Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 18:00 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden1m

  • Winner €11,385 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,155 4th €661
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 48.47s
  • Off time: 18:02:43
18:00 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Geoffrey Chaucer (USA) 2/7

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (2) Dark Blue Geoffrey Chaucer (USA)
Nag me
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 2/71.29
2 (3) 53 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Stirabout (USA) 32
Nag me
2 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 9/25.50
3 (1) ROYAL BLUE, white epaulets, Light Blue and Dark Blue striped cap Tarfasha (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 13/27.50

Verdict

Stirabout showed nothing on his debut and though producing a much better effort at Cork the runner-up has been well beaten in two subsequent starts. Aidan O'Brien has won the last four of these including with Camelot in 2011. Tonight's representative, GEOFFREY CHAUCER, is a brother to a winner and half-brother to five others including the high-class Shamardal. He's expected to keep up the stable tradition in this though Dermot Weld's filly Tarfasha, a daughter of Teofilo and related to numerous winners including Galileo Rock and Saddler's Rock, could well be very useful and has to be respected.