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2:00 Leopardstown (IRE) 29 Dec 2013

Ryanair Hurdle (Grade 1)

(4yo+) 2m Soft 8 hurdles
1st €60,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000 5th €2,000


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
9 1110 175 138 168
b g Montjeu (IRE) - Scandisk (IRE) (Kenmare)
Held up at moderate early pace, in rear of quintet at halfway, closer in 4th before 2 out and soon closed on outer travelling best to lead narrowly at last, ridden clear run-in and kept on well (op 5/4)
5 1110 161 135 165
b g Milan - La Noire (IRE) (Phardante)
Held up at moderate early pace, not fluent 2nd, moderate 3rd halfway, went 2nd 4 out, closed on leader into straight, soon short of room between horses and switched in 4th before last where not fluent, ridden into 2nd final 100yds, not trouble winner (op 9/4)
3  [5¾]
4 117 161 128 159
b g Jeremy (USA) - Flamands (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Chased leader in 2nd at moderate early pace, took keen hold, moderate 4th halfway, closed in 3rd from 2 out, got on terms between last 2 and soon strongly pressed, headed narrowly last and soon no impression on winner, dropped to 3rd final 100yds (op 9/4)
4  [9½]
12 1110 149 127 158
b g Germany (USA) - Elea Victoria (IRE) (Sharp Victor)
Held up at moderate early pace until quickened tempo to lead after 1st, soon clear, not fluent 2nd, reduced advantage when mistake 2 out, strongly pressed into straight and headed before last, no extra in 4th run-in
5  4 [13½]
9 1110 164 122 154
gr g Grey Risk (FR) - Livaniana (FR) (Saint Estephe)
Led at moderate early pace until headed after 1st, moderate 2nd halfway, lost place 4 out and dropped to 4th before next, no impression on principals from 2 out, kept on same pace from last (op 33/1)
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