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14:00 Leopardstown

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Flat Is Back At Leopardstown Maiden

  • Prize money: £5949.58
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • 17 runners
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Flat Is Back At Leopardstown Maiden

Runners: 17 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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1st
4 (13)
Hotel Wren

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.30
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 62-

Last run: 186 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Nice step forward from first start to second when runner-up behind 88-rated Pirate Jenny at Cork; stable already on the scoresheet for new turf season; drawn wide but should be helped by experience and give decent account.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(13)

2nd Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

14:00 Leopardstown

Hotel Wren

9st 8lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Noel Meade

Nice step forward from first start to second when runner-up behind 88-rated Pirate Jenny at Cork; stable already on the scoresheet for new turf season; drawn wide but should be helped by experience and give decent account.

7/1

2nd

2

(10)

28th Sep 2021

Yielding

0m 6f 0y

12:15 Cork

Hotel Wren

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Noel Meade

Third foal; half-brother to winners Vandad (5f inc AW; RPR 81) & Topa (Spanish 7f 2yo/10.5f); dam unraced sister to 6f winner Harmony Bay, half-sister to Graded stakes-placed 5f 2yo winner Cloneylass and 6f-1m winner Al's Memory; slow to break and never really landed a blow on debut here 20 days ago over 7f; back in trip here and probably best watched.

16/1

2nd
5 (5)
Janoobi

15/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 2-

Last run: 171 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Cost 155,000gns as a yearling and had one start for Mark Johnston/Shadwell last season when runner-up to ready maiden winner at Nottingham; beaten rivals haven't really boosted the form since but this colt in good hands after fetching 85,000gns in October.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

2

(7)

10th May 2024

Good

0m 7f 0y

17:50 Cork

Janoobi

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Won his maiden here back in 2022 and bolted up despite missing all of 2023 when winning at Naas 47 days ago; may not bounce given the break and has to be high on the shortlist even with a 10lb rise, particularly if there's any rain.

4/1

1st

3

(13)

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

0m 7f 0y

15:45 Naas

Janoobi

9st 12lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Cork maiden winner on soft in 2022; not seen since running respectably in the Irish Cambridgeshire later that year; has run well fresh and is on an attractive mark here; gelded since his last run.

10/1

9th

19

(14)

27th Aug 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:15 Curragh

Janoobi

8st 13lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

prominent, went second halfway, briefly led under 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

13/2

15/8

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 25-

Last run: 224 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Went down as an unlucky loser on debut when second to subsequent Group 2 winner over 7f at the Curragh in June; reappeared over same course and distance when unable to make any impression in Group 2 Futurity Stakes; must have big chance back in maiden company; entered for Dante, Irish 2,000 Guineas and Irish Derby.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

1

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 1f 165y

16:20 Downpatrick

Point Gellibrand

11st 12lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: Gerard O’Leary

in touch with leaders, prominent after 2 out, outpaced after last, ran on well against far rail and went fourth towards finish

20/1

12th

1

(2)

8th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 0f 0y

19:15 Dundalk (AW)

Point Gellibrand

10st 0lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Gerard O’Leary

Ran as well as could be expected in three-runner 7f event here latest; seems on a tough mark for what he's achieved in the last 18 months.

16/1

14/1

Form: 40-

Last run: 200 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Not disgraced on Curragh debut but failed to progress as hoped when couldn't sustain front-running effort at Punchestown in September; gelded since and hails from stable in form; drawn wide; probably best watched.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

4

(3)

10th Sep 2023

Good

1m 6f 0y

16:35 Curragh

Yashin

9st 11lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

led, headed 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

12/1

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Newcomer by Caravaggio who fetched 50,000GBP as a yearling; first foal out of French 1m2f winner, who is half-sister to German 1m1f Listed winner Important Time, useful 6f-7f winner Satwa Story and to dam of 6f 2yo Group 1 winner Lucky Vega (out of 1m2f Group 1 winner); low draw; follow leads.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

(3)

23rd Apr 2022

Yielding To Soft

0m 7f 0y

13:40 Limerick

Baroque Artist

9st 8lb

J: Mark Enright

T: J A Stack

Kept on well for fifth when beaten 9l in 17-runner Leopardstown maiden earlier this month; drop in trip might not be ideal but should progress and not one to put a line through.

20/1

5th

1

(1)

2nd Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

14:00 Leopardstown

Baroque Artist

9st 8lb

J: Mark Enright

T: J A Stack

Newcomer by Caravaggio who fetched 50,000GBP as a yearling; first foal out of French 1m2f winner, who is half-sister to German 1m1f Listed winner Important Time, useful 6f-7f winner Satwa Story and to dam of 6f 2yo Group 1 winner Lucky Vega (out of 1m2f Group 1 winner); low draw; follow leads.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Galileo debutant entered in Irish Derby; brother to 7f 2yo winners Year Of The Tiger (RPR 109) and Southern Cape (96), out of Group 1-winning speedball Tiggy Wiggy (117); Ryan Moore aboard 85-rated stablemate Minister Of War, who has the benefit of two runs.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

8

(8)

