Leopardstown

  • 14:20 Racing Post Novice Chase 2m 1f

  • Winner €55,250 2nd €16,150 3rd €7,650 4th €2,550
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.30s
  • Off time: 14:20:18
14:20 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Blackstairmountain (IRE) 9/2
2nd Notus De La Tour (FR) 5/1
3rd Foildubh (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 41-6343 Emerald green,orange star,emGreen sleeves,orange stars,green cap,orange stars Baily Green (IRE) 43
5 11-12 t M F Morris A E Lynch 124 33/134.00
2 527-261 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Blackstairmountain (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
6 11-12 t W P Mullins P Townend 9/25.50
3 1F1-11 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bog Warrior (IRE) 22
7 11-12 A J Martin D N Russell 151 4/51.80
4 1-U3231 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Foildubh (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
7 11-12 J P Ryan R C Colgan 126 25/126.00
5 12-5012 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Gift Of Dgab (IRE) 21
Beaten Favourite
7 11-12 A J Martin M P Walsh 140 16/117.00
6 569-112 Yellow, royal blue hollow box, yellow sleeves, light blue stars, light blue cap, yellow stars Lucky William (IRE) 36
Beaten Favourite
7 11-12 T Cooper B J Cooper 135 10/111.00
7 05-2113 Dark blue, yellow cross sashes, collar & cuffs, striped cap Notus De La Tour (FR) 24
Beaten Favourite
5 11-12 D Pipe R M Power 142 5/16.00
8 061F54 EMERALD GREEN, royal blue panel & sleeves, emerald green cap Ordinary Man (IRE) 50
6 11-12 W J Burke J R Barry 120 50/151.00
9 1346-91 LIGHT TAN, red hoop, black sleeves, red hoop, red cap Perfect Smile (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
6 11-12 t N Meade P Carberry 9/110.00

Verdict

A race that should tell us more about the standard of Irish novices this season can go to BOG WARRIOR. Tony Martin's charge has had very little experience but produced a very impressive performance in the Grade 1 Drinmore at Fairyhouse and it will take something special to lower his colours. David Pipe sends Notus De La Tour from England and though he rather blotted his copybook at Exeter last time he's much better than that and may just have come up against two very useful performers that day. Blackstairmountain, a Grade 1 novice hurdle winner, was an impressive debut winner over fences at Clonmel and wouldn't have been thrown in at the deep end here unless thought capable of a big run. Perfect Smile, another chasing debut winner, may prove best of the remainder in an intriguing contest.