Leopardstown

  • 20:25 Leopardstown 'Summer Pass' Handicap7f 20y

  • Winner €10,472 2nd €3,246 3rd €1,547 4th €697
  • Going: Good to firm (watering)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 30.34s
  • Off time: 20:25:27
20:25 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Waitingfortheday (IRE) 3/1
2nd Betsey Trotter (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 676-120 BEIGE, brown chevron & cap Bachelor (IRE) 116
3 9-12 t N C Kelly O J Orr (5) 85 20/121.00
2 (6) 7-07823 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Gasta (IRE) 12
3 9-11 J S Bolger W T Byrne (10) 84 12/113.00
3 (7) 2823-12 Light green & dark green diamonds Betsey Trotter (IRE) 30
3 9-7 D K Weld D P McDonogh 80 7/24.50
4 (4) 71-4783 Red, yellow stars, halved sleeves, yellow star on cap Overcoming (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
3 9-7 G M Lyons C T Keane 80 4/15.00
5 (1) 5-67111 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE CHECK, royal blue sleeves, check cap Waitingfortheday (IRE) 7 (ex6)
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-6 J P O'Brien D O'Brien 73 3/14.00
6 (5) 5431-4 Dark blue, red star, striped sleeves & cap Militry Decoration (IRE) 104
Distance Winner
3 9-5 M O'Callaghan L F Roche 78 7/18.00
7 (3) 652132 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Premier League (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
3 8-13 Michael Mulvany G F Carroll 72 7/24.50

Verdict

Waitingfortheday has completed a hat-trick by narrow margins including a short-head victory at Dundalk. She has a 6lb penalty to contend with and this could be a step too far. Gasta was beaten a long way when last of three at Naas and hasn't won since her debut in May of last year. but Betsey Trotter has been going well and made the odds-on Sirjack Thomas pull out the stops at Sligo. MILITRY DECORATION ended his first campaign with a nursery victory at Dundalk and though slightly disappointing on his comeback in April has done enough to earn the vote though none of the remaining trio can be dismissed in what looks a tight handicap.