Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 20:00 KILA Handicap 1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.83s
  • Off time: 20:02:05
20:00 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kedleston (IRE) 4/1
2nd Summer Knight (IRE) 7/1
3rd Money Spider (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 1-5 DARK GREEN & RED CHECK, green slvs, green cap, red star Modern Romance (IRE) 42
Nag me
3 10-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 82 4/15.00
2 (3) 0-11562 Royal Blue, Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Kedleston (IRE) 51
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-9 T Stack W M Lordan 77 4/15.00
3 (6) 0-00811 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Stocktons Wing (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 C O'Brien F M Berry 70 3/14.00
4 (7) 676-836 Dark Blue Money Spider (IRE) 46
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-1 D Wachman W J Lee 69 5/16.00
5 (9) 00-2304 White, red chevrons,white sleeves,dark blue armlet,dark blue & yellow quartered cap Summer Knight (IRE) 4
Nag me
3 9-0 A Oliver C D Hayes 68 7/18.00
7 (2) 66-4400 Emerald green, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Highwater Express (IRE) 25
Nag me
3 8-9 t J S Bolger R P Cleary 63 25/126.00
8 (4) 855-026 ROYAL BLUE, yellow chevron & sleeves, yellow & white quartered cap You Got Heart (IRE) 29
Nag me
3 8-7 C F Swan C P Hoban (5) 61 12/113.00
9 (5) 369-265 Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Forgiving Light 14
Nag me
3 8-6 A Oliver S Foley 60 8/19.00
10 (1) 4534 RED, black cross of lorraine & sleeves, quartered cap Elegant Sisi (IRE) 9
Nag me
3 8-4 W McCreery M A Cleere (5) 56 25/126.00
Non runners
6 (8)0-930Dancingwithangels (IRE)38-11Ms J MorganD M Grant65

Verdict

Modern Romance was an impressive winner on heavy going over 7f at Roscommon in September so it was a surprise to find her racing over 1m5f on fast ground on her reappearance. She finished last of five that day and a return to a more suitable trip on easier ground must be to her benefit. Kedleston shot up the weights after completing a Polytrack double but returned to form when just failing to hold the late thrust of stablemate Croi An Or at Killarney and can run from the same mark here. Forgiving Light was conceding 6lb to STOCKTONS WING when just over two lengths behind at Listowel but failed to take advantage of better terms when beaten by that rival at Navan subsequently. There's no doubt he's very well handicapped here but the winner has made much better progress and can complete a hat-trick. The maiden Money Spider is dropping back in trip and looks on a reasonable mark so should get into the mix.