Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 15:55 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes 1m 2f

  • Winner €65,001 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000
  • Going: Good to Yielding, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 7.79s
  • Off time: 15:55:35
15:55 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Battle Of Marengo (IRE) 2/13

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 3111-1 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Battle Of Marengo (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-6 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 115 2/131.15
3 (5) 11- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Loch Garman (IRE) 192
Nag me
3 9-6 J S Bolger K J Manning 114 9/25.50
4 (3) 165-228 BLACK & ROYAL BLUE HOOPS, red cap Dont Bother Me (IRE) 8
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-3 N Moran Martin Harley 105 25/126.00
5 (1) 41- Grey, Red Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Little White Cloud (IRE) 177
Nag me
3 9-3 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 91 33/134.00
Non runners
2 (2)3114-First Cornerstone (IRE)39-6A OliverC D Hayes111

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien still has 31 entered in the Derby and half-a-dozen of them were entered here. He relies on BATTLE OF MARENGO, who appears to be their leading contender at the moment and who puts his Epsom credentials on the line against a couple of worthy opponents. His victory over Sugar Boy in the Ballysax here last month sets the standard and he has a fitness advantage over his two main rivals. Jim Bolger already has the short-priced favourite for Epsom in Dawn Approach so it will be very interesting to see how Loch Garman gets on here. Twice a winner on heavy ground over a mile, including the Group 1 Criterium International at Saint-Cloud, his pedigree suggests this could be his trip rather than Epsom. First Cornerstone won the Group 2 Futurity at the Curragh before a reasonable effort in the Racing Post Trophy. He's much more likely to stay further than this and has to be of interest. Dont Bother Me was by no means disgraced in the 2000 Guineas and Little White Cloud can build on the experience gained at Dundalk in November.