Frank Conroy Memorial Maiden Hurdle 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, 20 runners)
  • Winner €7,245 2nd €1,680 3rd €736 4th €419
  • Going: Soft, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 14.60s
  • Off time: 12:25:10
Full result
Result 12:25 Leopardstown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Legal Exit 12/1
2nd 20 Urano 4 1/2f
3rd 16 Smithfield 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 44-424P
Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Admiral Hawke (IRE) 29
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: 44-424P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 t J J Hanlon D E Mullins 40/1
2 2
Royal blue, large white spots, white sleeves & cap Angelas Money (IRE) 101
  • T:C Byrnes
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 C Byrnes D N Russell 12/1
3 09
mauve & Emerald green halved, emerald green sleeves, red cap Barrow Island (IRE) 18
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:S G McDermott
  • Form: 09
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 J J Hanlon S G McDermott 50/1
4 0-2348
Emerald green, yellow hoop, white sleeves, red armlet, light blue cap Captain Lob (IRE) 31
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 0-2348
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 33/1
6
BLACK, pink star, pink cap, black stars Kilbeggan Knight (IRE)
  • T:M Hourigan
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form:
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 M Hourigan A P Heskin 661/10
7 B17-F
Purple, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, purple diamonds Legal Exit (IRE) 80
  • T:J H Culloty
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: B17-F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 J H Culloty B J Geraghty 12/1
8 0
Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Testoftime (IRE) 26
  • T:T J Taaffe
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 T J Taaffe M P Walsh 50/1
9 0048
RED, dark green hoop, white cap The Bugler (IRE) 31
  • T:S Byrne
  • J:A D Leigh
  • Form: 0048
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 t S Byrne A D Leigh 99 661/10
11 60-P0
ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, royal blue cap, white star Whatwillwedonext (IRE) 63
  • T:S M Duffy
  • J:P Merrigan
  • Form: 60-P0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 S M Duffy P Merrigan 661/10
12 0
DARK BLUE, white diabolo on sleeves, dark blue cap A Word Apart (IRE) 14
  • T:V C Ward
  • J:B Cash
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 V C Ward B Cash 50/1
13 3-3
Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Old Pride (IRE) 26
  • T:T J Taaffe
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 3-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 T J Taaffe Andrew J McNamara 20/1
14
Light blue, black diamond, black diamonds on sleeves, black diamond on cap Oscar Vespasian (IRE)
  • T:J Queally
  • J:N P Madden
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 J Queally N P Madden 50/1
15 08
Red, white star, white & red hooped sleeves, red cap Shanpallas (IRE) 22
  • T:C Byrnes
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 08
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 C Byrnes A E Lynch 50/1
16 5353
Red, white star, white stars on sleeves, striped cap Smithfield (IRE) 26
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 5353
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 t Mrs J Harrington R M Power 114 12/1
17 1-4
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Some Article (IRE) 50
  • T:T Mullins
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 1-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 T Mullins A P McCoy 33/10
18 2-
YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star The Tullow Tank (IRE) 329
  • T:P Fenton
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 2-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 P Fenton B T O'Connell 25/1
19
WHITE, red stars, red cap Theboss On Thehill (IRE)
  • T:G T Lynch
  • J:J Kerse
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 G T Lynch J Kerse (7) 661/10
20 1-122
PURPLE, yellow chevron & cap Urano (FR) 32
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 1-122
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 1/2f
21 00
EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Cnocan Diva (IRE) 18
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 00
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 A J Martin P Carberry 50/1
22
EMERALD GREEN & WHITE CHEVRONS, white sleeves, emerald green stars, white cap, emerald green stars Station Closed (IRE)
  • T:J Fox
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 J Fox R C Colgan 661/10

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 3504P/0
Druim Shamhraidh (IRE) 21
  • Nag Me
  • T:J Fox
  • J:J R Barry
  • Form: 3504P/0
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
9 1112 t J Fox J R Barry 87 NR
10 0/0-00
Vinniespride (IRE) 26
  • Nag Me
  • T:M M McNiff
  • J:D R Fox
  • Form: 0/0-00
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 1112 t M M McNiff D R Fox NR

In depth

Verdict

A huge field here but URANO will be at short odds and should land the spoils on a big day for Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh. Unbeaten in three bumpers in France, he was caught close home on his hurdling debut at Thurles before coming up against the useful Ned Buntline here last month and will be very unfortunate to catch one as good this time. Smithfield hasn't been beaten far in all starts over hurdles and is a very good yardstick but he's now exposed and Some Article, a bumper winner at Punchestown, may pose more of a threat after a very promising hurdles debut at Navan. Angelas Money showed potential in testing ground at Punchestown and may do best of the remainder.

Formwatch

Druim Shamhraidh (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 13th of 17, well behind Jennies Jewel (11-2) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl.

Vinniespride (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Reminders in rear 4th, never a factor, 12th of 15, well behind Waydownsouth (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy.

Legal Exit (IRE) 5-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, ridden in pursuit of winner into straight, still a chance when fell 2 out, in a race won by Home Farm (11-4) at Thurles 2m 2f Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) in Nov, 16 ran.

Urano (FR) 13-8 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 4th, close 3rd travelling well approaching 2 out, 2nd into straight, led last, soon ridden and headed, not pace of winner, kept on, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Ned Buntline (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.

Smithfield (IRE) 3-1 (11-10) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, close 2nd 3 out, ridden entering straight, no impression on leader before last, dropped to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 16, 2 1/2l behind King Of Firth (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.

The Tullow Tank (IRE) Evens (11-7) Tr ldrs, 6th 1/2way, 5th 3out, 4th 2out, kow on run-in to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 14, 12l behind Up And Go (10-11) at Lemonfield 2m ire ptp hvy in Mar.

Captain Lob (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway into 4th 5f out, ridden and no extra 3f out, 8th of 15, 16l behind Mullaghanoe River (11-10) at Leopardstown 2m 4f N H flat sft in Dec.

Old Pride (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Soon tracked leaders, improved to be on terms after 3 out, headed after next, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 17l behind Waydownsouth (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy.

The Bugler (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, headway into 6th before 2 out, hampered 2 out, ridden and no extra entering straight, 8th of 13, 50l behind Mumbo Jumbo (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.

Angelas Money (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Prominent and took keen hold, 3rd halfway, 2nd from 3 out but no chance with winner from early straight , kept on one pace, 2nd of 14, 13l behind Rule The World (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.

Barrow Island (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division best, never a factor, 9th of 16, 44l behind Mister Hotelier (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.

Shanpallas (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Prominent, no extra from 2f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 14, 45l behind Golantilla (11-5) at Cork 2m N H flat.

Kilbeggan Knight (IRE) Wizard King gelding out of Adare Princess.

A Word Apart (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 13th of 18, well behind Blissful Moment (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy.

Admiral Hawke (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, pulled up before last, in a race won by Sizing Gold (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec, 12 ran.

Theboss On Thehill (IRE) Bach gelding out of Consproblem.

Testoftime (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) In rear, some progress 3 out, no impression, 12th of 16, well behind King Of Firth (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.

Oscar Vespasian (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Quinnsboro Native.

Station Closed (IRE) Kutub mare out of Laser Supreme.

Whatwillwedonext (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, last of 15, well behind Don Cossack (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Nov.

Some Article (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, closer in 3rd 4 out, 2nd next, soon ridden, no extra under pressure from 2 out, went moderate 4th at last, 4th of 14, 10l behind Un Atout (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.

Cnocan Diva (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Soon mid-division, no extra from 3 out, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Mister Hotelier (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.