Limestone Lad Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m 3f

  • (5yo+, 2m 3f, Class 1, 4 runners)
  • Winner €17,875 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,474 4th €826
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 51.00s
  • Off time: 13:05:24
Full result
Result 13:05 Naas
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Mikael D'haguenet 2/9f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 322-526
YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Luska Lad (IRE) 23
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 322-526
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 150 11/2
2 181-54F
BLACK, yellow diamond, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Rick (FR) 23
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 181-54F
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 D T Hughes D N Russell 137 8/1
3 F-48311
PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 21
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: F-48311
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 152
  • Naps:
8 157 11-3 W P Mullins P Townend 152 2/9f
4 5U-67PF
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap The Hurl (IRE) 25
  • T:M F Morris
  • J:N P Madden
  • Form: 5U-67PF
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
9 153 10-13 M F Morris N P Madden 128 25/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Shinrock Paddy (IRE)
  • T:P Nolan
  • J:A P Cawley
7 11-10 P Nolan A P Cawley 5/1
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In depth

Verdict

MIKAEL D'HAGUENET was one of seven original entries from Willie Mullins' yard and it will be a surprise if he doesn't continue his rehabilitation here. Nothing went right for him over fences last season but he's come back to hurdles in fine form and his recent victories at a slightly lower level will have put him right for this. Luska Lad will provide a stern test as his recent losses have been in higher grade events. He had Grade 2 and 3 victories to his credit but conceding 5lb to the selection may prove beyond him. Rick's best run came in a Grade 2 at Navan in November when not far behind the selection where The Hurl was a long way behind.

Formwatch

Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 2-5fav (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, improved to lead entering straight, ridden to assert before last, kept on well, won at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl hvy in Dec beating Western Leader (10-11) by 8l, 4 ran.

Rick (FR) 16-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders in 4th when fell at 4th, in a race won by Jetson (10-9) at Leopardstown 3m hcp hdl sft in Dec, 25 ran.

Luska Lad (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, dropped to 4th before 2 out, ridden and no extra early straight, 6th of 7, 27l behind Unaccompanied (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m hdl G1 (1) sft in Dec.

The Hurl (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, fell 2 out, in a race won by Cross Appeal (10-4) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 in Dec, 26 ran.