Leopardstown Club Membership Maiden 1m 6f
- (4yo+, 1m 6f, 6 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Good to firm (watering)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 0.81s
- Off time: 21:01:50
|1st||4 Gambling Girl||9/2|
|2nd||5 Pink Hat||1¾||5/2|
Dat's The Plan (IRE) 14
|7||133 9-7||J G Murphy||G F Carroll||16/1|
Ebazziyr (IRE) 68
|6||133 9-7 t||J Leavy||K J Manning||6/4f|
Marty's Magic (IRE) 54
|5||133 9-7||D K Weld||P J Smullen||75||8/1|
Gambling Girl 7
|5||128 9-2||Mrs J Harrington||F M Berry||68||9/2|
Pink Hat (IRE) 32
|6||128 9-2||W P Mullins||W J Lee||5/2|
What Lies Ahead (IRE) 95
|4||128 9-2||W McCreery||W M Lordan||10/1|
Ebazziyr (6/4), Pink Hat (5/2), Gambling Girl (9/2), Marty's Magic (8/1), What Lies Ahead (10/1), Dat's The Plan (16/1)
The last six renewals have seen winners returned at 25/1 and 50/1 so backers beware. Dual winning bumper Ebazziyr made his debut under Flat rules in a Listed contest over 1m5f at Limerick in April where, after being outpaced early, he ran on well at the finish. He could probably do with some rain and may not be up to conceding weight to PINK HAT. Willie Mullins' mare, also a dual winning bumper, ended her hurdling campaign with two very convincing victories and should have enough pace to take this. What Lies Ahead won a Punchestown bumper on heavy ground and has never raced in quicker conditions while Gambling Girl was beaten a long way when runner-up at Tipperary last month.
Gambling Girl 20-1 (10-0) Soon chased leaders, went moderate 2nd final 2f, kept on without troubling winner, 2nd of 10, 19l behind Granddukeoftuscany (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 4f mdn stks in Jun.
Pink Hat (IRE) 5-2 (11-9) Close up, led 2nd where jumped left and jumped left throughout, asserted approaching straight, stayed on well run-in, won at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hdl gd in Jun beating Love On Top (11-2) by 6l, 8 ran.
Marty's Magic (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, some progress in 8th approaching straight, not clear run over 2f out, ridden and went 5th 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 9l behind Storm Away (10-9) at Wexford 2m amat mdn stks in May.
Ebazziyr (IRE) 50-1 (9-6) Slowly away, soon in touch in rear, pushed along entering straight and 7th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Tarana (9-0) at Limerick 1m 4f Listed stks (1) in Apr.
What Lies Ahead (IRE) 11-2 (10-13) Towards rear, progress from before straight, challenged from over 2f out, no impression under pressure in 4th from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 12l behind Aminabad (11-6) at Limerick 2m 4yo Listed N H flat (1) hvy in Mar.
Dat's The Plan (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 5th over 2f out and soon ridden, no impression from 1f out and kept on same pace closing stages, 6th of 17, 8l behind Saint Gervais (11-7) at Leopardstown 1m 6f amat mdn stks gf in Jun.