Spring Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m

  • (4yo, 2m, Class 1, 12 runners)
  • Winner €45,500 2nd €13,300 3rd €6,300 4th €2,100
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 56.30s
  • Off time: 13:05:23
Full result
Result 13:05 Leopardstown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Hisaabaat 15/2
2nd 8 Shadow Catcher 11/2
3rd 3 Countrywide Flame 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1
Black, black & maroon striped cap Asaid 39
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 p J P Ferguson B J Geraghty 7/1
2 124331
BLACK & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow spots on cap Burrenbridge Lodge (IRE) 17
  • T:K Purcell
  • J:T J Doyle
  • Form: 124331
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 K Purcell T J Doyle 25/1
3 11212
Dark blue, white chevron, white & dark blue striped sleeves, dark blue cap Countrywide Flame 47
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 11212
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 J J Quinn D C Costello 139 9/2
4 6F1
ROYAL BLUE, purple sash, white cap, purple star Crafty Roberto 25
  • T:Noel Quinlan
  • J:Jack Quinlan
  • Form: 6F1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 Noel Quinlan Jack Quinlan 115 66/1
5 042821
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star His Excellency (IRE) 48
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 042821
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 G Elliott D N Russell 16/1
6 U222
PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Hisaabaat (IRE) 15
  • T:D K Weld
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: U222
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 b D K Weld A E Lynch 15/2
7 131242
BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots One Cool Shabra (IRE) 17
  • T:P O Brady
  • J:J L Cullen
  • Form: 131242
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 b P O Brady J L Cullen 33/1
8 1
DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Shadow Catcher 43
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 G Elliott D J Condon 11/2
9 U1
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Sportsmaster (IRE) 35
  • T:E J O'Grady
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: U1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 E J O'Grady A P McCoy 7/1
10 211
EMERALD GREEN, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap Ut De Sivola (FR) 29
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 211
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 W P Mullins R Walsh 2/1f
11 213
PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Gorgeous Sixty (FR) 17
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 213
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 W P Mullins P Townend 20/1
12 1F
Black, amber slvs, white cap In Bloom (IRE) 17
  • T:E P Harty
  • J:N P Madden
  • Form: 1F
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 E P Harty N P Madden 50/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Unaccompanied (IRE)
  • T:D K Weld
  • J:P Townend
4 10-9 D K Weld P Townend 5/2
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In depth

Verdict

John Ferguson has made an astonishing start to his training career and Asaid made a big impression on his hurdling debut when beating subsequent easy winner One Lucky Lady at Folkestone. Fellow UK raider Countrywide Flame is progressing all the time and made the classy Hollow Tree pull out the stops in the Grade 1 Finale at Chepstow's Christmas fixture. His Excellency had One Cool Shabra and Burrenbridge Lodge just behind when landing a Grade 2 here on St Steven's Day but the latter pair were behind UT DE SIVOLA at Punchestown last month when the consistent Hisaabaat was runner-up. The winner is very highly regarded and given the vote, though there are form lines tying him in closely with Shadow Catcher and Sportsmaster who are both major threats in a fascinating contest.

Formwatch

Hisaabaat (IRE) 11-8fav (11-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway in 4th 2 out, disputed entering straight, ridden in 2nd last, no extra run-in and kept on same pace, 2nd of 25, 1 1/4l behind Darroun (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Jan.

Shadow Catcher 7-4fav (11-0) Mid-division, headway into 5th 3 out, 3rd travelling well next, improved to challenge before last, led after last, ridden and kept on well under pressure run-in, won at Punchestown 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec beating Darroun (11-0) by 1/2l, 11 ran.

Countrywide Flame 2-1 (11-0) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, driven to challenge approaching 2 out, soon every chance, not fluent last, no extra flat, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Hollow Tree (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 3yo hdl Grd 1 (1) hvy in Dec.

Asaid 4-1 (10-7) In touch in mid-division, headway approaching 4th, went 2nd after 3 out, shaken up to lead last, driven out, won at Huntingdon 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Jan beating One Lucky Lady (10-5) by 2l, 15 ran.

Burrenbridge Lodge (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Tracked leader at ordinary pace & niggled along when gallop quickened from 3 out, challenged from before next, gained narrow lead last, edged on to rail & stayed on well closing stages, won at Gowran Park 2m 4yo hdl sft in Jan beating One Cool Shabra (11-3) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.

Sportsmaster (IRE) 2-5fav (11-0) Led from 2nd at slow pace, attempted to assert from between last 2, pressed and joined briefly run-in, stayed on best and went on closing stages, won at Naas 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Jan beating Hisaabaat (11-0) by 1l, 6 ran.

Ut De Sivola (FR) 1-4fav (10-10) Tracked leaders racing keenly, 3rd halfway, headway to challenge and disputed entering straight, ridden approaching last where left in front, driven out run-in, won at Punchestown 2m hdl Grd 3 (1) in Jan beating Hisaabaat (10-10) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.

Gorgeous Sixty (FR) 5-4fav (10-7) Held up last of the 5 at ordinary pace, 4th from 3 out, challenged under pressure and almost on terms last, every chance and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Burrenbridge Lodge (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo hdl sft in Jan.

His Excellency (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Settled towards rear, 5th 2 out, poised to challenge on inner approaching last, pushed out to lead narrowly run-in, kept on best despite swishing tail, won at Leopardstown 2m 3yo hdl Grd 2 (1) sft in Dec beating One Cool Shabra (11-1) by 1/2l, 8 ran.

Crafty Roberto 40-1 (10-12) Settled in rear 1st, mistake and hampered 2nd, headway to handy 4th before 4 out, staying on when left 2nd 2 out, 3 lengths down and closing on idling leader last, led flat, stayed on well, won at Newbury 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Jan beating Art History (10-7) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.

One Cool Shabra (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Led, increased pace from before 3 out, strongly pressed from before next, narrowly headed last, struggling when badly hampered closing stages, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Burrenbridge Lodge (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo hdl sft in Jan.

In Bloom (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd at ordinary pace, dropped to rear after 3 out when gallop quickened, no extra when fell 2 out, in a race won by Burrenbridge Lodge (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo hdl sft in Jan, 5 ran.