14:55 Leopardstown

Friday 27 December 2019

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

3m 50y  |   Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)  |   27 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:58  |   Winning time: 6m 24.5s

1st
23
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Mid-division, progress into 7th before 3 out, ridden entering straight, under pressure in 6th last, stayed on well run-in to lead close home op 25/1
2nd
½
17
710-11
6/1f
T: P NolanJ: B J Geraghty
Mid-division, progress into 7th 2 out, ridden into close 4th last, kept on run-in to lead last 100 yards, headed close home op 7/1
3rd
1 ¾
22
16/1
T: H De BromheadJ: P T Enright
Chased leaders, slight mistake 3rd, 7th halfway, progress in 4th before 3 out, disputed after 3 out, led before 2 out where strongly pressed, ridden in lead before last, strongly pressed last, kept on, headed final 100 yards, no extra close home
4th
2 ½
6
9/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Held up towards rear, ridden into 12th 2 out, stayed on into 7th last, kept on run-in op 10/1 tchd 8/1
5th
1 ¾
2
25/1
T: W P MullinsJ: M P Fogarty
Chased leaders, improved to dispute after 7th, bad mistake 3 out and soon headed, close up again next, ridden in 2nd entering straight, pressed leader and jumped right last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace
6th
8
7
14/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr D O'Connor
Chased leaders, slight mistake 3rd, 8th halfway, travelled well into 3rd entering straight, ridden and not clear run before last, close 5th last, no extra run-in and drifted right, kept on one pace
7th
2 ¾
26
16/1
T: H De BromheadJ: H Morgan (7)
Soon prominent and disputed, led from 9th, mistake 10th and almost unseated, joined after next, headed 3 out, ridden to challenge again next, no extra in 6th before last, kept on one pace
8th
1 ½
24
16/1
T: N MeadeJ: D Meyler
Held up in mid-division, ridden and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace from last op 20/1
9th
¾
18
610-11
25/1
T: P NolanJ: B J Cooper
Held up, rear of mid-division, progress and hampered 4 out, 10th 3 out, ridden in 8th 2 out, no impression before last, kept on one pace
10th
3 ½
27
50/1
T: G ElliottJ: K Brogan (7)
Towards rear for most, ridden and no impression before 3 out op 66/1
11th
2 ¼
3
20/1
T: A A HowardJ: S D Torrens (7)
Mid-division, closer behind leaders 4 out, 4th next, ridden entering straight, no extra before last, weakened run-in
12th
27
19
25/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: C D Maxwell
Always towards rear, no extra 4 out, never a factor op 33/1
13th
4 ¾
8
25/1
T: W P MullinsJ: B Hayes
Mid-division and mistake 1st, ridden and no extra before 2 out, weakened before last
14th
3 ¾
11
50/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D F O'Regan
Soon disputed, headed and chased leaders from before 7th, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 2 out
15th
65
5
50/1
T: G ElliottJ: K M Donoghue
Always towards rear, trailing before 10th, completely tailed off

Also Ran

UR
1
9/1
T: T M WalshJ: M P Walsh
Prominent and disputed early, chased leaders from before 4th, just behind leaders when badly hampered and unseated rider 4 out tchd 10/1
F
4
50/1
T: W P MullinsJ: S G McDermott
Always towards rear, ridden and no extra before 2 out where slight mistake, fell last
F
9
14/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Settled behind leaders, 9th halfway, closer behind leaders 11th, disputed 13th, hampered by loose horse before 4 out, still close up when fell 4 out op 16/1
PU
12
12/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Mid-division best, dropped towards rear 11th, pulled up before 2 out
PU
13
8/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Mid-division, mistake 8th, mistake 11th, soon towards rear, pulled up before 2 out op 12/1
PU
14
50/1
T: G ElliottJ: Ms L O'Neill
Disputed, chased leaders after 3rd, slight mistake 6th, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened after next, pulled up before last
PU
15
14/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: P D Kennedy
Settled behind leaders, 10th halfway, ridden and no extra after 3 out, pulled up before next op 16/1
UR
16
16/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: O R Brown (7)
Prominent and disputed, slight mistake 4th, mistake and unseated rider 5 out
F
20
15/2
T: P J HobbsJ: D J O'Keeffe
Held up in mid-division, fell 5 out op 7/1 tchd 8/1
PU
21
20/1
T: T MullinsJ: N P Madden
Always towards rear, ridden in rear before 9th, pulled up before 6 out
UR
25
25/1
T: W P MullinsJ: C P McNamara (7)
Chased leaders, mistake and unseated rider 6th
PU
28
20/1
T: N MeadeJ: J M Moore
Rear and slight mistake 1st, soon trailing, pulled up after 7th op 16/1

Video Replay

Non-Runners

31
Punches Cross40
Weight: 10-6|  Age: 6
T: J P O'Brien  J: Reserve 3
29
Agusta Gold19
Weight: 10-7|  Age: 6
T: Ms M Mullins  J: Reserve 1
10
Blazer328
Weight: 11-1|  Age: 8
T: W P Mullins  J: J S McGarvey
30
Scoir Mear20
Weight: 10-7|  Age: 9
T: T Mullins  J: Reserve 2
Betting

Forecast

Fitzhenry (6/1), No Comment (15/2), Tower Bridge (8/1), Poker Party (9/1), Any Second Now (9/1), Minella Fair (12/1), Robin Des Foret (14/1), Whisperinthebreeze (14/1), Agusta Gold (14/1), Blazer (14/1), Cabaret Queen (14/1), Roaring Bull (16/1), Plan Of Attack (16/1), Solomn Grundy (16/1), Cap York (16/1), Vieux Morvan (16/1), Winter Escape (20/1), Punches Cross (20/1), Spider Web (20/1), Killer Miller (20/1), Chef Des Obeaux (25/1), Quamino (25/1), Freewheelin Dylan (25/1), Livelovelaugh (25/1), Pont Aven (25/1), Gun Digger (50/1), Listen Dear (50/1), Monbeg Notorious (50/1), Class Conti (50/1), Scoir Mear (50/1), General Principle (50/1)

Verdict
The fact that NO COMMENT prepped for this by running over 2m at Newbury suggests that connections have this in mind for a while, and he is well treated based on an eyecatching fifth in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham in March. Dangers abound, headed by Kerry National winner Poker Party, and last year's third Fitzhenry, who was back to form in the Troytown Chase at Navan last time.
  1. No Comment
  2. Poker Party
  3. Fitzhenry

Previous Winners

2018
Auvergnat
Weight: 10-5  |Age: 8
Weight: 10-5  |  
Age: 8  |  
J: D J McInerney
  |  
T: E Bolger
28/1
Prize Money
1st:
€112,000.00
2nd:
€40,000.00
3rd:
€20,000.00
4th:
€10,000.00
5th:
€6,000.00
6th:
€4,000.00
7th:
€2,000.00

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