Leopardstown Handicap Chase (Grade A) 2m 5f

  • (5yo+, 2m 5f, 18 runners)
  • Winner €48,750 2nd €14,250 3rd €6,750 4th €2,250
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 56.70s
  • Off time: 14:47:57
Full result
Result 14:45 Leopardstown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 16 Farrells Fancy 9/1
2nd 12 Sweeney Tunes hd 16/1
3rd 11 Klepht 16/1
4th 17 Carlingford Lough 1 5/1j

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 13-118
Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 29
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 13-118
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 153
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 153 5/1j
2 386-1P
ROYAL BLUE, emerald green star, white cap, emerald green star Apt Approach (IRE) 28
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 386-1P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-5t
  • OR: 148
  • Naps:
10 159 11-5 t W P Mullins P Townend 148 16/1
3 F5U-54
BLUE, primrose striped sleeves & cap Organisedconfusion (IRE) 28
  • T:A L T Moore
  • J:Miss N Carberry
  • Form: F5U-54
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 A L T Moore Miss N Carberry 143 14/1
4 7712-0
Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Carrigmartin (IRE) 30
  • T:E P Harty
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 7712-0
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
8 149 10-9 E P Harty A P Crowe 138 25/1
5 0114/P
 Emerald green & orange hoops, red cap Thegreatjohnbrowne (IRE) 30
  • T:N Meade
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 0114/P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
9 147 10-7 N Meade P Carberry 136 20/1
6 32P311
WHITE, emerald green chevron, yellow sleeves & cap Canaly (IRE) 26
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 32P311
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
8 146 10-6 D T Hughes B J Cooper 135 10/1
7 4-1228
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Like Your Style (IRE) 30
  • T:E P Harty
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 4-1228
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-6t
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
9 146 10-6 t E P Harty M P Walsh 135 14/1
8 622315
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, yellow cap Dancing Tornado (IRE) 57
  • T:M Hourigan
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: 622315
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
12 145 10-5 M Hourigan A P Heskin 134 25/1
9 512FP4
Orange, purple cross sashes, quartered cap Ballyadam Brook (IRE) 20
  • T:T O'Brien
  • J:T J Doyle
  • Form: 512FP4
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
9 144 10-4 T O'Brien T J Doyle 133 33/1
10 92356
BLACK & YELLOW QUARTERED, black sleeves, emerald green seams, yellow cap, black star Questions Answered (IRE) 30
  • T:E McNamara
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 92356
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
8 144 10-4 E McNamara D J Condon 133 9/1
11 323173
Light blue, royal blue cross sashes, quartered cap Klepht (IRE) 20
  • T:T Mullins
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 323173
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-3t
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
8 143 10-3 t T Mullins A E Lynch 132 16/1
12 3/0-13
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Sweeney Tunes 69
  • T:P Nolan
  • J:M N Doran
  • Form: 3/0-13
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
7 143 10-3 P Nolan M N Doran (5) 132 16/1
13 20-7P1
RED, yellow star & sleeves, red cap, white stars Jack Absolute (IRE) 30
  • T:J J Walsh
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 20-7P1
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-2p
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
10 142 10-2 p J J Walsh B T O'Connell 131 25/1
14 U3P-50
YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Glam Gerry (IRE) 30
  • T:C A Murphy
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: U3P-50
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
9 140 10-0 C A Murphy D E Mullins 129 9/1
15 91344
Maroon, white cross of lorraine, white sleeves, maroon chevrons, white cap Sweet My Lord (FR) 57
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 91344
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-13
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
7 139 9-13 W P Mullins D J Casey 128 10/1
16 2-6149
ROYAL BLUE & RED DIABOLO, red sleeves, quartered cap Farrells Fancy (IRE) 30
  • T:T O'Brien
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 2-6149
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
9 137 9-11 T O'Brien M A Enright (5) 126 9/1
17 113357
Emerald Green & Orange hoops, Royal Blue cap Carlingford Lough (IRE) 31
  • T:J E Kiely
  • J:N P Madden
  • Form: 113357
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
7 136 9-10 J E Kiely N P Madden 124 5/1j
18 37-753
WHITE & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap On The Way Out (IRE) 31
  • T:J E Kiely
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: 37-753
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
10 136 9-10 J E Kiely P T Enright 123 20/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Seabass (IRE)
  • T:T M Walsh
  • J:Ms K Walsh
9 10-7 T M Walsh Ms K Walsh 7/1
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In depth

