Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 15:05 Ryans Event Cleaners Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 12.50s
  • Off time: 15:06:16
15:05 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Star Neuville (FR) 5/2
2nd Vesper Bell (IRE) 4/5
3rd Carrig Millie (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 P5/2600 Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Mooney's Cottage (IRE) 10
Nag me
6 11-12 M O'Hare B M Cash 33/134.00
2 1/72-634 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Shrapnel (IRE) 7
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-12 C Byrnes D N Russell 13/27.50
3 2510-02 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Star Neuville (FR) 26
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-12 J J Hanlon B Hayes (7) 5/23.50
4 8- ORANGE, black star, orange cap, white stars Vapiano (IRE) 298
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-12 G Elliott P Carberry 16/117.00
5 1-4 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Vesper Bell (IRE) 238
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 4/51.80
6 S6D-R65 BLACK, orange sash, white cap, orange star Zelkova Island (IRE) 12
Nag me
6 11-12 P M Pierce D J Condon 66/167.00
7 42-3237 YELLOW, emerald green chevron, quartered cap Carrig Millie (IRE) 18
Nag me
6 11-5 M Cullen B J Geraghty 8/19.00
8 44 White, purple spots, purple sleeves, purple spots on cap Somedaysomehow (IRE) 46
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-5 M C Hickey I J McCarthy (5) 25/126.00

Verdict

Vesper Bell landed a Fairyhouse bumper on heavy ground in February and ran well enough in quicker conditions at Punchestown in May to suggest he'll do well over timber. Shrapnel was very disappointing when strongly fancied over 2m7f at Thurles and the testing ground could have been against him, while Carrig Millie also disappointed in similar conditions at Punchestown and is better judged on earlier efforts on quicker ground. Vapiano has joined Gordon Elliott after one run for Willie Mullins and looks the type to make progress but STAR NEUVILLE was unfortunate to come up against the Mullins' hotpot Toostrong at Fairyhouse and, as the remainder were well beaten off, the form looks strong enough for him to go one better.