Frank Ward Solicitors Solerina Mares Novice Hurdle (Listed) 2m 2f

  • (4yo+, 2m 2f, Class 1, 7 runners)
  • Winner €16,250 2nd €4,750 3rd €2,250 4th €750
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in place on the Hurdle course)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 34.30s
  • Off time: 12:55:42
Full result
Result 12:55 Leopardstown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Glens Melody 9/2
2nd 3 Jennies Jewel 11/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 222131
Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Zuzka (IRE) 29
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 222131
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 W P Mullins R Walsh 140 2/5f
2 F-26031
BLACK, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, black cap, white diamonds Indelible Run (IRE) 27
  • T:James Dullea
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: F-26031
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 James Dullea Andrew J McNamara 102 50/1
3 129251
Royal blue, black disc, black sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & black quartered cap Jennies Jewel (IRE) 21
  • T:J P Fahey
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 129251
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 J P Fahey B J Geraghty 11/1
4 1201
MADONNA BLUE, brown cross belts, check cap Oscars Joy (IRE) 43
  • T:Ms M Mullins
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: 1201
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 Ms M Mullins D E Mullins 12/1
5 57-31F1
ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, royal blue sleeves, yellow & royal blue check cap Way Up In The Air (IRE) 15
  • T:R Tyner
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: 57-31F1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 R Tyner P T Enright 14/1
6 3731
ROYAL BLUE, yellow hoop & cap Annie Oakley (IRE) 26
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 3731
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 20/1
7 1-11213
YELLOW & BLACK CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, white & black striped cap Glens Melody (IRE) 29
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 1-11213
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 W P Mullins P Townend 127 9/2

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
8 73
Kathleen Frances 24
  • Nag Me
  • T:Mrs D A Love
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 73
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 Mrs D A Love M P Walsh NR
9 5582
Peinora (IRE) 24
  • Nag Me
  • T:T Doyle
  • J:M P Burke
  • Form: 5582
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 T Doyle M P Burke 102 NR

In depth

Verdict

In her last three runs over hurdles, ZUZKA has won twice at Grade 3 level and finished close up behind the outstanding Jezki in the Grade 1 Royal Bond at Fairyhouse. Although penalised, she looks the one to be on here. Her stablemate Glens Melody was over 6l behind her here last month and would be better suited by a longer trip while Jennies Jewel will need to show improvement after her narrow victory over Upazo at Naas. Oscars Joy may prove best of the remainder after she battled on to score at Fairyhouse.

Formwatch

Kathleen Frances 7-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 4th on inner halfway, headway to go 2nd entering straight, not fluent 2 out and soon dropped to 3rd, no extra approaching last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Stop The Clock (10-11) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl.

Peinora (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway approaching straight and went 2nd soon after 2 out, no impression on winner before last and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Stop The Clock (10-11) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl.

Glens Melody (IRE) 2-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear early, mid-division halfway, 6th entering straight, ridden into 3rd and no impression before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Zuzka (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hdl G3 (1) sft in Dec.

Jennies Jewel (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, improved into 4th 3 out, ridden in 2nd from 2 out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl beating Upazo (11-10) by 2l, 17 ran.

Zuzka (IRE) 11-10fav (11-5) Chased leaders in 4th, 3rd 3 out, led approaching next, travelled well entering straight, ridden run-in and kept on strongly, won at Leopardstown 2m 4f hdl G3 (1) sft in Dec beating Burn And Turn (11-2) by 7l, 11 ran.

Way Up In The Air (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Very free going to start, tracked leaders, 4th halfway and headway to challenge travelling well 2 out, led entering straight and asserted approaching last, driven out and kept on same pace run-in, won at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy beating Champagne Agent (11-12) by 5l, 12 ran.

Annie Oakley (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, improved to lead 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on well from last, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares mdn hdl hvy beating Queen Of The Hill (11-5) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.

Indelible Run (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Waited with well off the pace in rear, a little closer in 5th 5 out, ridden in pursuit of leader from before last, stayed on well run-in to lead near finish, won at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Dec beating Tabac Brun (11-5) by 1/2l, 6 ran.

Oscars Joy (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Always prominent, improved to lead entering straight, soon ridden, stayed on well under pressure from before last, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Dec beating Caoimhe's Delight (11-12) by 1 1/2l, 20 ran.