14:25 Leopardstown

Friday 28 December 2018

All12:1012:4513:2013:5014:2515:0015:35

Irish Daily Star Christmas Handicap Hurdle (80-116)

2m 4f 35y  |   Good to Yielding  |   23 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:25  |   Winning time: 5m 5.2s

1st
13
8/1
T: Matthew J SmithJ: R M Power
Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, progress into 2nd 2 out, soon disputed, led early straight, ridden before last, kept on strongly run-in
2nd
5 ½
5
11/4f
T: D K WeldJ: D J Mullins
Mid-division, progress in 6th 2 out, travelled well into 3rd before last, ridden in 2nd last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace op 9/2
3rd
8
16
20/1
T: E CawleyJ: B Hayes
Held up in mid-division, slight mistake 5 out, progress into 7th after 3 out, disputed after 2 out, ridden in 2nd before last, no extra in 3rd last, kept on one pace
4th
1 ½
18
25/1
T: Shane NolanJ: C J Orr (5)
Held up towards rear, progress after 3 out, 7th 2 out, ridden in 6th entering straight, no impression in 5th last, kept on one pace
5th
hd
3
511-10
20/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D P Holden (7)
Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, slightly hampered 4 out, ridden in 5th entering straight, no impression in 4th last, kept on one pace
6th
8
9
16/1
T: Michael G KennedyJ: P D Kennedy
Held up, rear of mid-division, progress after 3 out, ridden in 8th 2 out, no impression in 7th before last, kept on one pace
7th
½
19
16/1
T: R K WatsonJ: M A Enright
Led, slight mistake 5th, ridden and joined after 2 out, headed early straight, soon no extra
8th
4 ¾
8
50/1
T: D McDonoghJ: L P Dempsey
Mid-division, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace from before last op 40/1
9th
1 ¼
11
511-0
40/1
T: T G McCourtJ: C D Maxwell
Mid-division, ridden before 2 out, no impression in 8th before last, kept on one pace op 33/1
10th
3 ¾
21
50/1
T: J NashJ: D E Mullins
Held up towards rear, ridden in rear of mid-division before 2 out, no impression in 10th 2 out, kept on one pace
11th
1
22
12/1
T: D QueallyJ: S J Crimin (5)
Towards rear for most, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace straight tchd 14/1
12th
1 ¾
12
12/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: P J O'Hanlon (7)
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, jumped right 4 out, ridden and no extra 2 out, weakened before last tchd 11/1
13th
1 ½
2
9/1
T: J J HanlonJ: Rachael Blackmore
Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra approaching 2 out op 13/2
14th
hd
4
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Settled behind leaders, 8th halfway, closer in 5th after 3 out, ridden and no extra 2 out op 14/1
15th
½
20
25/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Towards rear for most, ridden and no impression before 2 out
16th
40
15
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Mid-division best, ridden and no extra before 2 out, weakened and tailed off tchd 11/1
17th
11
7
16/1
T: T MullinsJ: M P Walsh
Mid-division best, slight mistake 4th, ridden and no extra before 2 out, weakened and tailed off
18th
2 ½
14
25/1
T: Miss A MooneyJ: D J McInerney (3)
Towards rear, ridden and no extra before 2 out, weakened and tailed off
19th
4 ¾
17
410-10
25/1
T: A FlemingJ: D Meyler
Always towards rear, ridden and no extra before 2 out, weakened and tailed off
20th
15
6
911-5
12/1
T: Denis HoganJ: D G Hogan
Disputed early, soon chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden and weakened before 3 out, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
1
40/1
T: S R B CrawfordJ: Mr B G Crawford (7)
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, disputed briefly approaching 5 out, ridden and no extra next, weakened 3 out, pulled up before 2 out
PU
10
811-1
25/1
T: L P CusackJ: S A Shortall
Chased leaders early, 9th halfway, ridden and weakened 4 out, pulled up before last op 28/1
PU
23
50/1
T: T GibneyJ: John J Fitzpatrick (7)
Rear of mid-division for most, ridden towards rear before 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last

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Betting

Forecast

Lake Takapuna (11/4), The Church Gate (8/1), Mighty Stowaway (9/1), Bothar Dubh (12/1), Wee Small Hours (12/1), Serious Ego (12/1), Odit (12/1), Smithscorner (16/1), Folly Dat (16/1), Monition (16/1), Arctic Light (16/1), Fruits Of Glory (20/1), Visioman (20/1), Youngnedofthehill (25/1), Ragin Cajun (25/1), Grand Canyon (25/1), Khudha (25/1), Bog War (25/1), Muroor (40/1), Apache Jack (40/1), Little Haarth (50/1), Duke's Girl (50/1), Stoughan Cross (50/1)

Verdict
Wide open stuff here and perhaps ODIT and Denis Hogan will improve a place on their Clonmel second over the trip recently. He was squeezed out at the second last having got to the front, made a mistake and lost some momentum, before rallying to regain second. Inched up just a pound in the rating, he'd dangerous. The Church Gate has gone up 8lb for his win and is in deeper water now while both Smithscorner and Arctic Light are worth considering. Mighty Stowaway has more weight on but is in form while the drop in trip can help Wee Small Hours.
  1. Odit
  2. The Church Gate
  3. Arctic Light
Prize Money
1st:
€9,240.00
2nd:
€2,865.00
3rd:
€1,365.00
4th:
€615.00
5th:
€240.00

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