• 19:25 Desmond Stakes 1m

  • Winner €37,375 2nd €10,925 3rd €5,174 4th €1,726
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 46.26s
  • Off time: 19:25:50
19:25 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Duntle (IRE) 5/2
2nd Ballybacka Lady (IRE) 14/1
3rd Requisition (IRE) 5/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 531-118 Light blue, orange epaulettes, light blue cap Penitent 81
Distance Winner
6 10-0 D O'Meara D Tudhope 116 3/14.00
2 (5) 211372 EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Banna Boirche (IRE) 64
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-9 M Halford S Foley 106 20/121.00
3 (11) 695219 Light blue, white & pink striped sleeves, pink cap Marvada (IRE) 14
Course WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-9 K J Condon K J Manning 101 16/117.00
6 (4) 10056-2 Dark blue & grey check, dark blue cap Ballybacka Lady (IRE) 21
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-6 Mrs J Harrington Fran Berry 102 14/115.00
7 (9) 41-1911 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Takar (IRE) 26
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-6 t J M Oxx N G McCullagh 108 9/43.25
9 (6) 381-1 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Requisition (IRE) 116
Distance Winner
3 9-3 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 105 5/16.00
10 (3) 321-166 Dark Blue Aloof (IRE) 50
Distance Winner
3 9-0 D Wachman W J Lee 92 33/134.00
11 (8) 6-141 Dark blue, light blue cross sashes, striped sleeves, white cap Duntle (IRE) 57
Distance Winner
3 9-0 D Wachman W M Lordan 110 5/23.50
Non runners
4 (2)1357-33Native Khan (FR)49-9J M OxxD P McDonogh108
5 (1)162-104Rock Critic (IRE)79-9D K WeldP J Smullen101
8 (7)61-0683Bible Black (IRE)39-3G M LyonsG F Carroll98


Dermot Weld has a fine record in this but Rock Critic doesn't look good enough. Three-year-olds have won seven of the last ten and are strongly represented this time. TAKAR won the softest Group 3 of the season at the Curragh last month but an earlier Listed success over this C&D suggests he will be up to taking this. Requisition has only had four runs but is progressing rapidly as he showed when landing a Curragh Listed contest last time. This is a step up in grade but it shouldn't prove beyond him and he should be thereabouts. Duntle landed the Listed Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot in the style of a filly going places and she has to be on the short-list with her allowances while David O'Meara wouldn't send the classy Penitent here without a chance, though a Group 2 penalty for landing the bet365 Mile at Sandown gives him a difficult task.