Sandyford Handicap Chase (0-123) 2m 1f

  • (5yo+, 2m 1f, 8 runners)
  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 23.80s
  • Off time: 14:00:47
Full result
Result 14:00 Leopardstown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Treat Yourself 2/1f
2nd 6 Golden Ticket 9 11/2
3rd 4 The Way We Were 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 13-5583
ROYAL BLUE, yellow chevron, yellow seams on sleeves, quartered cap Barneys Honour (IRE) 14
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:Ms L O'Neill
  • Form: 13-5583
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 p G Elliott Ms L O'Neill (7) 123 8/1
2 790-548
Light blue, light blue & yellow striped sleeves, yellow cap, light blue star Back To Balloo (IRE) 29
  • T:C A McBratney
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 790-548
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 C A McBratney D J Casey 118 7/1
3 2-94094
ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Character Actor (IRE) 21
  • T:A Kennedy
  • J:M J Ferris
  • Form: 2-94094
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-5h
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
10 159 11-5 h A Kennedy M J Ferris 116 16/1
4 77-5764
Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap The Way We Were (IRE) 26
  • T:E J O'Grady
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 77-5764
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 E J O'Grady M P Walsh 116 4/1
5 0-40522
LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE STRIPES, black & red striped cap Treat Yourself (IRE) 21
  • T:A L T Moore
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 0-40522
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 A L T Moore D N Russell 115 2/1f
6 90-4106
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Golden Ticket (AUS) 21
  • T:C Roche
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 90-4106
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-3t
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
8 157 11-3 t C Roche A P McCoy 114 11/2
7 65P602
Dark green, maroon disc, white cap Heavenly Brook (IRE) 8
  • T:N Henley
  • J:S A Shortall
  • Form: 65P602
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
10 155 11-1 N Henley S A Shortall (7) 112 6/1
9 P00035
YELLOW, dark blue seams, white cap, dark blue star Hans Crescent (FR) 22
  • T:M Hourigan
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: P00035
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-11b
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
9 151 10-11 b M Hourigan A P Heskin 108 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
8 304F81
Slew Charm (FR) 44
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Mrs S Dawson
  • J:Mr N McParlan
  • Form: 304F81
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
12 Mrs S Dawson Mr N McParlan 111 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Competitive Edge (IRE)
  • T:C O'Dwyer
  • J:A P McCoy
6 11-5 C O'Dwyer A P McCoy 33/10
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In depth

Verdict

Slew Charm was fortunate to win at Downpatrick as Hold Em Cowboy would have won easily but for tipping up. But the latter has gained compensation so the form should stand up. TREAT YOURSELF was having just his fourth start over fences when narrowly beaten by the in-form Luke's Benefit at Naas and Arthur Moore's dual hurdles winner can go one better. Character Actor wasn't far behind in that latter race and should get involved but Golden Ticket had every chance and looks held. Barney's Honour is 21lb higher than his last winning mark over fences while The Way We Were looks held on a line through Luke's Benefit. Heavenly Way probably ran his best race over fences at Naas last week though it wasn't much of a contest.

Formwatch

Slew Charm (FR) 18-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, progress into 5th and ridden briefly 4 out, led next, soon strongly pressed, left clear 2 out, ridden and kept on run-in, reduced advantage closing stages, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Dec beating Tipped Up Harry (11-9) by 6l, 9 ran.

Treat Yourself (IRE) 9-4fav (11-2) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, close 4th and ridden on outer next, disputing 2nd at last, kept on in 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Luke's Benefit (11-1) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-130 sft.

Golden Ticket (AUS) 10-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, ridden 3 out, 7th next, no extra, 6th of 9, 6l behind Luke's Benefit (11-1) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-130 sft.

The Way We Were (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, ridden 3 out, moderate 7th next, moderate 4th at last, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 12l behind Luke's Benefit (11-0) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Dec.

Character Actor (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, closer in 5th 3 out, ridden in close 5th next, close enough 5th at last, no extra run-in, 4th of 9, 3l behind Luke's Benefit (11-1) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-130 sft.

Barneys Honour (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Soon mid-division, improved to track leaders before 7th, dropped to moderate 4th 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 25l behind She's Got Grit (9-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 sft.

Heavenly Brook (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, moderate 6th approaching 3rd, closer order before straight, challenged and on terms 2 out, 2nd before last, kept on one pace run-in, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Reality Dose (10-6) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-109 sft.

Hans Crescent (FR) 11-2 (10-7) Chased leaders, not fluent 4 out, soon ridden along, 5th 3 out, no impression when got slight bump 2 out, no extra, 5th of 11, 27l behind Playing (10-13) at Cork 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy.

Back To Balloo (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) In rear, 7th halfway, 6th 3 out, pushed along entering straight and no impression when fell last, remounted to finish completely tailed off, last of 8, well behind Djakadam (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m 3f beg chs in Dec.