14:10 Leopardstown

Sunday 5 March 2017

All14:1014:4015:1015:4016:1016:4017:10

    Foxrock Cup Hurdle

  • 5YO plus  |   2m 2f 30y  |   Heavy  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:10  |   Winning time: 4m 39.9s
1st
Horse silk
1
11/4f
T: J J HanlonJ: D E Mullins
Led, mistake 3rd and jumped right next, ridden and pressed before last, headed last, rallied well run-in to lead again last 100 yards, kept on well close home op 7/2
2nd
Horse silk
¾
5
4/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, progress entering straight, ridden to challenge before last, led last, kept on run-in, headed last 100 yards and no extra close home
3rd
Horse silk
12
6
16/1
T: A J MartinJ: D N Russell
Held up behind leaders in 5th, improved into 3rd before last, soon pushed along briefly and no impression on leaders, ridden and kept on one pace run-in op 14/1
4th
Horse silk
2 ½
2
811-5
9/2
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to dispute 2nd at 5th, ridden and no extra before last, kept on one pace op 4/1
5th
Horse silk
11
3
9/2
T: G ElliottJ: B J Cooper
Chased leader, slight mistake 2nd, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd after 2 out, no extra in 4th entering straight, kept on one pace
6th
Horse silk
12
7
811-0
8/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Held up in rear, 6th from before 2 out, ridden after 2 out and no impression tchd 7/1

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
4
711-0
8/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Held up, 6th halfway, slight mistake 3 out, dropped to rear and ridden before 2 out, no impression when fell 2 out

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€2.70Pl:€1.70, €2.00EX:€16.10Trifecta:€150.20SF:€13.25

Forecasts

Hidden Cyclone (11/4), Bonbon Au Miel (4/1), Diakali (9/2), Tycoon Prince (9/2), Ttebbob (8/1), Aurko (8/1), I Shot The Sheriff (16/1)

Verdict

A tough race to asses given that many of the runners are returning to the track after long absences. The champion trainer fires three at this and, strictly on form, Diakali has the clearest credentials. He hasn't run for 19 months however and faces two French-import stablemates that could be anything. Both have won their only previous outings and so it is suggested to side with the champion jockey's choice BONBON AU MIEL, who cruised home in his previous run. Stablemate Aurko also has plenty potential in famous colours. I Shot The Sheriff must also defy a long absence but was going the right way when last seen. Hidden Cyclone should run an honest race again but, at 12, it will be a surprise if there isn't something waiting in the wings to best him.
  1. Bonbon Au Miel
  2. Diakali
  3. Hidden Cyclone

Prize Money

1st: €12,914.002nd: €3,990.003rd: €1,890.004th: €840.005th: €315.00

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