18:15 Leopardstown

Thursday 16 July 2020

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    Leopardstown Handicap

  • 4YO plus  |   1m 2f  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:16  |   Winning time: 2m 11.11s
1st
Horse silk
15
(3)
7/2
T: T MullinsJ: J M Sheridan (7)
Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along and headway in 3rd entering straight, progress to lead 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong op 10/3
2nd
Horse silk
3
1
(5)
33/1
T: D MarnaneJ: D W O'Connor (3)
Prominent and led after 1f, pushed along in straight, ridden and headed 1f out, soon no impression on winner, kept on one pace op 25/1
3rd
Horse silk
sh
13
(14)
16/1
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Held up towards rear, pushed along in straight, 11th and ridden over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong op 12/1 tchd 11/1 and tchd 18/1
4th
Horse silk
¾
9
(8)
8/1
T: D K WeldJ: O J Orr
Mid-division, ridden under 2f out and some headway in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong op 12/1
5th
Horse silk
¾
3
(12)
8/1
T: M HalfordJ: S Foley
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along early straight, ridden and no impression 1f out, no extra inside final furlong tchd 7/1
6th
Horse silk
¾
10
(6)
89-4
28/1
T: K PrendergastJ: S T McCullagh (5)
Led early, tracked leaders, 7th halfway, 4th and ridden on outer 2f out, no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on one pace op 16/1
7th
Horse silk
hd
6
(10)
18/1
T: A J MartinJ: R C Colgan
Mid-division, pushed along early straight, ridden over 1f out and no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace op 11/1 tchd 9/1
8th
Horse silk
1
2
(17)
11/4f
T: P TwomeyJ: W J Lee
Slowly into stride and rear of mid-division, some headway on outer in mid-division halfway, pushed along early straight, 7th and ridden over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong op 3/1 tchd 7/2
9th
Horse silk
nk
7
(2)
79-6
12/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: B M Coen (3)
Mid-division, some headway entering straight, 6th and ridden under 2f out, no extra inside final furlong op 11/1
10th
Horse silk
nse
11
(16)
14/1
T: Mrs A M O'SheaJ: Adrian O'Shea (5)
Rear of mid-division, pushed along entering straight, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace op 18/1 tchd 20/1
11th
Horse silk
½
4
(1)
20/1
T: J P MurtaghJ: D E Sheehy (5)
Rear of mid-division, some headway on inner early straight, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace tchd 25/1
12th
Horse silk
7 ½
8
(4)
11/1
T: G P CromwellJ: C D Hayes
Tracked leaders on inner, 5th halfway, ridden early straight and no extra over 1f out, eased inside final furlong tchd 12/1
13th
Horse silk
3 ½
5
(7)
20/1
T: M MulvanyJ: G F Carroll
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along and lost place approaching straight, no extra under 2f out, eased inside final furlong tchd 22/1
14th
Horse silk
8 ½
12
(15)
100/1
T: L ComerJ: G Bourke (7)
Tracked leaders, headway into 2nd before halfway, pushed along and lost place entering straight, soon no extra, eased inside final furlong op 50/1
15th
Horse silk
6
17
(11)
68-11
66/1
T: N C KellyJ: T P Madden
Slowly into stride, always rear, pushed along and detached approaching straight, no extra op 50/1

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Non-Runners

16
(13)
Horse silk
Globe Theatre265
Weight: 8-13|  Age: 4
T: J P O'Brien  J: E Greatrex
NR
14
(9)
Horse silk
Spruce Meadows18
Weight: 9-1|  Age: 7
T: J Feane  J: G M Ryan
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€4.70Pl:€1.70, €10.00, €4.30EX:€107.90Trifecta:€1,075.50Tricast:€1,684.18SF:€131.31

Forecasts

Strongbowe (11/4), Rocky Blue (7/2), Globe Theatre (7/1), Centroid (8/1), Sky Seven (8/1), Innamorare (11/1), Hamley (12/1), Spruce Meadows (12/1), Contrapposto (14/1), Mohtarrif (16/1), Akhlaaq (18/1), Multamis (20/1), Ideal Pal (20/1), Aared (28/1), Freescape (33/1), Sayesse (66/1), Welcoming (100/1)

Verdict

A tough-looking handicap which could throw up multiple results, preference is for IDEAL PAL to return to winning ways. There were viable excuses when he was bottomed out in near-unraceable conditions at Roscommon last time and while more is needed off his mark, his form ties in with Group-race performers, which sets the standard. Strongbowe is the least exposed and impressed with his maiden victory last time and the handicapper has marked him as one with obvious ability, while to the bottom of the weights, Rocky Blue has good handicap form to his name and his weights rise is cancelled out by a useful 7lb claims and Centroid should strip fitter for this after his modest reappearance.
  1. Ideal Pal
  2. Strongbowe
  3. Centroid

Prize Money

1st: €9,300.002nd: €3,100.003rd: €1,551.004th: €775.005th: €465.006th: €310.00

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