Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 19:20 Jockey Club Of Turkey Meld Stakes 1m 1f

  • Winner €39,000 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,799
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 52.64s
  • Off time: 19:20:39
19:20 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Scintillula (IRE) 6/1
2nd Mars (IRE) 8/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 36-1430 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Sweet Lightning 36
Nag me
8 9-9 t J P Murtagh J P Murtagh 108 16/117.00
2 (3) P512-12 Blue, pink slvs, blue & gold quartered cap Along Came Casey (IRE) 22
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-6 D K Weld P J Smullen 109 7/24.50
3 (7) 78-3143 YELLOW, blue spots, yellow slvs, blue cap Dane Street (USA) 7
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-6 p Mrs J Harrington R P Whelan 95 40/141.00
4 (4) 54-3226 MAROON & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, maroon sleeves & cap La Collina (IRE) 25
Nag me
4 9-6 K Prendergast C D Hayes 108 16/117.00
5 (1) 1-14425 Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red diamond Elleval (IRE) 26
Nag me
3 9-0 D Marnane F M Berry 107 16/117.00
6 (5) 1-6634 ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Mars (IRE) 19
Nag me
3 9-0 h A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 118 8/111.73
7 (2) 27-4124 WHITE & EMERALD GREEN HOOPS, white sleeves & cap Scintillula (IRE) 5
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-11 t J S Bolger K J Manning 112 6/17.00

Verdict

Famous Name won the last three of these for Dermot Weld who has Along Came Casey engaged this time. She's a very useful mare who landed a Listed contest here last month and ran the progressive Fiesolana close in a Fairyhouse Group 3 last time. That winner is trained by Jim Bolger, who is represented here by Scintillula, who makes a quick reappearance after her cracking effort behind Chicquita in the Irish Oaks on Sunday. This trip probably suits her better and she must be a threat though MARS will take all the beating. The Ballydoyle colt has plied his trade at the very highest level since landing a Dundalk maiden a year ago and this represents a big drop in class from chasing home Dawn Approach in the St James's Palace Stakes and Al Kazeem in the Eclipse.