Bord na Mona Clean Water Maiden Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo, 2m, 21 runners)
  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 4.90s
  • Off time: 12:30:41

Full Result

12:30 Leopardstown
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 6 Hidden Universe (IRE) D K Weld 4 11-7 Mr R P McNamara 4/11f
SP 4/11f Made all jumped slightly right throughout, drew clear from last, not extended, very easily opened 4/9
2nd 4 8 Joe Smooth N Meade 4 11-7 D N Russell 16/1
SP 16/1 Settled 4th, 3rd 3 out, 2nd after 2 out, ridden and no impression from last, no chance with winner
3rd 7 7 House Rules (IRE) H De Bromhead 4 11-7 A E Lynch 13/2
SP 13/2 Tracked leaders in 5th, 4th 3 out, ridden after 2 out, moderate 3rd and no impression from last opened 11/2
4th 2 17 Somethingdifferent (IRE) Mrs J Harrington 4 11-7 T P Treacy 14/1
SP 14/1 Prominent, 2nd from 4 out, 3rd and ridden after 2 out, kept on same pace opened 16/1
5th 5 Hawkhill (IRE) M Halford 4 11-7 R M Power 12/1
SP 12/1 Tracked leaders in 6th, 5th and ridden 2 out, no impression, one pace opened 11/1
6th 9 12 Mill Moss (IRE) S T Nolan 4 11-7 pt R J Molloy (3) 66/1
SP 66/1 Mid-division, 9th approaching halfway, 7th after 3 out, moderate 6th and no impression from 2 out
7th 3 19 Worldor (FR) M Brassil 4 11-7 P Carberry 25/1
SP 25/1 Held up in rear, kept on without threatening from before 2 out
8th 4 Fever Pitch (IRE) A L T Moore 4 11-7 D J Casey 33/1
SP 33/1 Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, kept on same pace opened 28/1
9th hd 13 Redera (IRE) A J Martin 4 11-7 Andrew J McNamara 25/1
SP 25/1 Rear of mid-division, 11th halfway, kept on same pace from before 2 out
10th 1 21 Screen Diva J Leavy 4 11-2 A P Cawley 33/1
SP 33/1 Raced in 2nd, dropped to 5th 3 out, 6th when slight mistake 2 out, soon no extra
11th ½ 15 Sea Diamond (IRE) R Tyner 4 11-7 P T Enright (3) 66/1
SP 66/1 Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out
12th s.h 16 Snow Flyer (IRE) T J Taaffe 4 11-7 D J Condon 33/1
SP 33/1 Mid-division, progress into 8th before 2 out, soon no extra
13th 3 18 Undertheboardwalk (IRE) A J Martin 4 11-7 B C Byrnes (3) 50/1
SP 50/1 Towards rear throughout
14th s.h 1 Alajan (IRE) W J Fitzpatrick 4 11-7 J R Barry 25/1
SP 25/1 Always towards rear
15th 3 20 Morethanafeeling (IRE) C P Donoghue 4 11-2 A Guerin (7) 66/1
SP 66/1 Always towards rear
16th 23 Victorian Lace (IRE) E P Harty 4 11-2 Mr P Harty (7) 66/1
SP 66/1 Always behind opened 100/1
17th 7 9 Kirk Session A J Martin 4 11-7 K M Donoghue (5) 50/1
SP 50/1 Always behind
18th 17 10 Links Course (IRE) T Carberry 4 11-7 M P Walsh 33/1
SP 33/1 Always behind
19th 22 Sharpeye (IRE) Miss S J Harty 4 11-2 M Darcy 66/1
SP 66/1 In touch, 8th 3 out, weakened before next opened 100/1
20th 10 14 Saint By Day (IRE) M Halford 4 11-7 P W Flood 28/1
SP 28/1 Mid-division, 9th approaching 3 out, soon weakened opened 33/1
F 2 Battling Boru (IRE) A Mullins 4 11-7 B J Cooper (5) 25/1
SP 25/1 Prominent when fell 1st opened 33/1
NR 3 Beir Bua (IRE) Mrs J Harrington 4 11-7 B J Geraghty
NR 11 Loch Long (IRE) T Collins 4 11-7 P Townend

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £1.30 Tote Place £1.02 £3.10 £2.10 Straight Forecast £9.89 Exacta £11.30

Placepot €1,591.80

Analysis

An impressive performance from hurdling newcomer (and red-hot favourite) Hidden Universe although the standard of the opposition may suggest it wasn't a really strong race. Sent to the front from the flag-fall, Robbie McNamara got the four-year-old into a good rhythm and despite jumping out to his right at the odd hurdle, he basically had the race won turning for home. Still on the bridle, he made a slight mistake at the last but it didn't halt his progress significantly and he was eased down near the line for a bloodless success. As he was already prominent in the betting for various Cheltenham races, bookmakers were not over-zealous in their reaction and he remains a general 12-1 shot for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle. On this evidence the longer Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle would be well within his range in regards to stamina and that more open race may prove to be the better option, although he will need a stiffer examination of his credentials before March. Joe Smooth was not particularly well-fancied for his hurdling bow but ran with promise in second, and in turn was nicely clear of House Rules back in third. The runner-up had a big reputation before his two bumper runs but failed to fire, however this was much more like it.