Leopardstown

  • 16:10 P.w. Mcgrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes 1m 2f

  • Winner:
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.16s
  • Off time: 16:11:57
16:10 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Puncher Clynch (IRE) 12/1
2nd At First Sight (IRE) 10/1
3rd Mikhail Glinka (IRE) 11/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 01- EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Address Unknown 144
3 9-1 D K Weld P J Smullen 10/111.00
2 (2) 51- PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap At First Sight (IRE) 282
3 9-1 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 102 10/111.00
3 (5) 110- White, dark blue stars, white & maroon striped sleeves, maroon cap Elusive Award (USA) 176
Course Winner
3 9-1 A Oliver F M Berry 100 11/112.00
4 (1) 11532-3 White, maroon braces, maroon & mauve qtd cap Famous Warrior (IRE) 21
3 9-1 K Prendergast D P McDonogh 105 11/26.50
5 (8) 1- Grey, beige star, beige stars on sleeves, grey cap, beige stars Icon Dream (IRE) 220
3 9-1 D Wachman K Latham 8/19.00
6 (4) 12612- Dark Blue Mikhail Glinka (IRE) 155
Course Winner
3 9-1 A P O'Brien Johnny Murtagh 110 11/102.10
7 (3) 1 Light green, red cross sashes, check sleeves, red diamond on cap Mister Carter (IRE) 21
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-1 T Stack W M Lordan 13/27.50
8 (7) 81189-1 PURPLE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, quartered cap Puncher Clynch (IRE) 9
3 9-1 J S Bolger K J Manning 93 12/113.00

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien generally sends the 'first team' out for this so MIKHAIL GLINKA, runner-up in the Group 1 Criterium De Saint-Cloud on his final juvenile start, will be expected to follow the likes of Yeats, Fame And Glory and his own sire Galileo and take this on his return as he looks very much a second-season type. Famous Warrior finished third to Noll Wallop in the 2000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown and wasn't beaten far by Mikhail Glinka at Killarney in August. He is held by Puncher Clynch on their run at Listowel in August and Jim Bolger's charge has returned in good style with a recent victory at Dundalk.