14:55 Leopardstown

Sunday 26 December 2021

All12:0012:3513:1013:4514:2014:5515:30

    'Bet Through The Free Racing Post App' Handicap Chase

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 1f  |   Soft (Yielding in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:55  |   Winning time: 4m 15.7s
1st
Horse silk
9
18/1
T: J P RyanJ: S Fitzgerald (5)
Held up towards rear, headway to 7th 3 out, ridden in 6th entering straight, soon progress to challenge and led last, stayed on strongly run-in despite saddle slipping backwards op 12/1
2nd
Horse silk
3 ¾
1
711-12
10/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: J B Foley (5)
Disputed lead until headed 1st, 2nd halfway, on terms entering straight and soon led, ridden and headed at last where mistake, no impression, kept on same pace
3rd
Horse silk
nk
4
9/2j
T: S FaheyJ: K C Sexton
Mid-division, mistake 3rd, bumped rival 4 out, 6th 2 out, ridden and no impression in 3rd at last, kept on one pace op 5/1
4th
Horse silk
3 ¼
12
13/2
T: E CawleyJ: C D Timmons (3)
Held up in mid-division, headway to 4th 2 out, ridden and no impression before last, kept on one pace op 8/1
5th
Horse silk
3 ¼
7
25/1
T: A A HowardJ: M P Walsh
Mid-division, mistake 4th, pushed along in 8th 2 out, soon ridden and no impression, kept on one pace
6th
Horse silk
sh
2
9/2j
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Chased leaders, 10th 2 out, ridden and no impression before last, kept on one pace op 4/1 tchd 5/1
7th
Horse silk
5 ½
10
12/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: S D Torrens
Held up towards rear, 9th 2 out, ridden and no impression before last, kept on one pace op 9/1 tchd 14/1
8th
Horse silk
6 ½
14
40/1
T: H De BromheadJ: P K Donovan (5)
Disputed lead until led 1st, slight mistake 7th, ridden and joined entering straight, soon headed, weakened before last op 28/1
9th
Horse silk
12
5
12/1
T: H De BromheadJ: H Morgan (3)
Held up in rear, mistake 5th, ridden and no extra after 3 out op 14/1 tchd 16/1
10th
Horse silk
6 ½
3
28/1
T: P J GilliganJ: J G Gilligan (7)
Mid-division, 5th halfway, pushed along when bumped rival 4 out, ridden and no impression when mistake 2 out, soon weakened tchd 25/1 and tchd 33/1
11th
Horse silk
18
6
22/1
T: H De BromheadJ: S W Flanagan
Held up towards rear, slow and pushed along 6th, ridden and no extra before 3 out tchd 20/1 and tchd 25/1
12th
Horse silk
sh
8
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Mid-division, not fluent 2nd, mistake 7th, soon ridden and weakened op 14/1 tchd 11/1
13th
Horse silk
6 ½
11
25/1
T: R O'SullivanJ: L P Dempsey
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along in 5th when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden and weakened op 22/1 tchd 28/1

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
13
510-3
6/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D Robinson
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to challenge and briefly on terms entering straight, soon headed and weakened, no extra in 6th when fell last op 11/2

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€22.90Pl:€5.40, €3.00, €1.80EX:€134.60Trifecta:€534.10Tricast:€962.60SF:€173.02

Forecasts

Take All (9/2), Fan De Blues (9/2), Defan (6/1), Golden Jewel (13/2), Exit Poll (10/1), Soviet Pimpernel (12/1), Zarkareva (12/1), Coach Carter (12/1), Grange Walk (18/1), Tiger Voice (22/1), Winter Escape (25/1), Benefit Run (25/1), Born By The Sea (28/1), Ingleby Mackenzie (40/1)

Verdict

The unexposed DEFAN would probably be arriving here in search of a hat-trick had he not made a bad mistake at the final fence at Thurles last month. He can gain compensation at the chief expense of Zarkareva, who he beat in a handicap chase at Listowel in September. Take All ran well behind the exciting Riviere D'etel at Navan last time and is one to note switched to handicaps.

  1. DEFAN
  2. ZARKAREVA (FR)
  3. TAKE ALL (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Uisce Beatha
Weight: 10-13  |Age: 7
40/1

Prize Money

1st: €18,000.002nd: €6,000.003rd: €3,000.004th: €1,500.005th: €900.006th: €600.00

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