Spring Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m

  • (4yo, 2m, Class 1, 7 runners)
  • Winner €45,500 2nd €13,300 3rd €6,300 4th €2,100
  • Going: Soft, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 54.90s
  • Off time: 13:15:05
Full result
Result 13:15 Leopardstown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Our Conor 10/3
2nd 3 Diakali 5 7/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 34-11
PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Blood Cotil (FR) 45
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:E Mullins
  • Form: 34-11
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 W P Mullins E Mullins 140 11/4
2 012
ORANGE, black panel, hooped cap Dalasiri (IRE) 16
  • T:Miss S J Harty
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 012
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0t1
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 t1 Miss S J Harty A E Lynch 130 14/1
3 11
Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap Diakali (FR) 28
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 11
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 W P Mullins P Townend 140 7/4f
4 12
DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Flaxen Flare (IRE) 28
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 12
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 G Elliott P Carberry 20/1
5 31U213
White, Purple sash, Yellow cap King's Wharf (IRE) 36
  • T:L Smyth
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: 31U213
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 L Smyth D E Mullins 115 100/1
6 11
Light green, red panel, red armlet, red cap Our Conor (IRE) 69
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 11
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 D T Hughes B J Cooper 137 10/3
7 11
Black, black & maroon striped cap Ruacana 35
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 11
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 133 6/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Hisaabaat (IRE)
  • T:D K Weld
  • J:A E Lynch
4 11-0 D K Weld A E Lynch 15/2
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In depth

Verdict

Willie Mullins will be hoping for a winning start to a brilliant day's racing with either Blood Cotil or DIAKALI and preference is for the latter. Not surprisingly, most of these are in the Triumph Hurdle and the Mullins pair are at the head of the betting. The selection began his hurdling career with a facile success at Gowran before making all and slamming today's rival Flaxen Flare by 28 lengths at Punchestown. Blood Cotil has done everything right so far though his defeat of Stocktons Wings here on St Stephen's Day is only the same form as Our Conor's success over the runner-up at Fairyhouse. John Ferguson has a magnificent strike-rate and wouldn't be sending Finale Hurdle winner Ruacana from the UK without good reason though this is by far his stiffest test to date. The remainder have a bit to find in what should prove a very informative contest.

Formwatch

Our Conor (IRE) 8-11fav (10-9) Tracked leader in 2nd, led briefly 3rd, regained led 4 out, soon joined, led before 2 out, soon ridden clear, stayed on well from last, won at Fairyhouse 2m 3yo hdl Grd 3 (1) sft in Dec beating Stocktons Wing (10-9) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.

Diakali (FR) 1-2fav (10-10) Made all and raced keenly, slight mistakes 2nd and 3 out, 5 lengths advantage throughout until cruised clear early straight, very easily, won at Punchestown 2m hdl Grd 3 (1) hvy in Jan beating Flaxen Flare (10-10) by 28l, 4 ran.

Ruacana 10-3 (11-0) Held up, headway when not fluent 3 out, not fluent next, staying on when left in lead soon after last, ridden out, won at Chepstow 2m 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) hvy in Jan beating Caid Du Berlais (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.

Blood Cotil (FR) 4-9fav (10-12) Tracked leaders in moderate 3rd, took closer order 2 out, led narrowly approaching last, ran on well flat, comfortably, won at Leopardstown 2m 3yo hdl Grd 2 (1) sft in Dec beating Stocktons Wing (10-12) by 3l, 7 ran.

Flaxen Flare (IRE) 15-8 (10-10) Chased leader in 2nd, not jump fluently, no impression on easy winner from early straight, well beaten when mistake last, 2nd of 4, 28l behind Diakali (10-10) at Punchestown 2m hdl Grd 3 (1) hvy in Jan.

Dalasiri (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Led, pushed along when not fluent 2 out and soon headed, kept on under pressure and rallied well run-in, just failed, 2nd of 5, hd behind Dogora (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo hdl hvy in Jan.

King's Wharf (IRE) 5-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, not fluent 1st, led after 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 10, 12l behind Grand Gold (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo hdl (2) gd in Sep.