Ballycorus Stakes (Group 3) 7f

  • (3yo+, 7f, Class 1, 7 runners)
  • Winner €39,000 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,800
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 25.43s
  • Off time: 20:05:19
Full result
Result 20:05 Leopardstown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Wannabe Better 10/1
2nd 3 Eastern Rules ½ 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (5) 12-3002
YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Brendan Brackan (IRE) 39
  • T:G M Lyons
  • J:G F Carroll
  • Form: 12-3002
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
5 138 9-12 G M Lyons G F Carroll 112 6/4f
2 (3) 309-682
WHITE, purple panel, check cap Leitir Mor (IRE) 7
  • T:J S Bolger
  • J:K J Manning
  • Form: 309-682
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-12pt
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
4 138 9-12 pt J S Bolger K J Manning 106 10/1
3 (4) 4-31109
White, yellow epaulettes, yellow star on cap Eastern Rules (IRE) 82
  • T:M Halford
  • J:S Foley
  • Form: 4-31109
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
6 135 9-9 M Halford S Foley 108 7/1
4 (2) 1/4722-4
EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Big Break 26
  • T:D K Weld
  • J:P J Smullen
  • Form: 1/4722-4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6b1
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 b1 D K Weld P J Smullen 106 5/2
5 (6) 59-3044
BLACK & ORANGE STRIPES, white cap, orange spots One Spirit (IRE) 7
  • T:F Dunne
  • J:N G McCullagh
  • Form: 59-3044
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
6 132 9-6 F Dunne N G McCullagh 99 16/1
7 (1) 41-6330
RED, black seams, black star on cap Wannabe Better (IRE) 26
  • T:T Stack
  • J:W M Lordan
  • Form: 41-6330
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 T Stack W M Lordan 102 10/1
8 (8) 214-80
Dark Blue Fountain Of Youth (IRE) 26
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J A Heffernan
  • Form: 214-80
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0p1
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 p1 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 98 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
6 (7) 35-1021
Slipper Orchid (IRE) 8
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:M Halford
  • J:C P Hoban
  • Form: 35-1021
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 96 M Halford C P Hoban 100 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 6 Leitir Mor (IRE)
  • T:J S Bolger
  • J:K J Manning
3 9-2 J S Bolger K J Manning 13/2
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In depth

Verdict

Leitir Mor's only previous wins have come in the grade and he hinted at a revival in a Listed contest over 1m here last week. Jim Bolger's colt would have an outstanding chance in this if back to his best, despite the big penalty but Brendan Bracken has his measure on recent form and will be fancied to open his seasonal account. Eastern Rules is a specialist over this trip but hasn't run since March so this looks a good opportunity for BIG BREAK. She was fourth in last year's Irish 1000 Guineas and there was nothing wrong with her comeback fourth at this level at the Curragh. Slipper Orchid may be stepping out of her comfort zone in this grade.

Formwatch

Slipper Orchid (IRE) 5-2 (9-9) Soon disputed lead, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong to hold on at the finish, won at Fairyhouse 7f stks gf beating Bubbly Bellini (9-7) by nk, 5 ran.

Wannabe Better (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, 10th over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, 12th 1f out, eased final furlong, 12th of 14, 29l behind Purr Along (9-0) at Curragh 1m flls Grp 3 (1) in May.

Eastern Rules (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) 9th of 15, 4l behind Variety Club (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Group 2 sks (1) in Mar.

Brendan Brackan (IRE) 10-3 (9-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, challenged under 2f out, led over 1f out, narrowly headed 150 yards out, no extra, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Mustajeeb (8-10) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 3 (1) in May.

Big Break 4-1 (9-0) Soon chased leaders, 7th over 3f out, challenged 2f out, led 1f out, headed and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Purr Along (9-0) at Curragh 1m flls Grp 3 (1) in May.

Leitir Mor (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Pearl Of Africa (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m Listed stks (1) gd.

One Spirit (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along early straight and 5th over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Pearl Of Africa (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m Listed stks (1) gd.

Fountain Of Youth (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out where 6th, no impression from 2f out, 10th of 11, 26l behind Kingman (9-0) at Curragh 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) in May.