18:40 Leopardstown

Thursday 13 June 2019

All17:3518:1018:4019:1019:4020:1020:40
  • 'Coolio' Handicap
  • 1m  |   Good to Firm (Good in Places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:41  |   Winning time: 1m 43.62s
1st
4
(1)
8/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Waited with towards rear, pushed along straight and switched right to outer, soon headway, stayed on well final furlong to lead near line tchd 9/1
2nd
hd
2
(8)
12/1
T: M HalfordJ: R Coakley
Raced in 8th early, soon 6th, pushed along straight, headway and gained narrow lead well inside final furlong, kept on, headed near line tchd 11/1
3rd
½
9
(3)
9/2j
T: M HalfordJ: R P Whelan
Prominent, soon disputed lead, headed inside first 2f, close up, pushed along approaching straight, led 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, soon one pace in 3rd
4th
1 ¼
11
(7)
16/1
T: W McCreeryJ: N M Crosse (7)
Waited with, soon in rear, pushed along straight, headway and not much room 1 1/2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong op 20/1
5th
nse
6
(6)
5/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S Foley
Soon raced in 9th, pushed along approaching straight, soon headway, kept on same pace without threatening final furlong op 13/2
6th
½
1
(11)
7/1
T: D K WeldJ: B M Coen (5)
Soon raced in 4th, pushed along straight, one pace final furlong op 8/1
7th
1
7
(12)
10/1
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Stumbled slightly early, prominent on outer, led inside first 2f, pushed along approaching straight, headed 1f out, no extra and one pace after tchd 9/1
8th
1 ½
5
(2)
9/2j
T: J P O'BrienJ: S M Crosse (5)
Prominent, raced in 5th early, 7th under 3f out, pushed along approaching straight, soon headway, kept on same pace final furlong
9th
hd
8
(9)
25/1
T: J P MurtaghJ: N G McCullagh
Led early, soon joined, headed inside first 2f, prominent, pushed along 3f out, no extra and one pace 1f out
10th
2 ¼
10
(10)
8/1
T: J A StackJ: A J Slattery (7)
Tracked leaders, soon raced in 5th, pushed along under 3f out, no extra and one pace 1f out
11th
9 ½
3
(5)
20/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Soon raced in 7th, 8th under 3f out, pushed along approaching straight, no impression 1 1/2f out, soon no extra op 14/1
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Non-Runners

12
(4)
Summerset243
Weight: 8-4|  Age: 3
T: J M Oxx  J: K J Leonard
NR

Betting

Forecast

Balefire (9/2), Jupiter Road (9/2), Boston Bruin (5/1), Sherkali (7/1), Cnoc An Oir (8/1), Gatsby Cap (8/1), Excelcius (10/1), Sky Seven (12/1), Summerset (14/1), Royal Canford (16/1), Western Dawn (20/1), Parkers Hill (25/1)

Verdict

A typically competitive Leopardstown handicap in which BALEFIRE is the unknown quantity in this field on handicap debut for Mick Halford. He showed a good attitude when winning at the fourth time of asking recently and starts life in this sphere off a very fair mark. The stables other representative, Sky Seven, is worth another chance now he has been eased a bit in the weights after making a disappointing debut on turf., while similar comments apply to Sherkali who failed to justify market favouritism in a very warm handicap assignment last time, but held a solid profile prior to that below-par effort.
  1. Balefire
  2. Sherkali
  3. Sky Seven

Previous Winners

2018
Bucky Larson
Weight: 9-9  |Age: 3
5/1

Prize Money

1st: €10,472.002nd: €3,247.003rd: €1,547.004th: €697.005th: €272.00

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