12:45 Leopardstown

Saturday 29 December 2018

All12:1012:4513:2013:5514:3015:0515:40

    Pigsback.com Maiden Hurdle

  • 5YO plus  |   2m 4f  |   Good to Yielding  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:45  |   Winning time: 4m 58.3s
1st
Horse silk
2
7/2
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
Mid-division on inner, 5th halfway, pushed along after 2 out and soon switched right, headway on outer to challenge approaching last, ridden and narrowly led run-in, kept on well under pressure op 11/4 tchd 5/2
2nd
Horse silk
hd
9
5/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: D J Mullins
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, headway 2 out and pushed along to briefly lead entering straight, ridden and joined approaching last, headed run-in, kept on under pressure, just failed op 8/1
3rd
Horse silk
11
4
5/2f
T: N MeadeJ: M P Walsh
Prominent and led from 3rd, joined 2 out, soon pushed along and headed, ridden and no impression in 3rd approaching last, no extra run-in op 11/4 tchd 3/1
4th
Horse silk
5
8
8/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D N Russell
Rear of mid-division, 7th halfway, headway approaching 2 out, pushed along and no impression entering straight, moderate 4th and mistake last, no extra
5th
Horse silk
8
6
13/2
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Led, not fluent 3rd and headed, 2nd halfway, headway to briefly dispute 2 out, pushed along entering straight and no extra approaching last, weakened op 6/1 tchd 7/1
6th
Horse silk
1 ¾
7
10/1
T: A FlemingJ: C P McNamara (7)
Mid-division, 6th halfway, pushed along and no impression approaching 2 out, ridden and no extra entering straight, mistake last op 11/1 tchd 12/1 and 9/1
7th
Horse silk
12
3
25/1
T: E GriffinJ: M A Enright
Rear of mid-division on inner, slow 3rd, never a factor, no impression approaching 2 out, soon no extra, kept on one pace in straight op 33/1
8th
Horse silk
3 ¾
10
100/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: P D Kennedy
Mid-division, 8th halfway, no impression approaching 2 out, soon ridden and no extra op 66/1
9th
Horse silk
22
1
511-12
7/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, 4th halfway, pushed along and lost place before 2 out, weakened tchd 11/2
10th
Horse silk
4 ¼
5
66/1
T: J QueallyJ: N P Madden
Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along and no impression after 3 out, no extra next, weakened
11th
Horse silk
82
11
100/1
T: M MulvanyJ: R Loughran
Always rear, never a factor, not fluent 2nd, reminders before 4 out and again before next, soon weakened, completely tailed off

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€4.10Pl:€1.50, €1.80, €1.30EX:€28.40Trifecta:€141.00SF:€22.20

Forecasts

Dream Conti (5/2), Castlebawn West (7/2), The Big Dog (5/1), Hotel Du Nord (13/2), Acronym (7/1), Myth Buster (8/1), Mount Pelier (10/1), Castletown Quary (25/1), Fact Or Fiction (66/1), Condarcia (100/1), Grove Hill (100/1)

Verdict

This is a hot maiden hurdle which has been won by some good horses in the past. Henry De Bromhead has a good record in the race but his runner here, Myth Buster, needs to improve in order to figure. Bumper winners DREAM CONTI, Acronym and Castlebawn West all showed enough on their hurdling debuts to suggest they would not be long in winning. The latter probably achieved more when going close under a penalty at Clonmel. However, the selection beat a good field when landing his bumper and then clocked a good speed figure on his hurdling debut when looking as though the run would bring him on.
  1. Dream Conti
  2. Castlebawn West
  3. Acronym

Previous Winners

2017
Dicey O'reilly
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 5
18/1

Prize Money

1st: €9,240.002nd: €2,865.003rd: €1,365.004th: €615.005th: €240.00

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