15:00 Leopardstown

Wednesday 27 December 2017

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Paddy Power Chase (0-150) (Grade B)

3m 100y  |   Yielding (Soft in places)  |   28 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:00  |   Winning time: 6m 17.8s
Weighed In
1st
2
14/1
T: A J MartinJ: D Meyler
Soon chased leaders, 8th at 7th, moderate 6th and progress approaching 3 out, led into straight, asserted and stayed on well run-in, comfortably
2nd
7
6
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: L A McKenna (7)
Mid-division early, 12th at 7th, moderate 11th at 9th, moderate 7th approaching 3 out and progress, 5th into straight, chased winner before last, kept on same pace
3rd
1 ¼
21
4/1f
T: G ElliottJ: B J Geraghty
Held up, soon rear of mid-division, headway on inner and not much room approaching straight, chased leaders last, kept on without threatening op 9/2 tchd 7/2
4th
2 ¼
4
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: C D Meehan (5)
Soon prominent, 3rd at 7th, 4th into straight, one pace from before last tchd 40/1
5th
3
22
40/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: S A Shortall (3)
Soon led, clear of remainder with one rival from 9th, reduced lead and slight mistake 2 out, headed into straight, soon no extra, one pace op 33/1
6th
4
26
20/1
T: A J MartinJ: D F O'Regan
Soon chased leaders, 6th at 7th, moderate 5th approaching 3 out, 6th again into straight, kept on same pace from before last
7th
hd
23
40/1
T: H De BromheadJ: R Loughran
Held up, 19th at 7th, moderate 10th approaching 3 out and progress, kept on same pace straight op 33/1
8th
5
8
40/1
T: M F MorrisJ: Ms L O'Neill (3)
Soon prominent, 2nd at 7th, clear of remainder with leader from 9th, came back to field and dropped to 3rd into straight, soon no extra, one pace
9th
¾
25
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: B Hayes
Held up, 17th at 7th, moderate 12th at 9th, progress from before 2 out, kept on same pace without threatening straight op 20/1
10th
¾
24
810-6
20/1
T: G ElliottJ: L P Dempsey
Held up, impeded 9th, progress from before 2 out, kept on same pace without threatening straight
11th
4 ¼
5
811-6
6/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Mid-division early, 14th at 7th, moderate 9th approaching 3 out, 7th into straight, no impression and impeded at last, kept on same pace tchd 11/2
12th
1 ½
9
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Mid-division early, 13th at 7th, moderate 8th approaching 3 out, kept on same pace straight
13th
½
7
33/1
T: N MeadeJ: J M Moore
Held up, soon towards rear, kept on same pace without threatening from 2 out
14th
5
3
16/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Held up, soon towards rear, kept on same pace without threatening from 2 out
15th
3 ¼
20
50/1
T: N MeadeJ: B J Cooper
Held up, soon towards rear, kept on same pace without threatening from 2 out
16th
3 ¾
16
33/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D Robinson (5)
Soon prominent, 4th at 7th, no extra straight
17th
2 ½
1
33/1
T: N MeadeJ: A W Short (7)
Soon chased leaders, 7th at 7th, no extra straight
18th
20
13
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Held up, 16th at 7th, some headway but no impression when bad mistake last, weakened op 20/1
19th
14
11
20/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: K C Sexton
Chased leaders, 9th at 7th, moderate 7th at 9th, weakened straight
20th
5
14
7/1
T: T MullinsJ: M P Walsh
Held up, soon mid-division, no extra from before straight
21st
23
10
33/1
T: H De BromheadJ: R M Power
Mid-division early, 11th at 7th, moderate 9th at 9th, under pressure 13th, soon no danger

Also Ran

PU
12
10/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Held up, soon towards rear, impeded 9th, soon pulled up op 16/1
F
15
16/1
T: Miss Ellmarie HoldenJ: Rachael Blackmore
Mid-division early, 10th at 7th, fell 10th op 25/1
PU
17
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: A Ring (3)
Held up, soon towards rear, impeded 9th, pulled up next
F
18
1010-8
33/1
T: M F MorrisJ: M A Enright
Mid-division early, 15th at 7th, fell 9th op 40/1
UR
19
20/1
T: E CawleyJ: C D Timmons (3)
Chased leaders, 5th at 7th, moderate 4th approaching 3 out, no impression when mistake and unseated rider last op 25/1
PU
28
28/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: R C Colgan
Held up, soon towards rear, impeded 9th, pulled up before 10th op 25/1
F
29
25/1
T: J P DempseyJ: M J Bolger
Held up, 18th at 7th, fell 11th

Video Replay

Non-Runners

31
Magic Of Light25
Weight: 9-13|  Age: 6
T: Mrs J Harrington  J: Reserve 3
30
He Rock's24
Weight: 9-13|  Age: 8
T: S J Mahon  J: Reserve 2
27
Baily Moon159
Weight: 10-2|  Age: 6
T: M F Morris  J: S J Crimin

Betting

Forecast

Squouateur (4/1), Polidam (6/1), Oscar Knight (7/1), Bonny Kate (10/1), Anibale Fly (14/1), General Principle (16/1), Pleasant Company (16/1), Flaxen Flare (16/1), Call The Taxie (16/1), Phil's Magic (20/1), Out Sam (20/1), Bay Of Freedom (20/1), Forever Gold (20/1), Ucello Conti (25/1), Space Cadet (25/1), Woods Well (25/1), Teacher's Pet (25/1), Tesseract (28/1), Potters Point (33/1), Apache Stronghold (33/1), On Fiddlers Green (33/1), Road To Riches (33/1), Three Stars (33/1), Dromnea (33/1), Baily Moon (33/1), Vieux Morvan (40/1), Full Cry (40/1), Thunder And Roses (40/1), Texas Jack (50/1), Magic Of Light (N/A), He Rock's (N/A)

Verdict

POLIDAM made light work of winning in this grade at Navan over 2m4f earlier in the month and, despite a 9lb hike, he's fancied to take some beating again. He had plenty in hand on that occasion and those that finished behind him did so at wide intervals. That was just his second start for Willie Mullins and with no reason to doubt his stamina, he could prove himself well ahead of the handicapper still. Forever Gold rarely runs a bad race and showed his well-being when chasing home the well-regarded Presenting Percy last time, he should go well again. Gordon Elliott has enough in this for a good race amongst themselves, Squouateur ran well enough on his reappearance to suggest he can get involved while Woods Well is a potential improver. Pleasant Company, Bonny Kate and Space Cadet are others to note.
  1. Polidam
  2. Forever Gold
  3. Squouateur

Previous Winners

2016
Noble Endeavor
Weight: 11-3  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-3  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: D N Russell
  |  
T: G Elliott
6/1

Prize Money

1st: €110,000.002nd: €38,000.003rd: €18,000.004th: €8,000.005th: €4,000.006th: €2,000.00

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