Leopardstown

  • 12:20 Thorntons Recycling Maiden Hurdle2m 2f

  • Winner €7,590 2nd €1,760 3rd €770 4th €440
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 31.10s
  • Off time: 12:20:09
12:20 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Clondaw Court (IRE) 2/9
2nd Little Rocky 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 6/16000- Royal blue, yellow cross of lorraine & sleeves, yellow star on cap Ash Rowe (IRE) 413
Nag me
6 11-12 S Slevin Mr J J Slevin (7) 66/167.00
2 1/1- PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Clondaw Court (IRE) 404
Nag me
6 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 2/91.22
3 24/9-452 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE DIABOLO, orange sleeves, emerald green cap, white star Dromnea (IRE) 18
Nag me
6 11-12 M F Morris D J Casey 11/26.50
4 0 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Little Rocky 26
Nag me
5 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 10/111.00
5 F-600 PINK, light blue sleeves, striped cap Master Frankie (IRE) 18
Nag me
6 11-12 J F Robinson B Hayes (5) 66/167.00
6 U- EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Granite (IRE) 593
Nag me
5 11-12 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 14/115.00

Verdict

CLONDAW COURT looks nailed on to get what should be another red letter day for Willie Mullins off to a successful start. A very easy winner between the flags on his debut, he was purchased for £130,000 before landing a Punchestown bumper by 27 lengths last November and looks yet another exciting prospect for the yard. Little Rocky was beaten a long way on his hurdling debut for Dessie Hughes but that was his first start for over a year and, as a three-times winner on the Flat for David Simcock, he can improve for the experience. Sizing Granite could prove a threat as he was travelling easily when unseating his rider on his point-to-point debut in May of last year after which he went for 68,000 euros at the sales. Dromnea ran a fine race behind the classy The Tullow Tank at Naas before finishing runner-up to the odds-on Rathvinden at Cork so he should get into the frame.