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1:20 Leopardstown (IRE) 28 Dec 2017

Squared Financial Christmas Hurdle (Grade 1)

(4yo+) 3m Soft 12 hurdles
1st €50,150 2nd €16,150 3rd €7,650 4th €3,400 5th €1,700


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
5 113 t 158 89 156
b m Saddler Maker (IRE) - Apple's For Ever (FR) (Nikos)
Led narrowly until joined 1st, led narrowly after 3rd, joined after 4th and headed next, going well in 2nd from last, ridden along run-in and ran on well to lead close home (op 8/11 tchd 8/13)
2  ½
7 1110 159 96 163
b g Galileo (IRE) - Distinctive Look (IRE) (Danehill)
Tracked leader until disputed lead 1st, settled in 2nd after 3rd until disputed lead after next and led 5th, pushed along before last, soon ridden and strongly pressed long run-in, kept on well under pressure until headed close home (op 7/1 tchd 15/2)
3  [5¼]
4 115 146 87 153
b g Turtle Bowl (IRE) - Brouhaha (FR) (American Post)
Waited with towards rear, raced keenly early and not fluent 4th, left 3rd at 5th, going well in 3rd after last, ridden behind leaders entering final furlong and soon no extra, kept on same pace
4  8 [13¼]
6 113 144 78 144
b m Yeats (IRE) - Feathard Lady (IRE) (Accordion)
Chased leaders, hampered slightly by faller at 5th, close 3rd before 8th, pushed along in rear after last and no impression on leaders long run-in, kept on one pace in 4th closing stages (op 33/1)
5  12 [25¼]
9 1110 155 74 140
b g Milan - La Noire (IRE) (Phardante)
Held up towards rear, hampered slightly by faller at 5th, improved to dispute 3rd briefly before last, ridden along run-in and soon no impression in rear, weakened (op 12/1)
7 1110 164
b g Authorized (IRE) - Zam Zoom (IRE) (Dalakhani)
Held up behind leaders, 3rd when fell 5th, fatally injured (op 3/1 tchd 4/1)
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