Wednesday Leopardstown Racing Tips by Dave Stevos

by | Jul 1, 2020

Wednesday Leopardstown Racing Tips and Previews

Our first couple of selections on Sunday didn’t figure. The ground was probably a bit quick for Miacomet and the same could be said about Queen Jo Jo. Our other two selections ran much better thankfully. Contrapposto got no luck in running but still rewarded e/w support at 14/1. His turn surely isn’t far away. Dinard Rose was hampered too but she flew home for 5th, advised 5 places and returning at 50/1. There is a quality card in Ireland this evening with two Group 3s scheduled. Check out Dave Stevos’ Wednesday Leopardstown racing tips below…

Leopardstown 4.55pm – Derrinstown Stud Fillies Stakes (Group 3)

The first Group 3 on the card at Leopardstown this evening is the Derrinstown Fillies Stakes. This 8f contest has attracted a field of 9 and my 1000 Guineas pick Ridenza has attracted support in the market. She swerved the Curragh because of the rattling quick ground and this race looks less daunting. However, her current odds of around 5/1 look about right and there is better value to be found elsewhere.

One that does look overpriced is Apricot Moon for Andy Oliver and Chris Hayes. This daughter of Bated Breath did run in the Guineas and belied her odds of 125/1 with a super run. She finished 7th, just under 6L behind the winner Peaceful and 3L behind today’s favourite So Wonderful. The ground should be fine for Apricot Moon, as should the trip and at odds of 20/1 she looks well worth chancing each way.


Wednesday Leopardstown Racing Tips 5.25pm – Amethyst Stakes (Group 3)

Next up is the 8f Amethyst Stakes for the boys and disappointingly for each way thieves only 7 go to post. Andy Oliver has another interesting one here in Confidence High. A dual course winner over 7f in handicaps the last twice, this is a big step up in class for him. Whether this trip will suit is debateable and he is best watched today. Sinawann heads the market for Whelan and Halford and I fancied him to run well in the Irish Guineas. He ran a decent enough race and met trouble late on so he will have plenty of supporters tonight.

The one I’ll be taking a small chance on here at a price is Dalvey. This horse is very highly regarded by connections and he has a similar profile to their star Sceptical. A cheap purchase back in January (6.5k), this son of Dansili is a full brother to the listed placed, 100 rated Chaleur. Dalvey is completely unexposed and clearly learned plenty from his debut run judging by the manner of his win at Gowran. There could be plenty more to come from him and at odds of 16/1 he is the each way selection.


Leopardstown 5.55pm – Apprentice Handicap (45-70)

Karl Thornton has his string in super form since the return of racing and Eyeoweyou is a fascinating runner for him in this 8f handicap. This son of Zoffany ran a nice race at Naas a week ago (8f gd/yld), only finishing 8th but just 3.5L behind the winner off 52 and he is 2lb lower now. That marked a welcome return to some sort of form for this horse and he has placed form here in the past off higher marks.

He was beat just a neck off 59 here in June last year (8f gd/yld) and followed that up with another good effort when beat 0.75L at Tipperary (9f gd/fm). Danny Sheehy is back riding well and this will be his first ride for Thornton. Eyeoweyou has a nice draw in stall 6 and trip, track and ground should all suit. Off a career low mark he could go well for each way players at odds of 18/1. Paris Duvet is another with each way claims but at the prices, Eyeoweyou is preferred.


Leopardstown 6.30pm – Handicap (45-70)

This 3yo handicap over 10f sees 14 go to post and at a big price I’m taking a chance on Sondheim. Chris Hayes takes the ride on this Bill Farrell trained son of Born To Sea who takes a big step up in trip on just his second handicap start. He finished midfield on heavy ground off 69 at the Curragh on his handicap debut but today’s underfoot conditions should be a lot more to his liking.

This horse ran what was probably his best race when beat 5L over 5.5f at Navan (gd/fm). He stayed on very nicely under a tender ride and that race has thrown up lots of subsequent winners and placed horses. Bill Farrell is a shrewd operator and does well with the few horses he trains. Chris Hayes has 5 wins and 15 top 4 finishes from 64 rides for the yard and at odds of 28/1 hopefully he enhances that record today.


Wednesday Leopardstown Racing Tips 8.00pm – Handicap (50-75)

A field of 15 go to post for the 7f handicap and Gee Rex is the favourite. He finally broke his maiden over 8f last time and this drop back to 7f is a worry. The one I like here at a decent price is Ellheidi for Padraig Roche and Gary Halpin. Roche has had three winners in the past two weeks and a few places too so his horses are clearly in good heart.

This daughter of Invincible Spirit remains a maiden after 9 starts but she has run some nice races in defeat. Formerly trained by Karl Burke in England, this filly ran well on her first start for Riche at Gowran in a 9f maiden. She faded late on that day and this drop back in trip ought to suit. On a couple of her UK maiden runs her mark of 65 looks more than workable. At odds of 16/1 Ellheidi is the each way pick.



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