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Doubles for Bolger and Weld at Leopardstown

Updated: Thursday, 03 Jul 2014 21:14 | Comments

Robbie Downey on Flic Flac gets the better of Seamie Heffernan on Ramone and Conor Hoban on Reckless Lad
Robbie Downey on Flic Flac gets the better of Seamie Heffernan on Ramone and Conor Hoban on Reckless Lad

Pleascach justified 9-10 favouritism when landing the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden at Leopardstown under Kevin Manning.

Jim Bolger had started her career in a Group Three at the Curragh four days ago, finishing fourth, and his evident confidence in her was firmly justified second time around, as she reeled in long-time leader Simply A Star before going on to score by two and three-quarter lengths.

Bolger and Manning made it a double on the card when Spring Focus (5-2) landed the 'HamsandwicH' Handicap.

Favourite Tarziyna appeared to be travelling slightly better on the home turn, but Spring Focus ran on strongest in the final furlong to score by a length and three-quarters from Mr Snagsby.

Bertie Le Belge got up in the dying strides to land the Visit The Leopardstown Circle Lounge Race under Colin Keane.

Ger Lyons' 7-4 favourite appeared to be booked for second as Itorio attempted to make all, but Keane galvanised the winner in the closing stages, getting up close to the line to record a half-length verdict.

Flic Flac defied top weight to land the Bulmers Original Summer Music Night Handicap.

Dermot Weld's filly showed a smart turn of foot under Robbie Downey to sweep into the lead a furlong out, but the 7-1 chance was all out to defy Ramone's late charge by a neck.

There were no worries for Weld's second winner as Pacelli Road (16-1) screamed past his rivals to land the Independence Day Handicap under Fran Berry.

Korbous landed his first victory since May 2012 when taking the Follow Leopardstown On Facebook Apprentice Rated Race under Leigh Roche.

Dick Brabazon's 7-2 chance tracked favourite Artistic Integrity through the early stages and was travelling much the best at the two-furlong pole.

Once hitting the front, he didn't appear to be doing too much, but he still held off the late surge of Our Max to win by a length.

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