Leopardstown

  • 14:25 Ballymaloe Foods Flat Race2m

  • Winner €6,468 2nd €2,005 3rd €956 4th €431
  • Going: Soft (Yielding in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.00s
  • Off time: 14:26:22
14:25 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alighted (IRE) 16/1
2nd Young Wolf (IRE) 11/2
3rd Voix Des Tiep (FR) 9/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 U BLACK, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, black cap, white diamonds Buck A Trend (IRE) 25
5 12-0 James Dullea Mr D L Queally (3) 16/117.00
2 PINK & GREY DIAMONDS, pink sleeves & cap Eagle Crag (IRE)
5 12-0 J G Murphy Mr J C Barry (5) 40/141.00
3 2- Red, black disc, white sleeves, red stars, red cap Voix Des Tiep (FR) 319
Beaten Favourite
5 12-0 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 9/101.90
4 1- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Active Force (IRE) 263
4 11-11 N Meade Ms N Carberry 6/17.00
5 Royal blue, royal blue & white hooped cap Advantage Point (IRE)
4 11-11 E P Harty Mr M J O'Hare (5) 33/134.00
6 Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap Alighted (IRE)
4 11-11 J P O'Brien Mr B O'Neill 16/117.00
7 Dark blue & yellow quartered, striped sleeves, quartered cap Nearly Man (FR)
4 11-11 G Elliott Mr J J Codd 12/113.00
8 5 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Speaker Connolly (IRE) 26
4 11-11 A Fleming Mr R Deegan (7) 20/121.00
9 White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Sweat Equity (IRE)
4 11-11 t1 J C McConnell Mr B W Harvey (7) 66/167.00
10 5-6 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, red cap Take Five (IRE) 46
4 11-11 J A Berry Mr J P Berry (7) 50/151.00
12 1 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Whisperinthebreeze 67
4 11-11 Mrs J Harrington Miss K Harrington (3) 6/17.00
13 MADONNA BLUE, brown cross belts, check cap Young Wolf (IRE)
4 11-11 Ms M Mullins Ms K Walsh 11/26.50
14 Dark green & yellow stripes, yellow cap, dark green diamonds Worth The Wait (IRE)
5 11-7 J C McConnell Mr T Reilly (7) 66/167.00
Non runners
11Whatchamacallit (IRE)411-11J P O'BrienMr D O'Connor

Verdict

Active Force went for 165,000 euros after winning at Courtown in April though only two of the nine runners completed the course. Whisperinthebreeze made an impressive debut at Tinahely in October and has a cracking pedigree for bumpers and hurdles and he could provide the main threat to VOIX DES TIEP. Willie Mullins' charge came here for a bumper in February but couldn't quite get to Someday, who hasn't been doing badly over hurdles, and can go one better. Derek O'Connor's presence on Whatchamacallit, who is out of a winning bumper, suggests he's the more forward of Joseph O'Brien's pair but Gordon Elliott's Nearly Man has a chaser's pedigree and may find a few of these too quick. Young Wolf's dam has produced bumper winners with her first two foals so he's one to note in the market.