Leopardstown

Thursday, 11th Aug 2016

GOING: Good - Firm

Longines Irish Champions Weekend Handicap

  • Race Time: 1:16.1
  • Off Time: 18:00
  • 6f
  • 7 ran

The Longines Irish Champions Weekend Handicap of EUR16,000 Of which the second will receive EUR3,200, the third EUR1,600, the fourth EUR800 and the fifth EUR400

  • Tote Placepot: €21.20
  • Tote Exacta: (1/3) €10.20
  • Tote Trifecta: (1/3/4) €76.40

1st

  • 4YO
  • B
  • G
  • Captain Rio (GB) - Invincible Power
  • Rating: 87
  • 9 - 7
  • TOTE Win: €2.80
  • Place: €1.30
  • SP: 7/4 Fav

towards rear, 6th halfway, pushed along 1 1/2f out, switched right over 1f out, ridden and rapid headway to close final 100 yards, kept on strongly to lead close

2nd

Neck

  • 4YO
  • B
  • G
  • Starspangledbanner (AUS) - Market Hill
  • Rating: 80
  • 9 - 3
  • Place: €1.90
  • SP: 4/1 Jt2Fav

soon led, ridden over 1f out, strongly pressed final 100 yards, kept on, headed close home

3rd

2½ lengths

  • 3YO
  • B
  • G
  • Captain Gerrard - Victoria Peek
  • Rating: 83
  • 9 - 2
  • SP: 14/1

tracked leader in 2nd, ridden 1 1/2f out, dropped to 3rd final 200 yards, kept on without troubling leaders

4th

Head

  • 4YO
  • B
  • F
  • Amadeus Wolf (GB) - Ostrusa (AUT)
  • Rating: 82
  • 9 - 10
  • SP: 4/1 Jt2Fav

bit slowly away, soon raced 3rd on inner, travelled well in 3rd under 2f out, ridden into 2nd final 200 yards, soon dropped to 4th, kept on same pace

5th

Short Head

  • 5YO
  • B
  • G
  • Footstepsinthesand (GB) - Close Regards
  • Rating: 76
  • 8 - 6
  • SP: 7/1

broke well, soon held up 4th, driven 1 1/2f out, ridden 1f out, soon dropped to 5th, kept on to almost snatch 4th on line

6th

1½ lengths

  • 5YO
  • B
  • G
  • Royal Applause (GB) - Wars
  • Rating: 71
  • 8 - 8
  • SP: 8/1

ran 5th, driven 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, no impression, not much room inside final furlong, kept on same pace

7th

2½ lengths

  • 3YO
  • B
  • F
  • Fastnet Rock (AUS) - Descant (USA)
  • Rating: 76
  • 8 - 4
  • SP: 10/1

rear, 7th halfway, ridden over 1f out, no impression, kept on same pace 1f out, never a factor

2015: Creggs Pipes 3 9-4, D.P. McDonogh, Andrew Slattery 7/4 Fav

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