Leopardstown

  • 17:40 Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Maiden 6f

  • Winner €14,750 2nd €4,750 3rd €2,250 4th €1,000
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 17.32s
  • Off time: 17:42:10
17:40 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Brunelle (IRE) 3/1
2nd For The Trees (IRE) 13/2
3rd Natural Power (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (4) 89 Dark blue, beige disc, beige stars on sleeves, beige cap Urban Boom (IRE) 33
2 9-7 J P Murtagh B M Coen (5) 25/126.00
2 (12) MAROON, emerald green striped sleeves, quartered cap Natural Power (IRE)
2 9-3 Mrs D A Love R C Colgan 16/117.00
3 (16) Emerald green, red chevron, red diamonds on sleeves, white cap Na Caith Tobac (HOL)
2 9-1 G P Cromwell G F Carroll 16/117.00
4 (13) 55 Dark blue & yellow halved, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, dark blue star For The Trees (IRE) 34
2 9-0 Mrs J Harrington S Foley 13/27.50
5 (2) Dark blue, dark blue & pink striped sleeves, pink cap Schroders Mistake (IRE)
2 9-0 K J Condon W J Lee 8/19.00
6 (15) 47 White, large black spots, white cap Bigz Belief (IRE) 38
2 8-13 Matthew J Smith D P McDonogh 5/16.00
7 (5) 8 EMERALD GREEN, white cross of lorraine, black cap Falvetti (IRE) 35
2 8-13 K P Cotter D A McCormack (5) 9/110.00
8 (6) Emerald green, red seams, white cap Waterville Lady (IRE)
2 8-12 Mrs J Harrington T P Madden (3) 14/115.00
9 (1) WHITE, black spots, white sleeves, white cap, black spots Crassus (IRE)
2 8-11 N Meade C T Keane 11/26.50
10 (3) 5 Red, white spots, royal blue & white quartered cap Londonofficecallin (IRE) 14
2 8-11 Miss E McCutcheon M A Gallagher 100/1101.00
11 (10) Emerald green, dark blue sash & sleeves, hooped cap Una Vis (IRE)
2 8-11 Miss N Lupini J A Heffernan 33/134.00
12 (7) Black & grey quartered, halved sleeves, quartered cap In A Bubble (IRE)
2 8-10 A Oliver C D Hayes 25/126.00
13 (9) YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Brunelle (IRE)
2 8-6 G M Lyons W M Lordan 3/14.00
Non runners
14 (8)8Not Now Zeb (IRE)29-1T MullinsReserve 1
15 (14)07Bass Reeves (IRE)28-13N MeadeReserve 2
16 (11)80Hectopascal (IRE)29-3J A StackReserve 3

Verdict

This looks a moderate maiden and FOR THE TREES has the best form of those with experience, staying on over the minimum at Dundalk and Cork. She'll be suited by the extra furlong and should prove difficult to beat. Bigz Belief made a promising debut at Fairyhouse but didn't enjoy 7f on soft ground at Roscommon so should do better while Falvetti should improve for his debut over 7f here. Brunelle is by Kodiac out of a middle-distance winner so may need further but Crassus, a half-brother to six winners, hails from a yard going well and could make his mark.