Leopardstown

  • 17:55 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden6f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.62s
  • Off time: 17:55:56
17:55 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Battle Of Marathon (USA) 7/1
2nd I Will Excel (IRE) 9/4
3rd Rule The Waves (USA) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (8) 7 Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap Battle Of Marathon (USA) 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 9-5 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 7/18.00
2 (6) WHITE, purple panel, check cap Family Pride (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 5/16.00
3 (1) 65 grey,purple panel, check cap Fresh Focus (IRE) 32
Nag me
2 9-5 t J S Bolger R P Cleary 20/121.00
4 (4) 5 DARK BLUE, red epaulettes, red cap, dark blue star I Will Excel (IRE) 17
Nag me
2 9-5 M O'Callaghan F Lynch 9/43.25
5 (7) 0 Red, yellow panel, black sleeves, red & yellow striped cap Itorio (IRE) 21
Nag me
2 9-5 Ms Sheila Lavery M C Hussey 50/151.00
6 (2) 4 White, pink epaulettes, quartered cap Just A Penny (IRE) 14
Nag me
2 9-5 D Marnane F M Berry 9/25.50
7 (9) PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Rule The Waves (USA)
Nag me
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 6/17.00
8 (5) 0 WHITE, purple panel, quartered cap Verbal Stiletto (IRE) 13
Nag me
2 9-5 B W Duke D M Redmond (7) 66/167.00
9 (3) 655 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Bluerince Lady (IRE) 45
Nag me
2 9-0 Michael Mulvany G F Carroll 20/121.00
10 (10) 6 Purple, white panel, purple cap Pretty Famous (IRE) 11
Nag me
2 9-0 A Oliver C D Hayes 10/111.00

Verdict

Subsequent Group 1 winner Sudirman took this last year and the form may be worth following. Ballydoyle's two-year-old have generally needed a run this season so expect BATTLE OF MARATHON, a £155,000 son of War Front, to improve markedly on his first run behind the well-regarded Anthem Alexander at Tipperary and he's preferred to unraced stablemate and half-brother Rule The Waves. Jim Bolger also runs two with Kevin Manning preferring debutant Family Pride to Fresh Focus. I Will Excel produced a cracking first run in a Listed race at Naas and should have no problem winning a maiden if building on that.