Leopardstown

  • 14:20 Leopardstown Club Summer Membership Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Yielding, Soft in places.
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 3.60s
  • Off time: 14:22:10
14:20 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Is Love Alive 20/1
2nd Emperor Of Exmoor (IRE) 3/1
3rd Thekingofconnemara (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-P6 Orange & white chevrons, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Company Coming (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 11-12 J H Culloty D N Russell 16/117.00
2 260-43 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPED, quartered cap Emperor Of Exmoor (IRE) 36
Nag me
7 11-12 D T Hughes R Loughran 3/14.00
3 1-24052 Black & emerald green quartered, yellow sleeves, black & emerald green quartered cap Hackets Folly (IRE) 9
Nag me
6 11-12 p William P Murphy B M Cash 25/126.00
4 F2U-222 Royal blue, white hoop, hooped sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars Pigeon Creek (IRE) 275
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-12 D E Fitzgerald P D Kennedy (5) 102 25/126.00
5 9 Royal blue, emerald green cross of lorraine, emerald green seams on sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green star Realdealholyfield (IRE) 42
Nag me
7 11-12 h S T Nolan I J McCarthy (3) 100/1101.00
6 2364-5 Brown, white chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Thekingofconnemara (IRE) 282
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-12 Miss E Doyle A P Heskin 20/121.00
7 3-3 EMERALD GREEN, orange sash & sleeves, white cap, orange star Toubaloo (IRE) 22
Nag me
6 11-12 A Lee R C Colgan 6/17.00
8 64-7540- EMERALD GREEN, pink sleeves & cap Calgacus (IRE) 161
Nag me
5 11-11 J M Barrett R M Moran 25/126.00
9 2451 Red, emerald green cross sashes, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Hairy O'malley (IRE) 28
Nag me
5 11-11 C Roche A P Crowe 14/115.00
10 13434 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Is Love Alive 39
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-11 ht P Nolan M P Fogarty 20/121.00
11 2 Yellow & brown quartered, halved sleeves, yellow cap Shamsikhan (IRE) 162
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-11 W P Mullins R Walsh 6/42.50
12 410 EMERALD GREEN, red chevron & cap Zigger Zagger (IRE) 38
Nag me
5 11-11 N Meade P Carberry 33/134.00
13 U0 Orange, white spots, halved sleeves, quartered cap Its Now Or Never (IRE) 25
Nag me
6 11-5 P Fegan M W Bowes (5) 100/1101.00
14 30323 Black, emerald green triple diamond, black cap Lilly Of The Moor 101
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-5 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 12/113.00
15 71P9-40 DARK BLUE, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap Magic Vixen (IRE) 98
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 Jane M Foley A E Lynch 66/167.00

Verdict

Emperor Of Exmoor stepped up to this trip with a fine run behind Mister Nibbles here in January and, with further progress likely, has to be on the short-list. Pigeon Creek was in decent form over fences when last seen but will probably need this but Toubaloo has shown promise in two starts on testing ground at Naas. Hairy O'Malley had been going well in bumpers before winning one at Punchestown and has the pedigree for jumping but Is Love Alive has been a bit disappointing after scoring between the flags. SHAMSIKHAN had winning form in France before making his debut for Willie Mullins at Listowel in September where he started a short-priced favourite. He couldn't quite cope with Minella Foru but the winner won a Grade 3 next time so that form should be good enough for this. Lilly Of The Moor ran two fine races over this trip before finding 2m7f too far at Thurles.