August 04 / 18.15 Leopardstown

18.15 Leopardstown

Good

Grant Thornton Ballyroan Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £26029.41
  • 1m 4f 0y
  • 9 runners
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Grant Thornton Ballyroan Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £5.60
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 4-4512

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Group 1-winning juvenile over 1m2f in France; never quite found his best form last season; needs to reverse early-season Curragh form with Layfayette, but commands respect following Group 2 second in the 1m6f Curragh Cup.
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1st

5

(7)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Leopardstown

Gear Up

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

soon raced in second, pushed along over 2f out, soon challenging, ridden to lead and went clear over 1f out, faced challenge but kept on well inside final 110yds, always doing enough

6/1

2nd

2

(8)

24th Jun 2022

Good

1m 6f 0y

18:43 Curragh

Gear Up

9st 11lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

close up, led after 1f, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on

6/1

1st

3

(2)

12th Jun 2022

Yielding

1m 1f 100y

17:25 Gowran Park

Gear Up

9st 13lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders, headway towards near side when nudged along from over 2f out, keeping on when ridden over 1f out, went second but held inside final furlong, no match for winner

11/4

4/1

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 51/512 BF

Last run: 51 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
High-class recruit to Joseph O'Brien from Ballydoyle; smart handicap form in Britain this year; got a superb ride when landing the Chester Cup at the main expense of the subsequent Ascot Stakes winner and Sandown Listed scorer Coltrane; second in a 1m6f handicap at Royal Ascot; drop in trip not ideal, but likely to play a leading part nonetheless.
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2nd

3

(2)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Leopardstown

Cleveland

9st 9lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent on inner, pressed leaders when nudged along from 3f out, went second when ridden and ran on from over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, made challenge inside final 110yds, always held

4/1

2nd

5

(9)

14th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

1m 6f 34y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Cleveland

9st 10lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, shaken up when bit short of room over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went second inside final furlong, stayed on

2/1

1st

5

(10)

6th May 2022

Soft

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:15 Chester

Cleveland

9st 0lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

3rd
2 (5)
Beamish

7/2

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 1-11 C

Last run: 37 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Won course 1m5f maiden on debut last summer and looked a smart performer in the making when landing a 1m6f Killarney conditions event on return; maintained unbeaten record when beating good yardstick Yaxeni in a 1m4f Listed event on very soft ground at Roscommon; still a work in progress, every chance of another victory.
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3rd

2

(5)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Leopardstown

Beamish

9st 9lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

in touch with leaders, headway when pushed along on outer from over 2f out, keeping on when ridden over 1f out, soon went third, no extra when hung left inside final furlong, no match for first two

7/2

1st

2

(2)

28th Jun 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 0y

19:40 Roscommon

Beamish

9st 11lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: P Twomey

dwelt start, towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon headway, keeping on going okay when switched left over 2f out, went second when ridden towards near side over 1f out, ran on inside final 110yds, led when edged right towards finish

11/2

1st

1

(2)

17th May 2022

Good

1m 6f 44y

20:30 Killarney

Beamish

9st 12lb

J: W J Lee

T: P Twomey

Justified favouritism to win a 1m5f Leopardstown maiden on debut 11 months ago; slight concern he's not been seen since but can build on that run and the market should reveal plenty.

5/1

4th
6 (6)
Licence

5/1

Form: 1-27

Last run: 94 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Impressive Gowran maiden winner on only outing at three; reappeared with excellent second to Layfayette in 1m2f Naas Listed contest in March; reportedly blew hard after fading tamely behind the same rival in 1m2f Group 2 at the Curragh; has been gelded since; tackles 1m4f for the first time.
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4th

6

(6)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Leopardstown

Licence

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

in touch with leaders, switched left soon after start, towards rear when pushed along over 2f out, headway when ridden over 1f out, keeping on when switched right and went fourth inside final furlong, never near to challenge

5/1

3

(8)

22nd Jul 2022

Good

1m 5f 205y

19:30 Down Royal

Licence

9st 9lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

Impressive Gowran maiden winner on an only outing at three; reappeared with excellent second to Layfayette in 1m2f Naas Listed contest in March; reportedly blew hard after fading tamely behind same rival in Group 2 at the Curragh; has been gelded since; capable of winning in this grade, question-mark about the trip.

