16:45 Leopardstown

Sunday 13 May 2018

All14:0514:3515:1015:4016:1516:4517:15

Fitzpatrick Gallagher McEvoy Solicitors Handicap

1m 4f  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:46  |   Winning time: 2m 36.38s

1st
7
(2)
6/1
T: J P FaheyJ: R P Whelan
Close up, 3rd halfway, ridden under 3f out, progress to 2nd 1 1/2f out, soon strongly challenged leader, led narrowly under 1f out, kept on best under pressure op 7/1
2nd
½
3
(12)
16/1
T: E J O'GradyJ: J A Heffernan
Held up in rear, 10th halfway, niggled along approaching straight, ran on strongly 1f out to 2nd final strides, nearest finish
3rd
hd
1
(10)
11/2
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Soon led, ridden 1 1/2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed under 1f out, kept on, dropped to 3rd final strides op 5/1 tchd 6/1
4th
1
4
(11)
4/1
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Towards rear, 9th halfway, came wide entering straight, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer op 9/2
5th
nk
8
(1)
48-12
8/1
T: N C KellyJ: C D Hayes
Rear of mid-division, 5th halfway, travelled well in 4th entering straight, no room on rail over 1f out and checked, still no room under 1f out, not recover, kept on final 100 yards op 9/1
6th
hd
2
(6)
79-12
33/1
T: J McAuleyJ: S M Crosse (7)
Prominent, 4th halfway, lost place approaching straight, ridden in 6th 1 1/2f out, progress to 3rd final 150 yards, no extra and dropped to 6th
7th
nk
5
(9)
7/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Soon tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along approaching straight, ridden in 3rd 1 1/2f out, no extra under 1f out
8th
½
12
(8)
9/4f
T: N MeadeJ: S Foley
Mid-division, 6th halfway, lost place entering straight, ridden in 8th 1 1/2f out, no impression
9th
¾
10
(4)
20/1
T: A J MartinJ: B M Coen (7)
Towards rear, progress to 7th halfway, no impression 1f out op 25/1
10th
4 ½
9
(3)
50/1
T: R HennessyJ: C P Hoban
Rear, improved to 8th halfway, under pressure 2f out, no extra over 1f out, weakened under 1f out

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Non-Runners

6
(7)
Breathe Easy245
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 8
T: G P Cromwell  J: W M Lordan
11
(5)
Tara Dylan42
Weight: 8-8|  Age: 6
T: T Mullins  J: N G McCullagh
Betting

Forecast

Curley Bill (9/4), Mawaany (4/1), Clongowes (11/2), Sea The Lion (6/1), Apparition (7/1), Wooster (8/1), Breathe Easy (10/1), Tara Dylan (10/1), Le Vagabond (16/1), Share The Honour (20/1), Kerosin (33/1), Space Ship (50/1)

Verdict
Curley Bill has returned from a long absence seemingly none the worse, wining at Naas and going close over this trip at Roscommon from this mark. If three runs in a month don't find him out, he should be in there pitching once more. CLONGOWES was impressive last season, winning twice, and will be spot on for this after a spin around behind Order Of St George in the Vintage Crop. Jim Bolger's four-year-old may concede weight all round. Mawaany is on a good mark for his seasonal reappearance and can go well along with Tara Dylan.
  1. Clongowes
  2. Curley Bill
  3. Mawaany

Previous Winners

2017
Mandamus
Weight: 8-9  |Age: 5
Weight: 8-9  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: L F Roche
  |  
T: Ms Sheila Lavery
7/1
Prize Money
1st:
€15,990.00
2nd:
€4,940.00
3rd:
€2,340.00
4th:
€1,040.00
5th:
€390.00

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