12:15 Leopardstown

Thursday 28 December 2017

All12:1512:5013:2013:5014:2515:0015:35

    attheraces.com Maiden Hurdle

  • 4YO only  |   2m 4f 35y  |   Soft (Yielding in places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:16  |   Winning time: 5m 21.5s
1st
Horse silk
7
11/4
T: G ElliottJ: R Loughran
Tracked leaders, 3rd approaching 5th, 2nd approaching straight, soon ridden to challenge, kept on well final furlong to lead closing stages op 5/2
2nd
Horse silk
1
11
411-7
10/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Held up, 8th approaching 5th, slight mistake 6th, went 5th approaching straight, soon ridden and kept on well without matching winner inside final furlong op 12/1
3rd
Horse silk
sh
8
411-7
6/4f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Tracked leaders, 4th approaching 5th where slightly slow, 3rd approaching straight, challenged and on terms inside final furlong, soon headed and kept on without matching 1st 2 op 13/8 tchd 7/4
4th
Horse silk
hd
17
20/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: B J Geraghty
Held up towards rear, took keen hold and closer order after 2nd, 7th approaching 5th, ridden straight, ran on well closing stages op 18/1 tchd 16/1
5th
Horse silk
1 ½
14
33/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: M P Walsh
Held up, 10th approaching 5th, effort and not much room before straight, soon chased leaders, ran on without threatening inside final furlong tchd 28/1
6th
Horse silk
sh
6
7/2
T: H De BromheadJ: N D Fehily
Soon disputed lead, led from final hurdle, headed inside final furlong, soon no extra, one pace tchd 3/1
7th
Horse silk
4 ¾
2
20/1
T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne (5)
Chased leaders, briefly impeded approaching 4th, 6th approaching 5th, 4th approaching straight, soon ridden and kept on same pace op 33/1
8th
Horse silk
8
3
33/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: S A Shortall (3)
Held up, soon towards rear, progress from before final hurdle, kept on same pace without threatening from before straight op 40/1
9th
Horse silk
9 ½
13
411-7
40/1
T: N MeadeJ: B J Cooper
Held up, not fluent 4th, 11th approaching 5th where slight mistake, soon headway, slight mistake final hurdle, no impression straight
10th
Horse silk
1 ¾
5
66/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: D N Russell
Tracked leaders, 5th approaching 5th, 6th approaching straight, soon no impression
11th
Horse silk
15
15
25/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: M A Enright
Soon disputed lead, mistake 6th, headed from final hurdle, weakened straight op 33/1
12th
Horse silk
15
4
66/1
T: M F MorrisJ: Rachael Blackmore
Held up, 12th approaching 5th, no extra straight
13th
Horse silk
99
10
100/1
T: L ComerJ: R M Short (7)
Held up, soon towards rear, not fluent 6th, not fluent 7th and no extra, completely tailed off

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
9
33/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Mistake and unseated rider 1st
PU
Horse silk
16
66/1
T: E J O'GradyJ: D F O'Regan
Held up, mistake at 3rd hurdle jumped, 9th approaching 5th, pulled up quickly after 6th

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Non-Runners

12
Horse silk
Kalamkan22
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 4
T: T G McCourt  J: C D Timmons
NR
1
Horse silk
Bazarov25
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 4
T: J O Clifford  J: Rachael Blackmore
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€3.40Pl:€1.20, €2.20, €1.30EX:€25.90Trifecta:€102.90SF:€28.32

Forecasts

Francin (6/4), Flawless Escape (11/4), Daybreak Boy (7/2), Jetez (10/1), Tower Bridge (20/1), Best Behavior (20/1), Pincer Movement (25/1), Not Many Left (33/1), Border Control (33/1), Heroesandvillains (33/1), Momus (40/1), Kalamkan (50/1), Cut Em Down (66/1), Commandant (66/1), Pluto Montes (66/1), Bazarov (66/1), Incredible Black (100/1)

Verdict

FLAWLESS ESCAPE impressed when winning his bumper and he can get off the mark at the second time of asking over hurdles in this competitive maiden contest. The selection ran well to finish second on his debut in this sphere and he can get the better of the newcomer Francin who can boast some good form on the Flat in France. Daybreak Boy ran well to finish third on his hurdling debut last month and he can fill the same position today.
  1. Flawless Escape
  2. Francin
  3. Daybreak Boy

Previous Winners

2016
Montalbano
Weight: 11-7  |Age: 4
8/11

Prize Money

1st: €8,624.002nd: €2,673.003rd: €1,274.004th: €574.005th: €223.00

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