Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 15:25 Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial 1m

  • Winner €39,000 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,800
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.84s
  • Off time: 15:25:28
15:25 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Afternoon Sunlight (IRE) 9/4
2nd Palace (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 325-1 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Afternoon Sunlight (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 98 9/43.25
2 (9) 22128- Yellow, black cross sashes, white cap, yellow star Ballybacka Queen (IRE) 226
Nag me
3 9-0 P A Fahy J A Heffernan 99 20/121.00
3 (5) 2-1 BLACK, white epaulettes, white cap, black stars Booker 28
Nag me
3 9-0 D Wachman F M Berry 92 10/111.00
4 (7) 1-4 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sash, halved sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow diamonds Harry's Princess (IRE) 42
Nag me
3 9-0 J M Oxx N G McCullagh 10/111.00
5 (6) 41 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Palace (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 3/14.00
7 (1) 1 YELLOW, purple cap, yellow star Stars So Bright (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 5/23.50
9 (4) 1 ROYAL BLUE, pink sash, pink cap, royal blue star Waltzing Matilda (IRE) 39
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-0 T Stack W M Lordan 10/111.00
Non runners
6 (8)84-32Spirited (IRE)39-0C O'BrienS Foley78
8 (3)20667-9Suite (IRE)39-0P MartinC D Hayes87

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien and Dermot Weld has farmed this between them in recent years. The former is represented by PALACE, who gets the vote as she showed the benefit of a quiet introduction behind today's rival Waltzing Matilda on this track with an impressive victory at Navan. Afternoon Sunlight runs for the Weld yard and she could hardly have been more impressive in a Limerick maiden, though this opposition is very much stronger. John Oxx is doubly represented but Harry's Princess was caught a bit flat-footed in a Group 3 over 7f here in March, though should be suited by the extra furlong. But Declan McDonogh prefers the impressive Dundalk winner Stars So Bright, who isn't engaged in the classics and nor is the Curragh winner Booker, who takes a step up in trip. Ballybacka Queen looks just below this class though she may well have improved over the winter.