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17:45 Leopardstown (IRE)

Leopardstown Apprentice Handicap

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • €8,000 added
  • Winner: €5,520
  • 2nd: €1,280
  • 3rd: €560
  • 4th: €320
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 13.70s
  • Off Time: 17:46:55
  • 9 Ran
1(9)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron, yellow armlet, emerald green cap
  • Form 162006
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 70

rear of mid-division, headway on outer into 4th entering straight, went 2nd and tried to challenge over 1f out, soon no chance with easy winner, kept on one pace

2(7)
Silk - Turquoise blue, black sash, sleeves & cap
6/1
  • Form 11229-6
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 66

tracked leader on inner, 3rd halfway, ridden and no impression in 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace

3(4)
Silk - WHITE, purple panel, check cap
  • Form 02-1569
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 61

mid-division on outer and failed to settle, pulled way into 2nd halfway, ridden 2f out and soon no extra, weakened

4(3)
Silk - PINK, brown sash & sleeves, brown spots on cap
12/1
  • Form 53253/2
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 59

held up in rear of mid-division, some headway early straight and 6th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 3rd, no chance with easy winner

5(8)
Silk - Beige, brown sash, brown cap, beige star
10/1
  • Form 70-3352
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 56

chased leaders, 6th entering straight, ridden and no impression in 5th 1f out, no extra final furlong

6(2)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, white sash & sleeves, white spots on cap
  • Form 7/701
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 47

prominent racing keenly and pulled way to front after 1f, shaken up 1f out and soon stretched clear, easily

7(1)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, yellow seams, emerald green cap, yellow spots
  • Form 885708-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 60

led early, tracked leaders on inner in 4th halfway, ridden and dropped to rear approaching straight, no extra

8(5)
Silk - ORANGE & MAROON DIABOLO, orange sleeves, maroon cap, orange stars
  • Form 0-00820
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 50

held up in rear, 7th entering straight, kept on one pace without threatening

9(6)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, pink sash, pink cap, royal blue star
  • Form 700-0
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 56

chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden early straight and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace

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In depth

Verdict

Denis Hogan knows how to place horses to their best effect and looks to have worked the oracle again with INIS MEAIN. The five-year-old, a winner over hurdles in February, gained his first success on the Flat in taking style at Killarney on Monday and a 5lb penalty won't be a problem with his young rider able to claim 7lb. Valbucca has yet to win a race but is getting closer though connections appear to be having difficulty finding her best trip as she's been racing from 7f to 1m4f. She was having her first start since 2010 when runner-up to Little Arrows at Leopardstown a couple of weeks ago and looks the main danger. Sheilas Wish is another maiden but she should also be winning soon judged on her fine run behind The Fox Tully at Sligo. Sun Disc was having his first run since December when sixth in a big field at Leopardstown earlier this month and that will have done her the world of good.

Formwatch

Regal Tramp (USA) 16-1 (9-11) Soon mid-division, 9th before halfway, kept on same pace under pressure without threatening from 2f out, 6th of 16, 6l behind Beau Michael (9-11) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f Handicap (47-70) (4yo+) gf in May.

Sun Disc (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Rear of mid-division, headway into 6th approaching straight, 4th 2f out but no impression from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 23, 7l behind Salam Alaykum (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp 50-75 gs.

General Bunching (USA) 16-1 (8-4) Rear of mid-division, 7th on outer halfway, ridden early straight and soon no extra, weakened, last of 9, 32l behind Ansaab (9-11) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 60-90 in Apr.

Valbucca (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden entering straight and no impression on leader under 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Little Arrows (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f hcp 50-75 gs.

Sheilas Wish (IRE) 3-1fav (8-12) Chased leaders, closed 3f out, led 2f out, strongly pressed and headed under 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind The Fox Tully (9-8) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp 50-70 gs in Jun.

Inis Meain (USA) 7-2 (8-11) Made all, went clear 2 1/2f out, well clear when heavily eased from 1f out, very easily, won at Killarney 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 beating Little Green (9-4) by 5l, 9 ran.

Athlumney Lass (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden and lost place over 2f out, kept on one pace in 7th 1f out, 8th of 14, 5l behind Mr Red Clubs (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo clm stks pol in Nov.

Painted Fingers (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, 10th of 14, 13l behind Cebuano (10-1) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol.

Stay In My Heart (IRE) 25-1 (7-13) Mid-division best, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 13th of 17, 15l behind Kashmir Peak (9-11) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-75 gd in May.