Meld Stakes

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

Group 3

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 10 of the last 12 winners were aged 4 or older
Price – 7 of the last 12 winners were favourites, 11/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 4/12 winners won on their last run before the Meld Stakes, 11/12 winners had their last run within the last 46 days
4/12 winners ran in the International Stakes (Curragh) on their last run, 2 of the 4 won, 1 placed
Previous Course Form – 9/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Leopardstown, 7/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Leopardstown
Previous Distance Form – 10/12 winners had at least 2 previous runs over 9-10 furlongs, 9/12 winners had at least 1 previous win over 9-10 furlongs
Previous Flat Form – 11/12 winners had at least 7 previous flat runs, 11/12 winners had at least 2 previous flat wins, 10/12 winners had at least 3 previous flat wins
Rating – 12/12 winners had a rating of 104 or higher
Group Wins – 9/12 winners had at least 1 win in a group 1-3 race
Season Form – 9/12 winners had at least 3 runs that season, 8/12 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 Meld Stakes, 2/12 placed on their next run
2/12 winners ran in the Royal Whip Stakes (Curragh) on their next run, 1 of the 2 won, 0 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
10/12 winners ran in at least 2 more races that season,
2 of the 12 winners won at least 1 more race that season, 5/12 placed in at least 1 more race that season