Follow Leopardstown On Facebook Apprentice Handicap 1m 4f
- (3yo+, 1m 4f, 11 runners)
- Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
- Going: Good, Yielding in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 37.95s
- Off time: 20:30:19
|2nd||2 Madam Mo||1½||4/1|
|3rd||5 Blue Ridge Lane||hd||6/1|
Bobskier (IRE) 20
|6||140 10-0||G O'Leary||L P Dempsey (2)||70||12/1|
Madam Mo (IRE) 21
|4||135 9-9 p||P J Prendergast||S Corby (2)||65||4/1|
Teach Nua (IRE) 700
|10||135 9-9||D K Weld||D C Byrne||65||20/1|
Tafkeer (IRE) 34
|4||134 9-8||P A Fahy||R Coakley||64||50/1|
Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 7
|8||132 9-6 bt||J C McConnell||R P Downey (2)||62||6/1|
Skimming Stone (IRE) 256
|4||132 9-6||J J Murphy||J M Conneely (7)||62||25/1|
Winter Lion (IRE) 58
|4||130 9-4||Denis Hogan||Anastasia O'Brien (2)||60||11/2|
Rayna (IRE) 40
|3||127 9-1 h||J M Oxx||Gary Paul Halpin (2)||70||5/2f|
Cabarete (IRE) 99
|3||122 8-10 t||A Fogarty||K P Moriarty (4)||65||33/1|
Mahrajaan (USA) 20
|11||121 8-9 p||C Byrnes||T P Madden (2)||51||8/1|
Westhaven (IRE) 36
|6||121 8-9||N Meade||R Dawson (2)||51||14/1|
||4||813 b||A P O'Brien||NR||55||NR|
Rayna is progressing nicely though it wasn't much of a maiden she landed at Tramore and she'll find this much more demanding. Bobskier and the veteran Mahrajaan fought out the finish of a Limerick handicap with the former always just doing enough. There's very little between them at the revised weights but the winner may have the advantage again. However BLUE RIDGE LANE, who finished fourth, was tapped for toe when the pace quickened and with an extra furlong to travel he's taken to gain revenge on the front pair and take this under the excellent Robbie Downey. Madam Mo has only won once in 16 starts but she's shown good form when tried over this trip in the past and should go well.
Duarte Fernandes (USA) 14-1 (8-7) Settled towards rear of mid-division, dropped to rear 3f out and soon ridden, no impression from 2f out, 13th of 14, 28l behind Pacelli Road (9-13) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp gf.
Rayna (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, led 2f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, held on, won at Tramore 1m 4f fll mdn stks gd in May beating Lady Clitico (9-0) by nk, 9 ran.
Madam Mo (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Raced in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, improved into 5th over 1f, soon no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 6l behind Panama Hat (8-7) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 47-70 gf in Jun.
Blue Ridge Lane (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Settled in rear, 11th and ridden over 2f out, kept on well from over 1f out without troubling easy winner, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Pacelli Road (9-13) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp gf.
Mahrajaan (USA) 7-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride and towards rear, 8th entering straight, progress over 1f out, under pressure to go 2nd 150 yards out and kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Bobskier (10-0) at Limerick 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.
Winter Lion (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Towards rear, pushed along approaching straight, no impression 2f out, 12th of 14, 9l behind Truly Delightful (9-12) at Killarney 1m hcp 47-65 sft in May.
Teach Nua (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) In rear, last 5f out, headway entering straight, 6th 2f out, kept on one paced, 6th of 12, 18l behind Sir Ector (9-12) at Leopardstown 2m hcp gs in Aug '12.
Bobskier (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Chased leader, 5th halfway, closer in 4th entering straight, soon ridden and progress to lead 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, won at Limerick 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jun beating Mahrajaan (8-10) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Westhaven (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Soon tracked leaders at modest pace early, pushed along 6f out, lost place 4f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 9th of 14, 13l behind Star Power (9-12) at Dundalk 2m hcp 50-75 pol in Sep.
Skimming Stone (IRE) (8-11) 11th of 15, 24l behind Nausica Time (8-11) at Hannover(GER) 1m 3f fll lst stks (1) gd in Oct.
Cabarete (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Led early, chased leader and 4th halfway, closer approaching straight, soon ridden and dropped to rear 2f out, no extra, eased final furlong, last of 8, 46l behind Scooping (7-11) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo hcp hvy in Apr.
Tafkeer (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride and settled in rear, ridden over 3f out and no impression from over 2f out, tailed off, last of 17, 46l behind Artful Artist (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-70 gd in Jun.