Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Fillies Maiden 1m 2f

  • (3yo, 1m 2f, 11 runners)
  • Winner €10,006 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €580
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 11.65s
  • Off time: 14:12:09
Full result
Result 14:10 Leopardstown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Ceisteach 7/1
2nd 5 Kaleefa nse 7/2
3rd 10 Ode To Psyche s.h 20/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (4) 27-
Orange, white chevron, black sleeves, white armlet, yellow cap Ceisteach (IRE) 172
  • T:J S Bolger
  • J:K J Manning
  • Form: 27-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 7/1
3 (7) 3-
Red & black halved, black sleeves & cap Got To Dream 288
  • T:K Prendergast
  • J:C D Hayes
  • Form: 3-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 K Prendergast C D Hayes 11/2
4 (3) 0-
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Just As Well (IRE) 172
  • T:D Wachman
  • J:F M Berry
  • Form: 0-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 D Wachman F M Berry 50/1
5 (10)
GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Kaleefa (IRE)
  • T:D K Weld
  • J:P J Smullen
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 7/2
6 (5) 00-7
Royal blue, white cross sashes & sleeves, white & royal blue quartered cap Laraaj (IRE) 23
  • T:D Bunyan
  • J:R Aguiar
  • Form: 00-7
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 D Bunyan R Aguiar 100/1
7 (2)
DARK BLUE & EMERALD GREEN CHECK, white sleeves & cap Luvly Rita (USA)
  • T:D Wachman
  • J:W M Lordan
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 D Wachman W M Lordan 12/1
8 (8)
ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Meandering (IRE)
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J P O'Brien
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 13/2
9 (11) 4-
DARK BLUE & LIGHT GREEN HOOPS, dark blue sleeves, light green cap Namurian Sunset (IRE) 172
  • T:P J Prendergast
  • J:F Lynch
  • Form: 4-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 P J Prendergast F Lynch 14/1
10 (12) 9564-
Dark blue, light blue cross sashes, diabolo on sleeves, white cap Ode To Psyche (IRE) 166
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:N G McCullagh
  • Form: 9564-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 Mrs J Harrington N G McCullagh 78 20/1
11 (9)
Dark Blue Ruby Tuesday (IRE)
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J A Heffernan
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 10/1
12 (6) 3-
Black, white chevron, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star She's Mine (IRE) 147
  • T:J M Oxx
  • J:D P McDonogh
  • Form: 3-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 3/1f

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 (1) 0-
Dancingatmidnight (IRE) 100
  • Nag Me
  • T:L Comer
  • J:G F Carroll
  • Form: 0-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 L Comer G F Carroll NR

In depth

Verdict

Dermot Weld won this last year and with his horses in such good form his newcomer Kaleefa, a daughter of Sinndar, has to be considered. Ceisteach made her debut in a Listed contest then started favourite for a Navan maiden but could only stay on at one pace. She should do better this campaign though Namurian Sunset finished a couple of lengths in front of her at Navan and, as that was her debut, she should have benefited from the experience. Ode To Psyche improved with each run and was staying on strongly at the finish over a mile at the Curragh while Kevin Prendergast was on the scoreboard at the Curragh last week so Got To Dream, who started favourite when a close third at Limerick in June, will attract attention. John Oxx has won this three times in four years and the 800,000 euros filly She's Mine, who is related to several classic performers, is entered in the Oaks at the Curragh and Epsom. She'll have come on for her opening run and has to be of interest. Aidan O'Brien had four in at the entry stage and relies on MEANDERING and Ruby Tuesday with Joseph on the former if he gets back from Meydan on time. His mount is a half-sister to the useful pair Up and Dutch Art and can make a winning start.

Formwatch

Dancingatmidnight (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Dwelt, always towards rear, 10th of 13, 27l behind Vector Force (9-2) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.

Ceisteach (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, 3rd 3f out, soon ridden, dropped to 5th 2f out, no impression, 7th of 15, 8l behind Marvellous (9-0) at Navan 1m 2yo fll mdn in Oct.

Kaleefa (IRE) Sinndar filly out of Kalarouna.

Ode To Psyche (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division and 10th halfway, ridden in 8th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 4th near line, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Dance With Another (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2yo fll mdn gd in Oct.

Ruby Tuesday (IRE) Galileo filly out of Jude.

She's Mine (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Prominent and took keen hold, tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and no impression on easy winner early straight, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Balansiya (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn sft in Nov.

Got To Dream 15-8fav (9-0) A bit slow to get going, soon chased leaders, niggled along before straight, 6th 2f out, ridden into moderate 4th from 1f out, kept on nicely without threatening under hands and heels into 3rd final 50yds, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Bluebell (9-0) at Limerick 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks sft in Jun.

Meandering (IRE) Galileo filly out of Halland Park Lass.

Luvly Rita (USA) Danehill Dancer filly out of Hold Me Love Me.

Just As Well (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along entering straight, weakened from over 2f out, 14th of 15, 25l behind Marvellous (9-0) at Navan 1m 2yo fll mdn in Oct.

Namurian Sunset (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden in 6th 3f out, 3rd 2f out, no extra from 1f out, 4th of 15, 5l behind Marvellous (9-0) at Navan 1m 2yo fll mdn in Oct.

Laraaj (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders and 6th halfway, ridden early straight and no impression in moderate 4th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 17l behind Prince Of All (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol.