Leopardstown

  • 12:15 Horse & Jockey Hotel Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €8,624 2nd €2,673 3rd €1,274 4th €574
  • Going: Yielding (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 2.50s
  • Off time: 12:17:23
12:15 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ellie Mac (IRE) 50/1
2nd Cask Mate (IRE) 7/1
3rd Antey (GER) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 - PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Antey (GER) 417
4 11-7 W P Mullins P Townend 8/19.00
2 - White & emerald green check, white sleeves, emerald green star on cap Askari 178
4 11-7 G Elliott L A McKenna (7) 66/167.00
3 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, Blue cap At Your Ease (IRE)
4 11-7 A L T Moore D Meyler 50/151.00
4 80-1222 BLACK, red diamond, black & yellow hooped sleeves, yellow cap Cask Mate (IRE) 9
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 11-7 t N Meade J M Moore 7/18.00
5 2121- Royal blue, yellow star, striped sleeves, yellow cap Debuchet (FR) 264
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-7 Ms M Mullins D E Mullins 6/52.20
6 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Desire De Joie (FR) 258
4 11-7 M F Morris J W Kennedy 33/134.00
7 F-4 Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap Due Reward (IRE) 239
4 11-7 H De Bromhead P T Enright 50/151.00
8 P PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Faraway Hills (IRE) 16
4 11-7 J J Murphy M P Burke (5) 100/1101.00
9 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, Red cap Leave Your Mark (IRE)
4 11-7 J P O'Brien M A Enright 50/151.00
10 5 Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Life Isfor Living (IRE) 16
4 11-7 O McKiernan B Browne (5) 50/151.00
11 314 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, Emerald Green cap, white star Los Alamos (IRE) 186
Beaten Favourite
4 11-7 t J P O'Brien S A Shortall (3) 25/126.00
12 2 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Manamite (FR) 37
Beaten Favourite
4 11-7 G Elliott M P Walsh 10/34.33
13 P-90 EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW HOOPS, white sleeves, white & yellow check cap Meldrum Way (IRE) 38
4 11-7 G J Power B Hayes 100/1101.00
14 /- Red & white chevrons, royal blue sleeves, red cap, white spots Nelson Road (IRE) 76
4 11-7 J J Murphy D F O'Regan 50/151.00
15 2F4 White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Play The Game (IRE) 17
Course Winner
4 11-7 T Gibney A E Lynch 10/111.00
16 0 Purple, grey star & sleeves, purple cap Quamino (GER) 17
4 11-7 P Nolan R Loughran 66/167.00
17 0 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Sidetracked 17
4 11-7 G Elliott D N Russell 33/134.00
18 /- grey, yellow cap, grey star St Gallen (IRE) 39
4 11-7 J J Murphy S G McDermott 50/151.00
19 0-37 BLACK, orange stars, orange star on cap Texie Rexie (IRE) 51
4 11-7 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 33/134.00
20 /- ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HOOPS, halved sleeves, striped cap Try Again (IRE) 11
4 11-7 h P W Flynn I J McCarthy 66/167.00
21 /- Emerald green, white chevron, emerald green & mauve check cap Ejayteekay 84
4 11-0 G P Cromwell R C Colgan 50/151.00
22 3-P7 Royal blue, white star, royal blue sleeves, red diabolo, royal blue & red quartered cap Ellie Mac (IRE) 16
4 11-0 H De Bromhead D P Holden (7) 50/151.00
23 00 GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Nearly Famous 17
4 11-0 Mrs J Harrington P D Kennedy (3) 100/1101.00
24 98 Emerald green, royal blue star, royal blue stars on sleeves, royal blue star on cap Siempre Amigos (IRE) 12
4 11-0 G P Cromwell Mr R McLeigh (7) 100/1101.00

Verdict

Manamite was unbeaten in two starts on the Flat in France and started odds-on for his hurdling debut at Cork but looked in need of the experience and could only dead-heat for second with today's rival Cask Mate.This looks a tough maiden but he will have come on a bundle for the run and should get into the frame again. DEBUCHET gets the vote on his hurdling bow as he finished a close second in the championship bumper at Cheltenham before easily landing a Listed race at Limerick. Willie Mullins has a fine record in the race and Antey, a minor winner on the level in France, will have been prepared for this while the likes of Los Alamos and Play The Game can get involved in what should be an informative contest.