29th Aug 2022

Good

1m 2f 14y

18:00 Roscommon

Samuel Pepys

9st 8lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

stumbled start, midfield, nudged along from 3f out, ridden and no impression over 2f out

3/1

2nd

11

(8)

30th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 0f 73y

15:40 Galway

Samuel Pepys

9st 8lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and kept on from over 1f out, no match for winner

6/1

4th

4

(2)

20th May 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Samuel Pepys

9st 8lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

50/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Homebred newcomer by Galileo Gold; first foal out of unraced half-sister to 6f AW winner Kion and bumper winner Rosy Redrun; entitled to improve for this initial experience.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

11th

9

(4)

5th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 120y

16:00 Sligo

Red Trail

8st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Andrew McNamara

Four-time winner on soft/heavy, including last year at Gowran and Down Royal; looked as though the run would bring her on at Gowran last month but still others preferred.

20/1

6th

8

(13)

23rd Apr 2024

Heavy

1m 1f 100y

18:15 Gowran Park

Red Trail

9st 13lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Andrew McNamara

Four-time winner on soft/heavy, including last year over C&D and at Down Royal; reportedly coughing when disappointing back over hurdles at Clonmel in September; a long way below her best at Naas on her final start last season.

12/1

9th

5

(3)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 2f 110y

16:35 Naas

Red Trail

9st 13lb

J: Calum Hogan

T: Andrew McNamara

reared start, in rear

5/1

Form: 43-

Last run: 277 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Reasonable runs on first two starts without screaming future maiden winner; posted RPRs of 76 and 68 last term but handed initial mark of 85 and must overcome widest draw of all; Ryan Moore aboard this Dante entry instead of newcomer Samuel Pepys (entered in Irish Derby).

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

1

(2)

23rd Apr 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 3f 55y

17:00 Limerick

Minister Of War

9st 12lb

J: Emmet McNamara

T: A P O’Brien

Promise in 2yo maidens (good) for top yard; not sure about mark of 84 and flopped on seasonal return but step up in trip fascinating on paper.

7/2

8th

8

(17)

2nd Apr 2022

Good

1m 0f 0y

14:00 Leopardstown

Minister Of War

9st 8lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Reasonable runs on first two starts without screaming future maiden winner; posted RPRs of 76 and 68 last term but handed initial mark of 85 and must overcome widest draw of all; Ryan Moore aboard this Dante entry instead of newcomer Samuel Pepys (entered in Irish Derby).

9/2

Form: 90

Last run: 7 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Safely held on first two starts in maidens, including at the Curragh last weekend, and probably more of a handicap prospect.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13

(9)

4th Jun 2023

Good

1m 0f 0y

16:07 Listowel

Midnight Treasure

8st 12lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: R P Burns

Has finished well down the field in five handicaps thus far and is difficult to have any confidence in.

150/1

14th

10

(12)

14th Apr 2023

Standard

0m 7f 0y

19:40 Dundalk (AW)

Midnight Treasure

8st 13lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: R P Burns

Minor promise for Kieran Cotter on first two runs but has struggled badly since; triple figure odds and has run accordingly in two runs this year.

100/1

15th

20

(18)

29th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

0m 5f 0y

14:15 Navan

Midnight Treasure

8st 12lb

J: Killian Leonard

T: R P Burns

Towards the rear in three handicaps, the latest at Dundalk on his first run over this trip; no apparent chance.

66/1

Form: 00

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

No fireworks when sent off 150-1/250-1 for two Dundalk starts; of more interest when gaining experience and going handicapping.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

14

(4)

28th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Dulargy Star

8st 11lb

J: Danny Sheehy

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Poor form in three handicap starts so far and hard to make a case for him.

33/1

11th

10

(2)

20th Jun 2022

Good

1m 1f 125y

18:15 Ballinrobe

Dulargy Star

8st 10lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

pushed along briefly, soon disputed lead, prominent over 4f out, soon pushed along and reminder, ridden and weakened over 2f out

25/1

21th

25

(16)

8th Jun 2022

Good

0m 7f 0y

20:10 Cork

Dulargy Star

8st 7lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

prominent, pushed along over 2f out, outpaced and lost position when ridden and weakened under 2f out

25/1

11th
17 (15)
Serafina

7/1

Form: 85-

Last run: 158 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Down the field on Galway debut when sent off 9-4fav and didn't have clear run when trying to improve from off the pace; shaped as though stepping up to this trip would suit well when staying-on fifth in 24-runner Curragh maiden over 7f in October; drawn wide but no surprise if she improves.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4

(2)

26th Sep 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 2f 75y

17:00 Down Royal

Serafina

9st 11lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Had not looked overly progressive but turned things around when winning in good fashion in first-time blinkers (retained here) at Clonmel on her recent start; 5lb penalty to shoulder but with a taste for it now, she could well take another step up the ladder; afforded the utmost respect.

