14:25 Leopardstown

Thursday 28 December 2017

All12:1512:5013:2013:5014:2515:0015:35
  • Ballymaloe Foods Flat Race
  • 2m  |   Soft (Yielding in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:26  |   Winning time: 4m 12.0s
1st
6
411-11
16/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: Mr B O'Neill
Tracked leaders in 3rd, challenged from over 1f out, soon on terms, led and stayed on best inside final furlong op 20/1
2nd
1 ½
13
11/2
T: Ms M MullinsJ: Ms K Walsh
Soon led, wandered about a little at times, pressed approaching straight, narrowly headed 2f out, back on terms 1f out, headed and kept on without matching winner inside final furlong op 8/1 tchd 9/2
3rd
½
3
9/10f
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Tracked leader, slightly impeded early, challenged travelling smoothly before straight, ridden to gain narrow lead 2f out, headed 1f out, soon not match front pair and one pace op 11/8 tchd 13/8
4th
1 ½
4
6/1
T: N MeadeJ: Ms N Carberry
Mid-division early, 6th approaching halfway, closed up and pushed along towards outer into straight, challenged from over 1f out and every chance, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong op 4/1
5th
2 ¼
7
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: Mr J J Codd
A little keen, chased leaders in 5th, pushed along before straight, kept on same pace from 2f out op 10/1
6th
3 ¼
5
33/1
T: E P HartyJ: Mr M J O'Hare (5)
Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along before straight, soon one pace op 40/1 tchd 50/1
7th
1
12
6/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: Miss K Harrington (3)
Took keen hold, held up, 10th approaching halfway, some progress and pushed along on outer into straight, soon one pace op 9/2
8th
2 ¼
8
20/1
T: A FlemingJ: R Deegan (7)
Held up, 8th approaching halfway, pushed along before straight and effort, soon one pace op 18/1
9th
5
14
66/1
T: J C McConnellJ: Mr T Reilly (7)
Held up, 9th approaching halfway, pushed along approaching straight, soon no impression, one pace
10th
1
1
16/1
T: J DulleaJ: Mr D L Queally (3)
Soon towards rear, headway approaching straight, soon pushed along and one pace
11th
7
2
40/1
T: J G MurphyJ: Mr J C Barry (5)
Mid-division early, 7th approaching halfway, pushed along approaching straight, soon no impression tchd 50/1
12th
16
10
411-11
50/1
T: J A BerryJ: Mr J P Berry (7)
Held up, a little keen, 11th approaching halfway, pushed along from before straight, soon no impression op 66/1 tchd 80/1
13th
49
9
66/1
T: J C McConnellJ: Mr B W Harvey (7)
Soon towards rear, no impression approaching straight, soon no extra, tailed off

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Non-Runners

11
Whatchamacallit
Weight: 11-11|  Age: 4
T: J P O'Brien  J: Mr D O'Connor
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€18.40Pl:€4.10, €2.00, €1.02EX:€122.10Trifecta:€575.00SF:€107.32

Forecasts

Voix Des Tiep (9/10), Young Wolf (11/2), Active Force (6/1), Whisperinthebreeze (6/1), Whatchamacallit (8/1), Nearly Man (12/1), Alighted (16/1), Buck A Trend (16/1), Speaker Connolly (20/1), Advantage Point (33/1), Eagle Crag (40/1), Take Five (50/1), Worth The Wait (66/1), Sweat Equity (66/1)

Verdict

With all the big stables represented this looks likely to prove a highly competitive affair and having won the race twice in the last three seasons this contest can again go the way of Willie Mullins with his VOIX DES TIEP taken to get off the mark at the second attempt today. The selection ran well on debut in the spring and can see off the Gordon Elliott-trained Nearly Man who held plenty of engagements this week and is a close relative of a couple of useful jumps horses in France. Point-to-point winner Active Force can put that experience to good use by claiming third on his rules debut.
  1. Voix Des Tiep
  2. Nearly Man
  3. Active Force

Previous Winners

2016
Carter Mckay
Weight: 12-0  |Age: 5
1/2

Prize Money

1st: €6,468.002nd: €2,005.003rd: €956.004th: €431.005th: €168.00

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