13:05 Leopardstown

Saturday 26 December 2020

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    Knight Frank Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2)

  • 3YO only  |   Class 1  |   2m  |   Yielding (Yielding to Soft in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:05  |   Winning time: 4m 9.6s
1st
Horse silk
1
1/2f
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, headway to challenge travelling well after 2 out, pushed along to lead before last, asserted run-in and kept on well, comfortably op 4/9 tchd 2/5
2nd
Horse silk
3 ¾
3
18/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Led or disputed lead, headed before 4th, pushed along and disputed lead after 2 out, headed before last, ridden and no impression on winner run-in op 16/1
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¾
5
311-0
15/2
T: W P MullinsJ: Rachael Blackmore
Held up in rear, pushed along after 2 out and no impression early straight, headway to go 3rd at last where slight mistake, ridden and kept on one pace run-in op 13/2 tchd 11/2
4th
Horse silk
½
7
6/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Tracked leaders on inner, 5th halfway, close up when hit 2 out, pushed along early straight, dropped to rear and switched right before last, kept on well run-in to go 4th close home op 15/2 tchd 8/1
5th
Horse silk
½
2
16/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S F O'Keeffe
Tracked leaders on outer, headway into 4th 2 out, 3rd and ridden early straight, no extra run-in, kept on one pace op 14/1
6th
Horse silk
1 ¾
4
25/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: D F O'Regan
Prominent and disputed lead, ran freely, led before 4th, headed after 2 out, soon pushed along and dropped to 5th before last, no extra op 33/1
7th
Horse silk
½
6
50/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along after 2 out and no impression in 5th early straight, no extra run-in op 66/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€1.20Pl:€1.02, €4.70EX:€8.90Trifecta:€50.90SF:€10.24

Forecasts

Zanahiyr (1/2), Saint Sam (6/1), Ha D'Or (15/2), Autumn Evening (16/1), Busselton (18/1), Druid's Altar (25/1), Jeff Kidder (50/1)

Verdict

It's hard to look beyond ZANAHIYR, who heads the betting for the Triumph after a ready success at Fairyhouse in an excellent time, so he's preferred to the French recruits Saint Sam and Busselton, who are both starting out for quality Irish stables.

  1. ZANAHIYR (IRE)
  2. SAINT SAM (FR)
  3. BUSSELTON (FR)

Previous Winners

2019
Aspire Tower
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 3
15/8

Prize Money

1st: €21,000.002nd: €7,000.003rd: €3,500.004th: €1,750.005th: €1,050.006th: €700.00

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