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20:05 Leopardstown (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Good (Good to Yielding in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €25,001 added
  • Winner: €14,750
  • 2nd: €4,750
  • 3rd: €2,250
  • 4th: €1,000
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 12.21s
  • Off Time: 20:06:01
  • 11 Ran
1st
3rd
7/2

      1(4)
      4/1
      • Form: 942622
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 9-12
      • Official Rating: 84
      • Trainer: G P Cromwell
      • Jockey: C D Hayes

      towards rear, 8th halfway, travelled well entering straight, not much room over 1f out, ridden and progress 1f out, weakened under 1f out

      2(2)
      7/1
      • Form: 434321
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 9-12
      • Official Rating: 84
      • Trainer: Mrs J Harrington
      • Jockey: S Foley

      prominent, 4th halfway, niggled along approaching straight, ridden under 2f out, weakened over 1f out

      3(7)
      • Form: 31
      • Age: 3
      • Weight: 9-7
      • Official Rating: 87
      • Trainer: D K Weld
      • Jockey: B M Coen

      mid-division, 6th halfway, bumped 2f out, ridden and lost place 1 1/2f out, weakened final furlong, eased closing stages

      4(10)

      Heliac

      38 D
      7/2
      • Form: 42-11
      • Age: 3
      • Weight: 9-5
      • Official Rating: 85
      • Trainer: G M Lyons
      • Jockey: C T Keane

      broke well to lead, ridden 1 1/2f out, strongly pressed final 100 yards, soon headed, no extra and dropped to 3rd close home

      5(1)
      • Form: 841-993
      • Age: 3
      • Weight: 9-4
      • Official Rating: 84
      • Trainer: K H Clarke
      • Jockey: R C Colgan

      rear of mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong

      6(8)
      20/1
      • Form: 41-4777
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 9-0
      • Official Rating: 72
      • Trainer: M O'Callaghan
      • Jockey: L F Roche

      rear, 11th halfway, switched right and progress over 1f out, ridden and ran on strongly under 1f out to 4th close home, nearest finish

      7(3)
      • Form: 204225
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 8-12
      • Official Rating: 70
      • Trainer: Michael Mulvany
      • Jockey: G F Carroll

      in touch, 5th halfway, under pressure 1 1/2f out, no impression on leaders final 150 yards, no extra

      8(11)
      13/2
      • Form: 1-06241
      • Age: 3
      • Weight: 8-10
      • Official Rating: 76
      • Trainer: J S Bolger
      • Jockey: K J Manning

      soon tracked leader, 2nd halfway, ridden over 1f out, challenged between horses final 100 yards, kept on to 2nd close home, held

      9(5)
      • Form: 2131-48
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 8-9
      • Official Rating: 67
      • Trainer: M Halford
      • Jockey: A J Farragher

      towards rear, 9th halfway, ridden 2f out, dropped to 11th and no impression over 1f out, some late progress, never a factor

      10(6)
      5/1
      • Form: 18-8234
      • Age: 3
      • Weight: 8-7
      • Official Rating: 73
      • Trainer: J P Murtagh
      • Jockey: N G McCullagh

      mid-division, improved to 3rd halfway, ridden over 1f out, strongly challenged leader final 100 yards, soon led, kept on best

      11(9)
      • Form: 6-43042
      • Age: 3
      • Weight: 8-4
      • Official Rating: 70
      • Trainer: W McCreery
      • Jockey: N M Crosse

      towards rear, 10th halfway, edged left and bumped rival 2f out, ridden and headway on outer 1f out, kept on in 4th final 150 yards, dropped to 5th close home

      In depth

      Verdict

      Some progressive fillies clash in an interesting finale with HELIAC taken to complete a three-timer and maintain her unbeaten three-year-old record. This rates her toughest task to date but her manner of victory at both Cork and Roscommon suggests that she has yet to touch the ceiling of her ability. Anya Ylina is another with clearly more to offer after scoring with ease in her Gowran Park maiden stroll and it will be no surprise if she were to go close on this handicap bow. She does have her fair share of weight though. Innamorare commands proper respect despite topweight and enters the shortlist alongside recent winner, Minnie Haha, for Jessica Harrington.

      Formwatch

      Innamorare (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Soon mid-division, a little keen, pushed along from under 3f out, closed and effort straight, soon on terms, kept on inside final furlong, headed close home, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 18, 1/2l behind Saltonstall (8-12) at Galway 1m 1f hcp gd in Jul.

      Minnie Haha (FR) 4-1 (9-10) Pushed along briefly early, soon tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon on terms, gained narrow lead from 1 1/2f out, asserted and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Gowran Park 1m hcp fll gd in Jul beating Festina Plente (9-1) by 3l, 8 ran.

      Anya Ylina (IRE) Evensfav (9-0) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along and headway to lead under 2f out, soon ridden and asserted over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Gowran Park 1m mdn fll gf in May beating Grinn (9-0) by 4 1/4l, 13 ran.

      Heliac 11-8fav (9-6) Led, soon joined, headed after 4f, ridden to challenge 2f out, narrow lead 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp gd in Jul beating Millswyn (9-10) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.

      Harriet's Force (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Dwelt and pushed along, waited with towards rear, pushed along under 3f out, headway to chase winner and no impression inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 5, 6 1/4l behind Foxtrot Liv (9-4) at Killarney 1m fll gd in May.

      Divine Approach (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Dwelt, held up in rear, ran freely, switched right and pushed along early straight, soon ridden and no impression on outer over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 9, 6l behind Flowering Peach (8-9) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp fll gd in Jul.

      Passing Trade (IRE) 6-1fav (10-0) Prominent early, soon tracked leaders, one pace final furlong, 5th of 17, 6l behind One Cool Poet (9-10) at Galway 1m 1f hcp gd in Jul.

      Cuban Surfer (IRE) 9-4fav (8-13) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd before halfway, 4th over 3f out, switched right and ridden over 2f out, good headway to lead 1f out, asserted final 150 yards, kept on strongly, won at Naas 1m 2f hcp gd in Aug beating National Identity (8-8) by 4l, 11 ran.

      Lady De Vesci (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Held up behind leaders, moderate 5th halfway, closer but ridden 3f out, no impression 2f out, soon no extra, 8th of 9, 16 1/4l behind Stronghold (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f pol in Jan.

      Winiata (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) Soon raced in 5th, pushed along before straight, soon briefly tight for room on inner, switched left 2f out, kept on same pace without threatening inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Lyrical Attraction (9-1) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp gd in Jul.

      Royal Canford (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Broke well, tracked leaders on inner, pushed along in 3rd 2f out and 2nd 1f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, under pressure and kept on well closing stages, 2nd of 17, 3/4l behind Imposing Supreme (9-12) at Galway 1m hcp gd in Aug.