Who To Follow At Leopardstown On Sunday - 09/05/21

Horse To Follow - Bolshoi Ballet

The feature race of the day is the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial over 1m2f and we are siding with Bolshoi Ballet with this Group Three being the plan for a while.

The three year old son of Galileo was seen three times as a juvenile, finishing third at Newmarket on debut over a mile in a Maiden and backing that up at Leopardstown over the same trip when getting off the mark for the first time in his career.

He was sent to Saint-Cloud for the Group One Criterium and could only finish a close up fifth behind some nice horses, wit the softer ground going against him.

The colt came back for his first race of the season over course and distance at Leopardstown and managed to land the Group Three Ballysax Stakes in good style.

It showed his versatility winning on good ground and having handled soft in the past and having that run could give him the fitness edge on Mac Swiney.

Trainer To Follow - Jessica Harrington

Jessica Harrington could be set for a big day at Leopardstown on Sunday with some really smart chances in some of the big races.

Her best runner of the day looks to be Ace Aussie in the Group Three Amethyst Stakes, with the colt holding good form behind the 2000 Guineas winner Poetic Flare.

Another nice chance on the day comes in the 1m2f Fillies' Maiden where Bonte Moi could outrun her odds at a big price if fulfilling her potential.

Jockey To Follow - Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore is back in Ireland after a decent week in England and he has some live chances at Leopardstown for Aidan O'Brien.

In the 1000 Guineas Trial he sits on Joan Of Arc who made a decent seasonal debut over 7f at the track and will come on for that run.

His best chance of the day comes in the Derrinstown over 1m2f where Bolshoi Ballet will be looking to extend his Classic credentials.

Moore has been in fine form over the last two weeks running at a 21% strike rate having had 10 winners from the last 48 rides.