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

  • (5yo+, 2m 1f, 14 runners)
  • Winner €10,005 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €581
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in place on the Hurdle course)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 36.20s
  • Off time: 16:10:30
Full result
Result 16:10 Leopardstown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Competitive Edge 33/10f
2nd 12 Quartetto hd 5/1
3rd 2 Uncle Tom Cobley 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 0-90501
YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Pineau De Re (FR) 24
  • T:P Fenton
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 0-90501
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 P Fenton B T O'Connell 123 9/1
2 596367
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 21
  • T:C O'Dwyer
  • J:B R Dalton
  • Form: 596367
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 t C O'Dwyer B R Dalton (5) 123 14/1
4 2P-4U88
Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Please Talk (IRE) 30
  • T:N Meade
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 2P-4U88
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
7 162 11-8 N Meade P Carberry 119 16/1
5 P34471
RED, dark blue sleeves, black & white quartered cap Wilde Wit Pleasure (IRE) 22
  • T:S O O'Brien
  • J:J R Barry
  • Form: P34471
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-7b
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
10 161 11-7 b S O O'Brien J R Barry 118 7/1
6 786260
DARK GREEN, yellow hoop, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, dark green star Colls Corner (IRE) 21
  • T:Michael Barry
  • J:D Condon
  • Form: 786260
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-6b
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
10 160 11-6 b Michael Barry D Condon 117 25/1
7 1-25909
EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Galloping Gander (IRE) 32
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 1-25909
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 A J Martin R Walsh 117 7/1
8 1-42424
ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Character Actor (IRE) 32
  • T:A Kennedy
  • J:M J Ferris
  • Form: 1-42424
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
9 159 11-5 A Kennedy M J Ferris 116 20/1
9 975U36
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Competitive Edge (IRE) 21
  • T:C O'Dwyer
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 975U36
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 C O'Dwyer A P McCoy 116 33/10f
10 8FP-811
ROSE, primrose hoops, quartered cap High Desert (GER) 26
  • T:A L T Moore
  • J:B Cash
  • Form: 8FP-811
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 A L T Moore B Cash 116 4/1
11 05490P
Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Any Bets (IRE) 27
  • T:O McKiernan
  • J:S Crmin
  • Form: 05490P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1t
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
9 155 11-1 t O McKiernan S Crmin (7) 112 33/1
12 U00/3B-4
RED, grey stars, grey star on cap Quartetto (GER) 21
  • T:T J Taaffe
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: U00/3B-4
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
9 148 10-8 T J Taaffe P Townend 105 5/1
13 139-444
Yellow, black & yellow striped sleeves, black & yellow check cap Hidden Present (IRE) 27
  • T:Bernard Jones
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 139-444
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-3pt
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
11 143 10-3 pt Bernard Jones A E Lynch 100 14/1
14 137-0P2
YELLOW & GREY HOOPS, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Edmundo (IRE) 80
  • T:R P Rath
  • J:H D Dunne
  • Form: 137-0P2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
7 142 10-2 R P Rath H D Dunne (7) (ex2) 99 16/1
15 3-2P078
Light green & purple check, purple armlet, quartered cap Ard Agus Fada (IRE) 52
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:A Ring
  • Form: 3-2P078
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
10 136 9-10 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 91 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 271P-00
Penny's Bill (IRE) 32
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • T:Miss E Doyle
  • J:D J Bates
  • Form: 271P-00
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-9t
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
11 119 t Miss E Doyle D J Bates 120 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Senior Again (IRE)
  • T:F Flood
  • J:A P Crowe
6 9-10 F Flood A P Crowe 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

Pineu De Re had shown very little over fences before scoring at Thurles but isn't very big and carrying a big weight in a handicap looks against him. Wilde Wit Pleasure was making his handicap debut over fences when scoring at Cork and an 8lb rise shouldn't prevent another big effort but this looks a very good opportunity for HIGH DESERT to complete a hat-trick. Arthur Moore's charge won a novice hurdle in November and reverted to fences in very good style to slam his rivals at Tramore on New Year's Day. A mark of 116 looks very manageable and he should prove too strong for these. Winning point-to-pointer Edmundo hasn't had much experience over regulation fences but ran very well behind Best Of Bocelli at Thurles in November and is at the right end of the handicap.

Formwatch

Penny's Bill (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no extra from before 2 out, 12th of 23, 37l behind Shariyan (10-11) at Leopardstown 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Dec.

Competitive Edge (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, ridden after 3 out, kept on same pace straight, 6th of 13, 20l behind Beneficial Spirit (10-3) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-130.

Quartetto (GER) 9-2 (10-1) Mid-division, progress entering straight, ridden in 6th 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 9l behind Beneficial Spirit (10-3) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-130.

Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden in 7th 2 out, no extra, 7th of 13, 21l behind Beneficial Spirit (10-3) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-130.

Wilde Wit Pleasure (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Soon chased leaders in 6th, good progress from before 2 out, soon challenged and led last, stayed on well run-in, won at Cork 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy beating Jack Bene (10-8) by 2l, 13 ran.

Edmundo (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, moderate 3rd from before 4 out, left chasing winner from next, soon no impression, closed but never going to get there closing stages, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Best Of Bocelli (11-3) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109 in Nov.

Pineau De Re (FR) 8-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, mistake 9th and not fluent next, went 2nd 2 out and headway to lead approaching bypassed last fence, pressed run-in and driven out to hold on, won at Thurles 2m 2f beg chase beating Stony Grey Soil (11-12) by hd, 8 ran.

Colls Corner (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Led, headed 4th, led again 4 out until joined next, weakened before straight, 11th of 13, 50l behind Beneficial Spirit (10-3) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-130.

Please Talk (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, off the pace, lost place 3rd, soon no danger, 8th of 10, well behind Beeverstown (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Dec.

Character Actor (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Held up, headway & effort approaching 3 out, soon one pace, last of 4, 16l behind Rody (11-1) at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.

Ard Agus Fada (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no extra from 3 out, 8th of 15, 47l behind Fever Pitch (11-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Dec.

Any Bets (IRE) 18-1 (11-12) Always rear, pushed along 4 out and soon no extra, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Luke's Benefit (11-0) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Dec, 8 ran.

High Desert (GER) 11-10fav (11-12) Prominent in chasing group, travelled and jumped well, led 2 out, soon clear, stayed on well, easily, won at Tramore 2m beg chase hvy beating William Wordsworth (11-12) by 21l, 9 ran.

Galloping Gander (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, 5th approaching halfway, 7th 3 out, soon no extra, 9th of 16, 20l behind Jacksonslady (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Dec.

Hidden Present (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Prominent and disputed lead, ridden and headed soon after 2 out, no extra run-in and dropped to 4th, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Luke's Benefit (11-0) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Dec.