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15:45 Leopardstown (IRE)

Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Yielding, Soft in places.
  • Surface: Turf
  • €95,000 added
  • Winner: €61,750
  • 2nd: €18,050
  • 3rd: €8,550
  • 4th: €2,850
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 11.50s
  • Off Time: 15:45:25
  • 5 Ran
1(2)

Wrote (IRE)

43 BF
8/13
  • Form: 31131-3
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-6
  • Official Rating: 115
  • Trainer: A P O'Brien
  • Jockey: R L Moore

tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden entering straight and no impression on first 2 from 2f out, no threat and kept on one pace

2(5)
100/1
  • Form: 0-36
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-3
  • Official Rating: 77
  • Trainer: T Collins
  • Jockey: M C Hussey

chased leaders, 4th from halfway, ridden entering straight and soon no extra

3(4)
  • Form: 731-46
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-3
  • Official Rating: 97
  • Trainer: D K Weld
  • Jockey: P J Smullen

held up in 4th and took keen hold, 5th from halfway, ridden and no impression entering straight, no extra

4(3)

Light Heavy (IRE)

28 pt CCD
15/8
  • Form: 2-11
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-3
  • Official Rating: 109
  • Trainer: J S Bolger
  • Jockey: K J Manning

tracked leader in 2nd, ridden to challenge early straight, led inside final furlong and kept on under pressure

5(1)
  • Form: 613-3
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-3
  • Official Rating: 101
  • Trainer: A P O'Brien
  • Jockey: J A Heffernan

led, strongly pressed early straight, headed inside final furlong, kept on under pressure but not match winner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien has won this seven times in the past ten years and is represented by WROTE and Tower Rock. The former looks the stable pick after a brilliant first campaign which culminated in his victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf and he was by no means disgraced behind stablemate Daddy Long Legs in the UAE Derby at Meydan in March. Mickdaam, who finished fourth, won the Chester Vase this week when Call To Battle, who had finished over 2l behind Light Heavy here last month, was a close third. That puts Jim Bolger's lightly-raced colt right in the picture here and he looks the one to bustle up the Ballydoyle colt, especially as Tower Rock was behind him last time. The remaining pair have plenty to do.

Formwatch

Wrote (IRE) 11-4fav (8-9) 3rd of 14, 2l behind Daddy Long Legs (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Group 2 sks (1) in Mar.

Calgacus (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 3l behind Moldowney (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol.

Hit The Jackpot (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden along approaching straight, kept on one pace under pressure in straight, 6th of 7, 7l behind Light Heavy (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.

Light Heavy (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway in straight to challenge and led 1f out, ridden to assert and stayed on well, comfortably, won at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr beating Call To Battle (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.

Tower Rock (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leader in 2nd, driven along entering straight, no impression on winner inside final furlong and dropped to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Light Heavy (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.