12:00 Leopardstown

Tuesday 28 December 2021

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    Savills Maiden Hurdle

  • 4YO only  |   2m 4f  |   Soft (Yielding in places)  |   17 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:02  |   Winning time: 4m 59.6s
1st
Horse silk
6
25/1
T: Mary Ellen DoyleJ: J B Foley (5)
Tracked leader in close 2nd, disputed at 4th, led after 4 out, ridden and asserted before last, kept on well op 40/1
2nd
Horse silk
6
5
11/10f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Tracked leader, 3rd halfway, improved to 2nd 3 out, slight mistake 2 out, no impression on leader before last, ridden and kept on same pace run-in op 5/6 tchd 4/5
3rd
Horse silk
5 ½
17
16/1
T: H De BromheadJ: M P Walsh
Chased leaders, 5th halfway, progress after 3 out, improved to 3rd approaching straight, soon ridden and no impression on leaders, kept on same pace op 18/1
4th
Horse silk
16
16
411-2
15/2
T: W P MullinsJ: B J Cooper
Chased leaders, 7th halfway, progress to 3rd after 3 out, dropped to 4th approaching straight, weakened before last where not fluent op 8/1
5th
Horse silk
7
4
11/1
T: T MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Mid-division, 10th halfway, headway after 3 out, no impression in 5th entering straight, weakened op 16/1
6th
Horse silk
5
9
7/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Chased leaders on outer, progress after 1st, soon close up, 4th halfway, 3rd 3 out, soon lost place and niggled along, weakened after 2 out op 8/1 tchd 9/1
7th
Horse silk
12
2
411-9
9/1
T: M J SmithJ: K M Donoghue
Mid-division, 9th halfway, progress after 3 out, under pressure and weakened after 2 out op 10/1
8th
Horse silk
8 ½
12
10/3
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
In touch, 6th halfway, under pressure in 5th after 2 out, weakened in 6th entering straight op 7/2 tchd 16/5
9th
Horse silk
13
14
125/1
T: C O'DwyerJ: C G O'Dwyer (7)
Rear, some progress to moderate 9th after 2 out, weakened before last op 66/1
10th
Horse silk
7
1
300/1
T: G J PowerJ: J J Slevin
Rear, reminder after 4th, no impression before 2 out, never a factor op 200/1
11th
Horse silk
¾
7
250/1
T: M J SmithJ: P J Carberry
In rear, soon slightly detached, no impression before 2 out, never a factor op 200/1 tchd 150/1
12th
Horse silk
27
11
250/1
T: J J LambeJ: L A McKenna (7)
Always towards rear, no headway, never a factor op 200/1 tchd 300/1
13th
Horse silk
24
3
40/1
T: H De BromheadJ: S W Flanagan
Soon led narrowly, joined at 4th, headed and reminder after 4 out, lost place and weakened before 3 out

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
8
250/1
T: Mrs P DobbsJ: C D Maxwell
Mid-division, 8th halfway, under pressure and weakened before 3 out, pulled up before last op 125/1
PU
Horse silk
10
200/1
T: E CawleyJ: D F O'Regan
Rear, mistake at 3rd and soon slightly detached, no headway, never a factor, pulled up before 2 out op 100/1
F
Horse silk
13
150/1
T: A MullinsJ: P J O'Hanlon (7)
Rear of mid-division, lost place before 3 out, weakened and fell 2 out op 80/1
UR
Horse silk
15
125/1
T: C W J FarrellJ: R Deegan (3)
Towards rear, mistake and unseated rider at 5th op 100/1

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Non-Runners

18
Horse silk
Shillwantfornotin529
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 4
T: B McMahon  J: J G Gilligan
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€26.00Pl:€5.90, €1.30, €4.90EX:€108.80Trifecta:€393.70SF:€58.72

Forecasts

Horantzau D'airy (11/10), Roaring Potter (10/3), Life In The Park (7/1), Heia (15/2), Dartan (9/1), Happy Du Mesnil (11/1), Secret She Keeps (16/1), Howyabud (25/1), Frontier General (40/1), Shillwantfornotin (66/1), Sixhandsinmypocket (125/1), Valirann Gold (125/1), Rotten Row (150/1), Mary's Pride (200/1), I Am Spider Man (250/1), Perfect Arch (250/1), Kilnacarra (250/1), Bearwithmenow (300/1)

Verdict

HORANTZAU D'AIRY did plenty wrong but still managed to win his bumper in France comfortably and a big run is probably on the way for new connections despite a long absence. Heia has a similar profile and it will be interesting to see how the stablemates compare in the betting. Roaring Potter made a bright start at Fairyhouse and is the clear danger of those with hurdles experience.

  1. HORANTZAU D'AIRY (FR)
  2. HEIA (FR)
  3. ROARING POTTER (FR)

Previous Winners

2020
Gaillard Du Mesnil
Weight: 11-9  |Age: 4
11/8

Prize Money

1st: €9,000.002nd: €3,000.003rd: €1,500.004th: €750.005th: €450.006th: €300.00

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