15:10 Leopardstown

Saturday 12 September 2020

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Coolmore America 'Justify' Matron Stakes (Fillies' And Mares' Group 1)

Class 1  |   1m  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:10  |   Winning time: 1m 39.77s
Weighed In
1st
4
(8)
9/2
T: J P MurtaghJ: C T Keane
Held up on inner towards rear, switched right entering straight, soon ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, led inside final 100 yards, kept on well op 5/1 tchd 4/1
2nd
1 ¼
9
(11)
11/4
T: A P O'BrienJ: J A Heffernan
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along early straight, ridden and headway to challenge over 1f out, ridden early final furlong, headed inside final 100 yards, no impression on winner tchd 5/2 and tchd 3/1
3rd
1 ½
5
(5)
9/4f
T: Donnacha O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along in 9th approaching straight, no impression over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong to go 3rd close home op 15/8
4th
hd
6
(10)
10/1
T: J P MurtaghJ: Cieren Fallon
Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, pushed along to lead 1 1/2f out, headed early final furlong and no extra final 100 yards op 15/2
5th
1 ½
3
(3)
9/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S Foley
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and some headway in 3rd over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace op 8/1
6th
¾
11
(4)
11/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: W Buick
Rear of mid-division, pushed along approaching straight, closer in 6th and short of room 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong tchd 12/1
7th
½
10
(7)
25/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: W M Lordan
Mid-division on outer, ridden 1 1/2f out, no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace op 22/1
8th
¾
1
(9)
150/1
T: J A StackJ: C D Hayes
In rear, pushed along early straight and no impression over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never a factor op 100/1
9th
1
8
(6)
40/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: D P McDonogh
Mid-division, 5th halfway, pushed along and no impression early straight, lost place over 1f out, no extra op 22/1
10th
½
2
(1)
40/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: W J Lee
Mid-division on inner, pushed along in straight and 5th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong op 50/1
11th
6
7
(2)
66/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: M C Hussey
Soon led, 3 lengths advantage approaching straight, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, weakened and eased tchd 50/1

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Betting

Forecast

Fancy Blue (9/4), Peaceful (11/4), Champers Elysees (9/2), Albigna (9/1), Know It All (10/1), Valeria Messalina (11/1), So Wonderful (25/1), New York Girl (40/1), Wilds Dreams (40/1), Love Locket (66/1), Lady Wannabe (150/1)

Verdict

The big question is whether FANCY BLUE can replicate the level of form she has shown over 1¼m at 1m. The trip does look a disadvantage but she may be good enough to overcome it, arriving on a roll having won Group 1s on her last 2 starts. Old-rival Peaceful is the obvious threat, while Johnny Murtagh's fillies Champers Elysees and Know It All should give a good account

  1. FANCY BLUE (IRE)
  2. PEACEFUL (IRE)
  3. CHAMPERS ELYSEES (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
Iridessa
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-0  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: W M Lordan
  |  
T: J P O'Brien
10/1
Prize Money
1st: €150,000.002nd: €50,000.003rd: €24,999.004th: €12,500.005th: €7,500.006th: €5,000.00

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