Leopardstown

  • 12:25 Madigans Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 26.60s
  • Off time: 12:25:19
12:25 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Talbot Road (IRE) 7/1
2nd Thunder And Roses (IRE) 4/1
3rd Apache Jack (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 76-7 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Apache Jack (IRE) 55
Nag me
4 11-7 D T Hughes B J Cooper 25/126.00
2 134 Orange, black triple diamond, hooped sleeves, orange cap, black spots Balnagon Boy (IRE) 102
Nag me
4 11-7 T Gibney R P Treacy (7) 33/134.00
3 1 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Foxrock (IRE) 75
Nag me
4 11-7 T M Walsh R Walsh 5/42.25
4 90-93 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Mala Beach (IRE) 27
Nag me
4 11-7 G Elliott D J Condon 4/15.00
5 7-4 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Shamar (FR) 19
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-7 W P Mullins D J Casey 16/117.00
6 31 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Solution (IRE) 19
Nag me
4 11-7 J T R Dreaper A E Lynch 9/110.00
7 1-5 Black, yellow cross sashes, striped cap Talbot Road (IRE) 26
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-7 A L T Moore B M Cash 7/18.00
8 065-00P BLACK & ROYAL BLUE HOOPS, red cap The Drunken Dr (IRE) 141
Nag me
4 11-7 N Moran D A McCormack (5) 95 66/167.00
9 32-05 LIGHT GREEN & DARK GREEN DIABOLO, light green cap The Job Is Right 41
Nag me
4 11-7 M Hourigan B J Geraghty 40/141.00
10 208-212 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Thunder And Roses (IRE) 40
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-7 D T Hughes D N Russell 4/15.00
11 9-13 Emerald green & orange quartered, hooped sleeves, qtd cap Distracted (IRE) 218
Nag me
4 11-0 S Neville B R Dalton (5) 50/151.00
12 0 Royal blue, grey cap Penny Opera (IRE) 28
Nag me
4 11-0 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 50/151.00

Verdict

Willie Mullins has won the last two renewals so Shamar, a dual winner on the Flat in France, has to be respected though he's jumped poorly on both starts over timber. Foxrock is an expensive purchase from the point-to-point field who started odds-on when making a winning debut at Loughrea in October while Sizing Solution, who made a promising start over timber at Wexford in June, won a point at Ballydarragh by 15l three weeks ago. Thunder And Roses easily landed a Naas bumper before starting odds-on on his hurdling debut at Cork but found Tennis Cap too strong. He'll be thereabouts but MALA BEACH ran so well in a very strong Fairyhouse maiden won by Bright New Dawn that he's handed the vote in a race that should produce plenty of future winners.