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Hattons Grace Hurdle Stats
Tue, Dec 4th, 2012

The Hattons Grace Hurdle is a Grade 1 race run over 2 miles 4 furlongs at Fairyhouse as part of their big winter meeting. The 2012 renewal was won by Zaidpour - giving jockey Ruby Walsh a 115th Grade 1 Win.  After the race owner Rich Ricci commented "It was nice to get a Grade One win with him outside of novice company - he deserved it ". Niall Cronin in the Irish Herald puts that in context:

"A look back on Zaidpour's form makes that point hard to argue with. Since winning the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle on the same card two years ago, Zaidpour has won four - three Grade Twos - and finished second four times. First Lieutenant, Oscars Well, Hurricane Fly and Thousand Stars are a fair bunch of horses to finish second to and any beast could be forgiven for coming up short against such a selection over the space of a couple of seasons."

Punters thinking of backing Zaidpour for the World Hurdle should note Ricci also said  "I think the ground has to be fairly soft for us to be thinking about taking on Big Buck's at Cheltenham, though, I am being realistic." 

Hattons Grace Hurdle 2012 Result

Pos

Dist

Horse

Trainer

Age

Weight

Jockey

SP

1st

Zaidpour (FR)

W P Mullins

6

11-10

R Walsh

7-4

2nd

Monksland (IRE)

N Meade

5

11-10

P Carberry

4-1

3rd

Voler La Vedette (IRE)

C A Murphy

8

11-3 t

A E Lynch

7-4

4th

So Young (FR)

W P Mullins

6

11-10

P Townend

9-2

5th

21

 Si C'etait Vrai (FR)

D T Hughes

6

11-10

D N Russell

33-1

Hattons Grace 2012 Video

Hattons Grace Hurdle Winners

Year

Winner

Odds

Trainer

Age

WT

OR

Jockey

2011

Voler La Vedette (IRE)

7-4

Murphy, C A

7

11-3

151

Lynch, A E

2010

Hurricane Fly (IRE)

11-4

Mullins, W P

6

11-10

166

Townend, P

2009

Oscar Dan Dan (IRE)

11-2

Mullins, Tom

7

11-10

144

Russell, D N

2008

Catch Me (GER)

7-4

OGrady, E J

6

11-10

151

McNamara, A J

2007

Aitmatov (GER)

2-1

Meade, Noel

6

11-10

156

Carberry, P

2006

Brave Inca (IRE)

100-30

Murphy, C A

8

11-12

167

McCoy, A P

2005

Solerina (IRE)

6-4

Bowe, James

8

11-7

158

Hutchinson, G T

2004

Solerina (IRE)

4-5

Bowe, James

7

11-7

154

Hutchinson, G T

2003

Solerina (IRE)

7-4

Bowe, James

6

11-7

148

Hutchinson, G T

2002

Limestone Lad (IRE)

8-15

Bowe, James

10

11-12

164

Geraghty, B J

2001

Limestone Lad (IRE)

9-4

Bowe, James

9

11-12

157

Carberry, P

2000

Youlneverwalkalone (IRE)

5-4

Roche, C

6

11-12

142

ODwyer, C

1999

Limestone Lad (IRE)

13-8

Bowe, James

7

11-9

158

McGovern, S M

1998

Istabraq (IRE)

1-5

OBrien, A P

6

12-0

164

Swan, C F

1997

Istabraq (IRE)

1-3

OBrien, A P

5

12-0

0

Swan, C F

 

 

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