16:15 Leopardstown

Saturday 11 July 2020

All14:0014:3515:1015:4516:1516:4517:1517:45

Leopardstown Handicap (45-75) (Div 2)

1m 4f  |   Good (Good to Yielding in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:16  |   Winning time: 2m 39.17s
Weighed In
1st
15
(11)
5/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: W M Lordan
Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, challenged and led from 1 1/2f out, quickly asserted, stayed on well final furlong, easily op 13/2 tchd 4/1 and tchd 8/1
2nd
6
7
(13)
79-12
6/1
T: M HalfordJ: R P Whelan
Prominent, on terms before straight, pushed along to lead 2f out, soon pressed, headed from 1 1/2f out, no extra and one pace after op 5/1 tchd 9/2
3rd
nk
16
(4)
4/1f
T: H RogersJ: C D Hayes
Unseated at start and loaded without rider, tracked leaders, a little keen, still travelling smoothly into straight, pushed along under 2f out, kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out op 9/2 tchd 5/1
4th
2
14
(15)
38-10
6/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Soon mid-division, a little keen, pushed along into straight and some headway, kept on same pace without threatening from 1 1/2f out op 9/1
5th
¾
2
(5)
20/1
T: A J MartinJ: D McMonagle (7)
Chased leaders, pushed along into straight, kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out op 10/1
6th
2 ¾
3
(14)
13/2
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S Foley
A little slow into stride, in rear, pushed along approaching straight where raced on outer and headway, kept on without threatening from 1 1/2f out op 6/1 tchd 7/1
7th
nk
12
(10)
33/1
T: T MullinsJ: B M Coen (3)
Dwelt and pushed along briefly, soon rear of mid-division, pushed along again over 3f out, kept on same pace without threatening from 1 1/2f out op 14/1
8th
½
6
(6)
7/1
T: W McCreeryJ: D P McDonogh
Edged right away from stalls, soon led, joined before straight, pushed along and headed 2f out, slightly impeded 1 1/2f out, soon no extra op 10/1 tchd 6/1
9th
1 ¼
4
(2)
610-2
9/1
T: J J LambeJ: G M Ryan (5)
Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along approaching straight, some headway under 2f out, kept on same pace without threatening op 11/1 tchd 8/1 and tchd 12/1
10th
3 ¾
13
(7)
12/1
T: T DoyleJ: O J Orr
Slightly impeded start, soon mid-division, pushed along approaching straight, soon one pace tchd 11/1 and tchd 14/1
11th
hd
8
(9)
99-11
80/1
T: N C KellyJ: Rachael Blackmore
Dwelt, towards rear, dropped to last and pushed along briefly from 5f out, pushed along again over 3f out, no impression when tight for room under 2f out, soon switched right and kept on without threatening inside final furlong op 40/1 tchd 100/1
12th
1
10
(16)
20/1
T: J C McConnellJ: Cillian McConnell (10)
A little awkward leaving stalls, soon rear of mid-division, a little keen, pushed along into straight, soon no impression op 12/1
13th
¾
9
(1)
80/1
T: O McKiernanJ: D J O'Keeffe (3)
A little awkward away from stalls, soon mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, no impression straight op 40/1
14th
2 ¾
11
(8)
66/1
T: V T O'BrienJ: M A Enright
Chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, lost place approaching straight, soon weakened op 40/1

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Non-Runners

5
(3)
No Say Ever289
Weight: 10-0|  Age: 4
T: Miss A Mooney  J: J P Shinnick
1
(12)
Cerberus120
Weight: 10-2|  Age: 4
T: J P O'Brien  J: S M Crosse
Betting

Forecast

Cerberus (2/1), Final Endeavour (4/1), Elizabethofaragon (5/1), Tirmizi (6/1), Sasta (6/1), Pepperoni Pete (13/2), Romantically (7/1), Utah (9/1), Storm Steps (12/1), No Say Ever (16/1), Drakensberg (20/1), Liars Corner (20/1), Tara Dylan (33/1), Muhaafiz (66/1), Sbraase (80/1), Circling Moon (80/1)

Verdict
A fiendishly difficult puzzle to solve with Cerberus having improved bundles since being sent over hurdles. He could subsequently be thrown in off this mark if he can transfer that ability back on the level. Elizabethofaragon didn't cut much ice in maidens but it would be a surprise if connections weren't capable of yielding some improvement out of her as she enters handicaps/steps up in distance. Sasta should be forgiven her reappearance effort given the promise she showed towards the end of last season. However, LIARS CORNER is the selection after he went from strength to strength as a four-year-old last year, and any rain would only heighten his chances.
  1. Liars Corner
  2. Sasta
  3. Cerberus
Prize Money
1st: €6,000.002nd: €2,000.003rd: €999.004th: €500.005th: €300.006th: €199.00

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