Leopardstown

  • 19:15 Invesco Pension Consultants Desmond Stakes 1m

  • Winner €40,625 2nd €11,875 3rd €5,626 4th €1,874
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.10s
  • Off time: 19:16:29
19:15 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Custom Cut (IRE) 10/3
2nd Brendan Brackan (IRE) 7/4
3rd Sruthan (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 427-301 Pink, black triple diamond, black seams on sleeves, quartered cap Ansgar (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-12 t Miss S J Harty P J Smullen 110 11/112.00
2 (9) 5641-17 Purple, red star, red cap, white diamonds Sruthan (IRE) 89
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-12 h P D Deegan C D Hayes 111 13/27.50
3 (4) 300231 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap Brendan Brackan (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-9 G M Lyons C T Keane 111 7/42.75
4 (2) 228311 Red, white epaulettes, white sleeves, red stars, red cap Custom Cut (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-9 D O'Meara D Tudhope 109 10/34.33
5 (1) 9-68258 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Leitir Mor (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-9 pt J S Bolger K J Manning 107 16/117.00
6 (5) 165-173 Yellow, large black spots, black spots on cap Qewy (IRE) 67
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-9 J M Oxx N G McCullagh 104 16/117.00
8 (7) 23/04-78 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Harasiya (IRE) 46
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-6 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 102 20/121.00
9 (6) 118-460 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, royal blue cap Great White Eagle (USA) 57
Nag me
3 9-2 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 101 12/113.00
10 (8) 257210 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Palace (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 102 7/18.00
Non runners
7 (3)117-465Alive Alive Oh49-6T StackF M Berry100

Verdict

Custom Cut, formerly trained in Ireland, has done brilliantly for David O'Meara, completing a Listed double at Windsor and Pontefract. He's certain to go well but was over a length behind Sruthan at the Curragh in April and is only 3lb better off. The latter hasn't been seen since well beaten in the Lockinge in May but goes well fresh so that won't be a concern. Ansgar also has a penalty for last month's Group Three victory at the Curragh and he's very closely matched with Sruthan on their form at the Curragh last September when they were both behind BRENDAN BRACKAN. Ger Lyons' charge has returned to top form and is given the nod in a tight affair. Three-year-olds have a very good record in this and Palace gets all the allowances and found the Irish Oaks stretching her stamina after landing a Listed event at Killarney over this trip.