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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

5.00 Leopardstown 1M Heritage Listed Stakes (Wed April 5th )

On Wednesday afternoon we have decent looking card from Leopardstown ,with the feature race the 45,000 euro Heritage Listed stakes .

8 runners declared for 1 mile Heritage Stakes on ground described as Soft . The three main contenders are Sruthan , Onenightidreamed & Rose De Pierre .

SRUTHAN : Seven-year-old gelding ,winning 6 out 24 .Had some decent form in early part last season ,including winning the 1 mile Celebration Listed stakes at Curragh in June .Slightly disappointing at backend of 2016 ,though goes particularly well fresh winning first time out in 2013 ,2014 .2016 .Each-way claims ,though no easy task under 3lb penalty .

ONENIGHTIDREAMED :Six-year-old gelding ,winning 4 out 9 (All four victories coming on heavy ground )Lightly raced sort ,though has some useful form on testing ground,including winning the G3 Big Bad Bob Gladness Stakes at Curragh last season .Made a satisfactory reappearance finishing eighth of 17 in Irish Lincolnshire at Naas from wide draw .Should come on for that race .Will be suited by any rain .

ROSE DE PIERRE : Four-year-old filly ,winning 3 out 5 .Looked useful prospect last season ,winning her first three starts ,including winning the Platinum Listed Stakes at Cork in August .Slightly disappointing on her last two starts last season ,including when finishing well beaten fifth of 13 in 7F in listed Knockaire stakes at Leopardstown in October .Solid claims on last seasons early season form ,though wouldn't want the ground too testing . 

VERDICT :Rose De Pierre has be respected on last seasons listed Platinum Stakes victory ,though softer ground has to be question mark .Has shown her best form on good ground .With ground concerns ,odds around 9-4 look short enough.

ONENIGHTIDREAMED is proven winner in higher grade ,winning twice in group three company ,including winning Amethyst stakes over C&D at Leopardstown .Made respectable reappearance last month at Naas when poorly drawn. Should improve for the race,with blinkers on first time .Odds around 4-1 look fair each-way value.
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ONENIGHTIDREAMED 5.00 LEOPARDSTOWN
£30.00 EACH-WAY @ 4-1 BETVICTOR*   
(THIRD SP 9-4F LOSS £6.00)

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