17:05 Leopardstown

Saturday 8 April 2017

All13:5014:2014:5515:2516:0016:3517:05

Leopardstown Summer Membership Handicap

1m  |   Good to Yielding  |   13 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 17:05  |   Winning time: 1m 41.59s

1st
10
(12)
3/1f
T: M HalfordJ: S Foley
Towards rear, pushed along and headway straight, challenged 1f out, soon led, stayed on well op 9/2
2nd
1 ¼
12
(4)
13/2
T: J S BolgerJ: R P Cleary
Soon tracked leaders, 4th after halfway, closed travelling smoothly from 3f out, challenged 1f out, kept on without matching winner op 9/1
3rd
1 ¾
3
(7)
6/1
T: P D DeeganJ: C D Hayes
Led early, raced in 2nd, on terms over 1f out, soon headed and one pace tchd 11/2
4th
1
13
(6)
48-4
10/1
T: P MartinJ: W M Lordan
Held up, 9th after halfway, pushed along to go 5th 1f out, soon no impression and kept on
5th
hd
2
(8)
16/1
T: Denis HoganJ: J A Heffernan
Soon led, pressed straight, joined over 1f out, soon headed and no extra, one pace op 14/1
6th
3 ½
5
(9)
12/1
T: John FeaneJ: G P Halpin (3)
Soon chased leaders, 5th after halfway, pushed along straight, no impression 1 1/2f out op 10/1
7th
hd
1
(2)
11/2
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Held up, pushed along straight, went moderate 7th over 1f out, kept on same pace op 7/1
8th
5 ½
7
(13)
9/1
T: P J PrendergastJ: R P Whelan
Pushed along early, soon mid-division, 8th after halfway, slightly impeded towards outer into straight, soon no impression
9th
½
4
(10)
16/1
T: M HalfordJ: R A Smithers (10)
Towards rear, 10th after halfway, pushed along on outer before straight and some headway, no impression 1 1/2f out
10th
1 ½
6
(3)
6/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Dwelt, held up, soon towards rear, pushed along straight, no impression 1 1/2f out op 9/2 tchd 13/2
11th
1 ½
9
(5)
20/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: R Coakley (3)
Prominent, 6th after halfway, pushed along from 3f out, dropped to moderate 8th over 1f out and no extra
12th
2 ¾
11
(1)
33/1
T: S ByrneJ: C P Hoban
Soon tracked leaders, not much room on rail briefly before halfway, soon 7th, pushed along over 3f out, lost place and no extra over 1f out
13th
10
8
(11)
50/1
T: P CluskeyJ: G F Carroll
Prominent, 3rd after halfway, no impression from under 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased

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Betting

Forecast

Katiymann (3/1), Tony The Gent (11/2), Aussie Valentine (6/1), De Coronado (6/1), Fountain (13/2), Canary Row (9/1), Adieux (10/1), Spruce Meadows (12/1), Turbine (16/1), Castle Guest (16/1), Beau Satchel (20/1), Lean And Keen (33/1), Misty Millie (50/1)

Verdict
AUSSIE VALENTINE won off a higher mark than this a couple of years ago and has been running well in defeat since, he may be able to get his head back in front if he can build on his runner-up effort at Naas last time. Fountain was impressive over C&D last time and he's been given some relief by the handicapper so has to be of interest. Adieux always seems to run a nice race and should remain competitive with a feather weight and at the other end of the scale, Tony The Giant is worthy of his top-weight and should go well from a nice draw for a trainer who does well at this time of year. Castle Guest would have a good chance if he gets a clean break and is another who shouldn't be underestimated.
  1. Aussie Valentine
  2. Fountain
  3. Adieux
Prize Money
1st:
€10,472.00
2nd:
€3,247.00
3rd:
€1,547.00
4th:
€697.00
5th:
€271.00

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