Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase (Grade 1) 2m 1f

  • (5yo+, 2m 1f, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner €65,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000
  • Going: Soft, Yielding to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 18.80s
  • Off time: 13:26:02
Full result
Result 13:25 Leopardstown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Sizing Europe 1/3f
2nd 5 Rubi Light 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 11233-2
PURPLE, yellow spots, purple sleeves, yellow spots on cap Big Zeb (IRE) 46
  • T:C A Murphy
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 11233-2
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 159
  • Naps:
11 166 11-12 C A Murphy R M Power 159 10/1
2 5216-22
Dark blue, white sleeves, dark blue diamonds, dark blue cap Edgardo Sol (FR) 28
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 5216-22
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 P F Nicholls A P McCoy 150 11/1
4 464-2P1
RED & WHITE STRIPES, hooped sleeves, striped cap Forpadydeplasterer (IRE) 28
  • T:T Cooper
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 464-2P1
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 T Cooper B J Cooper 150 25/1
5 12154-3
LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Rubi Light (FR) 18
  • T:R Hennessy
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 12154-3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 158
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 R Hennessy D N Russell 158 7/1
6 1121-11
EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Europe (IRE) 42
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 1121-11
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 171
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 171 1/3f

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
7 P-03113
Blazing Tempo (IRE) 18
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • Course Winner
  • Distance Winner
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: P-03113
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 151
  • Naps:
8 115 W P Mullins P Townend 151 WD
3 1-U1234
Foildubh (IRE) 18
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:J P Ryan
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 1-U1234
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 146
  • Naps:
8 1112 J P Ryan P Carberry 146 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Big Zeb (IRE)
  • T:C A Murphy
  • J:R M Power
10 11-12 C A Murphy R M Power 7/10
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In depth

Verdict

This is Big Zeb's race with him having won it three times in the past four years. However, once again he comes up against the brilliant SIZING EUROPE and Henry De Bromhead's star can't be opposed. He had Big Zeb 15 lengths behind when landing the Tied Cottage at Punchestown in February and has returned to action better than ever, cruising to victory in a couple of Grade 2s over 2m4f and setting himself up for the championship races to come. It's hard to imagine Rubi Light having the pace to match the champion as his best form has been over 2m4f, which included the John Durkan a year ago. Forpadydeplasterer was six lengths behind Big Zeb in this last year while Paul Nicholls' entry Edgardo Sol lacks experience over fences though he wouldn't be travelling here without good reason and A P McCoy has been booked.

Formwatch

Blazing Tempo (IRE) 11-8fav (11-3) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead before 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, under pressure in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Days Hotel (11-10) at Cork 2m chs Grd 2 (1) sft.

Foildubh (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th entering straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 13l behind Days Hotel (11-10) at Cork 2m chs Grd 2 (1) sft.

Sizing Europe (IRE) 1-7fav (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd early, 2nd 4th, improved to lead 4 out, went clear after 3 out, very easily, won at Clonmel 2m 4f chs Grd 2 (1) sft in Nov beating Magnanimity (11-10) by 20l, 5 ran.

Rubi Light (FR) 6-1 (11-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, dropped to 3rd and ridden before 2 out, soon no extra and eased, last of 3, 34l behind Flemenstar (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f Grade 1 chs (1) hvy.

Edgardo Sol (FR) 7-2 (11-3) Held up in touch, headway 3 out, soon ridden to challenge, stayed on well closing stages, never reached winner, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Lyvius (10-7) at Newbury 2m lst hcp hdl (0-150) (1) sft in Nov.

Big Zeb (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Settled 4th, 3rd 5 out, pushed along 3 out, 2nd 2 out, soon ridden and no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Flemenstar (11-9) at Navan 2m chs Grd 2 (1) in Nov.

Forpadydeplasterer (IRE) 3-1 (11-10) Settled in 5th, went 3rd 4 out and mistake next, 2nd entering straight and led last, driven out and kept on well run-in, won at Thurles 3m chs hvy in Nov beating Snooze (10-12) by 6l, 6 ran.