Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 16:15 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden7f

  • Winner €11,385 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,155 4th €661
  • Going: Good, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 31.04s
  • Off time: 16:15:57
16:15 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Agena 10/1
2nd He's No Saint 4/1
3rd Masai (IRE) 8/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (7) Royal blue,white epaulettes, light blue and dark Blue striped cap Abushamah (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 K Prendergast C D Hayes 12/113.00
2 (6) PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Agena
Nag me
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 10/111.00
3 (3) yellow, purple panel, checked cap Centre Of Interest (USA)
Nag me
2 9-5 t1 J S Bolger R P Cleary 33/134.00
4 (4) 2 Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red diamond He's No Saint 20
Nag me
2 9-5 D Marnane F Lynch 4/15.00
5 (1) ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Masai (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 8/111.73
6 (2) Black & yellow chevrons, quartered cap Not To Yield (USA)
Nag me
2 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 7/18.00
7 (5) Orange, royal blue cross of lorraine, orange cap Primogeniture (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 J M Oxx N G McCullagh 20/121.00
8 (9) 0 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Solar Focus (IRE) 3
Nag me
2 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 20/121.00
9 (8) GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Zarib (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 M Halford D P McDonogh 16/117.00

Verdict

He's No Saint did nothing wrong when narrowly beaten by Pleasant Bay at Dundalk and will improve though there are likely to be some smart newcomers here. Kevin Prendergast won the race a year ago and the Nayef colt Abushamah, whose dam has produced winners with her first four offspring, is one to note. Solar Focus makes a quick reappearance after a moderate debut at Gowran on Wednesday and Centre Of Interest may be a better proposition for Jim Bolger. Primogeniture, who is out of a classic winning mare in India, would be a welcome winner for John Oxx but once again it's Ballydoyle who should hold the aces with MASAI, by Oasis Dream out of a mare who produced a Grade 2 winner in the USA with her first foal, taken to see off stablemate Agena, though the latter is related to six winners.