12:05 Leopardstown

Sunday 27 December 2020

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    Paddy Power 'Only 4 More Days Until 2021' 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle

  • 3YO only  |   2m  |   Soft  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:05  |   Winning time: 4m 11.8s
1st
Horse silk
8
7/2f
T: Miss Ellmarie HoldenJ: D F O'Regan
Chased leader, 2nd halfway, led before last, eased clear on bridle final furlong, impressive op 11/2
2nd
Horse silk
22
3
311-2
6/1
T: D K WeldJ: J W Kennedy
Mid-division, ridden in 7th after last, stayed on into 2nd 1f out, no chance with winner, kept on same pace op 8/1
3rd
Horse silk
6
12
311-2
9/2
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: P D Kennedy
Mid-division, progress into 3rd last, ridden in 4th entering straight, no impression 1f out, kept on same pace op 6/1 tchd 4/1
4th
Horse silk
3 ½
15
5/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Mid-division, mistake 1st, ridden in 10th after last, 6th 1f out, kept on one pace op 9/2
5th
Horse silk
5 ½
7
11/2
T: J P O'BrienJ: M P Walsh
Chased leaders, slight mistake 1st, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace op 7/2
6th
Horse silk
1 ¾
2
16/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Chased leaders, 6th halfway, closer in 4th at last, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no impression 1f out, kept on one pace tchd 14/1
7th
Horse silk
nk
1
311-2
125/1
T: Mrs D FosterJ: D J O'Keeffe
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, lost place before last, ridden in 9th entering straight, kept on one pace op 80/1 tchd 100/1
8th
Horse silk
1 ½
5
5/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to press leader last, ridden in 2nd entering straight, no extra 1f out
9th
Horse silk
5 ½
11
311-2
20/1
T: J HalleyJ: J J Slevin
Held up, progress before last where mistake, ridden and no extra entering straight op 18/1 tchd 22/1
10th
Horse silk
¾
16
28/1
T: J M BarrettJ: B J Cooper
Mid-division, hampered 1st, ridden and no impression last, soon no extra op 25/1 tchd 22/1
11th
Horse silk
4 ½
10
80/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: K C Sexton
Mid-division, progress into 6th at last, ridden and no extra entering straight op 66/1
12th
Horse silk
2 ¼
13
14/1
T: T MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Towards rear for most, ridden and no extra before last op 9/1
13th
Horse silk
50
18
200/1
T: N C KellyJ: J S McGarvey
Always towards rear, ridden and no extra after 2 out, weakened and tailed off op 125/1 tchd 250/1
14th
Horse silk
30
14
150/1
T: Thomas CoyleJ: C D Timmons (3)
Led, headed before last, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off op 100/1
15th
Horse silk
4
9
150/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Towards rear, jumped left 1st, ridden and weakened after 2 out, tailed off op 100/1 tchd 200/1
16th
Horse silk
59
4
100/1
T: Miss S J HartyJ: S D Torrens (5)
Always towards rear, slight mistake 3rd, weakened before 2 out, completely tailed off tchd 80/1

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
6
100/1
T: A J MartinJ: P J Carberry
Held up, veered right and unseated rider 2nd op 80/1 tchd 150/1
UR
Horse silk
17
310-9
200/1
T: J J HanlonJ: G Bourke (7)
Towards rear, hampered and unseated rider 1st op 80/1

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Non-Runners

20
Horse silk
Laralei15
Weight: 10-9|  Age: 3
T: N C Kelly  J: Reserve 2
NR
19
Horse silk
Dashing Diamond1
Weight: 10-9|  Age: 3
T: M Hassett  J: Reserve 1
NR
21
Horse silk
Duck And Vanish86
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 3
T: D Hogan  J: Reserve 3
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€3.80Pl:€1.60, €2.00, €2.10EX:€26.20Trifecta:€155.20SF:€26.25

Forecasts

French Aseel (7/2), Ilmig (9/2), Trebizond (5/1), Dark Voyager (5/1), Flying Scotsman (11/2), Coltor (6/1), Loved Out (14/1), Charlie Bassett (16/1), Iberia (20/1), Dashing Diamond (20/1), Duck And Vanish (20/1), Next In Line (28/1), Hisnameis Mrdevitt (80/1), Complete Fiction (100/1), Firstman (100/1), Ahaziah (125/1), Royal Marksman (150/1), French Asset (150/1), Laralei (150/1), Pushover (200/1), Poetica (200/1)

Verdict

FLYING SCOTSMAN caught the eye when third at Cork last time and is taken to improve again and provide Joseph O'Brien with a second winner in this race in the last 3 years. Dark Voyager was a shade disappointing last time but remains with potential for his top stable. Ilmig is another who can figure if a lesser run last time is forgiven, while Coltor and Iberia are newcomers to note in the betting.

  1. FLYING SCOTSMAN (IRE)
  2. DARK VOYAGER (IRE)
  3. COLTOR (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
Leagan Gaeilge
Weight: 10-7  |Age: 3
33/1

Prize Money

1st: €7,200.002nd: €2,400.003rd: €1,200.004th: €599.005th: €360.006th: €240.00

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