Racing TV '12 Per Month This Weekend Only' Spring Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m

  • (4yo, 2m, Class 1, 9 runners)
  • Winner €75,000 2nd €25,000 3rd €12,500 4th €6,250 5th €3,750 6th €2,500
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 2.20s
  • Off time: 13:36:01
Full result
Result 13:35 Leopardstown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Vauban 9/4
2nd 2 Fil Dor 3 6/5f
3rd 4 Il Etait Temps 40/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 1
Dark blue, orange cross of lorraine & sleeves, quartered cap Ben Siegel (IRE) 74
  • T:N Meade
  • J:S W Flanagan
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
4 156 11-2 N Meade S W Flanagan
2 111
Red, white diamond, White sleeves, red diamonds, Red cap Fil Dor (FR) 41
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 111
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 141
4 156 11-2 G Elliott D N Russell 141
3 11
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Icare Allen (FR) 40
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 11
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2t
  • OR:
4 156 11-2 t W P Mullins M P Walsh
4 5-2
EMERALD GREEN & RED HALVED, emerald green sleeves & cap Il Etait Temps (FR) 261
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: 5-2
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
4 156 11-2 W P Mullins D E Mullins
5 1
Yellow, white chevron, white armlet, yellow cap The Tide Turns 19
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:J W Kennedy
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
4 156 11-2 G Elliott J W Kennedy
6 2
PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Vauban (FR) 36
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2t1
  • OR:
4 156 11-2 t1 W P Mullins P Townend
7 4524
RED & WHITE DIAMONDS, red sleeves, red cap, white diamonds Scenic Look (IRE) 41
  • T:M L Fagan
  • J:D J O'Keeffe
  • Form: 4524
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 116
4 149 10-9 M L Fagan D J O'Keeffe 116
8 1451
Maroon, light blue sleeves, maroon & grey striped cap Six Feet Apart (IRE) 8
  • T:J P O'Brien
  • J:J J Slevin
  • Form: 1451
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 116
4 149 10-9 J P O'Brien J J Slevin 116
9 1
Light blue, white spots, striped sleeves, light blue cap, white spots Vadaly (FR) 175
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:Rachael Blackmore
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR:
4 149 10-9 W P Mullins Rachael Blackmore

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2021   Quilixios
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:J W Kennedy
4 11-2 G Elliott J W Kennedy 4/6

In depth

Verdict

Vauban, a Listed winner on the Flat in France, started odds-on for his hurdling debut on heavy ground at Punchestown but couldn't quite get to grips with Pied Piper. The subsequent impressive victory of the winner at Cheltenham gave the form a massive boost and the winner's trainer takes Vauban on again with FIL DOR. A narrow winner over Lunar Power in a Fairyhouse Grade 3, he easily beat that rival in a Grade 2 here on St Stephen's Day and gets the nod. Icare Allen, a winning bumper in France, made an impressive hurdling debut here in December though takes a huge step-up in class as does The Tide Turns, a comfortable maiden winner at Punchestown.

Formwatch

Vauban (FR)4-9fav (11-2) Chased leaders, slight mistake 2nd, 4th halfway, 2nd 3 out, ridden entering straight, switched to inner and challenged before last, slight mistake last, under pressure in 2nd run-in, kept on well close home to press winner, 2nd of 20, 1/2l behind Pied Piper (11-2) at Punchestown 2m mdn hvy in Dec.

Fil Dor (FR)4-9fav (11-3) Tracked leader in 2nd, on terms 2 out, led travelling well before last, pushed out and went clear run-in, readily, won at Leopardstown 2m (1) sft in Dec beating Lunar Power (11-0) by 7l, 7 ran.

Il Etait Temps (FR)6-1 (10-1) Held up in mid-division, ridden and good headway from 2f out, stayed on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Il Est Divin (10-1) at Vichy 1m 4f hvy in May.

The Tide Turns9-4fav (11-9) Always prominent, 2nd halfway, disputed lead 3 out and led after next, pushed along and asserted approaching last, ridden and kept on run-in, won at Punchestown 2m mdn sft in Jan beating Hms Seahorse (11-9) by 2 3/4l, 20 ran.

Icare Allen (FR)13-8fav (11-2) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, headway before 2 out and soon 2nd, travelled well and led last, ridden to assert run-in and kept on well, won at Leopardstown 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Dec beating Privilege (11-2) by 3l, 18 ran.

Ben Siegel (IRE)4-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, went 2nd next, led on inner entering straight, went clear approaching last, stayed on well run-in, eased close home, easily, won at Punchestown 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Nov beating Prairie Dancer (11-2) by 4 1/2l, 20 ran.

Six Feet Apart (IRE)6-1 (10-12) Midfield, smooth progress to lead narrowly before 3 out, ridden after 2 out, all out, won at Doncaster 2m 1f lst fll (1) gd in Jan beating Sea Sessions (11-3) by shd, 6 ran.

Vadaly (FR)10-1 (10-5) Held up in mid-division, headway to lead 3 out, hard ridden and stayed on after last, won at Dieppe 2m 1f sft in Aug beating Aurore Verte (11-2) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.

Scenic Look (IRE)100-1 (10-7) Held up in touch on outer, 3rd halfway, on terms 2 out, soon ridden and headed, no impression in 4th before last, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 13 1/4l behind Fil Dor (11-3) at Leopardstown 2m (1) sft in Dec.