Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 17:25 Microsoft Ireland Maiden1m 4f

  • Winner €8,626 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €500
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 35.20s
  • Off time: 17:25:51
17:25 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sundara (IRE) 20/1
2nd Marakoush (IRE) 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (7) 0 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Chase The Challis (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 9-5 J T Gorman Gearoid Patrick Brouder (7) 66/167.00
3 (10) Dark Blue Felix Mendelssohn (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 6/42.50
4 (4) 5- Black & yellow chevrons, quartered cap Gambrinus (USA) 189
Nag me
3 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 11/26.50
6 (8) 2-32 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Marakoush (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 9-5 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 90 13/82.62
7 (6) 84 MAROON Starchitect (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 9-5 h E Lynam W J Lee 8/19.00
8 (5) 64 ROYAL BLUE, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap Sundara (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 9-5 t J S Bolger K J Manning (3) 20/121.00
9 (3) 8- DARK GREEN, yellow panel, yellow cap, dark green spots Unrequited (IRE) 208
Nag me
3 9-5 G M Lyons C T Keane (3) 20/121.00
Non runners
1 (1)Asbury Boss (IRE)39-5M HalfordS Foley
5 (2)Granddukeoftuscany (IRE)39-5A P O'BrienJ A Heffernan
10 (9)34-Wexford Town (IRE)39-5J S BolgerK J Manning

Verdict

Some interesting entries here with Aidan O'Brien complicating matters by saddling FELIX MENDELSSOHN and Granddukeoftuscany. Joseph has picked the former, a son of Galileo out of the Group 3 winner Ice Queen, and he may be good enough to make a winning start. His stablemate is related to five winners and could be anything, however, while Marakoush has come up against some useful performers in his three races and will be a very good yardstick for the Ballydoyle pair. He holds Starchitect and Sundara on his latest run while there was obviously something amiss with Wexford Town here in September after a promising debut on the track. Gambrinus has no big race entries but looked a nice prospect with an encouraging debut behind Blue Hussar here in November and is definitely one to keep an eye on.