Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 17:45 Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes 1m

  • Winner €130,000 2nd €38,000 3rd €18,000 4th €6,000
  • Going: Good, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.00s
  • Off time: 17:49:39
17:45 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st La Collina (IRE) 25/1
2nd Lily's Angel (IRE) 14/1
3rd Say (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 28-1432 EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Caponata (USA) 27
Nag me
4 9-5 v1 D K Weld P J Smullen 109 13/27.50
2 (9) 11-2169 Black, white chevron, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Chigun 41
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 Lady Cecil T P Queally 114 6/17.00
3 (2) 211161 MAROON, emerald green sash, emerald green star on cap Fiesolana (IRE) 16
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-5 W McCreery W J Lee 110 4/15.00
4 (4) 4-32266 MAROON & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, maroon sleeves & cap La Collina (IRE) 44
Nag me
4 9-5 K Prendergast C D Hayes 106 25/126.00
5 (6) 711324 Pink, mauve triple diamond, white sleeves, mauve cap Lily's Angel (IRE) 66
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-5 G M Lyons G F Carroll 105 14/115.00
6 (10) 212-685 BLACK & ORANGE STRIPES, white cap, orange spots One Spirit (IRE) 6
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-5 F Dunne N G McCullagh 100 50/151.00
7 (1) 113236 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Just Pretending (USA) 35
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-0 h A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 113 8/19.00
8 (11) 110323 Yellow, White sleeves, Yellow cap Kenhope (FR) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 H A Pantall T Jarnet 110 5/23.50
9 (3) 41-2268 Dark Blue Magical Dream (IRE) 35
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3 9-0 A P O'Brien M C Hussey 105 20/121.00
10 (7) 552321 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Say (IRE) 6
Nag me
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 110 8/19.00
11 (8) 241344 WHITE & EMERALD GREEN HOOPS, white sleeves & cap Scintillula (IRE) 16
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-0 t J S Bolger K J Manning 113 14/115.00
12 (5) 543411 RED, black seams, black star on cap Wannabe Better (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 T Stack W M Lordan 102 14/115.00

Verdict

Sir Henry Cecil won this last year and the stable's Chigun has to be respected in what is a bit of a soft Group 1. She landed a Group 3 at the Curragh in May but hasn't done quite so well at a higher level subsequently. Caponata hasn't had much racing for her age and has her first start at this level She was behind Say when they occupied the places behind Dank at the Curragh in July and Aidan O'Brien's filly should have her measure again. Ballydoyle are also represented by Just Pretending, a regular at this level though like Magical Dream, over longer trips. If the promised rain arrives and the going is on the easy side, KENHOPE will take some beating though she's also run well on faster ground as she did behind Sky Lantern in the Coronation Stakes. She is probably still progressing and looks just the type for this.