Leopardstown

  • 14:50 Leopardstown Handicap Chase 2m 5f

  • Winner €60,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 27.60s
  • Off time: 14:50:09
14:50 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st He'llberemembered (IRE) 10/1
2nd Daring Article (IRE) 8/1
3rd Undertheboardwalk (IRE) 16/1
4th King Vuvuzela (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11U-03U EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Colbert Station (IRE) 41
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
10 11-10 t T M Walsh M P Walsh 150 11/112.00
2 165-051 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Buckers Bridge (IRE) 63
8 11-7 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 147 16/117.00
3 21-2213 Maroon, White star, armlets and cap Make A Track (IRE) 19
8 11-7 C F Swan B F Cawley (5) 147 20/121.00
4 4P-3406 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Sweeney Tunes 29
8 11-2 b P Nolan B J Cooper 142 14/115.00
5 219-30P Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Jacksonslady (IRE) 29
Course Winner
9 10-11 J P Dempsey Andrew J McNamara 137 25/126.00
6 556F27 WHITE, emerald green chevron, yellow sleeves & cap Canaly (IRE) 29
9 10-9 b D T Hughes M Darcy 135 16/117.00
7 301224 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green hoop, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap He'llberemembered (IRE) 24
Course and Distance Winner
11 10-9 P G Fahey S E Butler (5) 135 10/111.00
9 1316-UF LIGHT BLUE & BLACK STRIPES, black stars on sleeves, black star on cap Immediate Response (IRE) 29
11 10-7 W P Mullins P Townend 133 20/121.00
10 4-3F343 White, white & black striped sleeves, striped cap Operating (IRE) 41
Course Winner
7 10-6 p Mrs J Harrington R M Power 132 16/117.00
11 245-343 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Minsk (IRE) 28
6 10-5 D T Hughes D E Mullins 131 7/18.00
12 5130-32 Black, yellow cross sashes, striped cap Talbot Road (IRE) 24
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 10-3 A L T Moore D J Casey 129 13/27.50
13 P10-022 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Cairdin (IRE) 30
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 10-1 v Ms M Mullins A P Heskin 127 12/113.00
14 059-040 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Glam Gerry (IRE) 41
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-0 t C A Murphy D G Hogan 126 25/126.00
15 46-7131 PINK & WHITE STRIPES, red cap King Vuvuzela (IRE) 30
Course Winner
7 10-0 P Nolan P Carberry 126 8/19.00
16 595-11F Royal blue, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Daring Article (IRE) 29
8 9-13 pt R Tyner P T Enright 125 8/19.00
17 P/1-2488 Royal blue, white epaulettes, white diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap Undertheboardwalk (IRE) 29
8 9-13 t A J Martin S A Shortall (7) 125 16/117.00
18 215-846 RED, black star, red cap, black stars Forty Foot Tom 48
Distance Winner
9 9-11 D Miley R C Colgan 123 33/134.00
19 087052 Emerald green, purple star, diabolo on sleeves, purple star on cap Glenquest (IRE) 28
11 9-11 T O'Brien D E Splaine (3) 123 20/121.00
20 213365 MAROON, white panel, halved sleeves, maroon cap Ballyfinboy (IRE) 20
8 9-10 J R Finn M A Enright 122 50/151.00
21 325-43P WHITE & ROYAL BLUE DIAMONDS, quartered cap Cadspeed (FR) 6
Course Winner
11 9-10 W P Mullins Mr E D Linehan (5) 121 33/134.00
22 1-174F0 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Living Next Door (IRE) 28
Beaten Favourite
8 9-10 A J Martin A P Crowe 119 12/113.00
Non runners
88-1146PShrapnel (IRE)810-9G ElliottG N Fox135

Verdict

Dessie Hughes has won this twice in recent years and is double handed with the novice Minsk potentially well treated on his handicap debut. The lightly-raced Talbot Road is another novice having his first start in a handicap and could also be well treated as he has plenty more to offer. King Vuvuzela has been raised 10lb for beating Cairdin over 2m1f here on St Stephens Day and the runner-up should get much closer on the revised terms. Daring Article was fancied for the Paddy Power here but fell six out when still there. He completed a double over further earlier and will be staying on when others have had enough. Canaly wasn't beaten far by him at Punchestown and was made too much use of in the Paddy Power so he's one with a chance and he had Immediate Response behind when scoring at Clonmel a year ago. The latter would have finished second to MAKE A TRACK at Limerick last month but for falling and the winner ran so poorly at Thurles subsequently that there must have been something amiss. He's given the nod to bounce back as last year's Paddy Power winner Colbert Station is 18lb higher and Grade 2 winner Buckers Bridge is looking a bit high in the weights.