12:40 Leopardstown

Thursday 26 December 2019

All12:1012:4013:1013:4514:2014:5515:30

Thorntons Recycling Maiden Hurdle

2m  |   Soft (Yielding in places)  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 12:42  |   Winning time: 4m 7.8s
Weighed In
1st
9
11/4
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Tracked leaders, soon 4th, slight mistake 1st, closed up travelling smoothly straight, led over 1f out, quickly asserted and stayed on well, comfortably op 5/2 tchd 3/1
2nd
9
4
511-12
9/4f
T: J P O'BrienJ: M P Walsh
Soon led, pressed from before final hurdle, headed over 1f out, soon no extra and one pace op 3/1
3rd
5 ½
15
5/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Prominent, 6th approaching 3rd, closed and effort from before final hurdle, no extra and one pace from over 1f out op 10/3
4th
4 ½
12
8/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Mid-division early, 9th approaching 3rd, soon headway, kept on same pace from over 1f out op 10/1
5th
1 ½
5
511-12
12/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S F O'Keeffe (5)
Soon prominent, slight mistake 2nd, 3rd approaching 3rd, challenged from before final hurdle, no extra and one pace over 1f out
6th
½
14
511-5
40/1
T: C A MurphyJ: L A McKenna (7)
Waited with, 16th approaching 3rd, soon headway and chased leaders from before final hurdle, kept on same pace straight op 33/1
7th
18
10
511-12
20/1
T: K ThorntonJ: D Meyler
Mid-division early, 8th approaching 3rd, one pace from before straight op 18/1 tchd 16/1
8th
1 ¼
1
8/1
T: M BrassilJ: Adrian Heskin
Prominent, soon 2nd, not fluent 4th, no extra from before final hurdle op 10/1
9th
25
7
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: D F O'Regan
Mid-division early, 11th approaching 3rd, one pace from before final hurdle op 50/1
10th
24
13
611-12
33/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Mid-division early, 10th approaching 3rd where bad mistake, no extra from before final hurdle tchd 40/1
11th
2 ½
19
100/1
T: Shane CrawleyJ: E O'Connell (7)
Waited with, slight mistake 1st, 17th approaching 3rd, never a factor
12th
4 ¾
3
20/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Soon chased leaders, 5th approaching 3rd, no extra from before final hurdle op 25/1
13th
5 ½
6
33/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: Mr F Maguire (3)
Waited with, 12th approaching 3rd, no extra from before final hurdle
14th
7 ½
18
50/1
T: J P RyanJ: H Morgan (7)
Soon chased leaders, 7th and pushed along briefly approaching 3rd, no extra from before final hurdle
15th
nk
11
611-12
100/1
T: S M DuffyJ: T N Brett (7)
Waited with, 15th approaching 3rd, never a factor
16th
21
2
100/1
T: Denis HoganJ: T Ryan (7)
Waited with, 13th approaching 3rd, never a factor op 66/1
17th
20
16
100/1
T: Robert WidgerJ: D E Splaine
Waited with, last approaching 3rd, never a factor
18th
26
17
100/1
T: Ross O'SullivanJ: J S McGarvey
Waited with, not fluent 2nd, 14th approaching 3rd, never a factor

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Non-Runners

8
Le Musigny
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 5
T: H De Bromhead  J: S W Flanagan
Betting

Forecast

Entoucas (9/4), Mt Leinster (11/4), Concertista (5/1), The Very Man (8/1), Buddy Rich (8/1), Exit Poll (12/1), Shanroe (20/1), Eagle Moon (20/1), Le Musigny (20/1), Glens Finale (33/1), Tonkinese (33/1), Exultation (33/1), Botani (40/1), Mystery Stowaway (50/1), Smiths Girl (100/1), Stadius (100/1), Doyen Dancer (100/1), Inneen Oscar (100/1), Letitbeso (100/1)

Verdict
She may have disappointed over further on her return, but it's wise to expect a much better performance from CONCERTISTA now, particularly bearing in mind the huge promise of her hurdles debut at Cheltenham. Stablemate Mt Leinster and Entoucas are the main dangers on paper, and can take advantage if the selection underperforms.
  1. Concertista
  2. Mt Leinster
  3. Entoucas

Previous Winners

2018
City Island
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-12  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: M P Walsh
  |  
T: M Brassil
15/8
Prize Money
1st: €9,000.002nd: €3,000.003rd: €1,500.004th: €750.005th: €450.006th: €300.00

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