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13:35 Leopardstown (IRE)

Leopardstown Club Summer Membership Maiden Hurdle

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Soft, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • €12,000 added
  • Winner: €8,281
  • 2nd: €1,920
  • 3rd: €840
  • 4th: €480
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 17.30s
  • Off Time: 13:35:28
  • 10 Ran
1
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, light blue & dark blue striped cap
  • Form 3544/68
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12

led, not fluent 8th, joined approaching 2 out, headed and 3rd before straight, soon no extra

2
Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
11/8
  • Form 523382
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 123

held up towards rear, 9th early, headway 4th to soon chase leaders, 6th approaching 2 out, 7th before straight, pushed along in 3rd at last, one pace run-in

3
Silk - Royal Blue, Gold hoop, Black & Amber quartered cap
  • Form F
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

prominent, 2nd early, not fluent 2nd, jumped slightly right 3rd, slight mistake 4th, dropped towards rear next, tailed off

4
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap
  • Form 12/52
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12

tracked leaders, 5th early, jumped slighty right 3rd, 3rd approaching 2 out, 2nd before straight, soon on terms, led approaching last, stayed on well run-in

5
Silk - BLACK, white stars, white cap, purple star
  • Form 383
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

tracked leaders, 4th early, on terms approaching 2 out where not fluent, led before straight, soon joined, headed approaching last where slight mistake, kept on same pace run-in

6
Silk - BLUE, primrose striped sleeves & cap
66/1
  • Form PF97
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12

held up, 7th early, slight mistake 3rd, closer order 7th, pushed along in 7th approaching 2 out, soon no extra, tailed off

7
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, black epaulettes & chevrons on sleeves, white cap
  • Form PP5
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-10

tracked leaders, hit 1st, soon raced in 6th, bumped slightly 3rd, lost place 4th, trailing when not fluent 5th, tailed off

8
Silk - Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-10

held up, jumped left 1st, 8th early, slight mistake 5th, 5th approaching 2 out, no impression straight, not fluent last, one pace

9
Silk - Brown & orange hoops, light blue & brown striped cap
  • Form 54
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-10

prominent, 3rd early, slight mistake 5th, 4th approaching 2 out, one pace from before last

10
Silk - Red, large white spots, white sleeves, red spots, white cap
  • Form 28
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-10

held up towards rear, last early, 8th approaching 2 out, 6th before straight, soon pushed along and switched right, moderate 5th at last, one pace

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Gordon Elliott had six entries at the early stage and relies on the frustrating FORT SMITH, who has now had eleven starts over timber without winning. His overall form is far superior to that of these rivals and though he can hardly be supported with confidence he gets another chance to put matters right. Heck Thomas is slowly making his way back after a very long absence as he showed with a fine run behind the useful Fletcher over the course and distance last month. He'll improve again and looks the main threat. Mount Beckham twice ran poorly over this trip before showing improved form when dropped back to the minimum at Down Royal though the very testing ground could have been responsible. Robin Des People is entitled to make progress from his opening run over timber behind Total Recall at Punchestown while the presence of Ruby Walsh on Voices Of Spring suggests he's expected to make progress.

Formwatch

Caledon Craic (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Chased leader, ridden in 3rd before 3 out, no extra before straight, weakened, 8th of 11, well behind Killultagh Sarah (10-6) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.

Fort Smith (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Towards rear, reminder after 4 out, progress approaching 2 out and 6th entering straight, went 2nd early run-in, no impression on winner, kept on one pace, 2nd of 18, 7l behind Sort It Out (10-7) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl.

Hawkeye Joe (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Twrds rr, b mstk 4th, fell 6th, in a race won by Roadie Joe (12-2) at Lingstown 3m ire ptp in Nov, 17 ran.

Heck Thomas (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, ridden in 4th next, went 2nd before last, no impression on winner run-in, kept on one paced, 2nd of 11, 8l behind Fletcher (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Jan.

Mount Beckham (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Held up, ridden in 7th before straight, kept on under pressure into 4th last, 3rd run-in, no impression on leaders, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Drumlee Lad (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.

Sunday School 100-1 (11-4) Towards rear, 9th after 3rd, progress on outer after 8th, no extra into straight, 7th of 13, 32l behind After Aspen (11-2) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl.

Hawkeye Hero (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Soon tracked leaders in 3rd, took keen hold, jumped left, not fluent jumping from 4th onwards, soon lost place, last from 4 out, no extra from 3 out, 5th of 6, 36l behind Walk To Freedom (11-10) at Cork 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.

Long Way Back (IRE) Milan gelding out of Trail Storm.

Robin Des People (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd approaching 3 out, pushed along and no impression in 4th before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 9l behind Total Recall (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft.

Voices Of Spring (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Rear of mid-division, moderate 6th 2 out, soon pushed along and no impression, 8th of 13, 31l behind Gladiator King (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl in Jan.