Leopardstown

  • 12:50 United Arab Emirates Embassy Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €7,936 2nd €1,840 3rd €805 4th €461
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 54.20s
  • Off time: 12:50:03
12:50 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midnight Game 11/10
2nd Joxer (IRE) 5/1
3rd Silver Shuffle (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 0p- Black, large white spots, white spots on cap Alluvium 415
4 11-7 L Walshe Mr H D Dunne (7) 66/167.00
2 623838 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Alubari 17
4 11-7 G Elliott E J McNamara 33/134.00
3 U2 Light blue, yellow epaulettes, yellow star on cap Bombadero (IRE) 16
4 11-7 t D Cullen T J Doyle 7/18.00
4 0 WHITE, red panel, black sleeves, white chevrons, red cap Cave Artist (IRE) 51
4 11-7 H Rogers D E Splaine (7) 66/167.00
5 23 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Competitive Edge (IRE) 30
4 11-7 C O'Dwyer M P Walsh 11/26.50
6 7 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Futuramic (IRE) 36
4 11-7 A Lynch R C Colgan 40/141.00
7 6949 GREY, maroon triple diamond & seams on sleeves, grey cap, maroon diamonds Garden Morris (IRE) 105
4 11-7 P A Roche M Darcy 66/167.00
8 00 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star High Kings (IRE) 46
4 11-7 D T Hughes P T Enright 33/134.00
9 7 ROYAL BLUE, orange hoop, hooped sleeves, check cap Johnnys Legacy (IRE) 11
4 11-7 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 33/134.00
10 12 Brown, light green cross sashes, striped cap Joxer (IRE) 23
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 11-7 W Harney B J Cooper 5/16.00
11 24 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Midnight Game 22
4 11-7 W P Mullins D N Russell 11/102.10
12 0-06 MAROON, yellow stars, maroon sleeves, striped cap Present Potential (IRE) 23
4 11-7 M F Morris D J Casey 28/129.00
13 35 White, purple cross of lorraine & hoop on slvs, hooped cap Ri An Domhnaigh (IRE) 82
4 11-7 J S Bolger J L Cullen 16/117.00
14 0 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Seventy Three (IRE) 16
4 11-7 J E Kiely A P Crowe 33/134.00
15 345-934 YELLOW, royal blue epaulettes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Silver Shuffle (IRE) 17
4 11-7 J G Coogan P Carberry 16/117.00
18 F2821-3 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Theleze (FR) 42
Beaten Favourite
4 11-0 W P Mullins A E Lynch 5/16.00
Non runners
169Bold Article (IRE)411-0M BrassilA D Leigh
17Jewel Star (IRE)411-0C A MurphyP W Flood

Verdict

This looks a strong maiden and Willie Mullins complicates matters by saddling Midnight Game and Theleze. Both were winners in France and have shown potential for their new connections with the former, who ran in a Grade 1 last time, possibly the better of the pair at this stage. Bombadero has done well and was only a length behind Monksland at Navan last time while Joxer has performed with credit in bumpers and is the type to make a nice hurdler. COMPETITIVE EDGE ran a cracking race behind two useful rivals at Gowran last time and with further progress guaranteed he's taken to get off the mark for Conor O'Dwyer.