Leopardstown Handicap (50-80) 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, 10 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Good, Yielding in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 42.98s
- Off time: 18:25:10
|3rd||6 Golden Shoe||nk||14/1|
Knights Templar (IRE) 20
|7||139 9-13 t||P J Flynn||D M Grant||79||9/1|
Doc Holliday (IRE) 29
|4||137 9-11 t||E Lynam||R P Downey (7)||77||7/1|
Balmont Belle (IRE) 34
|4||135 9-9||T Collins||P J Smullen||75||16/1|
Reckless Lad (IRE) 7
|4||134 9-8 t||P Martin||C P Hoban (3)||74||4/1|
Teocht (IRE) 53
|4||134 9-8 t1||J S Bolger||K J Manning||74||7/1|
Golden Shoe (IRE) 13
|6||132 9-6 t||J T Gorman||C D Hayes||72||14/1|
Hasanour (USA) 18
|4||132 9-6||M Halford||S Foley||72||14/1|
Korbous (IRE) (ex5) 7
|5||131 9-5||R Brabazon||L F Roche (3)||61||3/1f|
Tahaf (IRE) (ex5) 6
|4||119 8-7 pt||Denis Hogan||R P Cleary||49||8/1|
Shabra Emperor (IRE) 8
|5||117 8-5 p||P O Brady||N G McCullagh||57||14/1|
Korbous (3/1), Reckless Lad (4/1), Doc Holliday (7/1), Teocht (7/1), Tahaf (8/1), Knights Templar (9/1), Golden Shoe (14/1), Hasanour (14/1), Shabra Emperor (14/1), Balmont Belle (16/1)
Tahaf gained his first success when dropping back to this trip at Bellewstown and there should be more to come, a remark that also applies to Korbous who is another with a penalty for last week's success over the course and distance. The latter is finally getting his act together and should be in the frame but RECKLESS LAD is given another chance to shine over a mile after running well in handicaps over 7f including here last week. Knights Templar last won a race over this track and trip a year ago and he's now 13lb higher though that didn't prevent an excellent run behind In Salutem at Limerick last time.
Teocht (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden early straight and dropped to 8th 2f out, no extra, kept on one pace, 9th of 11, 8l behind Odisseia (8-13) at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp gd in May.
Korbous (IRE) 7-2 (9-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden to challenge under 2f out and soon led, kept on well final furlong, won at Leopardstown 1m app stks gf beating Our Max (9-9) by 1l, 6 ran.
Golden Shoe (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 6l behind Chance To Dance (9-8) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 60-100 gf in Jun.
Reckless Lad (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Settled in mid-division, 7th 3f out, took closer order and ridden from 2f out, kept on final furlong without matching principals, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Flic Flac (9-9) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gf.
Hasanour (USA) 33-1 (10-0) Raced in rear, progress into 7th on outer approaching straight, pushed along in 6th 2f out, ridden inside final furlong and kept on for 5th, 5th of 8, 7l behind Leafcutter (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Tahaf (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Soon led and disputed, ridden to assert over 1f out, kept on final furlong, reduced advantage close home and all out, won at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-65 gd beating California Rose (9-7) by nk, 15 ran.
Doc Holliday (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Soon tracked leaders, 4th before straight, no impression when briefly short of room over 1f out where 7th, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 10l behind Hi Emperor (9-6) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 50-80 gf in Jun.
Shabra Emperor (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Dwelt, rear of mid-division, 10th 3f out, switched left from early straight, went 4th 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Eljowzah (9-2) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 47-65 gf.
Balmont Belle (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Prominent early before settling in mid-division, ridden over 3f out and no impression from over 2f out, tailed off, last of 16, 33l behind Pyromaniac (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp gd in Jun.
Knights Templar (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, progress on outer and edged right to challenge 1f out, ridden to dispute 100 yards out, no extra and headed near line, 2nd of 7, hd behind In Salutem (9-9) at Limerick 7f hcp 50-80 gd in Jun.