12:35 Leopardstown

Tuesday 28 December 2021

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

    Irish Daily Star Christmas Handicap Hurdle (80-116)

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 4f  |   Soft (Yielding in places)  |   28 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:36  |   Winning time: 5m 6.0s
1st
Horse silk
12
9/2j
T: E J O'GradyJ: M P Walsh
Tracked leader, 5th halfway, progress after 4th, 3rd after 3 out, switched right into 2nd over 1f out, kept on well to lead close home op 5/1 tchd 4/1
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¼
23
411-5
25/1
T: M J McDonaghJ: M M McDonagh (7)
Tracked leader, 2nd at 4th, led after 4th, slight mistake 2 out, pressed last, ridden and kept on 1f out, headed close home op 33/1
3rd
Horse silk
5 ½
13
14/1
T: G P CromwellJ: D Meyler
Tracked leader, dropped to 10th halfway, headway after last, ridden in 4th over 1f out, kept on in 3rd closing stages, not trouble principals op 11/1 tchd 10/1
4th
Horse silk
4 ¼
5
9/1
T: P CrokeJ: Mr B Lawless (7)
In touch, 6th halfway, closed after 2 out, challenged leader last, ridden over 2f out, dropped to 3rd over 1f out, weakened in 4th closing stages op 11/1 tchd 12/1
5th
Horse silk
3 ¾
18
22/1
T: J C McConnellJ: C L Walsh (7)
In touch, mistake at 1st, 3rd halfway, 2nd after 4 out, dropped to 4th after 2 out, under pressure in 5th after last, one paced over 1f out op 14/1
6th
Horse silk
nk
1
512-0
14/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Chased leader, lost place before last, ridden and kept on over 1f out, never nearer op 11/1 tchd 16/1
7th
Horse silk
hd
4
28/1
T: Mrs D FosterJ: D F O'Regan
Rear of mid-division, no impression before last, ridden and stayed on under 2f out, never nearer op 22/1 tchd 33/1
8th
Horse silk
1 ¼
8
25/1
T: P NolanJ: Adam Williams (7)
Close up, 4th halfway, 5th after 3 out, under pressure after 2 out, lost place approaching straight, kept on same pace tchd 22/1
9th
Horse silk
1 ¼
22
20/1
T: E GriffinJ: S W Flanagan
Chased leader, 9th halfway, progress and ridden after last, edged left 1f out, no extra op 18/1
10th
Horse silk
nk
19
12/1
T: M F MorrisJ: Aidan Coleman
Chased leader, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression after last, kept on same pace 1f out op 11/1 tchd 14/1
11th
Horse silk
nk
7
911-12
33/1
T: Yvonne LattaJ: P K Donovan (5)
Mid-division, 7th halfway, lost place and under pressure after last, no extra final furlong op 28/1
12th
Horse silk
2 ½
16
13/2
T: Mrs G CallaghanJ: K M Donoghue
In rear, good headway before last, switched left 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out op 6/1 tchd 11/2
13th
Horse silk
¾
3
66/1
T: P NolanJ: A P Kelly (7)
Rear, effort after last, kept on final furlong, never on terms op 33/1
14th
Horse silk
1 ½
24
25/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: B Hayes
Rear, progress after last, kept on, never on terms op 22/1 tchd 28/1
15th
Horse silk
3
6
411-12
40/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R Deegan (3)
Mid-division, no impression after last, kept on same pace op 25/1
16th
Horse silk
¾
21
50/1
T: P RocheJ: J S McGarvey
Towards rear, headway after last, ridden entering straight, no impression 1f out op 33/1
17th
Horse silk
2 ½
2
1012-0
12/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: P J O'Hanlon (7)
Rear of mid-division, under pressure in mid-division after last, no impression 2f out op 28/1
18th
Horse silk
12
26
33/1
T: P J FlynnJ: C G O'Dwyer (7)
Towards rear, no impression in rear of mid-division after last, kept on same pace op 28/1
19th
Horse silk
4 ¾
9
80/1
T: Mrs D FosterJ: S O'Callaghan (7)
Rear, effort after last, no impression final furlong op 100/1 tchd 66/1
20th
Horse silk
1 ¼
30
40/1
T: J J HanlonJ: D E Mullins
Chased leader early, soon rear of mid-division, 11th halfway, 8th after 3 out, progress before last, ridden and weakened in 4th 2f out op 33/1 tchd 28/1
21st
Horse silk
5
14
40/1
T: H De BromheadJ: J J Slevin
Chased leader, dropped to rear and under pressure halfway, progress after 2 out, under pressure and weakened after last op 50/1 tchd 66/1
22nd
Horse silk
1 ½
17
9/2j
T: A J MartinJ: B J Cooper
Towards rear, headway after 2 out, hampered 2f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out op 6/1 tchd 7/1
23rd
Horse silk
1 ¼
25
80/1
T: S NolanJ: C P McNamara
Always in rear, no headway, never a factor op 40/1
24th
Horse silk
¾
11
80/1
T: P W FlynnJ: Sam Ewing (3)
Always in rear, no headway, never a factor op 40/1
25th
Horse silk
33
28
100/1
T: P W FlynnJ: L A McKenna (7)
In rear, not fluent at 2nd, under pressure halfway, weakened before 2 out, tailed off tchd 33/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
15
33/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: K C Sexton
Led, headed after 1st, lost place before 4th, towards rear and pulled up before 4 out tchd 25/1
PU
Horse silk
27
711-3
125/1
T: D ComminsJ: Mr F Maguire
Always towards rear, no impression, pulled up last op 100/1 tchd 150/1
PU
Horse silk
31
50/1
T: J FoxJ: J B Foley (5)
Tracked leader, led after 1st, headed after 4th, 4th after 3 out, weakened after 2 out, pulled up run-in op 33/1

