12:05 Leopardstown

Friday 27 December 2019

All12:0512:3513:1013:4514:2014:5515:30

Paddy Power 'Only 364 Days Till Christmas' 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle

2m  |   Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)  |   22 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 12:05  |   Winning time: 4m 3.9s
Weighed In
1st
21
33/1
T: B W DukeJ: S W Flanagan
Settled behind leaders, 9th halfway, slight mistake 4 out, progress into 4th 4 out, soon ridden, stayed on to lead before last, kept on well run-in op 25/1
2nd
¾
15
20/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Held up, slight mistake 1st, rear of mid-division halfway, some progress in 12th before 2 out, ridden into 8th before last, disputed 3rd last, 2nd and kept on run-in, not reach winner op 25/1 tchd 16/1
3rd
2 ½
14
9/2
T: T MullinsJ: D Meyler
Led and disputed, headed 3 out, soon ridden, under pressure in 5th and slight mistake 2 out, stayed on to dispute 3rd last, kept on same pace run-in op 7/2 tchd 5/1
4th
nk
17
66/1
T: G ElliottJ: K Brogan (7)
Held up in mid-division, hampered after 3 out, moderate 15th before 2 out, ridden into 10th before last, 7th last, kept on run-in tchd 100/1
5th
2
11
2/1f
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge 2 out, soon ridden to dispute, headed before last, kept on same pace op 11/4 tchd 3/1
6th
5 ½
10
12/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: D J O'Keeffe
Led and disputed, ridden 2 out, headed before last, no extra and kept on one pace op 11/1
7th
hd
18
7/1
T: Andrew McNamaraJ: D P Maxwell (7)
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 2 out, no impression before last, kept on one pace tchd 13/2 and 15/2
8th
1 ½
9
25/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: P D Kennedy
Chased leaders, 7th halfway, progress in 4th after 3 out, disputed 2 out, ridden entering straight, headed before last, no extra and kept on one pace tchd 20/1
9th
½
1
100/1
T: H P FineganJ: E Walsh (7)
Rear of mid-division, edged left after 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out, 11th before last, kept on one pace
10th
3 ¾
4
11/2
T: J P O'BrienJ: M P Walsh
Chased leaders, 6th halfway, slight mistake 4th, ridden in 8th 2 out, under pressure in 6th before last, no extra from last op 8/1 tchd 9/2
11th
3 ½
6
7/2
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Settled behind leaders, mistake 2nd, 8th halfway, ridden 2 out, no impression before last op 9/2 tchd 6/1
12th
7 ½
20
80/1
T: Mrs D FosterJ: B Browne (5)
Settled behind leaders, 10th halfway, ridden and no impression before 2 out, no extra before last tchd 66/1
13th
5 ½
22
100/1
T: G P CromwellJ: S G McDermott
Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, ridden and no impression after 3 out op 80/1 tchd 66/1
14th
1 ¾
12
311-0
66/1
T: A MullinsJ: P T Enright
Towards rear for most, ridden and no impression before 2 out
15th
13
7
100/1
T: A A HowardJ: S D Torrens (7)
Held up towards rear early, mid-division and mistake 4th, ridden and no extra 2 out op 66/1
16th
¾
3
66/1
T: G ElliottJ: B Hayes
Rear and not fluent, trailing 3 out, never a factor op 80/1
17th
4
16
40/1
T: L ComerJ: C Brassil (5)
Chased leaders, 5th halfway, slight mistake 4 out, close up and disputed briefly 3 out, ridden and no extra approaching 2 out tchd 33/1
18th
6
2
22/1
T: G ElliottJ: D F O'Regan
Towards rear for most, ridden and no extra before 2 out op 20/1
19th
13
23
66/1
T: A A HowardJ: N P Madden
Mid-division best, ridden and no extra after 3 out, weakened tchd 50/1
20th
nk
19
100/1
T: Thomas CoyleJ: P E Corbett
Mid-division best, slight mistake 3 out, bumped after 3 out, ridden and no extra before 2 out, weakened

Also Ran

UR
5
50/1
T: G ElliottJ: J S McGarvey
Towards rear, jumped left and unseated rider 3rd op 66/1
SU
8
311-0
100/1
T: P W FlynnJ: J R Wildman (7)
Held up in mid-division, hampered and slipped up after 3 out

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Non-Runners

25
Garrison Commander171
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 3
T: G Elliott  J: Reserve 3
24
Weather Alert31
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 3
T: T Mullins  J: Reserve 2
13
Soloheadbeg62
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 3
T: H De Bromhead  J: Rachael Blackmore
Betting

Forecast

Saint D'Oroux (2/1), Millswyn (7/2), Takarengo (9/2), Lake McKenzie (11/2), Very Excellent (7/1), Politicise (12/1), Theatre Of War (20/1), Garrison Commander (20/1), Soloheadbeg (20/1), Insane Bolt (22/1), Pepperoni Pete (25/1), Leagan Gaeilge (33/1), Travel On (40/1), Metal Man (50/1), Tronador (66/1), Scalino (66/1), Irish Art (66/1), Future Romance (66/1), Dragon's Pass (80/1), Futurum Regem (100/1), Pretty Fantasy (100/1), Muntahez (100/1), Cosmic Jazz (100/1), Orlov (100/1), Weather Alert (100/1)

Verdict
Joseph O'Brien took this last year with Sir Erec, and he can strike again, with MILLSWYN looking the pick of his pair, while Gordon Elliott has no less than six, of whom much the most interesting appears to be French import Saint D'Oroux. Very Excellent is more exposed, but improving gradually with experience, and has place claims.
  1. Millswyn
  2. Saint D'Oroux
  3. Very Excellent

Previous Winners

2018
Sir Erec
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 3
Weight: 11-0  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: M P Walsh
  |  
T: J P O'Brien
11/10
Prize Money
1st: €9,000.002nd: €3,000.003rd: €1,500.004th: €750.005th: €450.006th: €300.00

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