Leopardstown

  • 15:15 Hennessy Gold Cup 3m

  • Winner €103,500 2nd €34,200 3rd €16,201 4th €5,400
  • Going: Heavy (Soft to Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 26.70s
  • Off time: 15:20:31
15:15 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kempes (IRE) 5/1
2nd Glencove Marina (IRE) 25/1
3rd Joncol (IRE) 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 442-113 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap China Rock (IRE) 98
8 11-10 M F Morris P Carberry 158 4/15.00
2 1-P1447 EMERALD GREEN, white chevron, white cap Glencove Marina (IRE) 16
Course Winner
9 11-10 E Griffin R M Power 154 25/126.00
3 2131-43 RED, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, red cap Joncol (IRE) 46
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 P Nolan A P Cawley 157 13/82.62
4 11P1-3U EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Kempes (IRE) 46
Course Winner
8 11-10 W P Mullins D J Casey 154 5/16.00
5 2-52U33 YELLOW, large royal blue spots, royal blue spots on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue spots Let Yourself Go (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
9 11-10 A Maguire S J Hassett 147 33/134.00
6 4P2F-69 ORANGE, black star, diabolo on sleeves, white & black hooped cap Made In Taipan (IRE) 28
Course Winner
9 11-10 T Mullins P Townend 151 66/167.00
7 1/1126-2 orange and yellow checks, orange sleeves, yellow cap Money Trix (IRE) 46
Distance Winner
11 11-10 N G Richards D N Russell 158 10/34.33
8 2F67/1-5 Yellow, black chevron, black and yellow checked sleeves The Listener (IRE) 46
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-10 Nick Mitchell Andrew J McNamara 156 9/110.00
9 34/3-P66 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HALVED, red sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Trafford Lad 16
9 11-10 Laurence Butler A E Lynch 145 25/126.00

Verdict

The Listener won this in 2008 and is no back number judged on a decent return in the Lexus here when Money Trix and JONCOL battled it out for the places behind Pandorama with Kempes still in touch when unshipping AP McCoy. Money Trix had finished a close second to What A Friend in the previous Lexus and Nicky Richards appears confident he can take this but Joncol won this last year where he just got the better of Cooldine and can repeat the process. Paul Nolan looks to have brought the eight-year-old to concert pitch and he can repel the UK pair and complete the double. Kempes had beaten China Rock in the Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown in April and looks a major threat.