Leopardstown Summer Music And Racing Festival Handicap 1m 2f
- (3yo+, 1m 2f, 13 runners)
- Winner €13,000 2nd €3,799 3rd €1,799 4th €600
- Going: Good to Yielding
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 7.38s
- Off time: 20:31:46
|1st||4 Dane Street||6/1|
|2nd||9 Long Journey Home||1½||8/1|
|3rd||11 Castle Bar Sling||½||25/1|
Barack (IRE) 19
|7||136 9-10 b||W McCreery||S B Kelly (3)||93||20/1|
Encrypted Message (IRE) 242
|4||135 9-9||D K Weld||P J Smullen||92||16/1|
Paene Magnus (IRE) 60
|4||135 9-9 pt||J S Bolger||K J Manning||92||14/1|
Dane Street (USA) 25
|4||132 9-6 p1||Mrs J Harrington||F M Berry||89||6/1|
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 25
|8||126 9-0 p||H Rogers||S H James (3)||83||10/1|
The Fox Tully (IRE) 14
|8||125 8-13||G Keane||C T Keane (5)||82||12/1|
Jazz Girl (IRE) 14
|5||124 8-12||A Oliver||C D Hayes||81||12/1|
Johann Bach (IRE) 18
|4||124 8-12||P Harney||N G McCullagh||81||8/1|
Long Journey Home (IRE) 14
|5||123 8-11||D W O'Sullivan||W M Lordan||80||8/1|
|4||122 8-10||M Halford||S Foley||79||3/1f|
Castle Bar Sling (USA) 19
|8||119 8-7 p||T J O'Mara||C R King (7)||76||25/1|
Lady Bennett (IRE) 10
|5||119 8-7||C F Swan||C P Hoban (3)||76||20/1|
Abbey Vale (IRE) 14
|3||116 8-4||G M Lyons||I J Brennan (3)||85||7/2|
Strandfield Lady (IRE)
||7||8-8||H Rogers||S H James||10/1|
STRANDFIELD LADY has an incredible record around here. She's won seven times on Turf - all of them on this track including this last year so has to be the selection as she's now dropped to a winnable mark. Bensoon was in excellent form at Dundalk before gaining his first victory on Turf on fast ground at Gowran where he caught today's rival Long Journey Home in the closing stages. He's still progressing so a 6lb weight rise shouldn't prevent another big run though the runner-up has to be considered at the revised weights. Abbey Vale is another very progressive type with the potential to land this while Listed winner Paene Magnus is taking a drop in grade.
Dane Street (USA) 8-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 2nd 2f out, soon ridden to lead, challenged 1f out, soon disputed, headed final 150 yards, kept on same pace, just lost out for 2nd, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Valbucca (8-11) at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp 60-90 in May.
Long Journey Home (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Led and disputed, headed under 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Bensoon (8-13) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gf in May.
Castle Bar Sling (USA) 20-1 (8-6) Towards rear, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, 15th of 23, 9l behind Fiesolana (9-2) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in May.
Bensoon 11-2 (8-13) Towards rear, progress final 2 furlongs, led under 1f out, stayed on well, ducked left near line, won at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gf in May beating Long Journey Home (9-5) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
The Fox Tully (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Waited with towards rear, progress before straight, switched to get a run 1 1/2f out, every chance over 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2l behind Bensoon (8-13) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gf in May.
Lady Bennett (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Mid-division, 8th entering straight and some headway on outer into 6th 2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Love And Cherish (9-3) at Naas 1m 2f fll hcp 50-80 gf.
Abbey Vale (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Soon tracked leaders, 4th and short of room 2f out, soon switched to outer, challenged strongly and on terms inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 8, ns behind Seussical (9-12) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo hcp gf in May.
Paene Magnus (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, eased closing stages, last of 5, 13l behind Declaration Of War (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m Listed stks (1) sft in Apr.
Barack (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Soon mid-division, no impression from 2f out, 21st of 23, 14l behind Fiesolana (9-2) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in May.
Jazz Girl (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Soon tracked leaders, challenged and every chance over 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Bensoon (8-13) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gf in May.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 12th of 16, 8l behind Valbucca (8-11) at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp 60-90 in May.
Johann Bach (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Tracked leader in 2nd, driven along early straight and dropped to 5th 1f out, no extra, 7th of 20, 7l behind Paddy The Celeb (9-2) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gf in May.
Encrypted Message (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Always behind, pushed along after halfway, weakened entering straight, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Midnight Soprano (9-7) at Curragh 1m 4f Listed stks (1) hvy in Oct.