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2:30 Leopardstown (IRE) 29 Dec 2018

Ryanair Hurdle (Grade 1)

(4yo+) 2m Good To Yielding 8 hurdles
1st €73,750 2nd €23,750 3rd €11,250 4th €5,000 5th €2,500 6th €1,250


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
5 1110 156 129 159
b g Doctor Dino(FR) - Saaryeh (Royal Academy)
Waited with towards rear, last 4 out, headway in 5th going well after 2 out to lead before last where edged slightly left, ridden clear run-in where edged left and kept on well (op 6/1 tchd 7/1)
8 1110 164 124 155
b g Galileo(IRE) - Distinctive Look(IRE) (Danehill)
Chased leader, 2nd halfway, close 2nd before 2 out where not fluent and lost place, pushed along in 3rd after 2 out and short of room on inner before last, soon switched right in 4th and ridden, ran on from last into 2nd run-in, not trouble winner (op 4/1)
3  [5½]
8 1110 t 142 122 153
ch g Robin Des Champs(FR) - Connaught Hall(IRE) (Un Desperado)
Led and clear, over 4 lengths clear at halfway, slight mistake 4 out, pressed closely 2 out where mistake, headed narrowly between last 2, remained prominent far side until no impression on winner after last where dropped to 3rd (op 50/1)
4  2 [7½]
6 1110 165 120 151
ch g Medicean - Night Teeny (Platini)
Held up behind leaders, mistake in 4th 4 out, took closer order behind leaders after 2 out, hampered slightly between horses before last and dropped to 5th, ridden and kept on again run-in into 4th final strides (op 11/4)
5  nk [7¾]
6 1110 163 119 151
ch g Germany(USA) - Dun Dun(IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, going well in 2nd from 2 out and led narrowly briefly between last 2, headed under pressure before last where slightly impeded briefly, no extra and weakened into 4th run-in, denied 4th final strides (op 6/4 tchd 11/8)
6  [9]
7 1110 158 118 149
gr g Al Namix(FR) - Arnette(FR) (Denham Red)
Settled in rear, took closer order in 6th 4 out, pushed along after 2 out and no impression before last where slight mistake, kept on one pace run-in (op 11/1 tchd 12/1)
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