13:15 Leopardstown

Monday 28 December 2020

All12:0512:4013:1513:5014:2515:0015:35

    Leopardstown Christmas Hurdle (Grade 1)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   3m  |   Soft  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:15  |   Winning time: 6m 37.8s
1st
Horse silk
3
11/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Made all and soon clear, reduced advantage 5th and slight mistake next, 4 lengths lead halfway, pushed along entering straight and edged left after jumping last, ridden and kept on well run-in op 12/1 tchd 14/1
2nd
Horse silk
6
9
7/1
T: G ElliottJ: D F O'Regan
Towards rear, not fluent 2nd, slight mistake 3 out, pushed along after next and 5th entering straight, no impression before last, ridden and kept on well run-in to go 2nd close home op 15/2
3rd
Horse silk
¾
7
11/4
T: G ElliottJ: M P Walsh
Chased leader, 4th halfway, pushed along and closer in 3rd before 2 out, ridden and no impression approaching last, went 2nd at last, kept on one pace, dropped to 3rd close home op 2/1 tchd 3/1
4th
Horse silk
2 ½
5
611-12
13/8f
T: G ElliottJ: S W Flanagan
Chased leader, 2nd halfway, 4th and pushed along before 2 out, ridden and no impression approaching last, kept on one pace run-in op 7/4
5th
Horse silk
¾
4
8/1
T: M F MorrisJ: Rachael Blackmore
Chased leader, 3rd halfway, headway into 2nd 3 out, ridden and no impression on winner approaching last where not fluent, no extra run-in op 12/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
911-12
12/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Ran 5th, closer after 3 out, pushed along and no extra after 2 out, soon weakened and pulled up before last op 11/1 tchd 10/1
PU
Horse silk
2
711-12
11/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Always rear, not fluent 7th, pushed along and no impression after 3 out, no extra when not fluent next, weakened and pulled up before last op 14/1

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Non-Runners

6
Horse silk
Ronald Pump29
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 7
T: M J Smith  J: K M Donoghue
NR
8
Horse silk
Sixshooter50
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 5
T: N Meade  J: S W Flanagan
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€11.20Pl:€4.40, €2.80EX:€75.70Trifecta:€289.40Tricast:€271.54SF:€79.25

Forecasts

Fury Road (13/8), Sire Du Berlais (11/4), Ronald Pump (7/2), The Storyteller (7/1), French Dynamite (8/1), Flooring Porter (11/1), Bapaume (11/1), Bacardys (12/1), Sixshooter (16/1)

Verdict

A dual winner of the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham, SIRE DU BERLAIS took the step up to graded company in his stride when landing a Navan Grade 2 on return in November. He earns the vote to continue the good work now tackling Grade 1 company. Ronald Pump, back at 3m, is feared, ahead of Fury Road and The Storyteller.

  1. SIRE DU BERLAIS (FR)
  2. RONALD PUMP
  3. FURY ROAD (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
Apple's Jade
Weight: 11-3  |Age: 7
6/4

Prize Money

1st: €59,999.002nd: €20,000.003rd: €10,000.004th: €5,000.005th: €3,000.006th: €2,000.00

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