14:20 Leopardstown

Monday 2 March 2020

All13:1513:4514:2014:5515:2516:0016:30
  • TRI Equestrian Handicap Hurdle (80-109)
  • 3m  |   Yielding  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:20  |   Winning time: 6m 23.3s
1st
17
10/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: P J O'Hanlon (7)
Mid-division early, slight mistake 1st, 8th approaching 5th, progress 8th, effort approaching straight to challenge, led approaching last, quickly asserted, stayed on well run-in, easily op 9/1
2nd
13
1
7/2f
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Close up and disputed lead, not fluent 3 out, led soon after 11th travelling smoothly, headed approaching last where not fluent and no extra, one pace op 5/1 tchd 11/2
3rd
6
11
12/1
T: E CawleyJ: A W Short (3)
Waited with, 10th approaching 5th, slight mistake 7th, soon headway, one pace approaching last op 10/1
4th
3 ¼
16
11/1
T: W J AustinJ: T Ryan (5)
Soon chased leaders, not always fluent jumping, 6th approaching 5th, soon headway, one pace approaching last tchd 10/1 and 12/1
5th
1 ½
10
16/1
T: E McNamaraJ: C P McNamara (5)
Waited with, 14th approaching 5th, soon headway, not fluent 3 out, kept on same pace without threatening from before last op 14/1
6th
½
18
33/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Waited with, 11th approaching 5th, headway still travelling smoothly after 11th, one pace approaching last tchd 40/1
7th
17
8
11/2
T: S AherneJ: E Walsh (7)
Chased leaders early, 9th approaching 5th, lost position 11th and pushed along, soon no impression op 7/1
8th
2 ¼
14
1110-9
10/1
T: V T O'BrienJ: D J O'Keeffe
Led early, prominent and disputed at times, no extra from before straight tchd 9/1
9th
2 ¼
19
33/1
T: P GriffinJ: G B Noonan (7)
Waited with towards rear, slight mistake 7th, pushed along and no impression after 11th
10th
8 ½
7
20/1
T: P NolanJ: S F O'Keeffe (5)
Chased leaders, 7th approaching 5th, slight mistake 9th, reminders after 11th, soon no extra
11th
24
9
12/1
T: M J BoweJ: B Hayes
Soon led and disputed, some slight mistakes, headed soon after 11th, weakened from before straight
12th
2 ¾
12
25/1
T: N C KellyJ: D F O'Regan
Waited with, 13th approaching 5th, pushed along briefly from 7th, pushed along again after next, soon no impression
13th
63
4
20/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
A little slow at 1st, waited with towards rear, pushed along after 8th, soon no impression, weakened, completely tailed off op 25/1

Also Ran

PU
2
711-12
8/1
T: G T HouriganJ: H Morgan (7)
Chased leaders, 4th approaching 5th, no extra from before straight, pulled up before last
PU
5
12/1
T: J DulleaJ: D E Mullins
Soon prominent, not always fluent jumping, under pressure after 11th, soon no extra, pulled up before last
PU
6
7/1
T: M F MorrisJ: P T Enright
Waited with, 12th approaching 5th, soon some headway, no extra from before straight, pulled up before last op 5/1

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Non-Runners

20
Olive D'Haguenet57
Weight: 9-12|  Age: 8
T: I Madden  J: K J Brouder
NR
13
Ahgetawayoutadat37
Weight: 10-9|  Age: 6
T: Miss E Doyle  J: S D Torrens
NR
3
Hardy Man12
Weight: 11-8|  Age: 6
T: D Hogan  J: S A Mulcahy
NR
15
Mal De Mer37
Weight: 10-7|  Age: 6
T: M J Smith  J: D P Maxwell
NR

Betting

Forecast

Cherif De L'Isle (7/2), Nicole's Milan (11/2), Baily Thunder (7/1), Fire Away (8/1), Lee Valley Legacy (10/1), Ice Cool (10/1), Highest Benefit (11/1), Diamond Grove (12/1), Sweet Sting (12/1), Ahgetawayoutadat (12/1), Moscowsowhat (12/1), Scotsman's Bay (16/1), Peculiar Genius (20/1), Ballybrowney Jack (20/1), Hardy Man (20/1), Punchers Path (25/1), Mal De Mer (25/1), Cepalo Delafayette (33/1), All Class (33/1), Olive D'Haguenet (33/1)

Verdict

Connections have been patient with ICE COOL and he rewarded them with some place prize money on his return from a long absence at Punchestown. If he can improve on that effort then he looks to have an excellent chance to get back to winning ways. Near veteran Highest Benefit is in the form of his life at present and showed a good deal of bravery to hold off challengers when winning last time out at Fairyhouse. If still in good heart then he can run well again. Lee Valley Legacy needs to improve his jumping but showed on his penultimate start he has ability and has a reasonable each-way chance.
  1. Ice Cool
  2. Highest Benefit
  3. Cherif De L'Isle

Previous Winners

2019
Lady Writer
Weight: 11-11  |Age: 6
6/1

Prize Money

1st: €7,800.002nd: €2,600.003rd: €1,300.004th: €650.005th: €391.006th: €260.00
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