February 05 / 13.35 Leopardstown

13.35 Leopardstown

Yielding

Racing TV “12 Euros Per Month This Weekend Only” Spring Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • Prize money: £61974.79
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 9 runners
  • Win time: 4m 2s
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Racing TV “12 Euros Per Month This Weekend Only” Spring Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

11/8 (Won)

  • Win: £2.80
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 2 BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Progressive in four-race Flat campaign in France last year, winning twice and signing off with a Listed success over 1m4f on soft; strongly fancied on Irish/hurdling debut at Punchestown, but did not get the best of runs and could not match Pied Piper who has given the form a major boost with a powerful display at Cheltenham; tongue-tie on now.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Punchestown

Vauban

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

1/2

1st

12

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Vauban

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Progressive four-race Flat campaign in France, winning on soft at 1m3f and 1m4f (Listed race) last two starts; couldn't quite match Pied Piper on hurdles debut at Punchestown (heavy) when the pair drew 15l clear of Tuesday's Fred Winter fourth HMS Seahorse; however, followed that with clearcut win over Fil Dor and hurdling newcomer Il Etait Temps in Grade 1 at Leopardstown (yielding; tongue-tied) six weeks ago and that's the best form in this line-up.

7/4

1st

6

5th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Leopardstown

Vauban

11st 2lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Progressive in four-race Flat campaign in France last year, winning twice and signing off with a Listed success over 1m4f on soft; strongly fancied on Irish/hurdling debut at Punchestown, but did not get the best of runs and could not match Pied Piper who has given the form a major boost with a powerful display at Cheltenham; tongue-tie on now.

11/8

5/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 111 CD

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict
Runner-up over 1m6f in France last June on only Flat start; impressive on hurdling debut at Down Royal in October, scoring by 16l from subsequent Aintree winner Sea Sessions; odds-on winner from Ben Siegel's stablemate Lunar Power in Grade 3 Fairyhouse and in Grade 2 event here at Christmas; stable won this last year and again has a powerful juvenile squad.
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2nd

1

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Punchestown

Fil Dor

11st 0lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

7/2

2nd

3

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Fil Dor

11st 0lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Runner-up over 1m6f in France last June on only Flat start; impressive on hurdling debut at Down Royal before accounting for Lunar Power in both a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse (on good; collared him close home) and Grade 2 at Leopardstown (soft; by 7l); that saw him 6-5 favourite for Grade 1 at Leopardstown (yielding) six weeks ago but he was beaten 3l by Vauban, every chance; work to do for win purposes, therefore, but he has pretty good each-way claims.

11/2

2nd

2

5th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Leopardstown

Fil Dor

11st 2lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

Runner-up over 1m6f in France last June on only Flat start; impressive on hurdling debut at Down Royal in October, scoring by 16l from subsequent Aintree winner Sea Sessions; odds-on winner from Ben Siegel's stablemate Lunar Power in Grade 3 Fairyhouse and in Grade 2 event here at Christmas; stable won this last year and again has a powerful juvenile squad.

5/4

50/1

  • Place: £6.10

Form: 5-2

Last run: 261 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Runner-up on the second of two 1m4f starts in France last spring; interesting prospect, but stable has stronger candidates for this.
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4th

3

30th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

17:00 Punchestown

Il Etait Temps

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

13/2

5th

5

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Il Etait Temps

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Runner-up at Vichy (1m4f, heavy) in the second of two French bumpers last spring; off until pitched in at the very deep end for Grade 1 at Leopardstown (2m, yielding) six weeks ago, when he was 40-1 and started in rear but began passing horses before two out and kept on admirably into third of nine; has nearly 6l to make up on Vauban and almost 3l on Fil Dor, but he must be open to marked improvement as that was his hurdling debut.

11/1

3rd

4

5th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Leopardstown

Il Etait Temps

11st 2lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Runner-up on the second of two 1m4f starts in France last spring; interesting prospect, but stable has stronger candidates for this.

50/1

Form: 1 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
77-rated Flat performer who raced exclusively on AW for Sir Mark Prescott (two wins from nine starts); picked up for 42,000gns in October; made competent start over hurdles when winning a maiden at Punchestown last month; should continue to pay his way, but hardly in the same league as stablemate Fil Dor.
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5th

4

2nd Jul 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 188y

17:35 Bellewstown

The Tide Turns

11st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

chased leaders, pushed along before 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, soon ridden but no extra, jumped left last, kept on

7/1

3rd

8

3rd Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

16:05 Fairyhouse

The Tide Turns

10st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

15th

2

15th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

The Tide Turns

11st 9lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Won two run-of-the-mill 1m4f AW handicaps when with Sir Mark Prescott; ridden out to beat HMS Seahorse (who is now 9lb better off) by just under 3l on hurdling debut on soft ground at Punchestown and has rather predictably come up short behind top-notchers in his two runs since; whether he's as well handicapped as some is open to debate; wears a first-time tongue-tie.

6/1

Form: 11 CD

Last run: 40 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Won AQPS event over 1m4f in France last August; had plenty to spare when winning a maiden here at Christmas; should be capable of holding his own in this grade.
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3rd

1

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:40 Fairyhouse

Icare Allen

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Debut APQS winner over 1m4f on soft; won Leopardstown maiden in December on Irish/hurdling debut; a shade disappointing in Leopardstown Grade 1 contest before a comfortable odds-on win in Grade 3 event at this venue; looked like he might need further when fourth to stablemate Vauban in Irish-dominated Triumph Hurdle, but should cope with these rivals.

