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12:15 Leopardstown (IRE)

At The Races Maiden Hurdle

  • 17 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 35y
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
  • €13,000 added
  • Winner: €7,995
  • 2nd: €2,470
  • 3rd: €1,170
  • 4th: €520
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 9.50s
  • Off Time: 12:15:18
  • 17 Ran
1st
Silk -
8/11

    3rd
    Silk -
    9/2

      1
      Silk - Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap
      • Age 4
      • Weight 11-7

      towards rear for most, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened and pulled up before last

      2
      Silk - Emerald green & orange quartered, hooped sleeves, qtd cap
      10/1
      • Form 3-124
      • Age 4
      • Weight 11-7

      settled behind leaders, 8th halfway, progress into 3rd 4 out, slight mistake 3 out, ridden in 4th entering straight, no impression before last, kept on one pace

      3
      Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
      9/2
      • Form 4
      • Age 4
      • Weight 11-7

      disputed, led from 2nd, steadied 6th and disputed briefly, slight mistake and joined 2 out, ridden and disputed entering straight, headed last, no extra in 3rd run-in, kept on same pace

      4
      Silk - Maroon, white star, white armlets, white cap
      12/1
      • Form 2-
      • Age 4
      • Weight 11-7

      disputed early, chased leaders from 2nd, 4th halfway, ridden 2 out, under pressure in 6th entering straight, kept on one pace

      5
      Silk - Dark blue, grey sleeves & cap
      • Form 5-3
      • Age 4
      • Weight 11-7

      held up towards rear, rear of mid-division halfway, mistake 6th, ridden and no impression after 3 out

      6
      Silk - BLACK & WHITE DIABOLO, white sleeves, quartered cap
      • Form 6
      • Age 4
      • Weight 11-7

      mid-division early, towards rear before halfway, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened and pulled up before last

      7
      Silk - EMERALD GREEN, royal blue sleeves, emerald green cap, white star
      • Form 03
      • Age 4
      • Weight 11-7

      prominent early, chased leaders from 2nd, slight mistake and reminders 5th, mid-division halfway, ridden and weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last

      8
      Silk - YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star
      • Form 7
      • Age 4
      • Weight 11-7

      settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into 5th entering straight, no impression before last, kept on one pace

      9
      Silk - EMERALD GREEN, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap
      • Age 4
      • Weight 11-7

      mid-division, ridden in 8th before 2 out, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace

      10
      Silk - Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap
      • Age 4
      • Weight 11-7

      disputed early, chased leaders from 2nd, 5th halfway, slight mistake 3 out, ridden 2 out, no extra entering straight

      11
      Silk - Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap

      Megara

      18
      100/1
      • Form 90
      • Age 4
      • Weight 11-7

      always towards rear, pushed along 4 out, weakened from 3 out

      12
      Silk - PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap

      Montalbano

      297 h
      8/11
      • Form 2-
      • Age 4
      • Weight 11-7

      settled mid-division, progress and slight mistake 3 out, closer in 4th 2 out, travelled well in 3rd entering straight, ridden before last, stayed on to lead last, kept on well run-in

      13
      Silk - MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop
      • Age 4
      • Weight 11-7

      settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra before 2 out

      14
      Silk - ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPED, quartered cap
      • Form 50
      • Age 4
      • Weight 11-7

      disputed early, chased leaders from 2nd, 3rd halfway, ridden in 7th after 3 out, no extra before next

      15
      Silk -  Emerald green & orange hoops, red cap
      • Age 4
      • Weight 11-7

      fell 1st

      16
      Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap
      • Form 4-5
      • Age 4
      • Weight 11-7

      disputed early, chased leader from 2nd, disputed briefly 6th, improved to challenge 2 out and soon disputed, ridden entering straight, headed last, no extra in 2nd run-in, kept on same pace

      17
      Silk - WHITE, emerald green star, striped sleeves, white cap, emerald green stars
      • Age 4
      • Weight 11-0

      always towards rear, slight mistake 2nd, pushed along 4 out, mistake 3 out, soon no extra and weakened

      Previous results

      In depth

      Verdict

      Willie Mullins had a host of original entries and relies on MONTALBANO, a dual winner on the Flat in France and runner-up on his only start over hurdles in a Listed contest at Auteuil. The form of that race has sent out mixed messages but he's likely to have made good progress and can make a successful debut for new connections. Black Key, a winner on the level for Hughie Morrison, attempted to make all in a huge field at Navan on his first start over hurdles and though finding little from the second last will have come on for the experience. Winning point-to-pointer Ask Nile has run very well in both starts over timber and wasn't beaten far in a strong maiden at Punchestown last time with Youcannotbeserious behind while Cresus De Grissay also did well when a close third in a decent contest at Wexford and looks a nice prospect.

      Formwatch

      All Being Well (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Castlecrossings.

      Ask Nile (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Prominent early, soon chased leaders, 2nd halfway, challenged 5 out, disputed after 4 out, ridden to lead entering straight, soon strongly pressed, headed before last, 4th last, kept on one pace run-in, 4th of 22, 7 1/4l behind Moulin A Vent (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn sft in Nov.

      Black Key 10-1 (11-7) Disputed lead early, led from 3rd, wandered briefly approaching 4 out, ridden and strongly pressed before 2 out, headed at last, no extra in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 28, 7 1/4l behind Any Second Now (11-7) at Navan 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Dec.

      Cap York (FR) (10-7) 2nd of 7, nk behind Cepage (10-12) at Lyon-Parilly 2m 3f sft in Apr.

      Cresus De Grissay (FR) 16-1 (11-2) Led, pushed along 2 out, strongly pressed and headed last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 12, 3 3/4l behind Aretesone (11-2) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn gd in Oct.

      Fairwood Notorious (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Led, joined approaching straight, soon headed and impeded over 2f out, dropped to 5th over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 8, 17 3/4l behind Monbeg Worldwide (11-7) at Roscommon 2m hvy in Oct.

      Half Moon Street (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden entering straight, 4th and slight mistake 2 out, no extra in 5th before last, left 4th and kept on same pace into 3rd run-in, just held for 2nd close home, 3rd of 18, 12 1/4l behind Riven Light (11-7) at Thurles 2m mdn Yielding in Dec.

      Harold Peto (IRE) 11-2 (11-8) Led, joined before 1st, headed from 2nd, raced in 2nd until no extra from before 2 out, 7th of 16, 28 1/4l behind Lion In His Heart (11-4) at Tipperary 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Oct.

      Its All Guesswork (IRE) Mahler gelding out of La Lambertine.

      Kristian Goingwel (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Fashion's Worth.

      Megara 100-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, no impression straight, never a factor, 20th of 28, dist behind Any Second Now (11-7) at Navan 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Dec.

      Montalbano (10-3) 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Park Light (10-12) at Auteuil 2m 2f lst sft in Mar.

      Political Theatre (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Red Square Lady.

      Seanathair (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 9th early, still 9th before straight, soon no impression, one pace, 12th of 20, 34 1/4l behind Runfordave (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn Yielding in Dec.

      Wigs On The Green (IRE) Robin Des Champs gelding out of Koko Rose.

      Youcannotbeserious (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden entering straight, no impression before last, kept on one pace, 5th of 22, 10 1/2l behind Moulin A Vent (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn sft in Nov.

      Ask Granny (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, slight mistake 6th, no impression straight, never a factor, 13th of 19, dist behind Pravalaguna (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f mdn Yielding - Soft in Dec.