16:00 Leopardstown

Thursday 13 August 2020

All13:0013:3014:0014:3015:0015:3016:0016:30

Holden Plant Rentals Handicap

1m 2f  |   Good (Good to Firm in Places)  |   17 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:01  |   Winning time: 2m 9.74s
Weighed In
1st
6
(4)
79-13
8/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: D McMonagle (7)
Led early, tracked leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along under 2f out, soon ridden and headway on outer 1f out, led narrowly 100 yards out, kept on well op 17/2
2nd
hd
11
(8)
6/1
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, headway early straight and ridden to lead over 1f out, headed narrowly 100 yards out, under pressure and kept on, just failed
3rd
5
17
(2)
9/1
T: H RogersJ: S Foley
Mid-division, headway on inner entering straight, soon ridden and challenged briefly 1f out, under pressure in 3rd 150 yards out, no impression on principals op 11/1
4th
nse
12
(7)
9/2f
T: J P FaheyJ: R P Whelan
Slowly into stride and pushed along, rear of mid-division halfway and pushed along approaching straight, 7th and ridden 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
5th
nk
4
(6)
11/1
T: G M LyonsJ: Sam Ewing (10)
Mid-division, slightly hampered approaching straight, soon pushed along, 8th and ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong op 8/1
6th
1 ½
1
(10)
40/1
T: L ComerJ: N M Crosse (5)
Rear of mid-division, ran freely, pushed along early straight, 11th and ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace between horses inside final furlong, never a factor op 50/1
7th
hd
2
(11)
10/1
T: D K WeldJ: M P Sheehy (7)
Rear of mid-division, pushed along on outer early straight, soon ridden and 10th 1f out, kept on one pace op 9/1
8th
nk
13
(1)
6/1
T: Ms Sheila LaveryJ: R C Colgan
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd travelling well entering straight, ridden and no impression 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
9th
¾
15
(14)
16/1
T: M O'CallaghanJ: L F Roche
Soon led, pushed along early straight, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong
10th
1
3
(17)
20/1
T: Mrs A M O'SheaJ: Adrian O'Shea (5)
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along early straight, soon ridden and no impression 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, eased closing stages
11th
1 ¼
7
(3)
89-12
25/1
T: D MarnaneJ: D W O'Connor (3)
Towards rear, some headway on inner early straight, ridden in mid-division over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong op 22/1
12th
1 ½
9
(12)
12/1
T: A J MartinJ: W J Lee
Stumbled leaving stalls, in rear and soon detached, closer and pushed along under 2f out, kept on one pace, never a factor op 9/1
13th
2 ¼
8
(18)
109-12
33/1
T: D P CoakleyJ: R Coakley
Mid-division and kept wide on outer in back straight, some headway 3f out, pushed along and no impression under 2f out, no extra
14th
8
10
(13)
11/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: E Greatrex
Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression early straight, no extra over 1f out, eased inside final furlong op 12/1
15th
¾
18
(5)
66/1
T: J G CooganJ: D E Sheehy (5)
Always towards rear, pushed along and no impression early straight, no extra over 1f out, never a factor op 40/1
16th
35
14
(16)
50/1
T: Anthony McCannJ: O J Orr
Prominent, 2nd halfway, pushed along and lost place quickly approaching straight, no extra in rear early straight, soon eased, tailed off tchd 66/1
17th
3
16
(9)
33/1
T: N MeadeJ: C D Hayes
Broke well, settled back in mid-division, no extra and dropped to rear approaching straight, eased under 2f out, tailed off op 25/1

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Non-Runners

5
(15)
Slaney East20
Weight: 10-0|  Age: 3
T: J S Bolger  J: K J Manning
Betting

Forecast

Lyrical Attraction (9/2), Estepona Sun (6/1), Ultra Pride (6/1), Hamley (8/1), Clifftop (9/1), Lightning Amber (10/1), Mohtarrif (11/1), Globe Theatre (11/1), Drakensberg (12/1), Alexei Vronsky (16/1), Slaney East (16/1), Contrapposto (20/1), Koybig (25/1), Park Row (33/1), Curious Bride (33/1), Bring Us Paradise (40/1), Alhajjaj (50/1), North Street (66/1)

Verdict
Although he has failed to kick on from his breakthrough career win, it is still too early to write off Estepona Sun with the step up to 1m2f offering him a chance to step up on his previous pair of defeats this summer. Similar comments apply to Lightning Amber, while the consistent Ultra Pride and Drakensberg are likely to feature prominently once again though the former does need to bounce back from a rare below-par run last time. In an open race though we'll take a chance on HAMLEY who is turned out quickly after running her best race for some time when sixth last week. Any sort of step forward from that would see her go close & she is well-handicapped.
  1. Hamley
  2. Lightning Amber
  3. Estepona Sun
Prize Money
1st: €6,600.002nd: €2,200.003rd: €1,100.004th: €550.005th: €330.006th: €219.00

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