15:35 Leopardstown

Sunday 6 February 2022

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    Tattersalls Ireland Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m  |   Yielding to Soft  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:38  |   Winning time: 4m 2.7s
1st
Horse silk
6
8/13f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Led, increased advantage before 4 out where not fluent, soon reduced lead, slight mistake 3 out and last, ridden and asserted run-in, comfortably op 4/6
2nd
Horse silk
6
7
5/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along before last where mistake, ridden and no impression on winner closing stages, kept on same pace
3rd
Horse silk
6
1
14/1
T: L FowlerJ: C J Orr
In touch, 4th before 3rd, 3rd after 4 out, ridden and no impression on leaders before last, kept on same pace tchd 16/1
4th
Horse silk
41
5
7/1
T: G P CromwellJ: S W Flanagan
Held up in rear, 8th after 3rd, progress to moderate 4th entering straight, no impression on principals, weakened before last, tailed off tchd 13/2
5th
Horse silk
2 ½
3
511-12
25/1
T: W P MullinsJ: B Hayes
Rear, 7th after 3rd, progress after 2 out (normal 3 out), no impression in moderate 5th entering straight, weakened before last, tailed off
6th
Horse silk
¾
9
11/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Rear of mid-division, not fluent at 1st and 2nd, 6th after 3rd, 5th 2 out (normal 3 out), no impression in moderate 6th approaching straight, weakened before last
7th
Horse silk
25
4
40/1
T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne
Mid-division, 5th before 3rd, 6th 2 out (normal 3 out), soon dropped to 7th, weakened and eased approaching straight, tailed off
8th
Horse silk
½
8
22/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Ran freely towards rear, headway to 3rd before 3rd, 4th after 4 out, lost place and dropped to rear after 2 out (normal 3 out), weakened and eased approaching straight, tailed off op 25/1

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Non-Runners

2
Horse silk
El Fabiolo36
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 5
T: W P Mullins  J: S F O'Keeffe
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€1.62Pl:€1.10, €1.30, €2.40EX:€4.40Trifecta:€21.20Tricast:€22.31SF:€4.21

Forecasts

Sir Gerhard (8/13), Three Stripe Life (5/1), El Fabiolo (5/1), My Mate Mozzie (7/1), Statuaire (11/1), Colonel Mustard (14/1), Watch House Cross (22/1), Farout (25/1), Gatsby Grey (40/1)

Verdict

SIR GERHARD, last year's Champion Bumper winner, took well to hurdling when readily making all in a C&D novice on Boxing Day. That form has worked out and he has obviously has a good deal of scope, so he gets the nod in this ultra-competitive Grade-1 event. His stablemate El Fabiolo is a danger and Three Stripe Life demands respect after an excellent second at the top level on his latest outing.

  1. SIR GERHARD (IRE)
  2. THREE STRIPE LIFE (IRE)
  3. EL FABIOLO (FR)

Previous Winners

2021
Appreciate It
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 7
1/3

Prize Money

1st: €90,000.002nd: €30,000.003rd: €15,000.004th: €7,501.005th: €4,501.006th: €3,000.00

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