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Leopardstown review

Updated: Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 21:36 | Comments

Jim Bolger
Jim Bolger

Jim Bolger's Leitir Mor (13-2) warmed up for a likely trip to next week's Royal Ascot meeting with Group Three victory in the Ballycorus Stakes.

Reportedly in line to contest the St James's Palace Stakes alongside stablemate Dawn Approach on Tuesday, the tough colt was outpaced turning in but flashed home to collar long-time leader Lily's Angel in the shadow of the post.

Bolger's Club Wexford got off the mark at the fourth attempt in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden.

He brought some rock-solid juvenile form to the table and made every yard under Kevin Manning, holding the promising Zakhm a length and a quarter at bay.

The Ballyogan Stakes was won in tremendous style by Willie McCreery's improving filly Fiesolana.

The daughter of Aussie Rules won three times in France for Jean-Claude Rouget and landed a big handicap at the Curragh last month on just her second start on Irish soil.

Sent off a 10-1 chance on her return to Listed level, she was never far off the pace set by favourite Tickled Pink.

Colm O'Donoghue got a dream run up the inside as the field fanned out in the straight and she respondedly willingly to pull a length and a quarter clear of Boston Rocker, with Hanky Panky back in third.

Bracelet justified strong market support for Aidan and Joseph O'Brien in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden.

Well held behind the Royal Ascot-bound Sandiva on her Naas debut earlier in the month, the 1-2 favourite mastered front-runner Tap Dancing half a furlong from the finish and stayed on well to win by two lengths.

There was drama in behind as Patty Paige clipped heels and unseated Rory Cleary, who was taken to hospital for checks.

Edith Cowan, trained by Charles O'Brien and ridden by Ray Dawson (13-8 favourite), won the Riptide Movement Apprentice Handicap.

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