14:30 Leopardstown

Sunday 1 March 2020

All14:0014:3015:0515:3516:1016:4017:10

Donohoe Marquees Maiden Hurdle

2m 2f 30y  |   Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)  |   20 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:35  |   Winning time: 4m 42.2s
Weighed In
1st
12
511-12
6/4f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Made all, ridden clear entering straight, reduced advantage inside final furlong, stayed on well close home op 15/8 tchd 9/4
2nd
1 ¼
5
511-12
7/4
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Tracked leader in 2nd throughout, ridden entering straight, pressed winner inside final furlong, kept on well close home op 5/2
3rd
2 ¾
19
12/1
T: Jonathan SweeneyJ: M P Walsh
Tracked leaders, closer in 3rd and pushed along entering straight, ridden in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 6/1 tchd 11/2
4th
3 ¼
13
11/1
T: N MeadeJ: D F O'Regan
Mid-division, 7th at last (usual 2 out), soon ridden, went 4th 1f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong op 7/1
5th
14
4
7/1
T: J MotherwayJ: Rachael Blackmore
Tracked leaders on inner, ridden in 4th at last (usual 2 out), soon no impression op 9/1
6th
sh
10
40/1
T: Mrs D A LoveJ: P E Corbett
Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd at last (usual 2 out), soon no impression tchd 33/1
7th
6
16
611-12
20/1
T: K ThorntonJ: D Meyler
Rear of mid-division, hampered at 1st, closer in mid-division and slight mistake 4th, moderate 6th and pushed along entering straight, kept on without threatening under hands and heels op 16/1
8th
3 ¾
1
711-12
20/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: O R Brown (7)
Tracked leaders, slight mistake 2nd, mid-division and pushed along at 4th, ridden and dropped to 11th at last (usual 2 out), no impression op 16/1
9th
1 ½
17
50/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Rear of mid-division on outer, mistake at 1st, 13th at last (usual 2 out), bumped along entering straight, kept on under hand ride tchd 40/1
10th
5 ½
3
611-12
100/1
T: G P CromwellJ: C D Maxwell
Rear of mid-division, no impression from 2 out, never a factor
11th
1 ½
9
611-12
100/1
T: W DurkanJ: J B Kane (5)
In rear, no impression from 2 out, never a factor
12th
11
21
66/1
T: D M ChristieJ: D E Mullins
Mid-division on inner, slight mistake 3rd, no impression from 3 out, never a factor
13th
10
18
100/1
T: R MurphyJ: M P Fogarty
Always towards rear, never a factor op 66/1
14th
3 ½
7
511-12
66/1
T: P NevilleJ: G B Noonan (7)
Tracked leaders, ridden in 6th after 2 out, weakened op 100/1
15th
9
6
511-12
100/1
T: P NevilleJ: S D Torrens (7)
Mid-division on outer, no impression from 3 out, weakened
16th
2 ¼
14
66/1
T: Andrew McNamaraJ: B J Cooper
Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor
17th
6
11
66/1
T: N MeadeJ: E Walsh (7)
Mid-division on inner, no impression from 3 out, weakened op 50/1 tchd 40/1
18th
34
15
100/1
T: P J GilliganJ: J G Gilligan (7)
Always towards rear, never a factor
19th
½
2
511-12
100/1
T: S J TreacyJ: B Hayes
Always behind, hampered at 1st, took keen hold, never a factor
20th
97
8
100/1
T: P StaffordJ: A W Short (3)
Always towards rear, never a factor

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Non-Runners

23
Exultation66
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 6
T: Mrs J Harrington  J: Reserve 3
22
Kargs Post14
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 7
T: Shane Nolan  J: Reserve 2
20
Valentina Lady65
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 6
T: P Nolan  J: S F O'Keeffe
Betting

Forecast

Jon Snow (6/4), Fakiera (7/4), Dinny Lacey (7/1), Joshua Webb (11/1), Roseys Hollow (12/1), Valentina Lady (12/1), Shanroe (20/1), Alighted (20/1), Exultation (33/1), Jack Hackett (40/1), Whirling Dervish (50/1), Some Can Sing (66/1), Go Fox (66/1), Red Striker (66/1), Jessica's Boy (66/1), Kargs Post (66/1), Demophon (100/1), Ilikehim (100/1), Darrens Diamond (100/1), Gendarme (100/1), Shackleton Island (100/1), Attitash (100/1), Guanabara Bay (100/1)

Verdict
No shortage of promise from Jon Snow in his three hurdles starts but he's proving sore on punters and will likely be short enough again for this event. No shock to see him open his account soon but this isn't straightforward. FAKIERA's second at Naas last month was just as promising as anything achieved by the Mullins runner and with more to come, Davy Russell's mount edges the verdict. Valentina Lady shaped with lots of promise on heavy ground at Limerick over Christmas and should prove capable of winning before long and she joins Dinny Lacey in promising to better when things dry out.
  1. Fakiera
  2. Jon Snow
  3. Valentina Lady
Prize Money
1st: €8,100.002nd: €2,700.003rd: €1,350.004th: €675.005th: €405.006th: €270.00

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