• 15:10 Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes 1m

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.88s
  • Off time: 15:11:23
15:10 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Go For Goal (IRE) 7/1
2nd Shining Emerald 5/2
3rd Ebanoran (IRE) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 541644- Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap All Set To Go (IRE) 155
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3 9-3 A Oliver G F Carroll 98 50/151.00
2 (7) 415- PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Buonarroti (IRE) 155
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3 9-3 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 105 9/110.00
3 (1) 16- Maroon, yellow panel, yellow armlet, quartered cap Davids Park 155
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3 9-3 J J Murphy F M Berry 90 33/134.00
4 (10) 1- GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Ebanoran (IRE) 166
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3 9-3 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 7/18.00
5 (9) 71-2 DARK GREEN, white sleeves, dark green stars, white cap Go For Goal (IRE) 7
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3 9-3 b D K Weld P J Smullen 94 7/18.00
6 (2) 48- ROYAL BLUE, black & emerald green quartered cap Highly Toxic (IRE) 175
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3 9-3 P J Flynn D M Grant 100/1101.00
7 (6) 11- ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Indian Maharaja (IRE) 233
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3 9-3 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 99 11/82.38
8 (4) 1- Dark blue, light blue cross sashes, diabolo on sleeves, white cap Quadrivium (USA) 109
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3 9-3 D Wachman W M Lordan 16/117.00
9 (5) 23113- Dark blue, dark blue & white striped sleeves, white cap, dark blue star Shining Emerald 155
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-3 P D Deegan C D Hayes 110 5/23.50
10 (8) 533- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Stirabout (USA) 255
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3 9-3 J S Bolger K J Manning 88 25/126.00


This hasn't proved much of a classic trial in recent years though Dermot Weld has won it twice with the classy pair Grey Swallow and Famous Name. He runs Go For Goal this time and he has a fitness advantage having carried a big weight with distinction in a handicap at the Curragh last week. Ebanoran is out of an Irish Oaks winner so did well to score over 7f on his debut at the Curragh in October. Shining Emerald is undoubtedly the pick of those who have run having completed a double then finished a close third to the Ballydoyle pair Craftsman and Michaelmas in a Group 3 here in October. The latter's yard is represented by Buonarroti, a very easy maiden winner at Tipperary before attempting to make all in the Racing Post Trophy, and INDIAN MAHARAJA, who was put away for the season after completing a double in a Listed race at Tipperary. The latter is an exciting prospect and looks the one to be on.