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14:40 Leopardstown (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) Maiden

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • €16,500 added
  • Winner: €9,900
  • 2nd: €3,300
  • 3rd: €1,650
  • 4th: €825
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 31.08s
  • Off Time: 14:40:41
  • 10 Ran
1(5)
Silk - Royal blue & emerald green diabolo, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, royal blue diamonds
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

slowly away, pushed along and detached halfway, no impression in straight, eased inside final furlong, never a factor

2(1)
Silk - WHITE, purple panel, check cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

led or disputed lead, pushed along in straight, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon no extra and weakened

3(10)
Silk - Dark Blue
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

prominent and disputed lead, ridden and lost place over 1f out, soon no extra, eased final furlong

4(2)
Silk - BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

mid-division, ridden and some headway when edged left over 1f out, soon went 2nd, kept on well inside final furlong to lead close home

5(7)
Silk - Dark blue, light blue cross sashes, diabolo on sleeves, white cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along on outer and some headway over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong

6(4)
Silk - Beige, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, white cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

rear of mid-division, switched right and some headway when badly hampered 1f out, kept on well between horses inside final furlong to go 4th close home

7(3)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

rear of mid-division, pushed along and no impression early straight, kept on one pace, never a factor

8(8)
Silk - Pink
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, not clear run and switched right 1f out, kept on inside final furlong

9(6)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, red chevron & sleeves, red & royal blue quartered cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

mid-division, pushed along under 2f out and 5th when hampered 1f out, kept on one pace

10(9)
Silk - PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

tracked leaders, pushed along early straight, ridden and edged left to lead over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, headed close home

In depth

Verdict

Sandhurst is by Galileo and a half-brother to the smart Washington DC while Handel is the second foal of a winning miler in the USA and is Seamie Heffernan's pick. Business Speak is related to a couple of winners up to 7f but IDES OF AUGUST cost $420,000 and is related to four winners. The latter gets the nod as Popular Verdict has a middle-distance pedigree as does Sassified but Southern Cape is by Galileo out of the Cheveley Park winner Tiggy Wiggy. Los Andes and Noble Seal represent Jessica Harrington and both should be suited by this trip.

Formwatch

Bell Ex One (IRE) Excelebration gelding out of Bonnie Bluebell.

Business Speak (IRE) Dawn Approach colt out of Yes Oh Yes.

Handel (USA) Prioneerof The Nile colt out of Party Starter.

Ides Of August (USA) More Than Ready colt out of Alina.

Los Andes (USA) Karakontie colt out of Candy Kitty.

Noble Seal (IRE) Fascinating Rock colt out of Seal Of Approval.

Popular Verdict Lope De Vega colt out of Popular.

Sandhurst (IRE) Galileo colt out of How's She Cuttin'.

Sassified (IRE) Excelebration colt out of Satwa Pearl.

Southern Cape (IRE) Galileo colt out of Tiggy Wiggy.