Leopardstown

  • 20:35 Leopardstown Club Members Handicap2m

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 29.23s
  • Off time: 20:37:57
20:35 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sir Ector (USA) 8/1
2nd Takeyourcapoff (IRE) 6/1
3rd Sky Pilot (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 38200-3 Pink, dark blue & pink striped cap Sir Ector (USA) 39
Nag me
5 9-12 b1 J J Lambe C D Hayes 84 8/19.00
2 (12) 741-415 White, black & red check sleeves & cap Salam Alaykum (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
4 9-7 R Roberts J F Egan 79 5/16.00
3 (5) 3-12125 WHITE, red striped sleeves, hooped cap Sky Pilot (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-5 bt Ms J Morgan P J Smullen 77 9/25.50
4 (8) 0/230-3 Pink, black triple diamond, black seams on sleeves, quartered cap Ansgar (IRE) 13
Nag me
4 9-4 t Miss S J Harty W J Lee 76 9/110.00
5 (2) 6117-00 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, check cap Teach Nua (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-4 bt D K Weld L F Roche (5) 76 16/117.00
6 (4) 6-51624 OLD GOLD, scarlet sash, white sleeves, flame cap Donatis Comet (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-3 P Martin C O'Donoghue 75 8/19.00
7 (9) 418-353 RED, white chevron, halved sleeves, red cap, white star Takeyourcapoff (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-3 p Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 75 6/17.00
8 (6) 494326- MAROON, light blue seams, white cap Livia's Wake (IRE) 12
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-1 p1 E U Hales W M Lordan 73 20/121.00
9 (10) 4200-60 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Star Power (IRE) 9
Nag me
5 9-1 t J S Bolger K J Manning 73 12/113.00
10 (11) 4655-42 RED & GREY STRIPES, grey sleeves, red cap Cloudgazer (IRE) 13
Nag me
4 9-0 b N Meade J P Murtagh 72 9/25.50
13 (7) 639-730 YELLOW, royal blue disc & sleeves, hooped cap Concrete And Clay 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 8-10 C O'Brien N G McCullagh 68 16/117.00
14 (1) 0-78085 ROYAL BLUE, white spots, orange sleeves & cap Celtic Dane (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse Winner
8 8-9 K Prendergast Sam James (3) 67 11/112.00
Non runners
11 (14)4-85Mind The Pennies (IRE)49-0J J ColemanJ A Heffernan72
12 (13)61-88Frontier (GER)38-11A P O'Brien84

Verdict

This was won by a three-year-old last year and Frontier is the only entry from that generation here though he'll need to improve vastly on his two runs this season if he's to get involved. Salam Alaykum had looked a very progressive type when beating Placere over 1m4f here a month ago and there must have been something amiss when he was beaten a long way by that runner-up at the Curragh. A return to form would see him go close but CLOUDGAZER may have his measure. Noel Meade's charge will have no problems with the trip having been touched off by Deutschland at Wexford and Johnny Murtagh's presence in the saddle is a bonus. Sky Pilot looks a bit high in the weights after going up 11lb since his Limerick success while Donatis Comet can go well from what looks a fair mark.