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14:10 Leopardstown (IRE)

Racecourse Of The Year (C & G) Maiden (Plus 10)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €12,500 added
  • Winner: €7,688
  • 2nd: €2,375
  • 3rd: €1,125
  • 4th: €500
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 23.33s
  • Off Time: 14:13:49
  • 12 Ran
1(8)
Silk - LIGHT GREEN, pink star & stars on sleeves, pink cap, light green star
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Trainer M O'Callaghan
  • Jockey Kieron Fallon

dwelt, towards rear, a little keen early, pushed along briefly after 3f, pushed along again in last under 4f out, detached and no impression 3f out, eased inside final furlong

2(12)
Silk - Pink
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Trainer A P O'Brien
  • Jockey D O'Brien

tracked leaders, soon 4th, raced on outer into straight, challenged towards outer from 2f out, led from 1 1/2f out, stayed on well to assert inside final furlong, comfortably

3(10)
Silk - Brown & orange chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, brown diamond
  • Form 86-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Trainer T G McCourt
  • Jockey C T Keane

mid-division, soon raced in 9th, reminder over 4f out, soon under pressure, 11th and no impression into straight, soon no extra, eased inside final furlong

4(7)
Silk - Royal blue, red stars, white sleeves, royal blue cap
66/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Trainer P D Deegan
  • Jockey C D Hayes

soon led, pushed along approaching straight, headed over 1 1/2f out, weakened final furlong

5(4)
Silk - PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap
  • Form 5-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Trainer A P O'Brien
  • Jockey R L Moore

tracked leaders, soon 5th, 3rd approaching straight, challenged towards outer from 2f out, every chance in 2nd 1f out, one pace inside final furlong

6(9)
Silk - LIME GREEN, purple sleeves, white cap
  • Form 5-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Trainer M Halford
  • Jockey S Foley

chased leaders, soon raced in 7th, pushed along briefly under 4f out, soon under pressure, closed from 2f out, kept on same pace from 1f out

7(2)
Silk - PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Trainer Michael Mulvany
  • Jockey G F Carroll

slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along under 4f out, 9th on outer into straight, closed from 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong

8(1)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap
12/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Trainer D K Weld
  • Jockey P J Smullen

tracked leaders, soon 3rd, 5th into straight, kept on same pace from 1f out

9(5)
Silk - BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Trainer J M Oxx
  • Jockey G P Halpin

dwelt, towards rear, pushed along after 4f, soon reminder, 10th into straight, slightly impeded over 1f out, kept on same pace

10(3)
Silk - Yellow, purple star, yellow cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Trainer J M Oxx
  • Jockey D P McDonogh

uneasy in stalls, dwelt, mid-division, soon raced in 6th, kept on same pace from 1f out

11(11)
Silk - Emerald green, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 2343-2
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 100
  • Trainer J S Bolger
  • Jockey K J Manning

led briefly early, tracked leader, challenged 2f out, led briefly over 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace from 1f out

12(6)
Silk - DARK BLUE
11/1
  • Form 75-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Trainer A P O'Brien
  • Jockey J A Heffernan

mid-division, took keen hold early, soon raced in 8th, raced on inner into straight, closed and not much room briefly 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace from 1f out

In depth

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien has won two of the three renewals and has a trio of entries. Ryan Moore's presence on Housesofparliament, a Galileo colt and dual Derby entry who had a nice run round at Tipperary in October, suggests he would be the most forward though Bhutan is a half-brother to a USA Grade 1 winner. Successor should make progress this campaign but it's about time STELLAR MASS was winning. Jim Bolger's colt was unfortunate in his first campaign and made his first appearance of the season in a very strong maiden at the Curragh which is already working out well so he can go one better than his runners-up spot. With Dermot Weld's yard in such good form, Orillion is one to keep an eye on while Mighty Legend made a very encouraging debut here in October when staying on nicely.

Formwatch

Alessian Order (IRE) Bushranger colt out of Alessia.

Bhutan (IRE) Galileo colt out of Ecology.

Dreaming Voice (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slow into stride towards rear, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 11, 9l behind Dal Harraild (9-0) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gs in Sep.

Eight And Bob 50-1 (9-5) Led or disputed lead, pushed along and headed 3f out, no extra under 2f out, weakened, 20th of 25, 20 3/4l behind Embiran (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn Yielding - Soft in Mar.

Housesofparliament (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along 4f out, some progress on inner under 2f out and moderate 8th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 7 3/4l behind Siamsaiocht (9-0) at Tipperary 1m 1f mdn Yielding in Oct.

Mighty Legend (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Soon mid-division, 8th halfway, went moderate 6th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 5l behind Tirmizi (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m mdn gd in Oct.

On The Go Again (IRE) Arakan gelding out of Lady Bolino.

Orillion Cacique gelding out of Pure Joy.

Prince Charmin' (IRE) High Chaparral gelding out of Dream Club.

Star Glitter (FR) Sea The Stars gelding out of Gadalka.

Stellar Mass (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, progress to lead over 1f out, soon ridden and headed 100 yards, kept on one pace, 2nd of 25, 1 1/4l behind Embiran (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn Yielding - Soft in Mar.

Successor (IRE) 15-8 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, edged right 2f out, soon under pressure and no impression in 5th 1f out, no extra, 5th of 9, 4 1/4l behind Moonlight Magic (9-5) at Cork 7f mdn Yielding - Soft in Oct.