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1:50 Leopardstown (IRE) 27 Dec 2018

Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)

(4yo+) 2m Good To Yielding 8 hurdles
1st €59,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €4,000 5th €2,000 6th €1,000


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
5 1110 140 130 148
b g Monsun (GER) - Aramina (GER) (In The Wings)
Raced in rear, closer after 2 out travelling well, switched right into 2nd approaching last where led, soon ridden clear, easily (op 11/2 tchd 5/1)
2  10
5 113 t 111 132
b m Saddex - Desimona (GER) (Monsun)
Held up in 4th, closer travelling well into 2nd on home turn, led before last where headed, soon no match for winner, kept on same pace in 2nd (op 9/4 tchd 2/1)
3  3 [13]
5 113 107 128
b m Yeats (IRE) - Connaught Hall (IRE) (Un Desperado)
Held up towards rear, closer after 2 out on outer to chase leaders, ridden in 3rd approaching last, soon no impression on principals, kept on same pace
4  [19½]
5 1110 t 142 106 129
b g Galileo (IRE) - Devoted To You (IRE) (Danehill Dancer)
Sweated up beforehand, led and soon 3 lengths clear, advantage reduced after 3 out, headed before last and soon weakened to 4th, no extra, injured heel (jockey said gelding travelling well during the race but found nothing in the straight. Vet said gelding had a wound on it's right hind heel) (op 5/2 tchd 11/4)
5  [22¾]
5 1110 102 125
b g Tiger Groom - Reine Tresor (FR) (Saint Cyrien)
Chased leader in 2nd, much closer to track leader after 3 out, pushed along and not quicken off home turn in 5th, soon no extra (op 4/1)
6  20 [42¾]
5 1110 133 77 105
b g Westerner - Long Acre (Mark Of Esteem)
Chased leaders in 3rd, closer after 3 out, ridden and not quicken approaching home turn where dropped to rear, not hard ridden before last, eased (op 9/1)
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