15:05 Leopardstown

Sunday 29 December 2019

All12:1012:4513:2013:5514:3015:0515:40

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Handicap Hurdle (80-130)

2m 4f 65y  |   Good  |   11 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:05  |   Winning time: 5m 4.8s

1st
10
12/1
T: G P CromwellJ: C P McNamara (7)
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along and no impression early straight, switched right approaching last, ridden and kept on well outer to lead inside final 100 yards, eased close home
2nd
½
13
12/1
T: Francis J FloodJ: A W Short (3)
Mid-division, ran freely early, 6th halfway, 4th 2 out and headway in straight to lead last, soon ridden and headed inside final 100 yards, no impression on winner tchd 14/1
3rd
2 ½
11
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: M A Enright
Tracked leaders on outer, 3rd halfway, 5th 2 out, soon ridden and no impression in 6th approaching last, kept on run-in to go 3rd close home op 14/1 tchd 16/1
4th
nk
6
7/1
T: M F MorrisJ: J J Slevin
Towards rear, not fluent 4th and slight mistake 6th, in touch 2 out, ridden and no impression early straight, 7th before last, kept on run-in to go 4th close home op 8/1
5th
nk
3
10/3f
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Soon led, pressed 2 out, pushed along and headed last, ridden and no impression run-in, no extra final 100 yards op 7/2
6th
hd
9
5/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Tracked leader, ran freely early, 2nd halfway, pushed along after 2 out and still close up approaching last, no extra run-in op 6/1
7th
11
2
5/1
T: P A FahyJ: M P Walsh
Mid-division, slight mistake 4th and not fluent next, 5th on inner halfway, slight mistakes 4 out and 3 out, pushed along after next and no impression approaching last, no extra run-in op 13/2
8th
11
7
16/1
T: G T HouriganJ: D E Mullins
Towards rear, reminder after 4th, some headway after 3 out and 8th next, ridden and no impression early straight, no extra
9th
7 ½
4
9/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: B J Geraghty
Rear of mid-division, some headway on outer 4 out, 6th when slight mistake 2 out, soon pushed along and no extra, eased approaching last
10th
9
5
16/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Tracked leaders early, dropped to mid-division on inner halfway and towards rear halfway, pushed along and no impression after 3 out, weakened op 14/1

Also Ran

PU
1
7/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Always towards rear, never a factor, not fluent 5th and detached 3 out, well behind and pulled up before next tchd 13/2 and 8/1

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Non-Runners

12
Gun Merchant33
Weight: 10-7|  Age: 6
T: G Elliott  J: D F O'Regan
14
Mc Alpine30
Weight: 10-3|  Age: 5
T: P J Rothwell  J: D J O'Keeffe
8
Mister Fogpatches1
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 5
T: P A Fahy  J: B J Geraghty
Betting

Forecast

Cavalry Master (10/3), Flooring Porter (5/1), Drop The Anchor (5/1), Foxy Jacks (7/1), Definite Plan (7/1), Mister Fogpatches (8/1), Envious Editor (9/1), Peaches And Cream (12/1), Millen To One (12/1), Thunder Down Under (12/1), Gun Merchant (14/1), Fire Away (16/1), Think Positive (16/1), Mc Alpine (25/1)

Verdict
DEFINITE PLAN has done very little wrong on his three appearances under Rules to date and he can record his second victory on his handicap debut here as he remains open to improvement. Calvary Master is likely to make the running and should be in contention at the finish as he looks to add to his success at Punchestown last time, while Drop The Anchor can fill up the placings from a 8lb higher mark than his victory at Punchestown on his latest start.
  1. Definite Plan
  2. Cavalry Master
  3. Drop The Anchor

Previous Winners

2018
Clash Of D Titans
Weight: 10-8  |Age: 5
Weight: 10-8  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: C P McNamara
  |  
T: G P Cromwell
12/1
Prize Money
1st:
€15,600.00
2nd:
€5,200.00
3rd:
€2,600.00
4th:
€1,300.00
5th:
€780.00
6th:
€519.00

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