Ryanair Hurdle
Grade 1, Leopardstown
€100,000 added,
4yo plus,
2m, Class 1
Sunday 29th December 2013

Free Racing Tips

1 Hurricane Fly 11/10F
2 Jezki 15/8
3 Our Conor 3/1
5 ran Distances: 2½l, 3¼l, 3¾l
TIME 3m 59.80s (slow by 14.80s)

Hurricane Fly gave the young pretenders a beating as he landed the 18th Grade One victory of his illustrious career in the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown.

Hurricane Fly
© Caroline Norris

The veteran Captain Cee Bee led for much of the way in the two-mile contest, but when the race began in earnest as they entered the straight the big three of Our Conor, Jezki and Hurricane Fly were all on the premises and ready to attack.

© Caroline Norris

Ruby Walsh unleashed 11-10 favourite Hurricane Fly down the outside to take it up at the final flight and the dual Champion Hurdle hero asserted on the run-in to beat Jezki, who was squeezed for room when trying to challenge, with Our Conor in third place.

Free Racing Tips

The Ryanair Hurdle
2m , Race Value: €100,000
5 ran
Going: Soft

  Horse Trainer Jockey Odds
Hurricane Fly
b g Montjeu - Scandisk
9, 11-10
W.P. Mullins R. Walsh 11/10 F
2½ l
b g Milan (GB) - La Noire
5, 11-10
Mrs John Harrington A.P. McCoy 15/8
3¼ l
Our Conor
b g Jeremy (USA) - Flamands
4, 11-7
D. T. Hughes D.E. Mullins 3/1
3¾ l
Captain Cee Bee
b g Germany (USA) - Elea Victoria
12, 11-10
Edward P.Harty M.P. Walsh 66/1
4 l
Thousand Stars (FR)
gr g Grey Risk (FR) - Livaniana (FR)
9, 11-10
W.P. Mullins P. Townend 25/1