Leopardstown

  • 18:15 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Fillies Maiden1m

  • Winner €10,695 2nd €2,480 3rd €1,085 4th €620
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.83s
  • Off time: 18:15:41
18:15 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Scintillula (IRE) 6/5
2nd Belle de Crecy (IRE) 15/8
3rd Violet Hour (USA) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 2-3 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Belle de Crecy (IRE) 12
Nag me
4 9-10 J P Murtagh F Lynch 15/82.88
2 (5) DARK BLUE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, dark blue sleeves, yellow cap Cristal Groove (IRE)
Nag me
4 9-10 J M Oxx B A Curtis 9/110.00
4 (6) 9-45 Dark Blue Half Moon (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 9-0 hb A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 75 10/111.00
5 (4) 64 RED, yellow chevron, red cap Howaya Hurricane (IRE) 9
Nag me
3 9-0 G Keane C T Keane (5) 20/121.00
6 (9) 37 Royal blue, yellow hoop, white sleeves & cap Hurrem Sultan (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 9-0 p1 D Wachman W M Lordan 16/117.00
7 (10) MAROON, light green chevron, maroon cap La Femme (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-0 M Halford C P Hoban (3) 16/117.00
8 (2) 727-4 WHITE & EMERALD GREEN HOOPS, white sleeves & cap Scintillula (IRE) 66
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-0 t J S Bolger K J Manning 104 6/52.20
9 (8) Royal blue, purple diamond & sleeves, royal blue cap Shes No Joke (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-0 Mark Fahey M C Hussey 25/126.00
10 (1) 7 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Violet Hour (USA) 17
Nag me
3 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen (3) 14/115.00
Non runners
3 (7)5Balmont Belle (IRE)39-0T CollinsR P Whelan

Verdict

Belle De Crecy made a fair debut for Richard Hannon at Windsor last May and didn't reappear until earlier this month when in the care of Johnny Murtagh. She did enough to suggest that there are races to be won with her but the concession of 10lb to the year younger SCINTILLULA looks beyond her. It's a surprise that Jim Bolger's filly hasn't won by now as she finished runner-up to Sky Lantern in the Moyglare on just her second appearance. She didn't impress on her reappearance here in April but may have needed the run, her first since October. It's difficult to imagine any of those with previous experience going close but Cristal Groove wouldn't have remained with John Oxx unless thought capable of winning races and is one to note in the betting.