14:30 Leopardstown

Sunday 12 February 2017

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    Spring Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • 4YO only  |   Class 1  |   2m  |   Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:30  |   Winning time: 4m 1.1s
1st
Horse silk
5
9/2
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Prominent, led after 1st, slight mistake 2nd, joined 4th, led again approaching straight, soon went on, slight mistake last, kept on well under pressure run-in
2nd
Horse silk
3 ½
1
411-0
7/4f
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
Led early, headed after 1st, 3rd after 3rd, on terms again next, headed approaching straight, kept on without matching winner from last op 2/1
3rd
Horse silk
7
8
10/3
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Prominent, 2nd after 3rd, soon 3rd, pushed along from 3 out, bad mistake 2 out, dropped to moderate 4th approaching straight, slight mistake last where disputed moderate 3rd, one pace tchd 7/2
4th
Horse silk
2 ½
9
4/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Tracked leaders, took keen hold, 4th after 3rd, 5th approaching next, slight mistake 5th, moderate 3rd approaching straight, slight mistake last, one pace
5th
Horse silk
1 ¾
3
22/1
T: Miss Ellmarie HoldenJ: D J Mullins
Held up, 7th after 3rd, went moderate 5th approaching straight, disputed moderate 3rd and not fluent last, one pace op 20/1 tchd 25/1
6th
Horse silk
26
2
411-0
25/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: M P Walsh
Chased leaders, jumped left 2nd and bumped rival, soon in rear, pushed along 5th, some headway approaching 2 out, disputed moderate 6th into straight, not fluent last, no extra and eased run-in op 20/1
7th
Horse silk
1 ¾
4
9/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: B J Geraghty
Chased leaders, 5th after 3rd, 4th approaching next, pushed along approaching 2 out, dropped to dispute moderate 6th into straight, no extra and not fluent last tchd 10/1
8th
Horse silk
nk
7
40/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J S McGarvey
Held up, bumped at 2nd, 6th after 3rd, slight mistake 4th, not fluent next, under pressure 3 out, soon in rear and no extra, not fluent last

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Non-Runners

6
Horse silk
On The Go Again297
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 4
T: M Mulvany  J: D F O'Regan
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€5.80Pl:€1.50, €1.02, €1.30EX:€17.40Trifecta:€61.30SF:€13.50

Forecasts

Bapaume (7/4), Dinaria Des Obeaux (10/3), Meri Devie (4/1), Mega Fortune (9/2), Housesofparliament (9/1), Ex Patriot (22/1), Bhutan (25/1), Sword Fighter (40/1), On The Go Again (100/1)

Verdict

Willie Mullins has won this the last two year's but jockey bookings are by no means to be relied on as he usually has multiple talented performers. That looks to be the case again with Bapaume a C&D winner at Christmas, though he had a hard race then and that could leave a mark. The filly MERI DEVIE was mightily impressive in disposing of Housesofparliament on debut and she's fancied to rubberstamp her potential by winning this. The other female is Dinaria Des Obeaux and having routed the field at Cork on her sole appearance in this country, she should not be underestimated in what looks a quality renewal. The aforementioned Housesofparliament should also improve from debut and can get involved. 1. Meri Devie 2. Bapaume 3. Dinaria Des Obeaux

Prize Money

1st: €47,200.002nd: €15,199.003rd: €7,200.004th: €3,200.005th: €1,601.006th: €800.00

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