Leopardstown

  • 18:15 Royal Western India Turf Club Race7f

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,799 3rd €1,799 4th €600
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.22s
  • Off time: 18:15:35
18:15 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Exogenesis (IRE) 4/1
2nd Friendship (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (4) 1 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Mansion House (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-7 D Wachman C R King (7) 11/43.75
2 (3) 71 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Exogenesis (IRE) 22
Nag me
2 9-5 G M Lyons G F Carroll 4/15.00
3 (2) 1 Dark blue, dark blue & white striped sleeves, white cap, dark blue star Najm Suhail 62
Nag me
2 9-5 p1 P D Deegan S Foley 7/18.00
4 (1) 39 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Friendship (IRE) 12
Nag me
2 9-3 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 7/24.50
5 (6) 222 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Intensified (IRE) 5
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-3 J S Bolger K J Manning 11/43.75
6 (5) EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Backdrop (USA)
Nag me
2 8-12 D K Weld P J Smullen 16/117.00

Verdict

A fascinating juvenile contest with Mansion House heading the weights, penalised for an impressive debut success when clearing away to score at Limerick on good to firm ground. Forecast conditions should therefore suit and the Galileo colt boasts strong claims. Exogenesis was heavily punted when improving dramatically from his first run to oblige at Fairyhouse and is clearly going the right way, whilst Friendship was arguably disappointing when only ninth in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot behind Berkshire. INTENSIFIED was turned over at 1-5 by a newcomer at the Curragh at the weekend over 6f, having previously gone down narrowly to War Command over 7f, the latter subsequently taking the Coventry Stakes at the Royal meeting in spectacular fashion. Jim Bolger's colt is back up in trip here and, in receipt of weight from the penalised pair, can boost that War Command form.