• 19:20 Jockey Club Of Turkey Meld Stakes 1m 1f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 54.60s
  • Off time: 19:24:54
19:20 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Famous Name 3/10
2nd Ballybacka Lady (IRE) 33/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 4-13121 EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Famous Name 25
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-12 D K Weld P J Smullen 115 3/101.30
2 (5) 031654 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Windsor Palace (IRE) 25
7 9-12 b A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 106 14/115.00
3 (4) 938204 GREY, emerald green diamond & cap Barack (IRE) 7
Course Winner
6 9-9 bt W McCreery B A Curtis 97 25/126.00
4 (6) 2-82327 Purple, orange cross sashes, orange diamond on cap Defining Year (IRE) 17
4 9-9 M Halford S Foley 105 12/113.00
5 (1) 4/1357-3 Black, white chevron, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Native Khan (FR) 25
4 9-9 J M Oxx Johnny Murtagh 113 4/15.00
6 (2) 610056- Dark blue & grey check, dark blue cap Ballybacka Lady (IRE) 327
Course Winner
4 9-6 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 102 33/134.00


FAMOUS NAME has won this for the past two years, both time at odds-on, and unless Native Khan can make major progress Dermot Weld's charge can complete the hat-trick. He had John Oxx' colt 7l behind in a similar contest at the Curragh at the beginning of the month and though the latter, a close fifth in last year's Epsom Derby, should improve for the run he's unlikely to turn the tables. Windsor Palace was just behind Native Khan at the Curragh and hardly appears likely to reverse the places. Defining Year can prove best of the remaining trio without threatening the selection.