Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 19:20 Glencairn Stakes 1m

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 37.52s
  • Off time: 19:20:45
19:20 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Along Came Casey (IRE) 7/2
2nd Brendan Brackan (IRE) 7/1
3rd Flying The Flag (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 314244 Royal blue & purple halved, purple sleeves, quartered cap Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-12 p K J Condon N G McCullagh 104 10/111.00
2 (2) 929671 EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHEVRONS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Banna Boirche (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-9 M Halford C P Hoban 101 8/19.00
3 (9) 6146-05 YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Brendan Brackan (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-9 G M Lyons E J McNamara 101 7/18.00
4 (5) 6-03420 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Miracle Cure (IRE) 26
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-9 J S Bolger K J Manning 93 14/115.00
5 (4) 0/6P512- Blue, pink slvs, blue & gold quartered cap Along Came Casey (IRE) 258
Nag me
5 9-4 D K Weld P J Smullen 105 7/24.50
7 (7) 3112-16 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Precious Stone (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-4 p D Wachman C R King 93 14/115.00
8 (1) 1265- ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Cougar Ridge (USA) 251
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-13 D Wachman W M Lordan 102 5/16.00
9 (6) 127-968 Dark Blue Flying The Flag (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-13 p1 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 111 2/13.00
Non runners
6 (3)0365-79Coolnagree (IRE)49-4W McCreeryC D Hayes93

Verdict

Last year's winner, the odds-on Takar, was the first three-year-old to win in eleven renewals. FLYING THE FLAG is the main entry from the younger generation this time around and he certainly deserves his place in the sun. A debut winner here last July, his next run was when runner-up in a Group 2 at the Curragh after which he's been confined entirely to Group 1's including when mid-division behind stablemate Ruler Of The World in the Derby. This looks his chance though Banna Boirche gained his first success in 24 starts on Turf at Fairyhouse and the eight-times Polytrack winner is in such good heart that he should make a bold bid. However, Along Came Casey has to be considered the main threat as he followed an easy victory in a Gowran handicap last September with a superb run behind Tuesday's Queen Anne Stakes winner Declaration Of War in a Dundalk Group 3 a month later. Cougar Ridge may need the run after a long absence.