Verdict

Glam Gerry is generally to be feared around here though he's 21lb higher than when last successful on the track. Hidden Cyclone was attempting 3m for the first time in the Lexus and didn't stay though his jumping let him down. He's a class act at his best and shouldn't be far away but Organisedconfusion has struggled at the weights since winning the Irish National in 2011. Canaly is going well though this will be his first start in a handicap over fences and though the veteran Dancing Tornado is capable of winning from this mark he was well beaten in the race a year ago. The novice Sweet My Lord may not have enough experience and though that remark could also apply to CARLINGFORD LOUGH it's John Kiely's charge who is handed the vote. A progressive hurdler, he's taking his time to find his feet over fences but was noted staying on strongly when tackling 2m1f on his handicap debut here last month and looks to have been laid out for this.

Formwatch

Farrells Fancy (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Led, headed after 6th, regained lead 4 out, hampered by loose horse and headed after 2 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra in 5th last, kept on one pace, 9th of 28, 25l behind Colbert Station (10-11) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec.

Sweeney Tunes 12-1 (11-3) Chased leader in 2nd, 3rd from 5th, disputed 3rd from 7th, mistake 4 out, challenged 3 out, ridden in 3rd before straight, no extra and kept on one pace, 3rd of 4, 31l behind Back In Focus (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 6f nov chs G2 (1) hvy in Nov.

Klepht (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) In rear, 10th 2 out, soon ridden, went 3rd at last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Beneficial Spirit (10-3) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-130.

Carlingford Lough (IRE) 11-4fav (10-9) Held up towards rear, ridden from 2 out, moderate 9th approaching last, kept on, 7th of 16, 9l behind Jacksonslady (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Dec.

Glam Gerry (IRE) 6-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden before 2 out, no extra in 6th last, kept on one pace, 10th of 28, 28l behind Colbert Station (10-11) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec.

Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Prominent racing keenly, not jump fluently, led 7th, strongly pressed and headed 2 out, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Tidal Bay (11-10) at Leopardstown 3m chs G1 (1) sft in Dec.

Questions Answered (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, 12th 3 out, ridden into 9th entering straight, 7th last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 6th of 28, 16l behind Colbert Station (10-11) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec.

On The Way Out (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Always prominent, ledft 3rd 5 out, 2nd from next, challenged 2 out, led entering straight, soon strongly pressed, headed last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Jacksonslady (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Dec.

Organisedconfusion (IRE) 6-1fav (10-7) Mid-division, headway into 6th 2 out, ridden entering straight, kept on same pace into 4th last, 4th of 30, 3 1/2l behind Prince Rudi (10-6) at Leopardstown 3m hcp hdl sft in Dec.

Dancing Tornado (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, 7th 3 out, staying on at one pace when slow last, 5th of 11, 12l behind Bishopsfurze (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f hdl in Nov.

Apt Approach (IRE) 6-1fav (11-2) Always towards rear, pulled up before last, in a race won by Prince Rudi (10-6) at Leopardstown 3m hcp hdl sft in Dec, 30 ran.

Ballyadam Brook (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Led and clear early, headed 6th, soon 4th, ridden 3 out, kept on one paced in 4th straight, 4th of 7, 20l behind Marito (11-8) at Naas 2m nov chs.

Like Your Style (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 17th and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace entering straight, 8th of 28, 23l behind Colbert Station (10-11) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec.

Canaly (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, headway to join issue 3 out and ridden to lead early straight, driven out and kept on run-in, won at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Dec beating Mallowney (10-2) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.

Carrigmartin (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 2 out, last of 17, 45l behind Cairdin (10-12) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft in Dec.

Thegreatjohnbrowne (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Colbert Station (10-11) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec, 28 ran.

Jack Absolute (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, moderate 6th before straight, no impression in moderate 3rd before 2 out, left in front and stayed on well from last, won at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec beating Tullintain (10-5) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.

Sweet My Lord (FR) 6-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders in 5th, 4th 4 out, 3rd and appeared to be travelling best after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon no extra under pressure, 4th of 11, 8l behind Bishopsfurze (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f hdl in Nov.