Leopardstown

  • 18:05 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden6f

  • Winner €11,730 2nd €2,720 3rd €1,190 4th €680
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 15.67s
  • Off time: 18:08:58
18:05 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rubina (IRE) 6/1
2nd Foot Soldier (IRE) 2/9

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (1) 7 Maroon, white star, light green sleeves, maroon cap Dragon Khan (IRE) 25
2 9-3 C Roche N G McCullagh 33/134.00
2 (6) 4 Dark Blue Foot Soldier (IRE) 25
2 9-3 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 2/91.22
3 (2) 9 LIGHT BLUE, red star & sleeves, white cap, red star Mr Cooper (IRE) 19
2 9-3 C A Murphy G F Carroll 20/121.00
4 (5) LIGHT GREEN, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, light green spots Strategic Heights (IRE)
2 9-3 L McAteer L F Roche (5) 33/134.00
5 (3) BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Bahama Spirit (IRE)
2 8-12 K Prendergast D P McDonogh 12/113.00
6 (4) GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Rubina (IRE)
2 8-12 J M Oxx Johnny Murtagh 6/17.00

Verdict

Kevin Prendergast won a version of this a year ago with Dunboyne Spirit, who was making his debut, and his very speedily-bred filly Bahama Spirit should be capable of a big effort. Another filly, Rubina, who is also by Invincible Spirit is much more stoutly bred on her dam's side and may need slightly further. FOOT SOLDIER was the better fancied of Aidan O'Brien's three entries in a Curragh maiden last month but eventually finished behind his stablemates Reply and Tenth Star. He's likely to have improved greatly for the experience and gets the vote to see off the newcomers.