Red Mills Trial Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 1, 4 runners)
  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 10.50s
  • Off time: 15:41:58
Full result
Result 15:35 Gowran Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Un De Sceaux 1/14f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1/111-11
Light blue, orange star, orange stars on sleeves, orange star on cap Un De Sceaux (FR) 34
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 1/111-11
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 156
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 W P Mullins R Walsh 156 1/14f
2 P6-4024
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Midnight Game 90
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: P6-4024
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 W P Mullins B J Cooper 140 10/1
3 01/30-04
BLUE, yellow sash, red & white quartered cap The Four Elms (IRE) 42
  • T:J J Walsh
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: 01/30-04
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 t J J Walsh P T Enright 116 66/1
4 3514
BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Chicago (IRE) 35
  • T:J P Shanahan
  • J:P F Mangan
  • Form: 3514
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 J P Shanahan P F Mangan 127 20/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   So Young (FR)
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:D J Casey
7 11-7 W P Mullins D J Casey 11/4
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In depth

Verdict

Willie Mullins has won the last two and UN DE SCEAUX will be at very short odds to complete the treble. He puts his Champion Hurdle credentials on the line and the unbeaten ex-French gelding should have few problems justifying his place near the head of the market at Cheltenham. He's hardly broke sweat in his three minor race victories and has frightened away the opposition. His stablemate Midnight Game, a regular performer though rare winner in this sort of grade, looks destined for the runners-up spot as neither the novice Chicago nor the moderate The Four Elms look to have the quality to cause an upset.

Formwatch

Un De Sceaux (FR) Evens2fav (11-6) Made all, went clear from after 4 out, stayed on strongly from next, easily, won at Navan 2m hdl sft in Jan beating Akatara (10-4) by well, 3 ran.

Midnight Game 14-1 (11-10) Raced in 4th throughout, ridden and no impression approaching last where not fluent, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 7l behind Hurricane Fly (11-10) at Punchestown 2m hdl G1 (1) in Nov.

Chicago (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Led, ridden and headed entering straight, no extra in 3rd last, dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 6, 15l behind Vautour (11-0) at Punchestown 2m nov hdl Grade 2 (1) in Jan.

The Four Elms (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Raced mainly in rear, 3rd approaching 5 out, dropped to rear again from 3 out, soon no extra, last of 4, 25l behind Waaheb (11-9) at Cork 2m hdl hvy in Jan.