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17:15 Leopardstown (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Blue Wind Stakes (Fillies' Group 3) (Class 1)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • €65,000 added
  • Winner: €39,000
  • 2nd: €13,000
  • 3rd: €6,499
  • 4th: €3,250
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 8.99s
  • Off Time: 17:16:07
  • 8 Ran
1st
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2nd
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3rd
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1(5)
Silk - Maroon & yellow chevrons, maroon sleeves, yellow cuffs, yellow star on cap
  • Form 10322-9
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 102

prominent and disputed lead, pushed along and lost place 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, eased inside final furlong

2(2)
Silk - BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star
11/4
  • Form 31-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2

tracked leaders on inner, headway between horses in straight and challenged over 1f out, ridden and no impression in 3rd inside final furlong, no extra

3(8)
Silk - Orange, royal blue hoop, royal blue armlet, orange cap
  • Form 15346-6
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 90

rear of mid-division, 6th 4f out, pushed along and no impression early straight, no extra from over 1f out

4(6)
Silk - Orange, white chevron, black sleeves, white armlet, yellow cap
16/5
  • Form 21-2
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 99

rear of mid-division, pushed along and closer early straight, switched right and headway over 1f out, led 150 yards out, under pressure and kept on well

5(4)
Silk - Orange, large royal blue spots, royal blue spots on sleeves, orange cap
  • Form 2117-53
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 96

led or disputed lead, ridden under 2f out and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

6(3)
Silk - PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap
9/2
  • Form 666-2
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 88

pushed along early and tracked leaders, pushed along again approaching straight, ridden and dropped to rear 2f out, no extra from over 1f out

7(7)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap
8/1
  • Form 84-1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 92

tracked leaders, 3rd 4f out, ridden under 2f out and headway to lead over 1f out, headed 150 yards out, kept on under pressure, no impression on winner close home

8(1)
Silk - Emerald green, gold braids, white collar & cuffs, emerald green cap,
5/1
  • Form 1-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2

short of room on inner soon after start and dropped to rear, pushed along on outer entering straight, soon ridden and some headway in 6th over 1f out, kept on well into 3rd final 100 yards

In depth

Verdict

Amma Grace looks to have great potential after last season's maiden victory but meets several race-fit rivals. One Voice had Raven's Cry almost two lengths back in third when runner-up in the Salsabil at Navan and should confirm the form while Chrysalism had stable companion A New Dawn a length behind in a Grade 3 here earlier this month, though that was over 7f. Snow and Salsa finished 1-2 in a Curragh maiden over this trip last weekend with the former winning comfortably. She looks certain to go well but was a long way behind YAXENI (NAP) on her debut at Cork in August. The winner hasn't run subsequently but has an Irish Oaks entry and the lack of a run shouldn't prove too much of a problem.

Formwatch

A New Dawn (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Rear of mid-division on outer, ridden entering straight, 11th 1f out, no impression, 9th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Love Locket (9-2) at Leopardstown 7f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gf in Jun.

Amma Grace (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Tracked leader on inner, 2nd halfway, pushed along to lead entering straight, ridden under 2f out and soon asserted, reduced advantage under 1f out, kept on, won at Leopardstown 1m mdn fll sft in Oct beating Roca Roma (9-0) by 3/4l, 14 ran.

Chrysalism (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Chased leaders on inner, ridden 2f out, 4th 1f out, no extra, 6th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Love Locket (9-2) at Leopardstown 7f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gf in Jun.

One Voice (IRE) 16-5 (9-2) Led early, soon raced in 2nd, pushed along over 2f out, led again over 1f out, strongly pressed and kept on well inside final furlong, headed at line, 2nd of 6, shd behind Silence Please (9-2) at Navan 1m 2f lst fll stks (1) gf in Jun.

Raven's Cry (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Soon led, pushed along over 2f out, headed over 1f out,, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Silence Please (9-2) at Navan 1m 2f lst fll stks (1) gf in Jun.

Salsa (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Led early, tracked leader and 2nd halfway, ridden to challenge when rider lost whip 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression on winner closing stages, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Snow (9-2) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn fll gf in Jun.

Snow (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Led after 1f, strongly pressed under 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong and extended advantage close home, won at Curragh 1m 2f mdn fll gf in Jun beating Salsa (9-2) by 3/4l, 12 ran.

Yaxeni (FR) 12-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, led over 1f out, strongly pressed and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Cork 1m mdn fll Yielding - Soft in Aug beating Unknown Pleasures (9-0) by 1/2l, 10 ran.