Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 20:00 Dublin Horse Show Handicap 1m 6f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €909 4th €520
  • Going: Soft, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 7.14s
  • Off time: 20:00:14
20:00 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Long Live The King (IRE) 6/1
2nd King Of Aran (IRE) 11/2
3rd Star Power (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 462265 GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Plum Sugar (IRE) 8
Nag me
4 10-0 P J Prendergast A P Thornton (5) 87 10/111.00
2 (3) 3527-71 YELLOW, white Cross of Lorraine, white slvs & cap Hawk Flight (IRE) 102
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 Miss M McGuinness B A Curtis 78 8/19.00
3 (1) 143382 PINK, black diamond, black star on cap King Of Aran (IRE) 14
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4 9-5 M J Grassick J P Murtagh 78 11/26.50
4 (7) 0310-0 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Star Power (IRE) 4
Nag me
4 9-5 bt J S Bolger K J Manning 78 12/113.00
5 (4) 7-41 RED, white chevron, halved sleeves, red cap, white star Takeyourcapoff (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 p1 Mrs J Harrington F M Berry 78 9/25.50
6 (8) 523-715 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Long Live The King (IRE) 10
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3 8-12 b A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 85 6/17.00
7 (2) 91 RED & GREY STRIPES, grey sleeves, red cap Cloudgazer (IRE) 41
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3 8-9 N Meade C O'Donoghue 82 6/17.00
8 (6) 0-521 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Kastania (USA) 22
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3 8-4 J M Oxx N G McCullagh 77 3/14.00

Verdict

Hawk Flight was a very close seventh behind today's rival King Of Aran over 1m4f at Dundalk before showing that staying is his game over this C&D where he gained his first success in 25 starts. King Of Aran has been consistent since that victory but may be a few pounds high while Plum Sugar has given little indication that she'll stay this trip along with Cloudgazer, who scored over 1m2f at Navan and this is a massive leap in distance. Star Power was beaten out of sight on soft ground at the Curragh and is tried in blinkers while Takeyourcapoff and KASTANIA both beat Sam Lord's Castle last time and the latter, who has the scope to go on to better things, is just preferred and can take this. Long Live The King has always looked a potential stayer but will need to improve on what he's shown to date.