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17:45 Leopardstown (IRE)

TRI Equestrian Handicap

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 1f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • €21,000 added
  • Winner: €12,600
  • 2nd: €4,200
  • 3rd: €2,100
  • 4th: €1,050
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 56.20s
  • Off Time: 17:45:12
  • 13 Ran
1(4)
Silk - Yellow & purple hoops, yellow sleeves, purple cap
9/1
  • Form 243141-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 96

tracked leaders on inner, headway under 2f out and ridden in 3rd over 1f out, moderate 2nd final 150 yards, kept on one pace

2(1)
Silk - dark green, light green chevron, collar and sleeves, dark green cap, light green peak
20/1
  • Form 88408-0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 96

held up in rear, pushed along early straight and no impression over 1f out, no extra final furlong, never a factor

3(14)
Silk - MAROON & WHITE DIABOLO, white sleeves, maroon cap

Questionare

367 BFD
50/1
  • Form 1220-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 94

rear of mid-division, towards rear halfway, pushed along and no impression 1 1/2f out, soon ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never a factor

4(2)
Silk - Black & emerald green chevrons, emerald green cap, black star
20/1
  • Form 920015-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 92

mid-division, pushed along and no impression entering straight, ridden and some headway over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong

5(11)
Silk - WHITE, purple panel, check cap
12/1
  • Form 1046-58
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 91

tracked leaders, some headway on outer approaching straight, 4th and ridden over 1f out, soon no extra and eased inside final furlong

6(7)
Silk - Red, Yellow Panel, Yellow Chevrons on Sleeves, Red Cap
  • Form 32/21-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 86

led, headed after 3f, led again 2f out, pushed along and soon asserted, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, easily

7(9)
Silk - Dark blue, pink cross sashes, pink stars on sleeves, dark blue cap
66/1
  • Form 21/4P59-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 84

tracked leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along entering straight and ridden 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, weakened

8(10)
Silk - PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap
8/1
  • Form 28644-1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 78

tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along entering straight, 2nd and ridden 1 1/2f out, soon no impression on winner, 3rd and kept on one pace final 150 yards

10(12)
Silk - Black, red chevron, red armlet, red cap, black stars
12/1
  • Form 1954-88
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 84

tracked leader on outer, headway to lead after 3f, pushed along and headed early straight, no extra 1 1/2f out, eased inside final furlong

11(6)
Silk - Red & white hoops, white cap, red star
14/1
  • Form 000147-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 82

mid-division, pushed along entering straight, 8th and ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace under pressure inside final furlong

12(3)
Silk - BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star
  • Form 33271/2-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 81

mid-division, pushed along and some headway between horses over 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace inside final furlong

13(8)
Silk - Maroon and white diablo, white sleeves, white cap
80/1
  • Form 43622-0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 81

always towards rear, pushed along and detached in rear approaching straight, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, never a factor

14(5)
Silk - Dark green, light green chevron, collar & sleeves, white cap
14/1
  • Form 08-7423
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 77

towards rear, pushed along on outer early straight, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong to go 4th close home

9(13)
NR
  • Form 00978-0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 84

In depth

Verdict

IDEAL PAL completed a hat-trick around this time last year and returned to winning ways at Gowran on Wednesday when just getting up. He has a 6lb penalty to carry but can defy the extra. Questionare, a winner at Wolverhampton for John Gosden, makes his debut for Luke Comer while Patrick Sarsfield returns to action having easily landed the odds in a Curragh maiden last October. Innamorare has won three times around here though appears to need her first run back but any further rain would aid the cause of the lightly-raced Lightning Amber. Charcor and Koybig also add interest from top and bottom of a very competitive finale.

Formwatch

Charcor (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway early straight, ridden and progress in 3rd over 1f out, under pressure and kept on well inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Dec beating Simsir (9-8) by hd, 13 ran.

Settle For Bay (FR) (8-7) 15th of 16, 7 3/4l behind Suedois (9-6) at Meydan 1m hcp gd in Jan.

Questionare 7-2fav (8-10) Steadied in rear, never dangerous, 14th of 16, dist behind South Pacific (8-9) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp stks (2) gs in Jun.

Trading Point (FR) 13-2 (9-9) Mid-division, pushed along under 2f out, ridden and headway 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Innamorare (8-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Nov.

Theobald (IRE) 18-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to dispute 2f out, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra 1f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Bowerman (9-7) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in Jun.

Patrick Sarsfield (FR) 1-5fav (9-5) Prominent, soon 2nd, travelling smoothly and on terms over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, very easy, won at Curragh 1m mdn sft in Oct beating Aisteoir (9-0) by 4l, 14 ran.

Bobby K (IRE) 17-2 (9-12) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 9, dist behind Anythingtoday (9-12) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (4) pol in Jun.

Ideal Pal (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Pushed along briefly early, soon tracked leaders, 4th approaching halfway, pushed along again before straight, soon effort, on terms 1 1/2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong to just prevail at the finish, won at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gd in Jun beating On The Balcony (9-6) by shd, 15 ran.

Raphael (GER) 20-1 (10-6) Waited with, 12th approaching halfway, not much room and switched right under 2f out, ran on without threatening inside final furlong, 8th of 18, 3 3/4l behind Mutadaawel (10-2) at Navan 1m hcp gf in Jun.

Innamorare (IRE) 9-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden towards outer 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 7 1/2l behind Freescape (8-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Dec.

Lightning Amber (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Prominent, led and disputed early, headed over 6f out, 4th halfway, ridden and went 2nd entering straight, kept on inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Njord (9-9) at Galway 1m hcp Soft - Heavy in Oct.

Sod's Law 40-1 (10-4) Dwelt, towards rear, 14th approaching halfway, pushed along under 3f out, switched right under 2f out to outer, soon one pace, 16th of 18, 8 3/4l behind Mutadaawel (10-2) at Navan 1m hcp gf in Jun.

Koybig (IRE) 18-1 (9-13) A little slow into stride, waited with, 11th approaching halfway, headway and effort straight, kept on well without reaching front pair inside final furlong, 3rd of 18, 1 3/4l behind Mutadaawel (10-2) at Navan 1m hcp gf in Jun.

Magnetic North (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, 5th and pushed along entering straight, soon lost place and no extra 2f out, eased final furlong, 16th of 17, 24 1/4l behind Edification (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gf in Jun.