Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 19:05 RSM Farrell Grant Sparks Handicap 1m 6f

  • Winner €9,314 2nd €2,160 3rd €946 4th €540
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 18.53s
  • Off time: 19:07:11
19:05 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Louisville Lip (IRE) 7/1
2nd Beau Michael 8/1
3rd Knockcroghery (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 6040-98 EMERALD GREEN, white chevron, white cap Admiral Barry (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-0 E Griffin L F Roche (5) 85 16/117.00
2 (11) 4/9410-0 WHITE, black & royal blue hooped sleeves, black & royal blue striped cap Fosters Cross (IRE) 12
Nag me
10 9-13 T Mullins J P O'Brien 84 20/121.00
3 (8) 131 YELLOW, black braces, black chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Alhellal (IRE) 37
Nag me
6 9-10 M Phelan K J Manning 81 8/19.00
4 (3) 2009-16 RED, blue sleeves, black cap Keep It Cool (IRE) 51
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-10 t K J Condon W J Lee 81 14/115.00
5 (2) 2/4-01 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW QUARTERED, yellow chevrons on sleeves, white cap Headford Flyer (IRE) 24
Nag me
8 9-6 E O'Grady C O'Donoghue 77 7/18.00
6 (10) 1/00-521 YELLOW, red braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Beau Michael 11
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-5 pt A McGuinness I J Brennan (3) 76 8/19.00
7 (4) 407/50-4 Red, white cap Capellanus (IRE) 14
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6 9-4 b E J O'Grady J P Murtagh 75 5/23.50
8 (5) 10/60- Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Whatuthink (IRE) 43
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 9-4 bt O McKiernan S J Crimin (7) 75 10/111.00
9 (7) 622/23-9 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Louisville Lip (IRE) 26
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5 9-3 P J Flynn F M Berry 74 7/18.00
10 (6) 0876-14 EMERALD GREEN, red hoop, red armlet, red cap Star Of Aragon (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 8-7 J Nash W M Lordan 64 8/19.00
11 (9) 097/8-3 YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap Knockcroghery (IRE) 14
Nag me
5 8-4 J W Nicholson C P Hoban (5) 60 12/113.00

Verdict

Grade 3 winning chaser Beau Michael has won three times on the Flat including on ground faster than he would have liked at Ballinrobe last time. He was earlier runner-up to another chaser in Headford Flyer and the latter should confirm the form on these terms and make his presence felt. Star Of Aragon was behind Beau Michael at Ballinrobe but he didn't enjoy the fast going and can definitely do better. Capellanus hasn't been running badly over hurdles and Whatuthink has been competing at a high level over timber and fences. ALHELLAL's two recent victories have been over 1m4f at Dundalk but he has no problems staying this trip having won over 2m4f over hurdles. He looks to be on a very lenient mark for his first venture into handicap company on Turf and gets the vote.