Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 18:50 Raglans Apprentice Handicap 1m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 44.55s
  • Off time: 18:49:55
18:50 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Ring Is King (IRE) 11/2
2nd Focussed (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (4) 14-2613 Royal blue, yellow epaulettes, check cap The Ring Is King (IRE) 17
Nag me
5 9-11 ht P W Flynn S Corby (2) 76 11/26.50
3 (1) 2-66707 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Golden Shoe (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 t J T Gorman Gearoid Patrick Brouder (2) 72 8/19.00
4 (8) 11-8150 White, purple disc, purple cap, white spots Our Manekineko 19
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 bt J Nash Anastasia O'Brien (2) 71 12/113.00
5 (6) 5-31464 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Focussed (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 9-3 b B W Duke D Robinson (2) 79 9/25.50
6 (2) 8-0218 Royal blue & white chevrons, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Miss Gally Rio (IRE) 29
Nag me
3 9-1 W McCreery T P Madden (2) 77 7/18.00
7 (7) 6432-14 Red, white braces & sleeves, white cap Rathealy (IRE) 30
Nag me
3 8-11 K Prendergast D E Hogan (7) 73 10/34.33
8 (3) 8-66 Yellow, light blue panel, light blue armlet, hooped cap Fantastic Dilly (IRE) 45
Nag me
3 8-9 h E Lynam R P Downey (2) 71 11/43.75
Non runners
1 (5)8111-80Maudlin Magdalen (IRE)410-0D KinsellaI T Queally79

Verdict

The Ring Is King rarely runs over a trip this short nowadays and won over 1m3f at Dundalk in March. Rathealy landed a 7f handicap on heavy ground at Gowran but couldn't cope with an 8lb rise over this trip at Killarney. Focussed easily landed a Tipperary handicap in April and, though beaten three times subsequently, it's a surprise to find him on a 3lb lower mark so he has to be on the short-list. Maudlin Magdalen completed a quick hat-trick in August and has probably needed her two runs this campaign but the vote goes to MISS GALLY RIO. She was just touched off over this track and trip before scoring over 7f at Limerick. She wasn't disgraced in a much better race won by Due Diligence at Naas last time where the 6f was too short and she can gain her second victory on just her sixth start.