Dr. P.J. Moriarty Novice Chase (Grade 1) 2m 5f

  • (5yo+, 2m 5f, Class 1, 4 runners)
  • Winner €48,750 2nd €14,250 3rd €6,750 4th €2,250
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 43.40s
  • Off time: 14:41:47

Full Result

14:40 Leopardstown
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 4 Last Instalment (IRE) P Fenton 7 11-10 D N Russell 8/11f
SP 8/11f Made all, ridden entering straight and pressed approaching last, kept on well run-in opened 5/6
2nd 2 Call The Police (IRE) W P Mullins 9 11-10 P Townend 7/1
SP 7/1 Settled mainly 3rd, headway to go close 2nd approaching straight, challenged before last, ridden and no impression on winner run-in
3rd 3 Lambro (IRE) W P Mullins 7 11-10 R Walsh 5/2
SP 5/2 Tracked leader in 2nd, mistake 2 out and dropped to 3rd, soon ridden, no impression under pressure on run-in opened 7/4
4th 5 Shot From The Hip (GER) E J O'Grady 8 11-10 A P McCoy 8/1
SP 8/1 Settled mainly 4th, close up 2 out, soon ridden and no impression from before last, no extra run-in opened 12/1 touched 15/2
NR 1 Bog Warrior (IRE) A J Martin 8 11-10

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £1.50 Straight Forecast £5.90 Exacta £7.80

Placepot €607.60

Analysis

A quick overview of the quartet - there was one minor error between them the whole way round and I would be astounded if all four don't go on and win plenty more races. LAST INSTALMENT made all the running and jumped with great elan, although it was slightly to the right on occasions if you were to be hyper-critical. He put in a particularly bold leap seven from him and showed just what fantastic scope he has to climb the chasing ladder. The posse closed on him from after the second last but he responded well under Davy Russell and another accurate leap at the last when just ahead of Call The Police gave him the momentum to pull clear on the run-in. It is now a question of the Gigginstown House Stud sorting out who goes for what at the Cheltenham Festival from a batch of exciting novice chasers. A crack at Grands Crus in the RSA Chase would be a tremendous showdown. Call The Police looked the second-string on jockey bookings for Willie Mullins and was perhaps going a fraction better than the eventual winner on the approach to the last fence. He jumped the obstacle well but Paul Townend's mount was not quite as quickly away as Last Instalment and that proved the difference. Lambro made the race's one slight error when he got in a bit deep to the second last. He was pushed along from that point by Ruby Walsh but stuck to the task in hand well although his cause was not helped by the fact he had to switch wide of his stable companion on the run to the last. Both the second and the third did nothing wrong and the same can be said for Shot From The Hip, who only backed out of the race after the last fence. Tony McCoy eased him on the run-in and there are more races to be won with him as well at a slightly lower level.