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7:25 Leopardstown (IRE) 15 Aug 2013

Desmond Stakes (Group 3)

(3yo+) 1m Good
1st €39,000 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,800


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (2)  
5 99 114 99 108
b g Byron - Boa Estrela (IRE) (Intikhab)
Held up towards rear, took closer order in 5th halfway, not clear run behind horses into straight, soon ridden in 4th between horses and closed under pressure inside final furlong to lead final strides (op 1-2 tchd 8-15)
2 (1) nk
5 99 t 105 98 107
b g Celtic Swing - Jemmy's Girl (IRE) (Pennekamp)
Prominent, pushed along on inner to soon lead, over 1 length clear halfway, ridden from over 2f out and soon strongly pressed, joined well inside final furlong and headed final strides (op 20-1)
3 (3) shd [½]
3 95 t 109 97 109
b c Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - Christinas Letter (IRE) (Galileo)
Waited with, close 6th halfway, pushed along on outer into straight and closed to challenge inside final furlong, every chance on terms final 100yds, headed close home
4 (5) [3¼]
4 912 p 109 92 103
b g Notnowcato - Polished Gem (IRE) (Danehill)
Chased leaders, close 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out and soon no impression on leaders, no extra over 1f out
5 (9) [4¾]
3 92 102 81 96
br c Dark Angel (IRE) - Faleh (USA) (Silver Hawk)
Led early until settled behind leader in 2nd, ridden into straight and soon no impression, dropped to 5th just inside final furlong, one pace towards finish
6 (6) ¾ [5½]
5 96 103 79 92
b m Invincible Spirit (IRE) - Recite (JPN) (Forty Niner)
Chased leaders, close 4th halfway, ridden over 2f out and soon no extra under pressure, dropped to 6th entering final furlong, kept on one pace
7 (7) [8]
5 96 b 97 71 87
b m Dalakhani (IRE) - Etizaan (IRE) (Unfuwain)
Slowly into stride and raced in rear, ridden and no impression from 3f out, one pace final 2f (op 14-1)
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