Leopardstown

  • 17:55 Morocco SOREC Apprentice Handicap1m

  • Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.47s
  • Off time: 17:57:00
17:55 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mezogiorno (IRE) 10/1
2nd Korbous (IRE) 10/3
3rd California Rose 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 050312 Orange, purple seams, hooped cap Korbous (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-2 R Brabazon L F Roche 72 10/34.33
2 (8) 52470R White, black sash, white cap, emerald green star Amazing Star (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-9 pt Denis Hogan P K Donovan (4) 65 12/113.00
3 (5) 17006/6 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, check cap Teach Nua (IRE) 14
Nag me
10 9-8 D K Weld D C Byrne 64 16/117.00
4 (6) 424023 Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap California Rose 7
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-6 b P Martin C T Keane 62 9/25.50
5 (7) 2-70632 Royal blue, royal blue & white striped sleeves, check cap Carenza (IRE) 10
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-5 b D Marnane C R King 61 5/16.00
6 (1) 006522 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Le Cheile (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 9-2 h B W Duke R P Whelan 66 6/17.00
7 (2) 490883 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue inverted triangle, light blue sleeves, dark blue seams, quartered cap Mezogiorno (IRE) 8
Nag me
3 8-13 t M Halford C P Hoban 63 10/111.00
8 (11) 666708 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Duarte Fernandes (USA) 3
Nag me
4 8-12 b A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien (4) 54 12/113.00
9 (10) 06-9670 LIGHT BLUE, red star, red slvs & cap Palace Art (IRE) 20
Nag me
4 8-12 b1 P Casey R P Downey (4) 54 22/123.00
10 (4) 507472 White, dark blue stars, dark blue sleeves, grey stars, dark blue cap, white star Love The Feeling (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 8-7 W McCreery T P Madden (4) 57 12/113.00
11 (3) 88-6200 Royal blue & yellow diabolo, royal blue sleeves, yellow cap Erins Gal (IRE) 72
Nag me
7 8-6 S G O'Donnell R Coakley (2) 48 25/126.00

Verdict

CARENZA won this last year and has bounced back to form having been caught right on the line by Teocht at Killarney. He looks to have every chance of completing a long range double in a tricky race. Korbous was also beaten by Teocht last time over this track and trip and looks certain to go well again though his big weight might just anchor him. California Rose has run very well on her two latest starts but could have done without going up 2lb for her defeat at Killarney so the lightly-raced filly Le Cheile, who has just failed to get up over 7f on her last two runs, looks more of a threat. Mezogiorno is getting close to losing her maiden tag and is certain to get a good ride from Conor Hoban.