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Non-Runners

29
Horse silk
Breezy Bell17
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 6
T: E Cawley  J: Reserve 1
NR
20
Horse silk
Mylestown Upper250
Weight: 11-6|  Age: 5
T: G Elliott  J: J W Kennedy
NR
10
Horse silk
Jake Peter13
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 7
T: M A Cahill  J: J B Foley
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€5.50Pl:€1.80, €6.70, €3.30, €2.70EX:€215.60Trifecta:€280.10Tricast:€1,557.51SF:€124.92

Forecasts

Priory Park (9/2), Explosive Boy (9/2), Breezy Bell (9/2), Mylestown Upper (5/1), The Dasher Conway (13/2), Carrig Rock (9/1), Caesar Rock (12/1), Turbojet (12/1), Silvertown (14/1), Gealach (14/1), Good World (20/1), Jake Peter (20/1), Bronson In Blue (22/1), Nazine (25/1), Fortune Street (25/1), The Great White (25/1), Pike County (28/1), Someday (33/1), Buttons And Bows (33/1), Father Ailbe (33/1), Ilmig (40/1), Sefton Warrior (40/1), Boro Tari (40/1), Shakespeare's Word (50/1), Whenurgoodurgood (50/1), Valentina Lady (66/1), Deux Par Deux (80/1), Youngnedofthehill (80/1), Na Caith Tobac (80/1), King Lenox (100/1), Convara (125/1)

Verdict

PRIORY WALK has been hit with an 8 lb rise for Thurles, but he was value for extra on the day with his rider not having to get serious, so he looks capable of following up. Mylestown Upper's opening mark demands improvement but that's certainly possible given his profile and the stable he represents. Fortune Street and Silvertown complete the shortlist.

  1. PRIORY PARK (IRE)
  2. MYLESTOWN UPPER (FR)
  3. FORTUNE STREET (FR)

Previous Winners

2020
Burlesque Queen
Weight: 11-6  |Age: 6
8/1

Prize Money

1st: €9,000.002nd: €3,000.003rd: €1,500.004th: €750.005th: €450.006th: €300.00

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