Underwriting Exchange Dan Moore Memorial Handicap Chase (Grade A) 2m 1f
- (4yo+, 2m 1f, 13 runners)
- Winner €59,999 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000 5th €2,000 6th €1,000
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 23.10s
- Off time: 14:20:08
|2nd||8 Competitive Edge||6||7/2f|
Majala (FR) 23
|8||164 11-10 t||T R George||P J Brennan||148||9/1|
Savello (IRE) 24
|8||162 11-8 h||A J Martin||B J Cooper||146||8/1|
|9||161 11-7||E J O'Grady||M P Walsh||145||12/1|
Lastoftheleaders (IRE) 23
|11||158 11-4 h||A J Martin||D N Russell||142||8/1|
Turban (FR) 15
|7||156 11-2||W P Mullins||R Walsh||140||11/2|
Competitive Edge (IRE) 23
|7||152 10-12||C O'Dwyer||A P McCoy||136||7/2f|
Fosters Cross (IRE) 36
|12||151 10-11||T Mullins||M P Fogarty||135||20/1|
Shrapnel (IRE) 24
|8||151 10-11 pt||G Elliott||R C Colgan||135||14/1|
Perfect Smile (IRE) 24
|9||148 10-8||N Meade||P Carberry||132||6/1|
Harpsy Cord (IRE) 23
|8||146 10-6||H de Bromhead||A E Lynch||130||12/1|
Il Fenomeno (ITY) 22
|8||143 10-3 b||N Meade||Mr J J Burke (7)||123||18/1|
Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 24
|11||143 10-3||P J Rothwell||A Ring (7)||121||25/1|
Cadspeed (FR) 29
|11||143 10-3||W P Mullins||P Townend||121||12/1|
||9||1013||J P Dempsey||Andrew J McNamara||137||NR|
||6||1012||D T Hughes||B J Geraghty||136||NR|
This was run at Punchestown last year and won by LASTOFTHELEADERS from just 4lb lower. He looks to have been laid out for another crack by Arthur Moore and last month's run over hurdles will have put him spot-on. Tom George sends Majala from the UK and the Grade 2 winning novice should prove a threat as he's been competing at a much higher level. Savello was conceding masses of weight all round when a close third to King Vuvuzela at Leopardstown while the lightly-raced and progressive Turban will have come on for his recent run over timber at Cork, his first start since last May. Beneficial Spirit ran two fine races on this track around this time a year ago though is better handicapped over hurdles as is Competitive Edge, though the latter was in very good form over fences at this time last year.
Jacksonslady (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Soon mid-division, 14th early, no extra approaching 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Rockyaboya (10-3) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec, 28 ran.
Art Of Logistics (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Chased leaders in 4th, closer entering straight, ridden and no impression before last, no extra run-in,, 4th of 6, 20l behind Defy Logic (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 1f nov chs Grade 1 (4yo+) (1) sft in Dec.
Turban (FR) 8-13fav (11-5) Led, not fluent 1st, pressed and slight mistake 3 out, soon joined, slight mistake 2 out and narrowly headed, not as quick as winner and kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Waaheb (11-9) at Cork 2m hdl hvy.
Competitive Edge (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Towards rear, brought down 6 out, in a race won by Rockyaboya (10-3) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec, 28 ran.
Lastoftheleaders (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Led, clear, tended to jump right, not fluent 3 out, soon reduced lead, clear again straight, slow jump last, soon headed and no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Rocky Wednesday (10-11) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Dec.
Torphichen 20-1 (11-9) Held up, closer in 4th 3 out, disputing 3rd when left in that position from 2 out, soon no impression, kept on, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Marito (11-9) at Tramore 2m 5f lst chs (1) hvy.
Il Fenomeno (ITY) 5-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, 5th 3 out, went moderate 4th straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace,, 4th of 13, 21l behind Page Turner (11-5) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Harpsy Cord (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, disputed halfway, 4th 6 out, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Make A Track (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec, 16 ran.
Perfect Smile (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, blundered 2 out and not recover, eased,, 12th of 14, well behind King Vuvuzela (10-0) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Dec.
Fosters Cross (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Prominent, on terms 3 out, narrowly headed next, soon dropped to 3rd and no impression, left moderate 2nd and kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 11, 10l behind Upazo (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m hdl in Dec.
Savello (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, 4th 3 out, progress to dispute briefly last, 3rd early run-in and no extra final 100 yards,, 3rd of 14, 5l behind King Vuvuzela (10-0) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Dec.
Majala (FR) 9-4 (11-12) Blundered 1st, made most to 5 out, outpaced in 3rd before next, rallied and 4 lengths down in 2nd when fell 3 out, in a race won by Pepite Rose (11-2) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft in Dec, 5 ran.
Shrapnel (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Prominent, not fluent 1st, not fluent 5 out, no extra under pressure approaching straight, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind The Paparrazi Kid (11-6) at Limerick 2m 3f nov chs Grade 2 (1) hvy in Dec.
Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Tracked leader in 2nd, led entering straight, challenged and headed before last, no impression on winner run-in,, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Sea Light (10-10) at Leopardstown 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Dec.
Cadspeed (FR) 8-1 (11-12) Disputed lead, headed 4th, 3rd 4 out, ridden from next, kept on one paced in 3rd from 2 out, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Ned Buntline (11-12) at Navan 2m 1f beg chs sft in Dec.