Mount Leinster Maiden Hurdle 2m 2f

  • (4yo+, 2m 2f, 14 runners)
  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 24.40s
  • Off time: 12:15:16
Full result
Result 12:15 Wexford
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Venture Capital 11/10f
2nd 9 Our Native Land 14/1
3rd 10 Shattered Dream 13 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P-F6125
Light blue, red cross sashes, striped cap Dr Linzi (IRE) 25
  • T:N Lawlor
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: P-F6125
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 N Lawlor M P Walsh 14/1
2 1
Yellow, black braces, black seams on sleeves, black star on cap Mr Groocock 209
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 W P Mullins P Townend 9/4
3 10-
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Venture Capital (IRE) 224
  • T:P Fenton
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 10-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 P Fenton B T O'Connell 11/10f
4 40-4
Red & white quartered, red sleeves, check cap Bonheur Secret (FR) 38
  • T:Miss E Doyle
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 40-4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 158 11-4 Miss E Doyle B J Cooper 16/1
5 8353-9
RED, white stars, red sleeves, red cap, emerald green stars Cross To Boston (IRE) 14
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:I J McCarthy
  • Form: 8353-9
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 P J Rothwell I J McCarthy (3) 33/1
6 P-00
Royal blue, white epaulettes, check cap Fourmilewater (IRE) 7
  • T:J F O'Shea
  • J:D E Splaine
  • Form: P-00
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 J F O'Shea D E Splaine (5) 100/1
7 50
Dark blue, white stars on sleeves, quartered cap Known Witness (IRE) 10
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:A Ring
  • Form: 50
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 100/1
8 7677
Red & royal blue diamonds, red sleeves & cap New Buddy (IRE) 28
  • T:P Martin
  • J:M P Butler
  • Form: 7677
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 t P Martin M P Butler (5) 33/1
9 44
Yellow & white halved, emerald green sleeves, emerald green & yellow hooped cap Our Native Land (IRE) 199
  • T:P Hughes
  • J:T C Carroll
  • Form: 44
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 P Hughes T C Carroll (5) 14/1
10 62-4P
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Shattered Dream (IRE) 35
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 62-4P
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 158 11-4 t1 G Elliott D N Russell 7/1
11 29-6235
BROWN AND GREY QUARTERED, grey sleeves,grey cap, brown spots Solidago (IRE) 21
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 29-6235
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 S R B Crawford D J Condon 14/1
12 85739-
Light green & dark blue quartered, light green sleeves, check cap Lol Jk (IRE) 398
  • T:Mrs J Riordan
  • J:S G McDermott
  • Form: 85739-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 151 10-11 Mrs J Riordan S G McDermott 33/1
13 0/80P-96
WHITE & ROYAL BLUE DIABOLO, royal blue cap Selene Moon (IRE) 20
  • T:J P Ryan
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 0/80P-96
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 151 10-11 t J P Ryan M A Enright (5) 100/1
14
PURPLE, orange seams, purple cap Trendy Native
  • T:Mrs M C O'connor
  • J:Mr R O Harding
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 151 10-11 Mrs M C O'connor Mr R O Harding (5) 33/1

In depth

Verdict

MR GROOCOCK is a half-brother to four winning jumpers and could hardly have been more impressive than when making a winning debut in a Clonmel bumper in May. He looks potentially useful and will be a warm order to remain unbeaten. Dr Linzi, who won a bumper at Galway in September, appeared to find the ground too testing over hurdles at Naas last time and conditions won't be much better here but they shouldn't bother Bonheur Secret, who made a reasonable debut over hurdles on his reappearance at Galway in October. Venture Capital looks the main threat as he made a winning debut at Fairyhouse a year ago and was having his only subsequent start when well beaten in the Champion Bumper at Punchestown in April.

Formwatch

Venture Capital (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Settled behind leaders early, 8th halfway, weakened 6f out, eased before straight, completely tailed off and virtually pulled up straight, last of 10, well behind Champagne Fever (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat G1 (1) hvy in Apr.

Our Native Land (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Soon chased leaders, 4th from 4f out, challenged and on terms 2f out, soon headed and no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 12l behind Zuzka (11-7) at Limerick 2m N H flat gd in May.

Shattered Dream (IRE) 10-3fav (11-7) Prominent, ridden 4 out, weakened quickly and pulled up before next, in a race won by Jupitor (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Oct, 8 ran.

Bonheur Secret (FR) 12-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 3rd 2 out, soon no impression leaders, lost 3rd run-in, 4th of 11, 12l behind Rogue Angel (11-7) at Galway 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Oct.

Solidago (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Settled in rear, mistake 4th and almost unseated rider, mistake 3 out, headway into 5th approaching next, no extra after 2 out and no threat in 5th run-in, 5th of 7, 26l behind Inish Island (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Nov.

Lol Jk (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 5 out, 9th of 16, well behind Eyesontheprize (11-7) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl in Nov '11.

New Buddy (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 7th 3 out, no impression before next, 7th of 14, 10l behind Blacklough (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.

Trendy Native Overbury filly out of Celtic Native.

Dr Linzi (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, some headway into moderate 3rd 3 out, no extra from early straight, weakened run-in, 5th of 14, well behind Rory O'Moore (11-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl in Nov.

Fourmilewater (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 14, 30l behind Courageous Cry (11-2) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Nov.

Known Witness (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Always behind, 14th of 15, well behind Don Cossack (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Nov.

Cross To Boston (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Soon disputed lead, clear of remainder, headed 6th, remained prominent, 4th approaching 3 out, soon no extra, completely tailed off, last of 9, well behind Twigline (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.

Selene Moon (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Soon towards rear, never a factor, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Dushybeag (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.

Mr Groocock 5-4fav (12-0) Waited with, closed to chase leaders in 3rd from 5f out, improved into 2nd travelling well straight, on terms going best approaching final furlong, soon led and stayed on well to go clear closing stages, easily, won at Clonmel 2m N H flat sft in May beating Crocus Bay (11-7) by 9l, 7 ran.