Leopardstown Racecourse Handicap Chase (0-123) 2m 5f
- (5yo+, 2m 5f, 12 runners)
- Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 37.10s
- Off time: 15:41:05
|1st||7 Wrong Turn||9/4f|
Tabhachtach (IRE) 50
|7||163 11-9||S Slevin||Mr M T Slevin (7)||120||8/1|
Mr Goodenough (IRE) 21
|10||162 11-8||J F Robinson||B R Dalton (3)||119||33/1|
Knocklong (IRE) 21
|6||160 11-6||C Roche||A P McCoy||117||5/1|
Mackeys Forge (IRE) 28
|10||160 11-6 p||D T Hughes||B J Cooper||117||8/1|
A Fine Young Man (IRE) 15
|9||159 11-5||M Hourigan||B J Geraghty||116||10/1|
Prince Of Milan (IRE) 15
|9||158 11-4||A Slattery||M Darcy||115||25/1|
Wrong Turn (IRE) 28
|8||158 11-4||A J Martin||R Walsh||115||9/4f|
Corskeagh Royale (IRE) 15
|11||155 11-1 p||N Meade||P Carberry||112||20/1|
Down Under (IRE) 28
|7||150 10-10||F Flood||M P Walsh||107||11/1|
Sterling Stuff (IRE) 20
|7||147 10-7||R Tyner||P T Enright||104||4/1|
Crowded Room (IRE) 15
|8||145 10-5 p||M Cunningham||M J Bolger||102||16/1|
Drive On Jim (IRE) 14
|11||145 10-5 t||Denis Hogan||D G Hogan||102||50/1|
||6||112||A L T Moore||D N Russell||113||NR|
||10||107 b||G Elliott||John Winston||104||NR|
Tabhachtach was very unlucky when coming to grief at the last at Navan with the race in safe-keeping. To compound the misery he's been raised 6lb though his rider's claim takes care of the extra. WRONG TURN, who had fallen on his two previous starts after scoring at Killarney, had today's rival Mackeys Forge a neck behind over the course and distance last month but would have won more comfortably but for interference. He's gone up 8lb and should confirm the form and take this. Hold Em Cowboy looks a big threat despite a 10lb rise for scoring at Fairyhouse as he's in very good shape at present. Sterling Stuff hasn't had much racing and has failed to complete in two of his last three but he won the other in great style and is a danger to all if getting round.
Mitebeall Forluck 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, 8th entering straight and progress to go 5th at last, under pressure and no impression run-in,, 4th of 14, 6l behind King Vuvuzela (10-0) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Dec.
Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 9-4fav (10-4) Mid-division, headway into 5th 4 out, closer in 3rd when slight mistake 2 out, led travelling well before last, pushed out and kept on well run-in, won at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-116 sft beating In Great Form (11-8) by 5l, 15 ran.
Wrong Turn (IRE) 5-1fav (11-0) Mid-division early, chased leaders from 4th, 5th halfway, progress into close 3rd 2 out, narrow lead entering straight, disputed last, ridden and kept on well run-in to edge ahead, won at Leopardstown 2m 5f cond hcp chs 0-116 in Dec beating Mackeys Forge (11-10) by nk, 18 ran.
Tabhachtach (IRE) 9-4fav (11-10) Mid-division on inner, closer in 5th at 7th, pushed along in 4th 3 out, led before 2 out, ridden clear and 4L advantage when fell at last, in a race won by Good Egg (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Dec, 19 ran.
Knocklong (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, close 4th 3 out, soon ridden, 3rd next, disputing 2nd at last, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Luke's Benefit (11-1) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-130 sft.
Down Under (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up, hampered and unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Wrong Turn (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 5f cond hcp chs 0-116 in Dec, 18 ran.
Mackeys Forge (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Mid-division, progress into 5th 3 out, improved to challenge entering straight, ridden and disputed last, close 2nd and held run-in, 2nd of 18, nk behind Wrong Turn (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 5f cond hcp chs 0-116 in Dec.
Mr Goodenough (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, ridden 3 out, soon no impression, never a factor, 8th of 9, 24l behind Luke's Benefit (11-1) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-130 sft.
Sterling Stuff (IRE) 7-4fav (11-6) Mid-division, 7th halfway, closer 3 out and 4th entering straight, ridden to challenge when mistake and unseated rider last, in a race won by Bothair Clei (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy, 16 ran.
Crowded Room (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, moderate 5th halfway, closer in 4th 4 out, ridden 3 out, soon no extra and kept on one pace, 6th of 19, 35l behind Too Late To Sell (10-1) at Punchestown 3m 1f.
A Fine Young Man (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear early, mid-division in 8th halfway, 6th 3 out, ridden in 5th next, under pressure in 4th before last, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 7l behind Annie Oakley (10-4) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl.
Prince Of Milan (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Led, headed 5th, fell 6th, in a race won by Too Late To Sell (10-1) at Punchestown 3m 1f , 19 ran.
Drive On Jim (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Soon towards rear, last 4 out, soon no extra, completely tailed off, 22nd of 24, well behind Gallant Oscar (10-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Corskeagh Royale (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, moderate 7th halfway, closer in 6th 4 out, ridden in 5th 3 out, no impression in 4th next, kept on one pace, 3rd last and mistake, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 19, 24l behind Too Late To Sell (10-1) at Punchestown 3m 1f.