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16:15 Leopardstown (IRE)

Seamus & Rosemary Mcgrath Memorial Saval Beg Stakes (listed)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 6f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • €50,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 58.64s
  • Off Time: 16:15:16
  • 7 Ran
1(3)
Silk - Dark Blue
  • Form 14/172-2
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 117

tracked leader in 2nd, led 4f out, ridden and challenged 1 1/2f out, headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong and kept on same pace

2(2)
Silk - BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star
4/1
  • Form 35/1114-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 113

settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, headway in 2nd 3 1/2f out, travelled well to challenge 1 1/2f out, led 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong

3(7)
Silk - BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots
  • Form 31
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1

held up towards rear, ridden into 5th 3f out, no impression in 4th 2f out, moderate 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace

4(6)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap
50/1
  • Form 1235/7-4
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 95

led, headed 4f out, ridden in 3rd 3f out, weakened entering straight

5(1)
Silk - GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap

Haralan (IRE)

42 t CD
6/1
  • Form 15-1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 103

chased leaders, 4th halfway, pulled up 6f out

6(4)
Silk - RED, blue sleeves, black cap
66/1
  • Form 2452-71
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 75

reared leaving stalls and towards rear, ridden in 6th 3f out, kept on one pace

7(5)
Silk - BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star
33/1
  • Form 113659-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 96

chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 3f out, no impression in 3rd 2f out, kept on one pace

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

AGE OF AQUARIUS is still engaged in the Coronation Cup but is more likely to be Ballydoyle's chief Cup hope this year following the retirement of Yeats and his excellent comeback second to Harbinger at Chester bodes well for the rest of the season. Profound Beauty progressed throughout last season despite her age and it was no disgrace to finish fourth in a much better than average Irish St Leger on her final start. She loves this track and is a threat while John Oxx would not be pitching the lightly-raced and progressive Haralan in at this level if he did not believe he was capable of a big run.

Formwatch

Age Of Aquarius (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, not pace of winner, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Harbinger (9-3) at Chester 1m 5f Grp 3 (1) gs.

Profound Beauty (IRE) 7-2 (9-8) Towards rear, closed from over 5f out, soon tracked leaders, dropped to moderate 3rd over 3f out, soon 4th and no extra under pressure, 4th of 8, 24l behind Alandi (9-11) at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 1 sft in Sep.

Caesar's Song (IRE) 9-4fav (11-7) Soon mid-division, progress to track leader over 3f out, led before straight, soon ridden clear, stayed on well, all out, won at Limerick 2m nhf gd beating Rugby Dunne De Biz (11-7) by hd, 15 ran.

Donegal (USA) 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leader in 2nd, 3rd 5f out, 4th and driven along over 3f out, no impression straight, 4th of 8, 9l behind The Bull Hayes (9-7) at Tipperary 1m 6f stks in Apr.

Haralan (IRE) 7-4fav (9-8) Mid-division, improved into 4th travelling well on outer entering straight, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, soon clear, kept on well, easily, won at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 60-100 gf in Apr beating Beau Michael (8-2) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.

Keep It Cool (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division, closer in 4th 5f out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, led under 1f out, stayed on well, won at Tipperary 1m 6f stks gf beating Oneeightofamile (9-6) by 1l, 8 ran.

Loch Long (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 20l behind Casual (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 4f ext hcp hvy in Nov.