Leopardstown

  • 16:30 Follow Leopardstown On Facebook Handicap 1m 2f

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.30s
  • Off time: 16:33:43
16:30 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Celtic Dane (IRE) 14/1
2nd Gimli's Rock (IRE) 15/8
3rd Fammi Sognare (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 214/40-7 Blue, pink slvs, blue & gold quartered cap Enchanted Evening (IRE) 7
5 10-0 D K Weld L F Roche (7) 95 10/111.00
2 (7) 2/52334- DARK GREEN, red hollow box, red sleeves, dark green cap Pires 109
Beaten Favourite
7 10-0 A J Martin N G McCullagh 95 12/113.00
3 (15) 723-800 WHITE, dark blue panel, light blue & dark blue check sleeves, white cap, dark blue star Bravely Fought (IRE) 38
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-13 Miss S J Harty G F Carroll (3) 94 8/19.00
4 (6) 28/1140- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Reiteration (USA) 224
4 9-11 pt J S Bolger K J Manning 92 6/17.00
5 (1) 290141- DARK BLUE, white star, white sleeves, maroon stars, white cap, maroon stars Elusive Ridge (IRE) 109
Distance Winner
5 9-10 H Rogers P J Smullen 91 10/111.00
6 (12) 42241-6 Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Gimli's Rock (IRE) 7
5 9-9 b Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 90 15/82.88
7 (13) 5000-32 ORANGE, brown seams, emerald green & yellow quartered cap Broad Meaning 16
5 9-7 t J McAuley J P O'Brien (5) 88 12/113.00
9 (10) 810720- DARK GREEN & YELLOW QUARTERED,red & white halved slvs,red & white hooped cap Cul A Dun (IRE) 163
5 9-6 J J Murphy J A Heffernan 87 20/121.00
10 (4) 190006- ROYAL BLUE, white spots, orange sleeves & cap Celtic Dane (IRE) 161
Distance Winner
7 9-4 K Prendergast Sammy Jo Bell (10) 85 14/115.00
11 (5) 302216- YELLOW, purple stars, yellow cap, purple stars Leah Claire (IRE) 22
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 8-8 M Palussiere D J Moran 75 10/111.00
12 (8) 134100- Emerald green, white slvs, orange cap, green star Fammi Sognare (IRE) 30
Course and Distance Winner
4 8-5 A Mullins S Foley (3) 72 20/121.00
13 (11) 6/81947- Purple, white seams on sleeves, mauve cap Park Ranger (IRE) 154
Distance Winner
5 8-4 C Roche C P Hoban (7) 71 10/111.00
14 (3) 00460- ROYAL BLUE, white seams, red & white striped cap Waterhouse (IRE) 172
4 8-4 J T Gorman W M Lordan 66 25/126.00
15 (2) 52670- BLACK & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, yellow sleeves, black cap Mctaggart (IRE) 10
4 8-4 t W C O'Brien B A Curtis (3)(ex2) 62 33/134.00
Non runners
8 (14)90/8718-Cilium (IRE)59-6J I MulhernC D Hayes87

Verdict

Pires is a useful performer on the Flat and over hurdles but his strike-rate of 1-17 on the level is poor and he's on a high-enough mark. He was a long way behind Elusive Ridge at Dundalk in December and the latter should go well though he was put in his place by GIMLI'S ROCK at Naas in October and Jessica Harrington's tough gelding gets the nod. He followed that Naas success with a victory in a Grade 2 over timber and returned to the Flat last week with a very good run over a mile at the Curragh where he was staying on stoutly at the finish. Broad Meaning has run two very good races in England recently and will be fitter than most while Reiteration began the last campaign with a pair of victories and had excuses when well beaten on his final two starts. Leah Claire is better over further but will be fit enough after a good run over timber three weeks ago.