19:50 Leopardstown Thu 18 July 2019

  • Meld Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1)
  • 1m 1f, Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • 7 Runners
  • Winner€35,400.002nd€11,400.003rd€5,400.004th€2,400.005th€1,200.006th€601.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 54.98sOff time:19:50:59
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1
(6)
410-0OR: 112
14/1

Multiple winner on turf in Germany including in a 1m Group 2 in May last year. Well held in two starts in Australia earlier this season however and cheekpieces are tried for the first time on debut for yard who won this race in both 2017 and 2018.

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2
(5)
59-12OR: 110C
3/1

Returning from a break when beaten ½L into third in a 1m Listed race at The Curragh (good) last time out. Improvement likely and is one to note in this contest.

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3
(8)
49-9OR: 95
66/1

Sole success so far came in a 7f maiden at Tipperary (soft-to-heavy) in September last year. Well held in three starts since joining this stable.

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4
(3)
49-9OR: 104C
16/1

Fair 5L sixth of seven in a 1m2f Group 3 at The Curragh (good) in first time cheekpieces (absent here) last time out. Interesting to see how he fares dropping slightly in trip.

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5
(2)
39-5OR: 109
9/4

Placed in a Listed race over an extended 1m2f at Chester (good-to-soft) in May and has been outclassed in Group 1 company twice subsequently. Interesting contender dropping in grade.

7
(7)
39-0OR: 104C
4/1

Impressive 11L winner of a small field 1m contest at Navan (good-to-yielding) last time out. Well beaten in a 1m2f Group 3 at The Curragh (good-to-firm) prior to that however.

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8
(1)
39-0OR: D
7/2

Improved on debut effort when winning impressively over an extended 1m1f at Gowran Park (good) early last month. Interesting runner taking a marked step up in grade.

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Non-Runners

6
(4)
Cape Of Good Hope12
39-0OR: 110
T: A P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan

Last Year's Winner

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3Turret Rocks59-614/1Full Result
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning

Betting

Forecast

Mohawk (9/4), Pincheck (3/1), Cape Of Good Hope (3/1), Up Helly Aa (7/2), Tinandali (4/1), Ancient Spirit (14/1), Zihba (16/1), Zabriskie (66/1)

Verdict

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE has run well in Group 1 company this season and dropping in grade he is taken to register a second victory of the campaign in this Group 3 contest. Second place can go the way of top weight Ancient Spirit who is making his debut for this stable while Pincheck, third on seasonal debut last time out can fill the same position in this contest.
  1. Cape Of Good Hope
  2. Ancient Spirit
  3. Pincheck

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