13:25 Leopardstown

Saturday 28 December 2019

All12:1512:5013:2514:0014:3515:1015:40

    Ballymaloe Foods Beginners Chase

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 5f  |   Soft  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:25  |   Winning time: 5m 28.4s
1st
Horse silk
6
511-12
9/2
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Soon chased leaders, 4th from 4th, went 2nd from 3 out travelling smoothly, pushed along straight, led run-in and edged slightly left, kept on well op 8/1
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¼
1
511-12
11/8f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Led, went on from 3rd, not fluent 10th, reduced lead but still travelling smoothly straight, pressed and jumped left last, headed and slightly impeded run-in, soon switched right, kept on without matching winner after op 6/5
3rd
Horse silk
3 ½
8
20/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D N Russell
Mid-division early, 5th from 4th, closed approaching 2 out travelling smoothly, pushed along straight on outer, soon no impression, kept on without threatening run-in op 25/1
4th
Horse silk
23
5
611-12
16/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Chased leaders, mistake 3rd, 6th from 4th, slight mistake 6th, reminders from next, pushed along and closed approaching 2 out, soon no impression, no extra straight op 20/1 tchd 25/1
5th
Horse silk
12
10
611-12
3/1
T: H De BromheadJ: R M Power
Soon raced in 2nd, bad mistake 9th, soon lost position, no impression straight, soon no extra op 4/1
6th
Horse silk
4
9
10/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: M P Walsh
Mid-division early, a little slow at 3rd, 7th from 4th, not fluent 6th and at times after, no impression and impeded 4 out, soon no extra op 9/1
7th
Horse silk
8 ½
3
711-12
8/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: K M Donoghue
Waited with, mistake 3rd and not fluent jumping after, 9th from 4th, never a factor op 11/2
8th
Horse silk
44
7
100/1
T: A J MartinJ: D F O'Regan
Waited with in rear, never a factor, tailed off
9th
Horse silk
14
4
50/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Waited with, 8th from 4th, not fluent 6th, never a factor, tailed off

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
2
16/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Soon chased leaders, 3rd from 4th, moderate 4th when fell 4 out

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€5.70Pl:€1.60, €1.20, €3.80EX:€11.90Trifecta:€187.90SF:€12.47

Forecasts

Allaho (11/8), Walk Away (3/1), Easy Game (9/2), Canardier (8/1), Rhinestone (10/1), Choungaya (16/1), Brace Yourself (16/1), Myth Buster (20/1), Cartwright (50/1), Mr Jacaranda (100/1)

Verdict

ALLAHO has the best hurdles form and is sure to have been primed for this his debut run over fences. The selection's old rival Walk Away has vital experience of fences and can put up more of a fight this time; while Rhinestone ran no sort when he was pulled up at Cheltenham (behind Allaho) back in March and adds a touch of the unknown to the race. He's certainly one to keep tabs on in the betting, whereas Easy Game is a quality alternative for the Willie Mullins team to go to war with if anything go amiss with their main hope.
  1. Allaho
  2. Walk Away
  3. Rhinestone

Previous Winners

2018
Gun Digger
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 6
3/1

Prize Money

1st: €10,499.002nd: €3,500.003rd: €1,750.004th: €875.005th: €525.006th: €350.00

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