Bord na Mona Fire Magic Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m

  • (3yo, 2m, Class 1, 10 runners)
  • Winner €32,500 2nd €9,500 3rd €4,500 4th €1,500
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 2.20s
  • Off time: 13:00:11

Full Result

13:00 Leopardstown
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 7 Sailors Warn (IRE) E J O'Grady 3 10-12 Andrew J McNamara 12/1
SP 12/1 Held up in touch, 7th 3 out, smooth headway next, led travelling best before last, soon ridden clear, easily opened 14/1
2nd 5 Fearless Falcon (IRE) A McGuinness 3 10-12 b K M Donoghue 16/1
SP 16/1 Always prominent, close 2nd from 4 out, led 3 out, ridden and strongly pressed from 2 out, headed before last, kept on under pressure opened 20/1
3rd 2 2 Accidental Outlaw (IRE) C O'Brien 3 10-12 M P Walsh 10/1
SP 10/1 Tracked leaders in 4th, 5th 3 out, dropped to 8th when slight mistake 2 out, 6th approaching last, stayed on opened 14/1
4th 1 Toner D'Oudairies (FR) G Elliott 3 11-1 D N Russell 6/4f
SP 6/4f Tracked leaders, 4th from halfway, ridden after 2 out, 3rd and no impression last, one pace opened 5/4
5th 2 6 Kalann (IRE) Miss S J Harty 3 10-12 M Darcy 7/2
SP 7/2 Held up in touch, close 8th 3 out, progress next, 5th and ridden straight, one pace opened 4/1
6th 2 8 Kristal Komet (IRE) T Collins 3 10-7 P Townend 14/1
SP 14/1 Close up, led narrowly 4th, headed before 3 out, 2nd 2 out, soon ridden and lost place, one pace opened 16/1
7th 10 10 What A Charm (IRE) A L T Moore 3 10-7 P W Flood 9/2
SP 9/2 Soon led, slight mistake and headed 4th, remained close up, 3rd when slight mistake 2 out, weakened before straight
8th 8 9 Narima (GER) M Torrens 3 10-7 B J Cooper 25/1
SP 25/1 In touch, 6th halfway, close 5th approaching 2 out, soon ridden and weakened opened 20/1
9th 8 4 Days Ahead (IRE) E Doyle 3 10-12 p J R Barry 25/1
SP 25/1 Mid-division on outer, mistake 2nd, 9th and driven along 3 out, soon weakened
10th 9 3 Al Dafa (USA) G Elliott 3 10-12 b1 P Carberry 33/1
SP 33/1 Always behind, trailing from before 3 out

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £15.20 Tote Place £2.80 £3.00 £2.30 Straight Forecast £176.16 Exacta £176.30

Placepot €1,591.80

Analysis

Bord na Mona Fire Magic Juvenile Hurdle Another visually impressive performance from a novice hurdler as Sailors Warn ran out a very easy winner under Andrew McNamara. Although run at a true pace, the field bunched up before the turn for home and whilst several of his rivals still held a strong chance, it was clear that the winner was travelling best of all. He hadn't particularly impressed with his finishing effort when held previously at Fairyhouse however he responded well to pressure and surged clear before the final flight. He was spring-heeled over that obstacle and was a comfortable three lengths clear at the line. Hot-favourite Toner D'Oudairies made a mistake at the third from home which seemed to kill his momentum and from then on he was always struggling. In truth he looked a slow and weary horse in the final quarter of a mile, and whilst his Fairyhouse win (for which he carried a penalty) a fortnight ago may have taken more out of him than first thought, he looks to have run below par. There was more encouragement from Fearless Falcon who was always up with the pace and who battled on well when headed for a clear second placed finish, whilst Accidental Outlaw did all of his best work near the line. The race seemed to turn into a bit of a sprint in the home stretch and he may have been caught a little flat-footed; a win beckons when stepped up to two and a half miles.