18:00 Leopardstown
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden (Plus 10 Race) 2yo
Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden (Plus 10 Race) 2yo
Going:
Good To Firm
Good To Firm
Distance: 6f Runners: 6
Flat Turf
Good To Firm 6f
The form of the Curragh race in which NATIONAL GUARD was fourth is working out well, courtesy of wins for runner-up Decrypt and fifth-placed Dom Carlos. He can confirm superiority over stablemate North Wind who was only a head in front of Parkers Hill when the pair ran for the first time at Naas. [Alan Sweetman]
POSTDATA National Guard
SPOTLIGHT National Guard
TOPSPEED National Guard
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
3 (2)
National Guard
D O'Brien/A O'Brien
Age: 2
Weight: 9-5
Spotlight Form: 54
88 1/1, 4/5
8/11
SP
Stepped up from an introductory run at Cork when fourth to Indigo Balance at the Curragh; runner-up Decrypt and fifth-placed Dom Carlos have won since, and he can be fancied to uphold from with stablemate North Wind.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/05/18
    CUR 6Gd 2yMd,11K
    9-5
    4/13 3 1/4l, Indigo Balance[8/1]9-5
    Seamie Heffernan
    75
    79
  • 18/05/18
    COR 6Gd 2yMd,9K
    9-5
    5/13 7 1/2l, Invasion Day[16/1]9-5
    Wayne Lordan
    9
    63
5 (3)
Parkers Hill
N G McCullagh/J Murtagh
Age: 2
Weight: 9-5
Spotlight Form: 4
87 11/4, 3/1
10/3
SP
Closely matched with North Wind on running behind subsequent Listed runner-up Van Beethoven at Naas; should improve from that.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 07/05/18
    NAA 6Gd/Y 2y,14K
    9-2
    4/5 4l, Van Beethoven[40/1]9-2
    Shane Foley
    40
    78
4 (6)
North Wind
J A Heffernan/A O'Brien
Age: 2
Weight: 9-5
Spotlight Form: 37
88 11/4, 10/3
7/2
SP
Lost second close home on debut in 6f Naas event won by stablemate Van Beethoven, and ended up with only a head to spare over fourth-placed Parkers Hill; perhaps more to the point, 2 1/4l behind National Guard at the Curragh on second start.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/05/18
    CUR 6Gd 2yMd,11K
    9-5
    7/13 5 1/2l, Indigo Balance[4/1]9-5
    Donnacha O'Brien
    66
    73
  • 07/05/18
    NAA 6Gd/Y 2y,14K
    9-2
    3/5 3 3/4l, Van Beethoven[12/1]9-2
    Donnacha O'Brien
    41
    79
1 (5)
Darkash
C D Hayes/J Stack
Age: 2
Weight: 9-5
Spotlight Form: 9
70 14/1
16/1
SP
Stable second-string on debut at the Curragh; ought to improve but unlikely to turn the tables on fourth-placed National Guard; also has a bit to find with North Wind on that running.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/05/18
    CUR 6Gd 2yMd,11K
    8-12
    9/13 9 1/2l, Indigo Balance[40/1]9-5
    Killian Hennessy
    50
    61
2 (1)
Facethepuckout
D Redmond/J P O'Brien
Age: 2
Weight: 9-5
Spotlight Form: 08
67
40/1
SP
In rear on debut in Curragh event contested by National Guard and North Wind; failed to take a forward step at Listowel.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 03/06/18
    LIS 6Gd 2yMdAu,9K
    9-5
    8/10 11 1/2l, Mintd[40/1]9-0
    Michael Hussey
    3
    54
  • 27/05/18
    CUR 6Gd 2yMd,11K
    8-12
    12/13 10 1/2l, Indigo Balance[50/1]9-5
    Daniel Redmond
    45
    58
6 (4)
Hitchslap
R P Whelan/J Levins
Age: 2
Weight: 9-0
Spotlight
28/1, 33/1
40/1
SP
Half-sister to Peak Princess who won two races for Richard Hannon; only filly in the field will need to be useful to match the two Ballydoyle colts.
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SP
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SP