Amethyst Stakes (Group 3) 1m

  • (3yo+, 1m, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner €39,000 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,799
  • Going: Good to Yielding, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 42.50s
  • Off time: 14:56:45
Full result
Result 14:55 Leopardstown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Duntle 8/13f
2nd 1 Custom Cut ¾ 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (2) 854-201
Purple, pink star, pink stars on sleeves, pink star on cap Custom Cut (IRE) 35
  • T:G Kent
  • J:R P Whelan
  • Form: 854-201
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
4 138 9-12 G Kent R P Whelan 106 10/1
2 (4) 4-63142
Royal blue & purple halved, purple sleeves, quartered cap Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 28
  • T:K J Condon
  • J:S Foley
  • Form: 4-63142
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-9p
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
6 135 9-9 p K J Condon S Foley 103 6/1
3 (5) 6/14112-
Dark blue, light blue cross sashes, diabolo on sleeves, white cap Duntle (IRE) 246
  • T:D Wachman
  • J:W M Lordan
  • Form: 6/14112-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
4 135 9-9 D Wachman W M Lordan 113 8/13f
4 (1) 7236-78
DARK BLUE, white star, white sleeves, maroon stars, white cap, maroon stars Elusive Ridge (IRE) 30
  • T:H Rogers
  • J:P J Smullen
  • Form: 7236-78
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
7 135 9-9 H Rogers P J Smullen 96 20/1
5 (3) 3536-14
Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Sweet Lightning 28
  • T:T Carmody
  • J:J P Murtagh
  • Form: 3536-14
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-9t
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
8 135 9-9 t T Carmody J P Murtagh 112 3/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 3 Famous Name
  • T:D K Weld
  • J:P J Smullen
7 9-12 D K Weld P J Smullen 1/5
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In depth

Verdict

The remarkable DUNTLE is taken to make a winning reappearance, as she did a year ago when landing a Dundalk maiden by 18 lengths. She later won a Listed handicap at Ascot and a Group 3 here in August and finished first past the post in the Group 1 Matron Stakes over the course and distance in September only to be controversially disqualified. Sweet Lightning finished runner-up to the now retired Famous Name in this last year and made a successful reappearance in the Irish Lincolnshire. He disappointed when odds-on for a Listed contest here last month when Bold Thady Quill was in front but that wasn't his true form. Custom Cut was a long way behind in the Lincolnshire but then made all to land a Group 3 over 7f at the Curragh for which he is penalised. Elusive Ridge has been racing on Polytrack and will need to improve to get involved.

Formwatch

Duntle (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and edged right in 3rd 1f out, kept on under pressure to lead close home, finished 1st but placed 2nd after stewards enquiry, 2nd of 11, shd behind Chachamaidee (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m flls Grp 1 (1) gd in Sep.

Custom Cut (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Made all, ridden well over 1f out and kept on under pressure inside final furlong, held on well, won at Curragh 7f Grp 3 (1) in Apr beating Nephrite (9-3) by 1/2l, 9 ran.

Sweet Lightning 5-6fav (9-5) Chased leaders early, soon settled 4th, pushed along 2f out, ridden into 3rd over 1f out, no extra in 4th inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 6l behind Declaration Of War (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m Listed stks (1) sft in Apr.

Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, 2nd after 3f, led 2f out, soon ridden, headed 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Declaration Of War (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m Listed stks (1) sft in Apr.

Elusive Ridge (IRE) 13-2 (10-1) Led, ridden and headed under 2f out, no impression final furlong, last of 8, 3 1/2l behind Hot Bed (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Apr.