15:30 Leopardstown

Wednesday 26 December 2018

All12:1012:4013:1013:4514:2014:5515:30

Tote Supporting Irish Racing Flat Race

2m  |   Good to Yielding  |   11 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:30  |   Winning time: 3m 49.9s

1st
5
10/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: Mr F Maguire (3)
Soon tracked leaders, 4th before halfway, under pressure 3f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead close home op 9/1
2nd
1
12
14/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: Mr R Deegan (5)
Chased leaders, 7th before halfway, closed and effort when switched right early straight, soon challenged, led over 1f out, soon edged left to rail, kept on well, headed close home
3rd
1
10
411-9
14/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: Mr D O'Connor
Held up towards rear, closed when switched right to outer and effort under 2f out, kept on well without reaching front pair inside final furlong op 11/1
4th
2 ¾
1
411-9
11/8f
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Led, headed soon after 4f, on terms under 3f out, led under 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon impeded and one pace op 13/8 tchd 7/4 and 5/4
5th
5 ½
6
6/4
T: G ElliottJ: Ms L O'Neill
Prominent, a little keen, led soon after 4f, headed under 2f out, soon no extra and one pace op 13/8
6th
sh
7
14/1
T: J E KielyJ: L Quinlan (7)
Waited with, 9th before halfway, pushed along and one pace from before straight
7th
¾
9
33/1
T: P A FahyJ: Mr R Foley (7)
Waited with, raced on outer, closer in 6th before halfway, pushed along under 4f out, one pace from before straight
8th
19
11
66/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: Miss A Fahey (7)
Held up, a little keen, 10th before halfway, pushed along under 5f out, no impression under 3f out op 50/1
9th
23
3
25/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Mr D Roche (3)
Mid-division early, 8th before halfway, no impression approaching straight op 20/1
10th
84
8
33/1
T: A FlemingJ: Mr H D Dunne (5)
Soon tracked leaders, 5th before halfway, pushed along over 5f out, soon no extra, completely tailed off
11th
4 ¾
2
66/1
T: L ComerJ: Mr D T Kelly (7)
Took keen hold, tracked leaders, 3rd before halfway, pushed along 6f out, soon no extra, completely tailed off op 50/1

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Non-Runners

4
Espoir Des Sablons32
Weight: 11-9|  Age: 4
T: J C McConnell  J: Mr B W Harvey
Betting

Forecast

Allaho (11/8), Fury Road (6/4), Exit Poll (10/1), Two Shoe Tom (14/1), Sempo (14/1), Goodbye Someday (14/1), Email Rose (25/1), Mister Fogpatches (33/1), King Alex (33/1), Espoir Des Sablons (50/1), Josie Abbing (66/1), Cobbled Streets (66/1)

Verdict
A familiar tale with Messrs Mullins and Elliott looking likely to dominate with preference for the formers ALLAHO who showed a very smart level of form in his only start in France and Mullins record with French recruits combined with the fact he won with this with the top class Blackbow last year adds fuel to the fire. Fury Road cost a King's ransom after winning a point-to-point and is expected to be high class but he may need further before truly coming into his own hence him being considered second best. This is far from a two horse race however with Exit Poll one of several with the potential to give the top two a run for their money.
  1. Allaho
  2. Fury Road
  3. Exit Poll

Previous Winners

2017
Blackbow
Weight: 11-9  |Age: 4
Weight: 11-9  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: Mr P W Mullins
  |  
T: W P Mullins
5/4
Prize Money
1st:
€7,392.00
2nd:
€2,292.00
3rd:
€1,092.00
4th:
€492.00
5th:
€192.00

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