15:05 Leopardstown

Friday 29 December 2017

All12:2012:5013:2013:5514:3015:0515:35

    Top Oil Irish EBF Novice Handicap Hurdle (81-130)

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 4f  |   Soft  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:05  |   Winning time: 5m 20.3s
1st
Horse silk
4
4/1f
T: H De BromheadJ: D N Russell
Held up in touch, slight mistake 3rd, 8th approaching 6th, progress travelling smoothly from before straight and gained narrow lead before last, stayed on well run-in op 7/2 tchd 9/2
2nd
Horse silk
¾
14
6/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Tracked leaders, soon 3rd, 4th approaching 6th, on terms on inner into straight, headed approaching last, kept on well run-in without matching winner op 12/1
3rd
Horse silk
½
13
12/1
T: L P CusackJ: D J Mullins
Held up, 11th approaching 6th, closed travelling smoothly from before straight, good headway to lead approaching straight, soon narrowly headed, kept on without matching 1st 2 run-in op 14/1
4th
Horse silk
2 ½
1
5/1
T: R TynerJ: P T Enright
Held up, 13th approaching 6th, closed up travelling smoothly before straight and tracked leaders towards outer, ran on without matching principals run-in
5th
Horse silk
8 ½
5
12/1
T: T GibneyJ: P E Corbett (3)
Soon chased leaders, 5th approaching 6th where slight mistake, challenged and on terms briefly straight, soon headed and no impression from before last op 16/1
6th
Horse silk
2 ¾
10
20/1
T: E J O'GradyJ: D Meyler
Soon chased leaders, 7th approaching 6th, effort from before straight, no impression when not fluent last, one pace
7th
Horse silk
1 ¾
7
12/1
T: A FlemingJ: D F O'Regan
Held up in rear, progress when slight mistake 2 out, kept on same pace without threatening from before last op 14/1 tchd 16/1
8th
Horse silk
1 ¾
3
611-8
25/1
T: J E KielyJ: Rachael Blackmore
Held up, 14th approaching 6th where slight mistake, some headway before straight, kept on same pace without threatening from before last
9th
Horse silk
1
6
8/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D Robinson (5)
A little keen, soon close up in 2nd, not fluent 7th, not fluent 2 out, no extra when not fluent last op 10/1
10th
Horse silk
1
2
7/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: S A Shortall (3)
Led, joined approaching 2 out, headed straight, no extra from before last op 5/1
11th
Horse silk
4 ½
12
14/1
T: G ElliottJ: B J Geraghty
Held up, 12th approaching 6th, pushed along from 3 out, soon no impression op 12/1
12th
Horse silk
4
15
50/1
T: P A FahyJ: C M Leonard (7)
Prominent, 3rd approaching 6th, on terms approaching 2 out, headed and no extra from before straight op 33/1
13th
Horse silk
1 ¾
9
20/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Held up, 10th approaching 6th, slight mistake 2 out, no extra when not fluent last op 25/1
14th
Horse silk
16
8
14/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: M P Walsh
Tracked leaders, 6th approaching 6th, no impression when hampered straight, soon no extra op 12/1
15th
Horse silk
19
11
33/1
T: M F MorrisJ: A Ring (3)
Mid-division early, not fluent 4th, pushed along briefly after 5th, 9th approaching 6th where mistake, no impression from 3 out

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€5.10Pl:€1.90, €2.40, €4.30EX:€33.50Trifecta:€452.00Tricast:€282.22SF:€28.46

Forecasts

Mind's Eye (4/1), Midnight Stroll (5/1), Darkest Flyer (6/1), Mischievious Max (7/1), Game Of War (8/1), Snugsborough Hall (12/1), Agent Boru (12/1), Templemore Dream (12/1), Miracle In Medinah (14/1), Let's Twist Again (14/1), Slippery Serpent (20/1), Lesley Dawn (20/1), Deor (25/1), Settimo Milanese (33/1), Good To Flow (50/1)

Verdict

Jessica Harrington's Lesley Dawn likes to get on with things from the front but may have company in the shape of Mischievious Max, Darkest Flyer and Game Of War. The early pace could set the race up for MIND'S EYE from the in form Henry De Bromhead yard, the five-year-old has been in top form since return to the track this term. Another in form stable is represented by Let's Twist Again along with the improving Midnight Stroll could hit the frame.
  1. Mind's Eye
  2. Let's Twist Again
  3. Midnight Stroll

Previous Winners

2016
Exactoris
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 5
4/1

Prize Money

1st: €18,450.002nd: €5,700.003rd: €2,700.004th: €1,200.005th: €450.00

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