18:55 Leopardstown

Friday 25 May 2018

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    Microsoft Ireland Handicap (50-70)

  • 3YO plus  |   1m  |   Good to Firm  |   20 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:58  |   Winning time: 1m 44.01s
1st
Horse silk
11
(8)
11/2c
T: R BrabazonJ: J A Heffernan
Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden to close 1 1/2f out, challenged 1f out, soon led, kept on well closing stages op 7/1
2nd
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1 ½
5
(14)
14/1
T: A SlatteryJ: A J Slattery (7)
Soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to dispute 3f out, ridden in close 2nd 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong
3rd
Horse silk
nk
2
(5)
11/2c
T: D EnglishJ: R P Cleary
Dwelt, soon mid-division, ridden into 8th 1 1/2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong op 5/1
4th
Horse silk
hd
18
(11)
20/1
T: J NashJ: L F Roche
Chased leader, 2nd halfway, disputed 3f out, ridden to narrow lead 1 1/2f out, headed under 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace op 22/1
5th
Horse silk
nse
3
(2)
10/1
T: Adrian McallisterJ: W J Lee
Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden to close 1 1/2f out, challenged 1f out, kept on same pace behind leader inside final furlong, no extra close home op 12/1
6th
Horse silk
1
20
(9)
20/1
T: A McCannJ: G M Ryan (7)
Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden in 7th 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out op 16/1
7th
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½
8
(7)
12/1
T: P J FlynnJ: C D Hayes
Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out
8th
Horse silk
nse
15
(3)
25/1
T: J J MurphyJ: G F Carroll
Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out tchd 33/1
9th
Horse silk
sh
14
(20)
33/1
T: B W DukeJ: K J Manning
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, under pressure in 3rd over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong tchd 25/1
10th
Horse silk
nk
6
(4)
12/1
T: J J MurphyJ: N G McCullagh
Rear of mid-division, ridden and some progress 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out
11th
Horse silk
hd
13
(12)
25/1
T: Mrs P DobbsJ: C T Keane
Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out
12th
Horse silk
hd
17
(6)
10/1
T: L ComerJ: S P Mooney (7)
Towards rear, ridden and some progress 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out op 8/1
13th
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hd
16
(15)
25/1
T: Mrs S DawsonJ: C P Hoban
Rear of mid-division for most, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace
14th
Horse silk
1 ¼
4
(18)
11/2c
T: R O'BrienJ: G P Halpin (3)
Mid-division best, ridden and no extra 2f out tchd 6/1
15th
Horse silk
1 ¼
21
10/1
T: J LarkinJ: R Coakley (3)
Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace op 12/1
16th
Horse silk
nk
19
(16)
25/1
T: K H ClarkeJ: W M Lordan
Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out tchd 22/1
17th
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2 ¼
9
(13)
33/1
T: L ComerJ: R C Colgan
Mid-division, ridden and no impression over 2f out, soon no extra op 25/1
18th
Horse silk
nk
12
(19)
40/1
T: M J SmithJ: T P Madden (5)
Always towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out op 50/1
19th
Horse silk
1
7
(17)
40/1
T: J C McConnellJ: E J McNamara
Always towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out op 50/1 tchd 33/1
20th
Horse silk
9
1
(10)
25/1
T: A OliverJ: S Foley
Led, joined and disputed 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra over 1f out, weakened final furlong

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Non-Runners

10
(1)
Horse silk
Masalai19
Weight: 9-10|  Age: 4
T: E Lynam  J: R P Downey
NR
22
Horse silk
Swing Till Dawn40
Weight: 8-11|  Age: 3
T: J S Bolger  J: Reserve 2
NR
23
Horse silk
Settle For Red16
Weight: 9-8|  Age: 8
T: D Marnane  J: Reserve 3
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€4.60Pl:€1.60, €2.80, €2.00, €1.60EX:€77.90Trifecta:€187.70Tricast:€474.38SF:€79.19

Forecasts

Waterboy (11/2), Red Avenger (11/2), Khabaray (11/2), Masalai (6/1), Bien Chase (10/1), Clueless Hill (10/1), Total Demolition (10/1), Settle For Red (11/1), Storm Ranger (12/1), High Altitude (12/1), Dinkum Diamond (14/1), Swing Till Dawn (14/1), So Enjoy (20/1), Ragtime Red (20/1), Greengage (25/1), Bonnie Baugh (25/1), Magic Sea (25/1), Quite Subunctious (25/1), Makamamia (25/1), Feisty Katerina (33/1), Bay of St Malo (33/1), Masterofdiscovery (40/1), Ocean Air (40/1)

Verdict

Last year's winner Khabaray is rated 1lb lower now but the lack of a recent run must be something of a concern for him. The likes of Makamamia and High Altitude are potentially going to be seen to better effect on this ground, while Quite Subunctious and Clueless Hill rank as potential improvers. So Enjoy should have possibilities of winning races soon, though may want further, and she also cedes fitness here to MASALAI who continues to shape well on the AW and should be capable of snaring a race like this from current his current mark.
  1. Masalai
  2. Makamamia
  3. So Enjoy

Previous Winners

2017
Khabaray
Weight: 10-0  |Age: 4
6/1

Prize Money

1st: €9,240.002nd: €2,865.003rd: €1,365.004th: €615.005th: €240.00

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