Ballsbridge Hurdle 2m 2f

  • (5yo+, 2m 2f, 6 runners)
  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Yielding, Soft in places.
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 25.90s
  • Off time: 14:51:03

Full Result

14:50 Leopardstown
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 5 Sailors Warn (IRE) E J O'Grady 7 11-0 B J Geraghty 5/1
SP 5/1 Tracked leaders in 5th, closer in 3rd on outer 2 out, improved into 2nd travelling well entering straight, ridden to lead at last, stayed on well run-in
2nd 1 3 Thousand Stars (FR) W P Mullins 10 11-10 R Walsh 10/11f
SP 10/11f Led, ridden after 2 out, strongly pressed entering straight, headed at last, rallied and stayed on well close home opened 1/1
3rd 1 Busty Brown (IRE) N Meade 8 11-10 P Carberry 10/1
SP 10/1 Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 2nd 2 out, dropped to 3rd entering straight, kept on same pace from last opened 9/1
4th 7 4 Joxer (IRE) W Harney 7 11-0 D E Splaine (3) 7/1
SP 7/1 Held up in touch in last, not fluent at 4th, ridden after 3 out, moderate 5th entering straight, moderate 4th at last, no extra
5th 6 6 Burn And Turn (IRE) Mrs J Harrington 8 10-12 R M Power 20/1
SP 20/1 Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden in 4th 2 out, soon no impression
6th 35 2 Midnight Game W P Mullins 7 11-10 P Townend 11/2
SP 11/2 Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and dropped to 5th 3 out, soon weakened

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £5.50 Tote Place £2.80 £1.10 Straight Forecast £10.15 Exacta £17.20

Placepot €157.30

Analysis

Edward O'Grady: "He was 5lb better off with Midnight Game than he would be in a handicap and it was then a case of how many 'Stars' turned up. He stood on a piece of steel about 18 months ago and it went up into his hoof and we couldn't get him sound. We were told there would be a 10 per cent chance he would ever be sound, so it's marvellous that he's come back sound and well."