Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 21:00 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Fillies Maiden1m 4f

  • Winner €9,315 2nd €2,160 3rd €945 4th €540
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (4) 66-822 DARK BLUE, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue cap, pink diamond Drifting Mist 20
Nag me
3 9-0 t M Halford S Foley 77 1001
2 (2) 4-02 Pink, dark blue hoop, hooped sleeves, dark blue cap, pink star Magical Steps (USA) 9
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-0 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 1001
3 (6) 0- Grey, Black seams, Black cap Palace Of Winds (IRE) 377
Nag me
3 9-0 h J M Oxx D P McDonogh 1001
4 (3) 7 Dark blue, pink epaulettes, pink sleeves, dark blue diabolo, dark blue & pink quartered cap Snow Scene (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 9-0 G M Lyons E J McNamara 1001
5 (1) 364 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Teocht (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 77 1001
6 (5) 70- ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Velvet Ribbon 305
Nag me
3 9-0 p1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 1001

Verdict

It's hard to know what to make of Velvet Ribbon, who cost 190,000 euros but showed nothing in two starts late last summer. Palace Of Winds has had an even longer layoff having been beaten a long way at the Curragh last June but she has a tremendous pedigree and needs a victory for the paddocks. Snow Scene ran well on her debut behind the Vatican at the Curragh and should improve enough to take care of Teocht, who finished just in front of her. Magical Steps didn't seem to put it all in at Gowran last time though the 1m1f trip was undoubtedly too short so it's DRIFTING MIST who is handed the vote despite her recent defeats as she's looked as though a strong gallop over this sort of trip were required and hopefully she'll get that here.