19:35 Leopardstown Fri 17 May 2019

  • Microsoft Cup Lady Riders Handicap
  • 1m 4f, Good to Yielding
  • 12 Runners
  • Winner€29,500.002nd€9,500.003rd€4,500.004th€2,000.005th€1,000.006th€500.00
  • Surface: Turf
Sort By:

Weighed In

Winning time:2m 40.18sOff time:19:37:25
NEW! Keep an eye out for ‘Insights’ against a horse for additional clues towards its chance! Read more...
1
(3)
410-10OR: 94D
10/3

Opened the new term with clear-cut Naas win (1m2f, yielding to soft; 5-1). Hit with a 10lb hike for his troubles, which makes things tough with some re-opposing rivals now. Good jockey on board.

Last RunWatch last race
2
(7)
510-5OR: 89D
25/1

Three-time Flat winner in Britain and rated 91 before leaving Andrew Balding. Hasn't worked out over hurdles and while he ran well back on the level at Naas (1m4f, good to yielding) last month, failed to back up at Limerick. Visor added.

Last RunWatch last race
3
(10)
810-4OR: 88
14/1

In excellent heart on the AW at Dundalk over the winter and when second there (1m4f) this month but had previously been well held in a Limerick handicap (1m3½f, soft; 14-1) and is 0-14 in this sphere.

Last RunWatch last race
4
(6)
510-3OR: 87D
8/1

Rip Van Winkle mare has won 3-4 on the AW at Dundalk since returning from more than a year on sidelines, progressing nicely in doing so. Must defy the assessor once more back on turf but goes on the shortlist.

Last RunWatch last race
5
(8)
79-13OR: 83
14/1

Showed up well on seasonal bow over 1m4f on AW at Dundalk when narrow second, form that gives him sound claims in this field. Punchestown hurdles run since is best forgotten.

Last RunWatch last race
6
(12)
Ciaob34
49-12OR: 82
9/2

Two wins from 13 starts and while they have both come on AW, she's effective on turf, as was evidenced at Naas (1m4f, good to yielding; 7-1) last month when runner-up. Low-mileage over this trip and entitled to her claims.

Last RunWatch last race
7
(1)
49-10OR: 80D
16/1

Distance winner at Naas last year, though has some catching up to with re-opposing Ciao based on their meeting at that track last month. Yard in form now, though didn't go well in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Dundalk latest.

Last RunWatch last race
8
(11)
59-9OR: 79
8/1

Maiden winner returned with a promising run when staying on late over a mile at Navan in March and build on that when runner-up since at Cork (1m2f, good; 14-1). Can harbour place claims in this field.

Last RunWatch last race
9
(9)
69-8OR: 78C
8/1

3-24 on the Flat, including course success (1m5f, good to firm) last summer from 4lb lower mark. Warmed up over timber last month at Fairyhouse and should be ready to do himself justice.

Last RunWatch last race
10
(5)
49-7OR: 77
16/1

Improved from debut to place in a trio of novice events for Saeed Bin Suroor. Behind a few of these on stable debut at Naas (1m4f, good to yielding) last month but could improve for that outing and worth a betting check.

Last RunWatch last race
11
(2)
Ashqart126
49-4OR: 74
40/1

12-race unplaced maiden not getting any nearer towards the end of last season or at Dundalk in lone 2019 start. Hard to find the positives in this competitive field.

Last RunWatch last race
12
(4)
58-12OR: 68BF
5/1

Remains 6lb higher than his most recent Flat success in Britain in 2017 but comes here having recorded back-to-back hurdles wins at Downpatrick and Sligo and cannot be dismissed in that light.

Last RunWatch last race

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Arthurian Fame (10/3), Ciao (9/2), Take A Turn (5/1), The Mouse Doctor (8/1), Agent Zigzag (8/1), Miss Snossyboots (8/1), Kerosin (14/1), Le Vagabond (14/1), Bit Of Banter (16/1), Forest View (16/1), Torcello (25/1), Ashqar (40/1)

Verdict

Arthurian Fame scored at Naas on reappearance with something in hand, but a hefty 10lb hike does ask a tough question now re-opposing some of the beaten horses. He's respected but the runner-up CIAO ran into trouble that day and, better off now, can give Megan Nicholls a memorable first trip to Ireland by reversing the placings. This is an open heat for the Lady Riders and Miss Snossyboots, Le Vagabond, Take A Turn and The Mouse Doctor can all be entertained as players.
  1. Ciao
  2. Miss Snossyboots
  3. Arthurian Fame

Video Replay

Most Followed

Divine Spirit

F: -

T: C Appleby

I Could Do Better

F: 1-

T: K Dalgleish

Theory Of Time

F: -

T: C Appleby

Headman

F: 12-6

T: R Charlton

Raise You

F: 2-1

T: A M Balding

Most Followed

Divine Spirit

F: -

T: C Appleby

I Could Do Better

F: 1-

T: K Dalgleish

Theory Of Time

F: -

T: C Appleby

Headman

F: 12-6

T: R Charlton

Raise You

F: 2-1

T: A M Balding

Next Race Off

10:55 Vichy
7
(0)
Golden Flower
J: A Tintillier
8
(0)
Galakhani
J: D Thomain
6
(0)
Giga Du Chene
J: A Duperche
5
(0)
Galon De Vire
J: N Martineau
4
(0)
Gamin Picard
J: J Boillereau
3
(0)
Gavroche De Meauce
J: J Gaillard
2
(0)
Galba Du Vivier
J: S Peltier
1
(0)
Gamine De Vauvert
J: M Daougabel

Racing Tips

Nap Of The Day

Daily Nap: Beware Balding

Matt Brocklebank is on nap duty on Tuesday and he is siding with a progressive runner from the Andrew Balding yard at Nottingham.

The Dash is a great spectacle at Epsom

Antepost Angle: Investec Dash

Matt Brocklebank looks ahead to the fiercely competitive Investec Dash at Epsom on Derby day, with a 33/1 selection in the big sprint handicap.

Action from Nottingham

Tuesday's racing preview

Nottingham is the centre of attention for Nick Robson on Tuesday as he identifies the best bets including Aegeus for trainer Amanda Perrett.