (5/4), True Valour (7/4), Smash Williams (9/2), Full Moon (5/1), Ardhoomey (11/1), Medicine Jack (14/1), Fas (25/1), Mr Scarlet (40/1)

Verdict

Three-year-olds have won two of the last five and ST PATRICK'S DAY can add to the tally. He ran just twice for Bob Baffert on Dirt at Del Mar in September beating Instilled Regard, who finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby at the weekend, in the second of them. He's in all the top sprints and looks a top-class addition to the Ballydoyle team. His stable companion Full Moon looks up against it but True Valour could take advantage if the selection doesn't come up to scratch. Johnny Murtagh's charge was only beaten narrowly in a Group 2 over a mile here last summer and a repeat of that would see him in the frame. Smash Williams hasn't won since his two-year-old days but generally performs with credit and had Ardhoomey behind in the Group 2 Greenlands over 6f at the Curragh last time.