Leopardstown

  • 13:05 leopardstown.com Mares Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 54.50s
  • Off time: 13:05:09
13:05 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Back Before Dawn (IRE) 8/1
2nd Painted Lady (IRE) 8/1
3rd Ballychorus (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 44- Pink & black diabolo, black diamonds on sleeves, black diamond on cap Haleniya (IRE) 605
6 11-7 E D Delany C D Maxwell (3) 28/129.00
2 05400 Royal blue, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue stars Kings Fiddle (IRE) 41
7 11-7 P Fegan M W Bowes (5) 50/151.00
3 7800 ORANGE, black star & stars on sleeves, white cap Res Ipsa Loquitur (IRE) 6
6 11-7 J F Levins B T O'Connell 66/167.00
4 67 YELLOW, royal blue panel, royal blue star on cap Temple Cloud (IRE) 69
7 11-7 S Byrne A D Leigh 100/1101.00
5 50041-6 YELLOW, black stars Vic Dancer (IRE) 14
7 11-7 M McCabe G N Fox (7) 12/113.00
6 33354 Emerald green, yellow hoop, white sleeves, red armlet, light blue cap Back Before Dawn (IRE) 44
5 11-5 h D T Hughes B J Cooper 8/19.00
7 33 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Ballychorus (IRE) 25
Beaten Favourite
5 11-5 Ms M Mullins D E Mullins 6/42.50
8 F PINK, white hoop, royal blue cap Ellie Mia (IRE) 49
5 11-5 J T R Dreaper A E Lynch 25/126.00
9 5430 WHITE, black star, black stars on sleeves, white cap, black stars Highland Miss (USA) 449
5 11-5 P Henley A P Crowe 50/151.00
10 Red & black chevrons, black armlet, red cap Niece Haw Haw (IRE)
5 11-5 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 50/151.00
11 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW STRIPES, red cap Orbiting (IRE)
5 11-5 Mrs J Harrington M J Bolger 20/121.00
12 0-56R4 Black, emerald green triple diamond, black cap Painted Lady (IRE) 28
5 11-5 Mrs J Harrington P D Kennedy (5) 8/19.00
13 0500 ORANGE, white diamond, hooped cap Show Me The Monkey 30
5 11-5 M Hourigan Andrew J McNamara 33/134.00
14 EmGreen,yellow cross of lorraine,green slvs,yellow stars,grn cap,yellow stars Troubled Soul (IRE)
5 11-5 Denis Hogan K P Darcy (7) 50/151.00
15 4 Pink, dark blue chevron, dark blue chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Why Not Thistle (IRE) 14
5 11-5 Daniel G Murphy P Townend 7/24.50
16 505 DARK GREEN & YELLOW STRIPES, dark green sleeves, yellow cap, dark green star Circe's Island (IRE) 25
4 10-5 T Gibney A P Heskin 25/126.00
17 0 White, maroon triple diamond, maroon stars on sleeves, white cap, maroon spots High Hill Beauty (IRE) 28
4 10-5 J J Murphy D E Splaine (3) 66/167.00
18 80 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap More Of The Same (IRE) 29
4 10-5 Mrs J Harrington M P Walsh 33/134.00
20 68 Red, white star, white stars on sleeves, striped cap Voice Of A Curlew (IRE) 7
4 10-5 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 6/17.00
Non runners
191-44-Streak410-5T MullinsM P Fogarty

Verdict

Winning bumper Vic Dancer made a promising comeback behind Railway Zara at Punchestown but the one to take from the event is WHY NOT THISTLE, who was having her first ever run and really caught the eye. She should improve and is handed the vote in a tricky opener. Back Before Dawn's best runs have been on quicker ground and she's well exposed but Ballychorus showed up nicely on her racecourse debut over timber at Navan so it was a surprise to see her in a Punchestown bumper three weeks later where she ran quite well. Painted Lady has got a few quirks but isn't devoid of ability though she'll probably do better over further while Circe's Island and Voice Of A Curlew both ran moderately last time.