Leopardstown

  • 18:25 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Fillies Maiden7f

  • Winner €9,314 2nd €2,160 3rd €946 4th €540
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 36.43s
  • Off time: 18:26:09
18:25 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shamora (FR) 8/5
2nd Mona Brown (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (3) 9 Black & yellow stripes, halved sleeves, hooped cap Flaming Dancer (IRE) 33
Nag me
3 9-0 L P Cusack L F Roche (5) 25/126.00
2 (6) RED, white sleeves, red seams, white & red striped cap Meldina (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-0 A Oliver I J Brennan (3) 14/115.00
3 (5) DARK BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HOOPS, quartered cap Mona Brown (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 4/15.00
4 (1) 8 BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star One Quick Cat (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 9-0 J F O'Shea S M Gorey (3) 22/123.00
5 (7) 97 Grey, royal blue sash & sleeves, grey cap Only Exception (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 9-0 M J Grassick S H James (3) 16/117.00
6 (4) 32 Emerald green, red chevron & sleeves, yellow cap Shamora (FR) 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-0 A Oliver C D Hayes 8/52.60
7 (2) 6 Blue, pink slvs, blue & gold quartered cap Starstruck (IRE) 96
Nag me
3 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 8/52.60

Verdict

Jim Bolger won this last year so Mona Brown is an interesting newcomer though the daughter of Dylan Thomas will probably need further in time. Starstruck was totally unfancied on her debut at Cork and made little impression though she will have come on a great deal for the experience. However, that was over 1m1f so it's a surprise to see the daughter of Galileo dropping in trip. SHAMORA hasn't done much wrong and should get off the mark. She made a promising start over a mile at Wexford and ran well over that trip behind Battle Of Saratoga last month, form that suggests this looks made for her.