Leopardstown

  • 20:00 'Ryan Sheridan' Handicap1m 6f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (3) 612/260 MAUVE Fantasy King 46
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-0 t C O'Brien R Dawson (7) 79 1001
2 (1) 790074 ORANGE & WHITE CHEVRONS, white sleeves, striped cap Strandfield Lady (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse Winner
8 9-13 H Rogers C R King (7) 78 1001
3 (4) 51/09-06 LIGHT BLUE, royal blue hoop, royal blue armlet, royal blue cap Tugboat (IRE) 12
Nag me
5 9-7 E J O'Grady N G McCullagh 72 1001
4 (5) 524 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Waver (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 9-0 p A P O'Brien J P O'Brien (ex5) 80 1001
5 (7) 63010/7- WHITE & PURPLE DIABOLO, white sleeves, quartered cap Golan Guy (IRE) 22
Nag me
8 8-13 b N Dooly C T Keane (5) 64 1001
6 (2) 01 Royal blue Weather Watch (IRE) 35
Nag me
3 8-11 Mrs J Harrington S Foley 77 1001
7 (6) 650- Emerald green, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Night Invader (IRE) 364
Nag me
4 8-4 t J S Bolger R P Cleary 55 1001

Verdict

It wasn't the greatest of maidens that Weather Watch won at Tipperary and the placed horses have been beaten subsequently but he'll improve for the experience and the assessor hasn't been too harsh. WAVER is a son of Galileo out of a useful mare but so far hasn't shown any of their ability. Tonight's longer trip may see him in a better light and he's hardly overburdened for his handicap debut so gets the nod. Strandfield Lady would be a certainty on her close third over the course and distance in a premier handicap in September but she's been dropping in the weights without any notable results and may need softer ground, a remark that also applies to the useful hurdler Tugboat. Fantasy King has a track and trip victory to his credit and though well beaten on his two latest starts they were in much better class.