4/7

4th

4

18th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 0f 179y

Class 1

13:30 Cheltenham

Icare Allen

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Bumper winner in France who's taken a maiden at Leopardstown and Grade 3 at Fairyhouse in his new career, the latter (on soft) easily at 4-9 three weeks ago; however, it was rather disappointing in Leopardstown Grade 1 on penultimate start that, having made a big move, he faded so markedly into fifth of nine when crossing swords with Vauban and others in this line-up.

16/1

1st

4

26th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 110y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Icare Allen

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Bumper winner in France and made a winning start for this yard with a maiden hurdle success at Leopardstown; even better form in defeat back at that venue last time when fifth of nine in a Grade 1 and should relish both a drop in class and more testing ground.

6/4

OUR TIP

Form: 1 D

Last run: 74 days

W: 11st 2lb

4 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Consistent and progressive on the Flat after reappearance last July, notching two wins and three places, and proving his effectiveness over 1m4f; made an excellent start over hurdles with an emphatic win in a 20-runner maiden at Punchestown in November; stable has a fine record in this age-group, but last success in this race was in 2004.
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5th

2

12th Feb 2022

Soft

1m 7f 131y

13:05 Naas

Ben Siegel

11st 4lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

78-rated Flat performer made a smart transition to hurdling when scoring at Punchestown two starts ago but failed to build on that as hoped when 22l-sixth in Leopardstown Grade 1 won by Vauban last week; has more ability than that suggests but must step up.

11/2

6th

1

5th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Leopardstown

Ben Siegel

11st 2lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Consistent and progressive on the Flat after reappearance last July, notching two wins and three places, and proving his effectiveness over 1m4f; made an excellent start over hurdles with an emphatic win in a 20-runner maiden at Punchestown in November; stable has a fine record in this age-group, but last success in this race was in 2004.

12/1

1st

1

23rd Nov 2021

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:00 Punchestown

Ben Siegel

11st 2lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Noel Meade

Consistent and progressive on the Flat since July, notching two wins and three places; stays 1m4f and appeals as a type who could make a useful juvenile hurdler for a stable with a long and proud history in this age-group.

9/2

Form: 1451 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Produced best effort so far when reversing previous Aintree form with fellow Irish challengers Sea Sessions and White Pepper at Doncaster eight days ago; beaten around 15l in fifth behind Fil Dor here at Christmas, leaving her with plenty to find; stable won this event in 2019 and 2020.
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8

26th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 0f 110y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Six Feet Apart

10st 11lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Highly tried filly who won a Listed juvenile hurdle at Doncaster by a short head last month (White Pepper back in third); no match for Vauban when beaten 27l in a Grade 1 since and needs to take her form to a new level to win this.

15/2

7th

8

5th Feb 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Leopardstown

Six Feet Apart

10st 9lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Produced best effort so far when reversing previous Aintree form with fellow Irish challengers Sea Sessions and White Pepper at Doncaster eight days ago; beaten around 15l in fifth behind Fil Dor here at Christmas, leaving her with plenty to find; stable won this event in 2019 and 2020.

40/1

1st

5

28th Jan 2022

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 1

13:50 Doncaster

Six Feet Apart

10st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Won on hurdle debut at Fairyhouse (2m, yielding) in November and respectable efforts the next twice, fourth to Sea Sessions at Aintree (2m1f, soft; Listed) then fifth to Triumph Hurdle favourite Fil Dor at Leopardstown (2m, soft; Grade 2); improvement needed in this line-up but the better ground could be a positive based on the evidence of her very light Flat career.

15/2

Form: 1

Last run: 175 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict
Ground was soft when she won on debut at Dieppe in August; another potentially interesting recruit for the champion trainer, but not likely to overtake Vauban and Icare Allen in the stable's pecking order at this stage.
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3rd

7

30th Jun 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

19:20 Tipperary

Vadaly

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

held up in midfield, headway 3 out, pressed leaders when mistake 2 out, soon ridden, switched left and went third before last, no extra run-in, no match for first two

16/1

8th

13

16th May 2022

Good

2m 6f 50y

18:30 Killarney

Vadaly

10st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: W P Mullins

11th

7

18th Apr 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Vadaly

11st 3lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

5/1

Form: 4524

Last run: 41 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Useful maiden; has been highly tried and ran at least as well as could have been expected when fourth at 100-1 in race won by Fil Dor here at Christmas; roughly 2l in front of subsequent winner Six Feet Apart then.
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10th

4

(9)

1st Jul 2022

Good

1m 3f 208y

20:00 Bellewstown

Scenic Look

10st 0lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Adrian Murray

prominent, pressed leaders when pushed along over 3f out, lost position when ridden and weakened under 3f out, eased final 110yds

14/1

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Payout
Exacta €59.00
Straight Forecast €54.40
Tricast €717.00
Trifecta €732.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Fil Dor

POSTDATA:

Vauban

TOPSPEED:

The Tide Turns

RP Ratings (IRE):

Fil Dor

The Irish Sun:

Vauban