Leopardstown

  • 15:10 Synergy Security Solutions Novice Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €25,675 2nd €7,505 3rd €3,554 4th €1,186
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 59.80s
  • Off time: 15:12:21
15:10 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sure Reef (IRE) 9/4
2nd Moonshine Lad (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 13-11 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Gallant Tipp (IRE) 66
Nag me
6 11-3 E J O'Grady A P McCoy 128 10/111.00
3 142-18 Orange, royal blue star, yellow & royal blue check sleeves, yellow & royal blue quartered cap Gilt Shadow (IRE) 56
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6 11-3 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford 140 9/43.25
4 2P1-1F1 WHITE, dark blue cross of lorraine, dark blue cap, pink star Moonshine Lad (IRE) 31
Nag me
6 11-3 G Elliott P Carberry 130 4/15.00
5 11263 Purple, black star & sleeves, white cap Mr Fiftyone (IRE) 15
Nag me
5 11-0 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 131 16/117.00
6 U1 Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Sure Reef (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-0 W P Mullins R Walsh 9/43.25
7 1-311 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Wounded Warrior (IRE) 14
Nag me
5 11-0 N Meade B J Cooper 9/25.50
Non runners
122-601Double Irish (IRE)611-3G ElliottD E Mullins

Verdict

Jessica Harrington likes this race and has won it twice recently while Willie Mullins has been successful in the last two. The former is represented by Mr Fiftyone, who wasn't quite up to the task in this grade behind Vautour at Punchestown. The champion trainer has Sure Reef engaged and though potentially useful he'll need to show great improvement from his maiden victory over the course and distance. Double Irish had run poorly on his first two starts over timber but it was a different matter here last month when he was a very impressive winner over a decent field of maidens. Gallant Tipp overcame jumping problems to score over 3m at Thurles and, though he looked fortunate, there is plenty more to come from him as there is from winning point-to-pointer and bumper Wounded Warrior, another who overcame mistakes to score at Navan. MOONSHINE LAD would have been chasing a five-timer but for falling at Fairyhouse and could hardly have been more impressive last time on heavy ground at Limerick. This is tougher but he's given the nod to continue his progress.