14:35 Leopardstown Sun 13 May 2018

  • Amethyst Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1)
  • 1m, Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • 7 Runners
  • Winner€35,400.002nd€11,399.003rd€5,400.004th€2,400.005th€1,200.006th€600.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 42.18sOff time:14:35:28
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1
(6)
99-9OR: 109CD
9/2

Smart performer and a former C&D winner, went well in third over this trip here on reappearance in Listed contest last month. Likely to give this a good go.

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2
(2)
109-9OR: 110CD
11/1

Has won no fewer than six Group races in his time, including a Group 1 success and still retains ability as shown in Newmarket Group 3 (6f, good) on reappearance. Up to the mile, will run his race.

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3
(5)
49-9OR: 96CD
6/1

Won his maiden on good to firm over C&D last year and progressive thereafter (two more wins). Heavy ground here last month on reappearance not ideal (behind Brendan Bracken), should improve for it.

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4
(3)
89-9OR: 102CD
16/1

C&D winner in 2015, though just 2-23 on turf overall. Returns from winter break and liable to find a few of these fitter / better equipped.

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5
(7)
59-9OR: 110BFCD
8/1

Street Cry colt was a Group 3 winner over C&D in 2016, both runs since have been here over this trip and a bit disappointing. Would take all the beating if back to his best at five-years-old.

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6
(1)
49-9OR: 108D
3/1

Ran a cracker here on Champions Weekend in September in C&D Group 2 when ½L second behind Suedois. Won his maiden first-time-out last season, has scope to get involved in this.

7
(4)
38-10OR: D
5/2

Very lightly-raced Choisir colt, unbeaten in two starts over this trip on the AW at Dundalk, makes turf debut for in-form Stack yard and, while this is clearly a step up, could have plenty more to come.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
1Custom Cut89-99/2Full Result
T: D O'MearaJ: D Tudhope

Betting

Forecast

Zihba (5/2), True Valour (3/1), Brendan Brackan (9/2), Pincheck (6/1), Tribal Beat (8/1), Gordon Lord Byron (11/1), Tennessee Wildcat (16/1)

Verdict

TRUE VALOUR ran a stormer in Group 2 company over C&D in the autumn and could have more to give this season. He won fresh last season and will surely go close now with a replication of his last effort here. Tribal Beat would be the one to beat on his 2016 Desmond Stakes form but he's only run twice since and has a cloud over him. Brendan Brackan is the reliable option and will run his race but, at nine, may be vulnerable while Zihba is the intriguing one being unbeaten in two AW starts to date.
  1. True Valour
  2. Brendan Brackan
  3. Zihba

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