Leopardstown

  • 16:10 Ross Nugent Foundation Maiden1m

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 52.18s
  • Off time: 16:11:13
16:10 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fiscal Focus (IRE) 5/2
2nd Boqa (IRE) 7/1
3rd Johann Strauss 4/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 6- Black, maroon star, striped cap Boqa (IRE) 150
Nag me
3 9-5 t1 T Stack W M Lordan 7/18.00
2 (2) Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Derulo (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-5 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 25/126.00
3 (5) 432- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Fiscal Focus (IRE) 158
Nag me
3 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 86 5/23.50
4 (3) 0- Dark Blue Illusive (IRE) 200
Nag me
3 9-5 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 12/113.00
5 (1) 422- PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Johann Strauss 158
Nag me
3 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 111 4/51.80
6 (7) 00- WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Le Troisieme Gris (IRE) 158
Nag me
3 9-5 J T Gorman C D Hayes 100/1101.00
7 (10) 05 ROYAL BLUE, black & emerald green quartered cap Les Darcy 12
Nag me
3 9-5 P J Flynn D M Grant 100/1101.00
8 (6) 4 PURPLE, yellow chevron & cap Mr Snagsby (IRE) 19
Nag me
3 9-5 E Lynam D P McDonogh 16/117.00
9 (4) MAROON Starchitect (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-5 h E Lynam W J Lee 20/121.00
11 (9) GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Timiyan (USA)
Nag me
3 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 14/115.00
Non runners
10 (11)2-Table Rock (IRE)39-5A P O'BrienAnastasia O'Brien

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien has had just one winner this campaign before today but will be hoping to put things right in the opener then follow up here. He certainly looks determined to land this one with three entries of which JOHANN STRAUSS stands out. Sent to Newmarket for his debut, he ran well enough to be considered a certainty on his next start at Naas but was beaten by Sniper. He showed that to be all wrong when runner-up to Kingston Hill in the Racing Post Trophy and he's entered in every big race between now and June. There'll be some long faces if he's beaten and the main threat could come from his stablemate Table Rock, who looked a potentially useful type when just failing to catch Ebanoran at the Curragh in October. Fiscal Focus has shown plenty of potential, especially when runner-up to Adelaide over this course and distance in October, so he's likely to get into the money. Timiyan is bred to stay a bit further than this but can't be dismissed with his yard going well and Boqa ran well on his debut over 7f here in November where he was going on nicely at the finish.