Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 15:40 Leopardstown Christmas Festival 2013 Maiden1m 1f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 57.74s
  • Off time: 15:41:07
15:40 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Al Murqab (IRE) 2/1
2nd Shes No Joke (IRE) 8/1
3rd Newberry Hill (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 2804 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Conan's Rock 8
Nag me
4 9-8 J T Gorman D P McDonogh 70 10/111.00
2 (2) 0 GREY, maroon spots, grey sleeves, striped cap Forest Hawk (IRE) 19
Nag me
5 9-8 t J C McConnell G J Phillips (7) 40/141.00
3 (7) 0/050 BLACK, yellow cross of lorraine, red & grey striped sleeves, grey & red striped cap Thomas Moore (IRE) 19
Nag me
7 9-8 L Roche W M Lordan 58 50/151.00
4 (8) DARK GREEN & RED CHECK, green slvs, green cap, red star Turf Fire 17
Nag me
4 9-8 D K Weld P J Smullen 14/115.00
5 (1) 32 Emerald green, orange hoop, orange sleeves, quartered cap Al Murqab (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 9-5 A Oliver G F Carroll 2/13.00
6 (5) 000 RED, white hoop, white sleeves, pink cap Balkinstown (IRE) 19
Nag me
3 9-5 F Flood F M Berry 66/167.00
7 (10) DARK GREEN, white striped sleeves, white cap, dark green spots Breathe Easy (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-5 Miss S J Harty R P Cleary 20/121.00
8 (9) 3 royal blue, white epaulettes, Black cap Maktoob 25
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 K Prendergast C D Hayes 6/17.00
9 (13) 722-800 ROYAL BLUE, red sash, royal blue & yellow hooped cap Newberry Hill (IRE) 18
Nag me
3 9-5 p Mrs J Harrington C R King (5) 66 11/112.00
10 (12) 00 WHITE, emerald green diamond, white cap, emerald green spots Diamond Bracelet 19
Nag me
3 9-0 J C Hayden T P Madden (10) 66/167.00
11 (4) 24 EMERALD GREEN, orange epaulettes & armlet, orange cap, white star Laviniad (IRE) 19
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-0 h J S Bolger K J Manning 7/42.75
12 (6) 87 WHITE, royal blue sleeves, royal blue & red striped cap Sharlanda (IRE) 25
Nag me
3 9-0 D Miley I J Brennan (3) 40/141.00
13 (3) 4264 Royal blue, purple diamond & sleeves, royal blue cap Shes No Joke (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 9-0 Mark Fahey S Foley 79 8/19.00

Verdict

She No Joke appeared to find a mile too short at Cork so this slightly longer trip will be in her favour. She should get into the frame though Al Murqab finished in front of her and there appears no reason why he shouldn't do so again and he looks the main threat to LAVINIAD. Jim Bolger's filly made a very promising debut over this trip at Gowran and looked the likely winner when sent over 1m4f at the Curragh but faded close home. Maktoob started a short-priced favourite on his debut at Navan last month but that was over 5f and he takes a massive step up in trip here.