20:30 Leopardstown

Thursday 8 June 2017

All17:5018:2018:5019:2519:5520:3021:00

    Grant Thornton Handicap

  • 4YO plus  |   1m 5f  |   Yielding to Soft  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 20:30  |   Winning time: 2m 53.7s
1st
Horse silk
3
(7)
5/2f
T: G ElliottJ: C T Keane
Mid-division closer approaching straight and 6th 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, led 150 yards out, kept on well op 10/3 tchd 9/4
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¾
18
(5)
20/1
T: A J MartinJ: C D Hayes
Rear of mid-division, pushed along and headway on inner entering straight, switched right and 6th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 2nd close home
3rd
Horse silk
½
5
(8)
33/1
T: A McCannJ: P B Beggy
Tracked leaders, 8th halfway, 4th entering straight, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace
4th
Horse silk
1
6
(6)
25/1
T: G O'LearyJ: N G McCullagh
Towards rear, switched right and progress entering straight, 9th under 2f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 4th close home
5th
Horse silk
½
9
(1)
14/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: C O'Donoghue
Tracked leaders, headway on inner to dispute over 5f out, pushed along to lead entering straight, soon ridden and headed 150 yards out, no extra op 10/1
6th
Horse silk
2 ¾
12
(20)
59-0
7/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, pushed along in 3rd early straight and no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
7th
Horse silk
nk
20
(13)
16/1
T: R SweeneyJ: K G Steyn
Led, joined over 5f out, headed entering straight, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong op 20/1
8th
Horse silk
nk
7
(10)
25/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: C P Hoban
Towards rear, pushed along 4f out, no impression and slightly hampered approaching straight, ridden and some progress on inner under 2f out, kept on one pace, never a factor tchd 20/1
9th
Horse silk
1 ¼
1
(15)
1010-0
20/1
T: N MaddenJ: T P Madden (5)
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along entering straight, ridden and no extra 1 1/2f out
10th
Horse silk
1
10
(12)
14/1
T: G P CromwellJ: K K Hennessy (5)
Mid-division, pushed along 4f out and no impression in rear of mid-division entering straight, kept on one pace op 12/1
11th
Horse silk
nse
21
(2)
5/1
T: G ElliottJ: S P Davis (7)
Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, 6th entering straight, soon ridden and no impression, no extra, kept on one pace final furlong
12th
Horse silk
1 ¾
14
(14)
12/1
T: A McNamaraJ: J A Heffernan
Rear of mid-division, dropped towards rear entering straight, kept on one pace, never a factor op 14/1 tchd 16/1
13th
Horse silk
1 ½
11
(19)
20/1
T: E O'ConnellJ: G P Halpin (3)
Tracked leaders, lost place after 5f and mid-division halfway, pushed along 4f out and dropped towards rear entering straight, kept on one pace final furlong op 16/1
14th
Horse silk
nk
19
(18)
78-6
16/1
T: G P CromwellJ: R P Cleary
Towards rear, pushed along and some headway entering straight, no impression over 1f out, no extra op 33/1
15th
Horse silk
1 ½
4
(9)
8/1
T: T CollinsJ: R P Whelan
Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along 4f out and no extra early straight, eased final furlong op 9/1 tchd 10/1
16th
Horse silk
4
16
(21)
20/1
T: A J MartinJ: W J Lee
Always towards rear, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace op 16/1
17th
Horse silk
3 ¾
8
(17)
16/1
T: E J O'GradyJ: G M Ryan (10)
Dwelt, rear of mid-division, headway on outer after 4f and 6th halfway, pushed along and no impression approaching straight, no extra, weakened
18th
Horse silk
29
13
(16)
16/1
T: D K WeldJ: P J Smullen
Rear of mid-division, headway on outer and mid-division halfway, pushed along and no extra early straight, soon eased, tailed off op 20/1

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Non-Runners

15
(11)
Horse silk
Dodgybingo25
Weight: 8-13|  Age: 4
T: N Meade  J: S Foley
NR
17
(3)
Horse silk
Our Rachael139
Weight: 8-8|  Age: 5
T: A J Martin  J: W M Lordan
NR
2
(4)
Horse silk
Ligeti13
Weight: 9-12|  Age: 4
T: J P O'Brien  J: D O'Brien
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€3.00Pl:€1.10, €6.80, €9.60, €8.10EX:€123.10Trifecta:€2,964.90Tricast:€1,521.61SF:€68.13

Forecasts

Automated (5/2), Ondamoura (5/1), Ligeti (5/1), Pirolo (7/1), All Body And Soul (8/1), Our Rachael (8/1), Creative Talent (12/1), Dodgybingo (12/1), English Pale (14/1), Ormskirk (14/1), Glib Speech (16/1), Why Me (16/1), Time For Mabel (16/1), Sir Raston (16/1), Dara Tango (20/1), Coffee (20/1), Papal Parade (20/1), Gladiator King (20/1), Jan Van Eyck (25/1), Easy Pass (25/1), He's Our Man (33/1)

Verdict

LIGETI looked progressive on the AW earlier in the year and produced his best turf outing to date last time out when finding only one too strong over C&D. He's been raised just the minimum for that effort and ought to go close again in this. Automated was out of form when last seen in this sphere but hurdles form since means he commands respect while last week's Fairyhouse scorer Pirolo should also have a say despite the penalty he carries. With Tony Martin aiming three at the race, it will be interesting to see which of the trio the market favours and the bottom weight Ondamoura is another meriting closer inspection back on the level with blinkers returned.
  1. Ligeti
  2. Automated
  3. Pirolo

Prize Money

1st: €8,932.002nd: €2,769.003rd: €1,320.004th: €594.005th: €232.00

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