Desmond Stakes

Group – 3
Course – Leopardstown
Race Type – Flat
Distance – 1 Mile (8F)
Ages – 3yo+
Weights – 9st 0lbs (3yo), 9st 7lbs (4yo+), 3lbs allowance for fillies and mares
Penalties – 5lbs for Group 1 and 2 winners, 3lbs for Group 3 winners (Since 1st January)
Sponsor – Invesco

Group 3

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 7 of the last 12 winners were aged 3, 5 of the last 12 winners were aged 4 or older
Price – 5 of the 12 winners have been favourites, 9/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 3/12 winners won on their last run before the Desmond Stakes, 9/12 winners had their last run within the last 47 days
Previous Course Form – 11/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at the Curragh, 4/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at the Curragh
Previous Distance Form – 10/12 winners had at least 2 previous runs over 8 furlongs, 7/12 winners had at least 1 previous win over 8 furlongs
Previous Flat Form – 10/12 winners had at least 5 previous flat runs, 12/12 winners had at least 1 previous flat win, 9/12 winners had at least 2 previous flat wins
Rating – 10/12 winners had a rating of 105 or higher
Group Wins – 6/12 winners had at least 1 win in a group 1-3 race
Season Form – 10/12 winners had at least 2 runs that season, 5/12 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
2 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the Desmond Stakes, 3/12 placed on their next run
4/12 winners ran in the Boomerang Stakes (Leopardstown) on their next run, 0 of the 4 won, 1 placed
2/12 winners ran in the Irish Champion Stakes (Leopardstown) on their next run, 0 of the 2 won, 0 placed

Rest of Season Runs
12/12 winners ran in at least 1 more race that season,
3 of the 12 winners won at least 1 more race that season, 4/12 placed in at least 1 more race that season