Leopardstown Champions Day Preview - 10/09/22

Louis Moir | @LouisMoir99

Leopardstown - September 09 2022
Leopardstown 13:05
3(10)
Jason Watson

Rhoscolyn

J:
 
Jason Watson
T:
 
David O'Meara
Age: 4
Weight: 9-13
OR: 102
Days: 14

Has ran sixteen times since his last win in 2021. Was then a creditable third of 11 other rivals to I'm A Gambler in a handicap at Goodwood over 7f on good ground.

Another bold bid is likely, as he is now 3lb better off than that rival here. Has to be respected in what is an open looking affair.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
31/05/24EPS7GS10-21
25/05/24CHS7GS9-66
11/05/24ASC7Gd9-116
27/04/24HAY7Sft9-34
20/04/24THI7Sft9-85
Leopardstown - September 09 2022
Leopardstown 13:05
8(19)
Jason Hart

Safe Voyage

J:
 
Jason Hart
T:
 
John Quinn
Age: 9
Weight: 9-8
OR: 97
Days: 14

Has been a course winner here at Leopardstown in the past, but he has only notched up thirteen wins from 39 runs.

He also shows form with I'm A Gambler, as he finished sixth of 11 other rivals at Goodwood 14 days ago.

Dropped 1lb and perhaps signs of improvement could be on the cards.

Leopardstown - September 09 2022
Leopardstown 13:40
2(5)
Ryan Moore

Auguste Rodin

J:
 
Ryan Moore
T:
 
A P O'Brien
Age: 2
Weight: 9-5
OR: N/A
Days: 70

A really well-bred colt who was fairly unlucky on debut.

He got beat as an odds on favourite that day, but bounced back in a 13-runner maiden at Naas 70 days ago, keeping on well and showing signs of what could be further progression.

His dam, Rhododendron was a three-time Group 1 winner and his grandad is the late Galileo.

Jockey, Ryan Moore has a strike rate of 30% at this course, fancied to notch up another win here to make it 2-2.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
26/05/24CUR10.5Gd/Y9-52
30/03/24MEY12Gd8-1312
04/11/23SNA12Fm8-101
09/09/23LEO10Gd9-31
29/07/23ASC12GS8-1210
Leopardstown - September 09 2022
Leopardstown 14:10
5(9)
Ryan Moore

Bluegrass

J:
 
Ryan Moore
T:
 
A P O'Brien
Age: 3
Weight: 9-1
OR: 104
Days: 30

This useful 3 year old son of the late Galileo, shaped better than the final result after 3 months off when 5½ lengths fourth of 5 rivals to Point King in a listed race at this course 30 days ago.

Looked a decent enough prospect as he made headway in the home turn, before weakening final 1f out. That run may just get more out of him this time round so worth a look at, especially on the day if market shows support.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
19/04/24AYR16Sft10-911
15/03/24FAK16Gd11-61
03/03/24HUN16Sft11-52
08/02/24HUN16Sft11-103
08/01/24TAU16.5Sft11-87
Leopardstown - September 09 2022
Leopardstown 14:45
5(4)
Stephane Pasquier

Onesto

J:
 
Stephane Pasquier
T:
 
F Chappet
Age: 3
Weight: 9-3
OR: 118
Days: 58

French Group 2 and Group 1 winning colt who has won three out his six races so far.

Over 6 lengths behind Vadeni in the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly, but was never close to winning that day.Returned to winning ways in the Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp, and has striking pedigree with his sire being Frankel and his grandad being Sea The Stars.

Has to rack up a career best if he wants to reverse the form with the favourite but cannot be ruled out.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
01/10/23LON12GS9-53
09/09/23LEO10Gd9-97
13/08/23DEA8GS9-54
27/11/22TOK12GF8-97
02/10/22LON12VSft8-1310
Leopardstown - September 09 2022
Leopardstown 15:20
2(5)
Christophe Soumillon

Jadoomi

J:
 
Christophe Soumillon
T:
 
Simon & Ed Crisford
Age: 4
Weight: 9-10
OR: 113
Days: 14

Was not seen for 9 months, but his reappearance came with success in a 9f listed race, over in France at Clairefontaine in July. He took another step forward, when following up in a Group 2 at Goodwood a month later.

Has plenty of energy left in the tank, and would love for more juice in the ground too.

This yard are in flying form and he looks very hard to beat. Very highly respected.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
15/10/22ASC8GS9-63
10/09/22LEO8Sft9-101
27/08/22GOO8GS9-61
31/07/22CLA9GS9-01
30/10/21NMK8Gd8-133
Leopardstown - September 09 2022
Leopardstown 15:55
7(2)
Chris Hayes

Homeless Songs

J:
 
Chris Hayes
T:
 
D K Weld
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 120
Days: 111

This 3 year old Frankel filly looked like she needed a few runs in her to get going last term, but returned to action showing signs of major improvement.

She won the 1000 Guineas Trial in April and then followed up by winning the Irish 1000 Guineas itself in May, she was very impressive on both occasions.

Has not been seen for over 100 days, but if she continues this form she will be tough to beat here. Can come out on top.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
05/04/23LEO8Hy9-92
01/10/22NMK8GS9-27
10/09/22LEO8Sft9-24
22/05/22CUR8Gd/Y9-21
02/04/22LEO7Gd9-21