9/2

1st

5

(6)

1st Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 136y

17:20 Clonmel

Serafina

9st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

took keen hold, soon raced in second, joined leader going okay 2f out, led when pushed along from under 2f out, ridden 1f out, ran on

10/1

4th

8

(4)

13th Aug 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

18:00 Tramore

Serafina

9st 1lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: D K Weld

prominent, pushed along 3f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong

14/1

12th
13 (7)
Theophilos

7/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Teofilo newcomer ridden by stable jockey in race where trainer runs three debutants; second foal out of unraced half-sister to 7f 2yo winner Scots Piper from smart family; worth a second look.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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12th

7

(20)

19th Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 0y

17:10 Curragh

Theophilos

9st 9lb

J: Ben Coen

T: J P Murtagh

Won a Tipperary 1m1f handicap in April and solid efforts in defeat off higher marks since; below his best in a first-time tongue-tie at Ballinrobe last time but has a chance on his best form.

12/1

14/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Colt

OR:

Form & Verdict

Exceed And Excel newcomer is closely related to 1m4f winner Moruadh (RPR 80) and a half-brother to Group 3 winners Patkai (1m-2m; 121) and Modun (9.6f-1m4f; 113); dam unraced sister to 1m2f-1m4f Group 1 winner Islington out of Yorkshire Oaks winner; entitled to improve for this initial experience but worth watching for future reference.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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0

4

29th Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

16:00 Worcester

Our Scholar

11st 10lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Jack Jones

Completed a hat-trick when winning on handicap debut at Southwell (2m, good) in July and has since added to his tally with a 2m AW win; unexposed over this sort of trip and might still be improving; respected.

5/1

1st

2

(1)

6th Sep 2023

Standard

2m 0f 102y

Class 6

17:00 Southwell (AW)

Our Scholar

10st 2lb

J: Dylan Hogan

T: Jack Jones

Has thrived over hurdles for this yard, winning a 2m3f maiden and a pair of 2m events in his last three starts; successful over 1m6f on the Flat in Ireland last summer and he's a big player off a workable mark back in this sphere.

6/4

Form:

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 3lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Only beat one rival on 6f debut at Dundalk four weeks ago and needs to show much more over this longer trip.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

8

(4)

6th Jul 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:55 Fairyhouse

Lightly Spiced

8st 13lb

J: Shane Foley

T: John C McConnell

always towards rear, in touch with leaders when pushed along on outer from 3f out, ridden and no impression under 2f out

50/1

12th

16

(1)

1st Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 208y

20:30 Bellewstown

Lightly Spiced

8st 7lb

J: Mark Gallagher

T: John C McConnell

took keen hold, always towards rear, jumped path and wandered around after 3f, pushed along from 3f out, eased inside final furlong

33/1

8th

12

(4)

20th Jun 2022

Good

1m 1f 125y

18:15 Ballinrobe

Lightly Spiced

8st 10lb

J: Siobhan Rutledge

T: John C McConnell

pushed along briefly, outpaced and in rear early, pushed along before halfway, headway when ridden 3f out, kept on but no impression inside final furlong, never on terms

25/1

250/1

Form: 00

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Safely held in two Dundalk maidens and tough draw to overcome on turf debut.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

10

(4)

6th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

0m 7f 3y

Class 6

16:30 Yarmouth

Sovereignty

9st 0lb

J: William Carson

T: Anthony Carson

Thoroughly exposed maiden in Ireland; holds weak claims on 2023 form; difficult to fancy on debut for new yard.

40/1

9th

12

(7)

15th Jun 2023

Yielding

1m 1f 0y

19:30 Leopardstown

Sovereignty

8st 12lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: J J Lambe

took keen hold, led after 1f, headed but prominent after 2f

18/1

16th

18

(15)

1st Jun 2023

Good To Firm

0m 6f 0y

19:35 Fairyhouse

Sovereignty

8st 13lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: J J Lambe

midfield

25/1

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Gelding by Nathaniel makes debut, having cost 5,500Euros as foal and 13,000GBP as yearling; second foal out of 1m3f winner at 7yrs (RPR 86); dam from useful enough family; stable jockey rides fellow newcomer Theophilos.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

1

(3)

20th May 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 0y

16:55 Curragh

Flying Argosy

9st 8lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: J P Murtagh

12th

2

(3)

6th May 2022

Good

1m 2f 40y

20:30 Cork

Flying Argosy

9st 8lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: J P Murtagh

Has finished with only one behind him in races at Leopardstown and the Curragh; no appeal

12th

3

(12)

10th Apr 2022

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

16:45 Curragh

Flying Argosy

9st 8lb

J: Shane B Kelly

T: J P Murtagh

250/1

Form:

Last run: 78 days

W: 9st 8lb

3 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Failed to catch fire when down the field in Dundalk maiden 11 weeks ago; opposed in race of this standard.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

5

(2)

22nd Jun 2022

Good

0m 5f 205y

18:10 Naas

Man Johnny

9st 8lb

J: Wesley Joyce

T: Philip M Byrne

Fancy odds both starts so far and showed very little; a weak betting proposition.

100/1

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Exacta €290.00
Straight Forecast €255.80
Trifecta €628.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Point Gellibrand

TOPSPEED:

Hotel Wren

RP Ratings (IRE):

Point Gellibrand

POSTDATA:

Point Gellibrand

The Irish Sun:

Point Gellibrand