14:35 Leopardstown

Sunday 13 May 2018

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

    Amethyst Stakes (Group 3)

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 1  |   1m  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:35  |   Winning time: 1m 42.18s
1st
Horse silk
7
(4)
38-10
5/2f
T: J A StackJ: C D Hayes
Raced 4th, headway 2f out, challenged leader 1 1/2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well, asserted closing stages op 9/4
2nd
Horse silk
1 ½
3
(5)
6/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: C O'Donoghue
Tracked leader in 2nd, progress to lead after 1 1/2f, pressed 1 1/2f out, soon ridden and headed, kept on final furlong, not match winner op 7/1
3rd
Horse silk
½
6
(1)
3/1
T: J P MurtaghJ: S Foley
Settled 3rd, niggled along approaching straight, ridden under 1f out, no impression on leaders, kept on without threatening final 100 yards tchd 10/3
4th
Horse silk
¾
4
(3)
16/1
T: G M LyonsJ: G F Carroll
Towards rear, 6th halfway, progress to 4th and ridden 1 1/2f out, no impression on leaders, kept on final furlong, never nearer tchd 14/1
5th
Horse silk
1 ½
2
(2)
11/1
T: T HoganJ: W J Lee
Towards rear, 5th halfway, ridden over 1f out, no impression, kept on same pace final furlong op 9/1
6th
Horse silk
½
5
(7)
8/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Dwelt, raced in rear, slightly detached in 7th halfway, ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms
7th
Horse silk
3 ¾
1
(6)
9/2
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Broke well to lead, headed after 1 1/2f, under pressure in 2nd approaching straight, lost place and weakened under 2f out, eased closing stages

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€3.30Pl:€1.90, €3.00EX:€14.80Trifecta:€45.60SF:€16.87

Forecasts

Zihba (5/2), True Valour (3/1), Brendan Brackan (9/2), Pincheck (6/1), Tribal Beat (8/1), Gordon Lord Byron (11/1), Tennessee Wildcat (16/1)

Verdict

TRUE VALOUR ran a stormer in Group 2 company over C&D in the autumn and could have more to give this season. He won fresh last season and will surely go close now with a replication of his last effort here. Tribal Beat would be the one to beat on his 2016 Desmond Stakes form but he's only run twice since and has a cloud over him. Brendan Brackan is the reliable option and will run his race but, at nine, may be vulnerable while Zihba is the intriguing one being unbeaten in two AW starts to date.
  1. True Valour
  2. Brendan Brackan
  3. Zihba

Previous Winners

2017
Custom Cut
Weight: 9-9  |Age: 8
9/2

Prize Money

1st: €35,400.002nd: €11,399.003rd: €5,400.004th: €2,400.005th: €1,200.006th: €600.00

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