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Leopardstown - June 20 2020
Leopardstown 13:10
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Wayne Lordan

Divinely

J:
 
Wayne Lordan
T:
 
A P O'Brien
Age: 2
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A

The first race of the afternoon at Leopardstown sees a strong Fillies Maiden over seven furlongs and with Aidan O'Brien dominating the field we especially like one of his runners.

Divinely who will be saddled by Wayne Lordan is a two year old filly that is bred exceptionally being a daughter of Galileo out of Red Evie.

The juvenile is a half sister to six winners including the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Found and maybe better over further in time, but this looks a very good starting point.

Leopardstown - June 20 2020
Leopardstown 14:10
18(7)
Killian Leonard

Atlas

J:
 
Killian Leonard
T:
 
Denis Gerard Hogan
Age: 7
Weight: 9-1
OR: 70
Days: 7

The first big handicap of the day comes over seven furlongs and the bottom weight Atlas takes the eye for us running in these sorts of races frequently during his career.

The seven year old is a course and distance winner at the track and made his seasonal return at Leopardstown over a mile finishing a decent fifth of 14.

Dropping back to seven furlongs is a positive and being on a very attractive handicap mark makes him very appealing having a run under his belt.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
06/09/22GAL7Sft9-512
23/08/22BEL16.5Gd11-76
21/07/22LIM16Gd11-83
14/07/22LEO7Gd8-97
30/06/22BEL8Y9-65
Leopardstown - June 20 2020
Leopardstown 14:40
4(3)
Colin Keane

Lough Cutra

J:
 
Colin Keane
T:
 
G M Lyons
Age: 3
Weight: 9-7
OR: N/A
Days: 90

One of our best bets of the day in Ireland is the Ger Lyons trained Lough Cutra who goes in the 1 mile 2 furlongs maiden.

The three year old colt gave a bold showing as his only run as a two year old last season, finishing second over seven furlongs at the Curragh.

In March he made his first appearance as a three year old in a what now looks a hot maiden and he finished a bold third behind Russian Emperor who has since gone on to land the Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The son of Oasis Dream holds the best form in the contest and should go well.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
02/02/22KEM7St/Slw9-29
10/01/22WOL9.5St9-107
06/12/21WOL7St8-125
26/11/21LIN8St10-24
04/12/20DUN5St9-108
Leopardstown - June 20 2020
Leopardstown 15:10
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Seamie Heffernan

Prose

J:
 
Seamie Heffernan
T:
 
A P O'Brien
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 12

It looks to be a day of hot maiden contests at Leoaprdstown on Sunday and another at 1 mile 2 furlongs shows off what looks to be another smart filly for Aidan O'Brien.

The three year old Prose has had two runs so far in her career and although not showing bundles of ability she is very unexposed.

The daughter of Galileo finished eighth on debut at Dundalk back in September and last week over course and distance had another run to blow away the cobwebs.

O'Brien's horses are known for coming on for the run and we are hoping she can come on a huge amount.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
27/09/20CUR16Gd/Y8-127
08/09/20GAL12Hy9-21
02/08/20GAL12Sft9-23
22/07/20NAA10Gd9-23
05/07/20FAI12Gd/Y9-22
Leopardstown - June 20 2020
Leopardstown 16:15
4(6)
Shane Foley

One Voice

J:
 
Shane Foley
T:
 
Mrs John Harrington
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 99
Days: 11

The big event of the day in Ireland is the Group Three Blue Wind Stakes over 1 mile 2 furlongs and One Voice for trainer Jessica Harrington can go well.

The filly has had three starts to date, looking very smart as a juvenile when finishing second on debut at Leopardstown before breaking her maiden tag next time out.

The three year old stepped up to this distance today in a Listed event Navan and finished a bold second on her seasonal debut and she is due to improve for that run with the yard going well so far this term.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
20/08/20YOR12Gd8-123
30/07/20GOO10Gd8-122
19/07/20CUR9Gd9-25
21/06/20LEO10Gd9-21
10/06/20NAV10GF9-22
Leopardstown - June 20 2020
Leopardstown 16:45
6(7)
Declan McDonogh

Patrick Sarsfield

J:
 
Declan McDonogh
T:
 
Joseph Patrick O'Brien
Age: 4
Weight: 9-5
OR: 86
Days: 243

In the final race of the day we are siding with the Joseph O'Brien trained Patrick Sarsfield who is a four year old on the up.

The gelding is very unexposed for his age only racing four times and placing in all of those events, getting off the mark in fine style last time out at the Curragh.

In October the son of Australia won a 14 runner maiden but absolutely obliterated the field in doing so and improving will be very tough to beat on his handicap debut.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
26/07/22GAL8.5Gd/Y9-99
14/07/22LEO9Gd9-93
02/06/22LEO9Gd9-96
08/05/22LEO8Gd9-93
27/03/22NAA10Y9-74