• 13:30 Ryanair Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €7,590 2nd €1,760 3rd €770 4th €440
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 10.00s
  • Off time: 13:32:22
13:30 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shanahan's Turn (IRE) 2/1
2nd Blue Bicycle (USA) 9/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 65P/55-4 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Blue Bicycle (USA) 50
7 11-12 D T Hughes D E Mullins 112 9/43.25
2 600 DARK BLUE, orange star, red & yellow striped sleeves, dark blue cap Chief Of Panama (IRE) 66
5 11-12 L P Cusack S A Shortall (7) 66/167.00
4 4-33004 GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Masterofdeception (IRE) 3
5 11-12 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 10/111.00
5 211- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Rockdown (IRE) 295
5 11-12 t G Elliott D N Russell 2/13.00
6 123 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Shanahan's Turn (IRE) 57
5 11-12 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 2/13.00
7 691-69 Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Silver Tara 22
5 11-12 O McKiernan M P Walsh 33/134.00
8 4472-46 RED, white chevron, white chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Stoney (IRE) 31
6 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 14/115.00
Non runners
32-Company Coming (IRE)511-12J H CullotyD C Costello


Rockdown landed a hunters' event between the flags at Killaloe before beating the well regarded Indevan in a Gowran bumper so should be even better over hurdles. BLUE BICYCLE isn't the most consistent of performers but there was plenty to like about his run behind subsequent Grade 1 winner The Tullow Tank at Naas and a repeat would see him difficult to beat. Shanahan's Turn won a point-to-point before finishing runner-up in a bumper then made a fair start over timber behind Gilt Shadow at Down Royal. Company Coming has a tremendous pedigree for jumping and is one to keep an eye on for the future.