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18:55 Leopardstown (IRE)

Spin 103.8 Handicap (60-100)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • €20,000 added
  • Winner: €13,000
  • 2nd: €3,800
  • 3rd: €1,800
  • 4th: €600
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 9.27s
  • Off Time: 18:55:27
  • 9 Ran
1(3)
Silk - WHITE, purple panel, check cap
  • Form 02261-3
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 92

mid-division, 5th 4f out, ridden in moderate 5th entering straight, no impression

2(2)
Silk - BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star
5/1
  • Form 115856-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 92

chased leaders, 4th 4f out, soon ridden, no impression on winner in 2nd over 1f out, lost 2nd near line

3(9)
Silk - Dark Blue
10/3
  • Form 421733/
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 90

made all and clear for most, well clear entering straight, soon ridden, reduced advantage 1f out, kept on well

4(4)
Silk - Black, White hoops, Royal blue & white quartered cap
  • Form 935056-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 88

in rear, ridden along in 8th 3f out, headway on outer from 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong to go 2nd near line, never threatened winner

5(6)
Silk - RED, yellow seams, green cap
7/1
  • Form 231011-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 83

chased leader in 2nd, ridden 3f out, soon weakened

6(1)
Silk - ORANGE & WHITE CHEVRONS, white sleeves, striped cap
  • Form 1662-40
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 83

mid-division, 6th 4f out, soon ridden and no impression

7(7)
Silk - Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star
  • Form 1-4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 81

chased leaders, 3rd 4f out, soon ridden, no impression on leaders from 2f out

8(8)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, dark blue star, dark blue stars on sleeves, dark blue cap, white star

Maal (IRE)

150 DCD
20/1
  • Form 703400-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 72

always behind, no impression from 3f out

9(5)
Silk - Royal blue & purple halved, purple sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 385-085
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 70

in rear, no impression under pressure from 3f out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

One favourite has won this in 13 renewals. Glor Na Mara, who got off the mark at the 16th time of asking over a mile at Dundalk in November, made a very satisfactory return over 6f at the Curragh on Sunday but has never raced at this trip. Jazz Girl follower her C&D victory with success over 1m4f at Dundalk in October and has to be considered despite her absence but this can go to ROMAN FLIGHT. Charlie Swan's charge, a debut winner at Limerick last June, returned from a long break with a fine run at Dundalk a couple of weeks ago and that should have put him straight for this. Robin Hood was last seen finishing third in the Group 2 Beresford Stakes in 2010 and though unlikely to need the run the fast ground may just be too much for him after such a long break.

Formwatch

Glor Na Mara (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Waited with, progress from halfway, every chance from 1 1/2f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Croisultan (9-12) at Curragh 6f ext hcp.

Malayan Mist (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to dispute briefly 2f out, no extra 1 1/2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 5l behind Handassa (9-0) at Naas 1m fll lst stks in Oct.

Robin Hood (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Led, ridden 2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed under 1 1/2f out, 3rd and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Casamento (9-1) at Curragh 1m 2yo Grp 2 (1) in Sep '10.

Rising Wind (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden in 10th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 16, 6l behind Hidden Universe (8-13) at Leopardstown 2m hcp sft in Nov.

Jazz Girl (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, won at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-85 pol in Oct beating Harrison's Cave (9-6) by 1/2l, 14 ran.

Strandfield Lady (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 11th of 14, 14l behind Spin Of A Coin (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcap pol in Feb.

Roman Flight (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, 7th halfway, ridden into 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, slightly hampered closing stages, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Prince Of Fashion (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcap pol.

Maal (IRE) 25-1 (8-0) Rear of mid-division, some headway early straight, no extra from 1f out, 14th of 20, 8l behind Take It To The Max (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m App hcp in Oct.

Little Arrows (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Mid-division, moderate 5th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Solid Air (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f stks 0-70 pol.