Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 16:35 P.W. McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes 1m 2f

  • Winner €30,875 2nd €9,025 3rd €4,274 4th €1,426
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.04s
  • Off time: 16:35:26
16:35 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Light Heavy (IRE) 3/1
2nd Call To Battle (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 51431- PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap David Livingston (IRE) 203
Nag me
3 9-8 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 114 7/42.75
2 (7) 4213- Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, royal blue cap Athens (IRE) 203
Nag me
3 9-3 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 98 12/113.00
3 (5) 611- Grey, Red Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Call To Battle (IRE) 161
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-3 J M Oxx J P Murtagh 105 2/13.00
4 (6) 731-4 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Hit The Jackpot (IRE) 18
Nag me
3 9-3 D K Weld P J Smullen 94 12/113.00
5 (2) 2-1 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Light Heavy (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-3 pt J S Bolger K J Manning 3/14.00
6 (1) 613- ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Tower Rock (IRE) 161
Nag me
3 9-3 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 101 20/121.00
7 (3) 07- Emerald green, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap While You Wait (IRE) 168
Nag me
3 9-3 J S Bolger R P Cleary 40/141.00

Verdict

Jim Bolger has won the last two of these and LIGHT HEAVY was mightily impressive when beating Furner's Green, who runs earlier on the card, on his reappearance here last month with Hit The Jackpot back in fourth. He'll need to step up against Ballydoyle's big gun David Livingston but has fitness on his side and the 5lb he receives from the Beresford Stakes winner may just be enough to swing things his way. Athens was beaten a long way by David Livingston in the Beresford but Call To Battle progressed nicely in his first campaign and puts his Derby credentials on the line.