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2:00 Leopardstown (IRE) 28 Dec 2019

Frank Ward Memorial Hurdle (Grade 1)

(4yo+) 3m Soft 12 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
7 113 tp1 157 93 155
b m Saddler Maker (IRE) - Apple's For Ever (FR) (Nikos)
Made all, narrow advantage before 1st, jumped right at times, over 1 length clear 4 out, extended advantage after 3 out, still going well after next, driven and clear between last 2, stayed on strongly run-in, easily (op 11/4)
2  17
11 1110 tp 153 85 145
b g Sir Harry Lewis (USA) - Red Nose Lady (Teenoso)
Waited with, not fluent in 5th at 2nd, took closer order in 3rd after 3 out, slight mistake next, ridden into moderate 2nd before last where no impression on easy winner, kept on same pace run-in (op 15/2 tchd 7/1)
3  [20¾]
8 1110 158 82 141
b g Mount Nelson - Serrenia (IRE) (High Chaparral)
Held up towards rear, raced keenly early, last after 5th, not fluent 8th, headway into 5th after 3 out, pushed along after next and progress into moderate 3rd before last where no impression on easy winner, kept on same pace (op 7/2)
4  [23]
8 1110 157 80 139
b g Coastal Path - Oasice (FR) (Robin Des Champs)
Chased leaders in 3rd, jumped big 5th, pushed along and weakened to rear after 3 out, no impression trailing in 6th after next, kept on again from before last into moderate 4th run-in (jockey said gelding never travelled) (op 7/4 tchd 11/8)
5  [25¼]
10 1110 150 78 138
b g Old Vic - Killultagh Dawn (IRE) (Phardante)
Tracked leader, over 1 length behind 4 out, driven in 2nd before 2 out and no impression on easy winner, weakened into 4th before last and dropped to moderate 5th run-in (op 12/1 tchd 10/1)
6  12 [37¼]
6 1110 140 67 127
b g Magadan (IRE) - Phenyl Des Mottes (FR) (Bonnet Rouge)
Chased leaders in 4th, pushed along in 4th before 2 out and soon weakened
9 1110 t 125
b g Lavirco (GER) - Latitude (FR) (Kadalko)
In rear, mistakes 1st and 3rd, 6th after 5th, mistake in rear at 7th and rider lost left iron briefly, weakened and lost touch from before 8th where mistake, pulled up before 4 out
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