14:15 Leopardstown

Saturday 26 December 2020

All12:0012:3013:0513:4014:1514:5015:25

    Racing Post Novice Chase (Grade 1)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 1f  |   Yielding (Good to Yielding in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:15  |   Winning time: 4m 11.8s
1st
Horse silk
6
8/1
T: W P MullinsJ: B J Cooper
In rear, closer 4 out and 4th next, headway on outer entering straight, pushed along to challenge last and soon led, ridden and kept on well run-in op 12/1 tchd 16/1
2nd
Horse silk
4 ½
3
4/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Chased leaders, headway to lead after 6th, ridden entering straight and strongly pressed last, soon headed, under pressure and no impression on winner, kept on one pace op 7/2 tchd 10/3
3rd
Horse silk
9
5
15/8f
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Soon led, slow 6th and headed, 2nd and mistake 3 out, ridden entering straight and no impression in 3rd before last, no extra run-in op 11/8
4th
Horse silk
7 ½
4
13/2
T: J P O'BrienJ: S W Flanagan
Chased leaders, 4th halfway and closer 4 out, went 3rd next, pushed along and close up on inner when hampered approaching straight, 4th and no impression before last, soon no extra op 8/1 tchd 6/1
5th
Horse silk
58
1
40/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Prominent, tracked leader, 3rd and slight mistake 4 out, 4th and slight mistake next, no extra in rear after 2 out, soon weakened, eased in straight, tailed off tchd 50/1

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
2
11/4
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Chased leaders in 4th, fell 3rd op 3/1 tchd 10/3

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€8.90Pl:€3.10, €1.70EX:€31.30Trifecta:€62.60SF:€36.57

Forecasts

Felix Desjy (15/8), Blackbow (11/4), Darver Star (4/1), Embittered (13/2), Franco De Port (8/1), Benruben (40/1)

Verdict

FELIX DESJY will need to jump better than he did in the Craddockstown Novices' Chase at Punchestown last time to maintain his unbeaten record over fences but he still rates the most persuasive option. Blackbow left his hurdles form trailing in his wake at Navan and is feared most.

  1. FELIX DESJY (FR)
  2. BLACKBOW (IRE)
  3. FRANCO DE PORT (FR)

Previous Winners

2019
Notebook
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 6
7/1

Prize Money

1st: €48,000.002nd: €16,000.003rd: €8,000.004th: €4,000.005th: €2,400.006th: €1,600.00

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