14:33 Down Royal

Sunday 26 December 2021

All12:1312:4813:2313:5814:3315:0315:35

    Metcollect Metal Recycling Handicap Chase

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 1f 50y  |   Soft (Yielding to Soft in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:33  |   Winning time: 4m 41.8s
1st
Horse silk
6
6/1
T: L LennonJ: Sam Ewing (3)
Held up behind leaders, 4th halfway, closer 5 out, ridden in 3rd 3 out, no impression before 2 out, stayed on into 2nd last, kept on well run-in to lead close home op 12/1
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¼
9
11/2
T: S McConvilleJ: T Ryan (5)
Disputed early, chased leaders after 2nd, 3rd halfway, 2nd and mistake 3 out, travelled well to dispute before 2 out, led 2 out, soon ridden, pressed run-in, headed close home op 6/1 tchd 13/2
3rd
Horse silk
20
1
10/1
T: J C McConnellJ: Mr Ben Harvey (7)
Led and disputed, led after 6th, ridden and joined before 2 out, headed 2 out, no extra in 3rd last op 13/2
4th
Horse silk
15
3
9/4f
T: F J FloodJ: M P O'Connor (5)
Held up behind leaders, slight mistake 2nd, 5th halfway, closer 5 out, ridden in 4th 3 out, soon no extra tchd 5/2
5th
Horse silk
23
7
17/2
T: S McParlanJ: C D Maxwell
Led and disputed, headed after 6th and chased leader, dropped to 3rd at 7th, ridden and no extra entering straight, weakened op 8/1
6th
Horse silk
2 ½
2
3/1
T: P J RothwellJ: J P O'Sullivan (5)
Held up in rear, slight mistakes 1st and 3rd, closer in 6th entering straight, ridden 3 out, soon no extra and weakened op 9/4

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
8
11/1
T: Thomas CoyleJ: S O'Callaghan (7)
Held up towards rear, ridden and weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out op 12/1 tchd 10/1 and tchd 14/1

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Non-Runners

4
Horse silk
Serpolette10
Weight: 10-13|  Age: 6
T: E D Delany  J: J J Slevin
NR
5
Horse silk
Benefit North15
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 10
T: C A McBratney  J: D F O'Regan
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£7.00Pl:£1.80, £2.70EX:£32.60Trifecta:£292.40Tricast:£322.59SF:£37.44

Forecasts

It's Only A Number (9/4), Ricky Langford (3/1), Hollybank King (11/2), School Lane (6/1), Drummullagh Rocky (17/2), Itsalonglongroad (10/1), Rolling Revenge (11/1), Serpolette (16/1), Benefit North (16/1)

Verdict

RICKY LANGFORD arrives in a rich vein of form and is fancied to gain a third success of the campaign. It's Only A Number was back on song when fourth at Navan recently and will be a big threat if showing up in similar form. Drummullagh Rocky will find this trip more suitable than the extended 2½m he ran over at Clonmel last time and is also on the shortlist.

  1. RICKY LANGFORD (IRE)
  2. IT'S ONLY A NUMBER (IRE)
  3. DRUMMULLAGH ROCKY (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Drummullagh Rocky
Weight: 10-9  |Age: 10
16/1

Prize Money

1st: €6,600.002nd: €2,200.003rd: €1,100.004th: €550.005th: €330.006th: €220.00

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