20:00 Leopardstown

Wednesday 1 July 2020

All16:2516:5517:2517:5518:3019:0019:3020:00

    Leopardstown Handicap (50-75)

  • 4YO plus  |   7f  |   Good (Good to Yielding in places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 20:02  |   Winning time: 1m 30.17s
1st
Horse silk
15
(9)
10/1
T: Mrs P DobbsJ: S Foley
Waited with towards rear, still travelling smoothly straight behind horses, switched right over 1f out and headway, stayed on well final furlong to lead near finish op 14/1
2nd
Horse silk
hd
12
(8)
14/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: C T Keane
Tracked leaders, effort straight, weakened inside final furlong op 11/1
3rd
Horse silk
½
10
(14)
49-11
20/1
T: D BuckleyJ: L F Roche
Waited with, soon rear of mid-division, switched left 2f out, soon switched right, headway to challenge inside final furlong, kept on without matching front pair close home op 14/1
4th
Horse silk
hd
4
(12)
18/1
T: D KinsellaJ: C D Hayes
Mid-division, 10th approaching halfway, still travelling smoothly on inner straight, headway and effort inside final furlong, kept on without matching principals op 20/1 tchd 16/1
5th
Horse silk
sh
1
(4)
410-8
5/4f
T: J P O'BrienJ: D P McDonogh
Chased leaders, switched right from under 2f out and effort, kept on without matching principals inside final furlong op 11/8
6th
Horse silk
2 ½
2
(11)
22/1
T: G O'LearyJ: D N Curran (10)
Mid-division, raced on outer straight and headway, kept on without threatening inside final furlong op 18/1 tchd 20/1
7th
Horse silk
1
16
(5)
40/1
T: J J LambeJ: D E Sheehy (5)
Mid-division, pushed along straight and headway over 1f out to chase leaders, kept on same pace without threatening inside final furlong
8th
Horse silk
2 ¼
7
(7)
49-13
50/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: O J Orr
Waited with, soon rear of mid-division, kept on without threatening on inner inside final furlong op 25/1
9th
Horse silk
¾
5
(13)
12/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: G M Ryan (5)
Very slowly away and reared leaving stalls, detached in rear, in touch with field inside first 2f, pushed along and some headway straight, kept on without threatening from over 1f out op 14/1
10th
Horse silk
1 ½
9
(3)
25/1
T: D MarnaneJ: W J Lee
Led, pushed along before straight, went on 2f out until reduced lead over 1f out, soon headed and weakened inside final furlong op 33/1
11th
Horse silk
½
3
(16)
12/1
T: A SlatteryJ: B M Coen (3)
Prominent, pushed along into straight, no extra inside final furlong tchd 11/1
12th
Horse silk
1
8
(1)
5/1
T: M HalfordJ: R P Whelan
Tracked leaders, effort straight, weakened inside final furlong op 13/2
13th
Horse silk
nk
14
(6)
80/1
T: L BreenJ: S P Davis
Waited with, soon towards rear, pushed along from 3f out, no impression when switched left over 1f out, kept on same pace without threatening inside final furlong op 66/1
14th
Horse silk
6 ½
6
(2)
20/1
T: O McKiernanJ: R C Colgan
Tracked leaders, pushed along before straight, weakened from over 1f out op 16/1
15th
Horse silk
3
13
(10)
28/1
T: P RocheJ: G P Halpin
Prominent, pushed along into straight, weakened from over 1f out op 18/1

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Non-Runners

11
(15)
Horse silk
Atlas10
Weight: 9-10|  Age: 7
T: D Hogan  J: J M Sheridan
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€13.40Pl:€3.00, €4.70, €6.90EX:€169.20Trifecta:€1,803.20Tricast:€2,812.60SF:€131.05

Forecasts

Gee Rex (5/4), Blue Wood (5/1), Atlas (15/2), Airgead (10/1), Never Back Down (12/1), Spiorad Saoirse (12/1), Highly Approved (14/1), Ducky Mallon (18/1), Oneiroi (20/1), Lucky Number (20/1), Able Jack (22/1), Jered Maddox (25/1), Ellheidi (28/1), Rince Deireanach (40/1), Qaabil (50/1), Starlight Red (80/1)

Verdict

Penalised Curragh winner Gee Rex isn't dismissed lightly but there may be something in here to take his measure. Ducky Mallon and Spiorad Saoirse return from breaks and both are capable of winning efforts this summer, while Highly Approved is presumably ready to roll with Colin Keane booked (figures of 212 together last year). ATLAS has gained both career turf wins around here and showed up well over C&D 10 days ago. Joey Sheridan's claim should give him decent prospects if he can stay in touch through the middle part of the race.
  1. Atlas
  2. Highly Approved
  3. Gee Rex

Prize Money

1st: €6,000.002nd: €2,000.003rd: €999.004th: €500.005th: €300.006th: €199.00

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