Leopardstown

  • 13:15 Spring Juvenile Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €45,500 2nd €13,300 3rd €6,300 4th €2,100
  • Going: Soft, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 54.90s
  • Off time: 13:15:05
13:15 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Our Conor (IRE) 10/3
2nd Diakali (FR) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 34-11 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Blood Cotil (FR) 45
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-0 W P Mullins E Mullins 140 11/43.75
2 012 ORANGE, black panel, hooped cap Dalasiri (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 t1 Miss S J Harty A E Lynch 130 14/115.00
3 11 Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap Diakali (FR) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 W P Mullins P Townend 140 7/42.75
4 12 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Flaxen Flare (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-0 G Elliott P Carberry 20/121.00
5 31U213 White, Purple sash, Yellow cap King's Wharf (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 L Smyth D E Mullins 115 100/1101.00
6 11 Light green, red panel, red armlet, red cap Our Conor (IRE) 69
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 D T Hughes B J Cooper 137 10/34.33
7 11 Black, black & maroon striped cap Ruacana 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 133 6/17.00

Verdict

Willie Mullins will be hoping for a winning start to a brilliant day's racing with either Blood Cotil or DIAKALI and preference is for the latter. Not surprisingly, most of these are in the Triumph Hurdle and the Mullins pair are at the head of the betting. The selection began his hurdling career with a facile success at Gowran before making all and slamming today's rival Flaxen Flare by 28 lengths at Punchestown. Blood Cotil has done everything right so far though his defeat of Stocktons Wings here on St Stephen's Day is only the same form as Our Conor's success over the runner-up at Fairyhouse. John Ferguson has a magnificent strike-rate and wouldn't be sending Finale Hurdle winner Ruacana from the UK without good reason though this is by far his stiffest test to date. The remainder have a bit to find in what should prove a very informative contest.