Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 18:20 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden7f

  • Winner €11,386 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,154 4th €660
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 31.48s
  • Off time: 18:21:09
18:20 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tombelaine (USA) 12/1
2nd Highland Reel (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (7) MAUVE, black seams, dark blue sleeves, mauve cap Ardhoomey (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 G M Lyons C T Keane (3) 7/18.00
2 (6) Dark Blue Crescent (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 D Wachman W J Lee 20/121.00
3 (4) Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap Highland Reel (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 6/17.00
4 (3) 6 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Swordfight (IRE) 18
Nag me
2 9-5 D Wachman W M Lordan 11/26.50
5 (8) ROYAL BLUE, white epaulets, Light Blue and Dark Blue striped cap Taqaseem
Nag me
2 9-5 t1 K Prendergast C D Hayes 7/18.00
6 (2) EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Tombelaine (USA)
Nag me
2 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 12/113.00
7 (1) PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap U S Navy Seal (USA)
Nag me
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 6/52.20
Non runners
8 (5)Voice Of Choice (IRE)29-5J S BolgerK J Manning

Verdict

Jim Bolger has an excellent record in this so the Holy Roman Emperor colt Voice Of Choice has to be respected. Aidan O'Brien is represented by Highland Reel, a son of Galileo out of a very smart Australian mare, and US NAVY SEAL, who looks the one to be on. He cost $800,000 and is related to several major winners in the USA, including Grade 1 winning sprinter Pomeroy. Swordfight ran better than his finishing position suggests on very testing ground at the Curragh while his stablemate Crescent is related to numerous winners, most of them useful. Ardhoomey is by Dark Angel and should be speedy but the Teofilo colt Taqaseem is out of a middle-distance winner. Tombelaine is a half-brother to a couple of winning milers so this trip should be ideal on his debut and he rates a threat.