Leopardstown

  • 14:35 I.T.B.A Fillies Scheme E.B.F. Mares Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 14.50s
  • Off time: 14:35:05
14:35 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zuzka (IRE) 11/10
2nd Burn And Turn (IRE) 12/1
3rd Glens Melody (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21-3424 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, orange cap, emerald green star Mae's Choice (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
6 11-5 G Elliott P Carberry 133 14/115.00
2 122213 Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Zuzka (IRE) 27
5 11-5 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 137 11/102.10
3 8-53510 Emerald green, red cross sashes, red cap Back In A Tic (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
6 11-2 C Kidd S G McDermott 124 33/134.00
4 0-42214 YELLOW, royal blue hoop & armlet, white cap, royal blue star Burn And Turn (IRE) 72
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-2 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 130 12/113.00
5 20/11P-1 EMERALD GREEN, yellow stars, red sleeves & cap Dream Function (IRE) 23
7 11-2 t C A Murphy D J Casey 116 12/113.00
6 321 BLACK & PINK DIAMONDS, black sleeves, pink cap, black diamond Bobbina (IRE) 116
5 10-13 B R Hamilton Andrew J McNamara 109 33/134.00
7 71253- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Dressedtothenines (IRE) 265
5 10-13 E P Harty N P Madden 125 12/113.00
8 7410-30 YELLOW & GREY CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, grey star Eyesontheprize (IRE) 21
6 10-13 P A Fahy P Townend 125 33/134.00
9 5356-13 White, purple spots, purple sleeves, purple spots on cap Somedaysomehow (IRE) 24
6 10-13 M C Hickey B R Dalton 114 33/134.00
10 P-14325 Royal blue & white stripes, red sleeves, emerald green cap Thynetocatcher (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
6 10-13 R J McGrath D N Russell 119 16/117.00
11 1-1121 YELLOW & BLACK CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, white & black striped cap Glens Melody (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
4 10-9 W P Mullins R Walsh 2/13.00

Verdict

Dressedtothenines was placed in two Grade 2s in the spring and looks certain to do well this season, though her long absence may count against her here. Burn And Turn had been going well before finding Grade 3 company too much at Punchestown and this looks just as tough. Dream Function did well for Philip Hobbs but was fortunate to make a winning debut over fences at Clonmel and quickly reverts to hurdling. Willie Mullins complicates matters by saddling both ZUZKA and Glens Melody and though preference is just for the former it would be no shock to see the four-year-old gain the fifth win of her career from just six starts. However, the selection's close third to Jezki in the Grade 1 Royal Bond at Fairyhouse was given a massive boost by the winner here on Thursday and she has to be the one to beat.