3/1

Form: /62-32 BF

Last run: 6 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Looked a useful middle-distance prospect for Aidan O'Brien last season when second in the Chester Vase; was entitled to need the run on stable/seasonal debut here last month; beaten in a three-horse race at Galway, hard to fancy in this company as a result.
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5th

7

(3)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Leopardstown

Sandhurst

9st 9lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

led, pushed along from over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon faced challenge, headed over 1f out, soon no chance with winner and weakened, lost fourth inside final furlong

16/1

2nd

5

(3)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 14y

20:10 Galway

Sandhurst

9st 5lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

raced wide, soon raced in second, joined leader from under 4f out, prominent when pushed along from over 2f out, every chance when ridden over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, no match for winner

2/1

6th

7

(2)

7th Jul 2022

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:30 Leopardstown

Sandhurst

11st 5lb

J: Mr M J M O’Sullivan

T: Mrs John Harrington

took keen hold, soon chased clear leader, ridden when lost second and no chance with winner under 2f out, no impression when lost third inside final furlong

33/1

Form: /19-54 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 9st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Last year's Chester Cup winner, finished fifth in the same race this year before confirming his status as a good staying performer by finishing fourth in the Queen Alexandra; blinkers fitted following below-par hurdles run at Galway; hard to be confident against that background.
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6th

4

(1)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Leopardstown

Falcon Eight

9st 9lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: D K Weld

pushed along briefly, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, switched right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish

10/1

5th

4

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 4f 156y

16:30 Galway

Falcon Eight

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: D K Weld

raced in second, headway and pressed leader after 4 out, ridden and outpaced 2 out, weakened from last

9/4

1st

7

(5)

18th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 5f 143y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Falcon Eight

9st 4lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: D K Weld

midfield, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened quickly

12/1

OUR TIP
7th
1 (4)
Layfayette

11/2

Form: 3-1115 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Listed winner over this trip at Roscommon last year in same raced as won by Beamish this season; this year's smart form suggests 1m2f suits best, three wins on the trot, culminating in Group 2 Curragh event before found wanting in a more searching test in the same category in the 1m4f Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot; 5lb Group 2 penalty here.
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7th

1

(4)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Leopardstown

Layfayette

10st 0lb

J: Ben Coen

T: Noel Meade

held up in rear, ridden from over 2f out, minor headway over 1f out, soon no extra, made no telling impression

11/2

1st

5

(6)

2nd May 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:05 Curragh

Layfayette

9st 5lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Noel Meade

3/1

1st

8

(9)

10th Apr 2022

Yielding

1m 2f 0y

15:05 Curragh

Layfayette

9st 5lb

J: Oisin Orr

T: Noel Meade

12/1

Form: -86353 C

Last run: 13 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Competed in smart company at two and again highly tried this season; creditable third in Ulster Derby before finishing fifth in tn the Group 2 Curragh Cup; held by Gear Up on that running; fair third of six in a Listed race on latest; yet to win a stakes race in seven attempts.
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8th

9

(8)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Leopardstown

Manu Et Corde

8st 13lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

upset in stalls, soon prominent on outer, pressed leaders when pushed along over 3f out, outpaced when ridden and weakened 2f out

12/1

3rd

7

(4)

22nd Jul 2022

Good

1m 5f 205y

19:30 Down Royal

Manu Et Corde

8st 12lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

led, soon clear, much reduced lead 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden when headed over 1f out, no extra when lost second final 110yds

4/1

Form: 1-3552 C

Last run: 40 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Looked an exciting prospect last season when winning a Curragh maiden and getting up late to land the Group 3 Eyrefield Stakes at this venue; best form this season represented by fifth in Irish 2,000 Guineas and second in 1m2f Group 3 last time; first attempt at this trip; dam won the 1m6f Melrose Handicap for Tony Martin.
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8

(9)

4th Aug 2022

Good

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Leopardstown

Duke De Sessa

8st 13lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Looked an exciting prospect last season when winning a Curragh maiden and getting up late to land the Group 3 Eyrefield Stakes at this venue; best form this season represented by fifth in Irish 2,000 Guineas and second in 1m2f Group 3 last time; first attempt at this trip; dam won the 1m6f Melrose Handicap for Tony Martin.

11/2

2nd

5

(6)

25th Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:20 Curragh

Duke De Sessa

9st 0lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

dwelt start, raced in last, headway on outer going okay from under 3f out, keeping on when pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went second but no chance with winner final 110yds, kept on well

7/1

5th

3

(5)

21st May 2022

Yielding

1m 0f 0y

15:20 Curragh

Duke De Sessa

9st 2lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

Built on a promising debut when bolting up in a C&D maiden on soft last August; outpaced when dropped to 7f for the National Stakes but got back on track with a Group 3 win over 1m1f at Leopardstown in October; failed to confirm form with runner-up Piz Badile on reappearance; ran in similar fashion to Atomic Jones when the pair contested the Derby Trial.

25/1

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Duke De Sessa

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Payout
Exacta €192.00
Straight Forecast €166.70
Trifecta €640.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Beamish

TOPSPEED:

Falcon Eight

RP Ratings (IRE):

Beamish

POSTDATA:

Beamish

The Irish Sun:

Beamish