Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 20:55 Nijinsky Stakes 1m 3f

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,599 4th €1,199
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 22.32s
  • Off time: 20:56:06
20:55 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Laughing (IRE) 20/1
2nd Notable Graduate (IRE) 4/7
3rd Haziyna (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 13-20 YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Banksters Bonus (IRE) 18
Nag me
3 9-1 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 99 14/115.00
2 (4) 2-211 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Notable Graduate (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 9-1 D K Weld P J Smullen 106 4/71.57
3 (1) 54222-4 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Triple Eight (IRE) 67
Nag me
3 9-1 D K Weld P Shanahan 98 28/129.00
4 (8) 660-161 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Haziyna (IRE) 25
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-12 J M Oxx J P Murtagh 96 9/25.50
5 (6) 36-7713 Emerald green, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Hurricane Havoc (IRE) 6
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-12 p J S Bolger K J Manning 97 10/111.00
6 (7) 271 Dark Blue Laughing (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 8-12 C O'Brien W M Lordan 20/121.00
7 (5) 22174-4 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Luxurious (IRE) 29
Nag me
3 8-12 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 99 8/19.00
8 (3) 21-44 WHITE, one red & one green stripe, green & red quartered cap Manieree (IRE) 53
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-12 b1 J M Oxx N G McCullagh 96 12/113.00
9 (2) 366-117 BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Obligada (IRE) 39
Nag me
3 8-12 K Prendergast D P McDonogh 92 20/121.00

Verdict

Banksters Bonus was obviously not right at the Curragh last time and is better judged on his earlier narrow defeat by Adilapour at Gowran. Haziyna is steppping out of handicap company but the way she carried a big weight to victory at Navan suggests she won't be daunted by the step-up in grade. John Oxx also has another worthy contender in Manieree, who beat Wonder Of Wonders here last season and has run well in softer conditions this year. Hurricane Havoc didn't appear to enjoy stepping up to 1m4f at the Curragh and though Luxurious will be better for her reappearance at Naas she looks to be lacking a bit of pace. Dermot Weld has a strong hand with Triple Eight, whose form is as good as anything in the race but who has never raced beyond 7f, and NOTABLE GRADUATE, who has been brought along very slowly but has the potential to go on to much better things and will need to win this to justify an entry in the Irish Derby.