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Leopardstown

  • 12:30 Bord na Mona Clean Water Maiden Hurdle2m

  • €11,999 added 4yo 21 ran
  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 4.90s
  • Off time: 12:30:41

Full result

12:30 Leopardstown Result 30th December 2010
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Hidden Universe (IRE) 11-7 Mr R P McNamara D K Weld 4 4/11f
Made all jumped slightly right throughout, drew clear from last, not extended, very easily opened 4/9 touched 4/9
2nd 4 Joe Smooth 11-7 D N Russell N Meade 4 16/1
Settled 4th, 3rd 3 out, 2nd after 2 out, ridden and no impression from last, no chance with winner opened 16/1 touched 16/1
3rd 7 House Rules (IRE) 11-7 A E Lynch H De Bromhead 4 13/2
Tracked leaders in 5th, 4th 3 out, ridden after 2 out, moderate 3rd and no impression from last opened 11/2 touched 13/2
4th 2 Somethingdifferent (IRE) 11-7 T P Treacy Mrs J Harrington 4 14/1
Prominent, 2nd from 4 out, 3rd and ridden after 2 out, kept on same pace opened 16/1 touched 16/1
5th Hawkhill (IRE) 11-7 R M Power M Halford 4 12/1
Tracked leaders in 6th, 5th and ridden 2 out, no impression, one pace opened 11/1 touched 12/1
6th 9 Mill Moss (IRE) 11-7 R J Molloy (3) S T Nolan 4 66/1
Mid-division, 9th approaching halfway, 7th after 3 out, moderate 6th and no impression from 2 out opened 66/1 touched 66/1
7th 3 Worldor (FR) 11-7 P Carberry M Brassil 4 25/1
Held up in rear, kept on without threatening from before 2 out opened 25/1 touched 25/1
8th Fever Pitch (IRE) 11-7 D J Casey A L T Moore 4 33/1
Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, kept on same pace opened 28/1 touched 33/1
9th hd Redera (IRE) 11-7 Andrew J McNamara A J Martin 4 25/1
Rear of mid-division, 11th halfway, kept on same pace from before 2 out opened 25/1 touched 33/1
10th 1 Screen Diva 11-2 A P Cawley J Leavy 4 33/1
Raced in 2nd, dropped to 5th 3 out, 6th when slight mistake 2 out, soon no extra opened 33/1 touched 33/1
11th ½ Sea Diamond (IRE) 11-7 P T Enright (3) R Tyner 4 66/1
Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out opened 66/1 touched 66/1
12th s.h Snow Flyer (IRE) 11-7 D J Condon T J Taaffe 4 33/1
Mid-division, progress into 8th before 2 out, soon no extra opened 33/1 touched 33/1
13th 3 Undertheboardwalk (IRE) 11-7 B C Byrnes (3) A J Martin 4 50/1
Towards rear throughout opened 50/1 touched 50/1
14th s.h Alajan (IRE) 11-7 J R Barry W J Fitzpatrick 4 25/1
Always towards rear opened 25/1 touched 25/1
15th 3 Morethanafeeling (IRE) 11-2 A Guerin (7) C P Donoghue 4 66/1
Always towards rear opened 66/1 touched 66/1
16th Victorian Lace (IRE) 11-2 Mr P Harty (7) E P Harty 4 66/1
Always behind opened 100/1 touched 100/1
17th 7 Kirk Session 11-7 K M Donoghue (5) A J Martin 4 50/1
Always behind opened 50/1 touched 50/1
18th 17 Links Course (IRE) 11-7 M P Walsh T Carberry 4 33/1
Always behind opened 33/1 touched 33/1
19th Sharpeye (IRE) 11-2 M Darcy Miss S J Harty 4 66/1
In touch, 8th 3 out, weakened before next opened 100/1 touched 100/1
20th 10 Saint By Day (IRE) 11-7 P W Flood M Halford 4 28/1
Mid-division, 9th approaching 3 out, soon weakened opened 33/1 touched 33/1
F Battling Boru (IRE) 11-7 B J Cooper (5) A Mullins 4 25/1
Prominent when fell 1st opened 33/1 touched 33/1
NR Beir Bua (IRE) 11-7 B J Geraghty Mrs J Harrington 4
NR Loch Long (IRE) 11-7 P Townend T Collins 4

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £1.30 Tote Place: £1.02,3.10,2.10
Straight Forecast: £9.89 Exacta: £11.30

Placepot: €1,591.80, Pool: €0.0

Verdict

An impressive performance from hurdling newcomer (and red-hot favourite) Hidden Universe although the standard of the opposition may suggest it wasn't a really strong race. Sent to the front from the flag-fall, Robbie McNamara got the four-year-old into a good rhythm and despite jumping out to his right at the odd hurdle, he basically had the race won turning for home. Still on the bridle, he made a slight mistake at the last but it didn't halt his progress significantly and he was eased down near the line for a bloodless success. As he was already prominent in the betting for various Cheltenham races, bookmakers were not over-zealous in their reaction and he remains a general 12-1 shot for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle. On this evidence the longer Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle would be well within his range in regards to stamina and that more open race may prove to be the better option, although he will need a stiffer examination of his credentials before March. Joe Smooth was not particularly well-fancied for his hurdling bow but ran with promise in second, and in turn was nicely clear of House Rules back in third. The runner-up had a big reputation before his two bumper runs but failed to fire, however this was much more like it.