Leopardstown

  • 13:50 Download The Free Racing Post Mobile App. Handicap Hurdle 2m 2f

  • Winner €7,934 2nd €1,840 3rd €805 4th €460
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 43.20s
  • Off time: 13:50:08
13:50 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shariyan (IRE) 4/1
2nd Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 7/1
3rd Sammy Black (GER) 7/1
4th Six Stone Ned (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-13730 Red & white quartered, hooped sleeves, hooped cap Six Stone Ned (IRE) 38
6 11-11 t N Meade P Carberry 115 14/115.00
2 31/0-9 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Force Of Habit 14
6 11-9 b D K Weld R P McNamara 113 14/115.00
3 3-90217 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Masked Phantom (IRE) 38
Beaten Favourite
6 11-8 E P Harty M P Walsh 112 14/115.00
4 F6UP-8U RED & WHITE STRIPES, red sleeves, white cap Leggy Lad (IRE) 50
9 11-7 S McConville E J O'connell 111 25/126.00
5 0116B-4 EMERALD GREEN Miss Accurate (IRE) 60
5 11-7 D T Hughes B J Cooper 111 16/117.00
6 71- EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Mobile Sizer 251
5 11-7 J T R Dreaper A E Lynch 111 7/18.00
7 08P-299 LIGHT BLUE, yellow hoop, striped cap Dibella (IRE) 18
5 11-6 Ms J Morgan C Brassil (7) 110 12/113.00
8 8P01-60 YELLOW, light blue triple diamond, light blue diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, light blue diamonds Labeille (FR) 25
Distance Winner
5 11-5 E P Harty D J Casey 109 25/126.00
9 2271P-0 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Penny's Bill (IRE) 233
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-5 t Miss E Doyle K C Sexton (7) 109 16/117.00
10 P-048F3 DARK BLUE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, halved sleeves, quartered cap Majestic Oak (FR) 31
8 11-4 L P Cusack D E Splaine (5) 108 10/111.00
11 322434 MAROON, yellow stars, maroon sleeves, striped cap King Malik (IRE) 11
6 11-2 t C O'Dwyer N J O'Shea (3) 106 25/126.00
12 09-6115 Dark blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, yellow star on cap Dactik (IRE) 35
Beaten Favourite
6 11-1 t N Brett M P Butler (5) 105 14/115.00
13 242/77 Red, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Ember Jack (IRE) 46
5 10-13 t J F O'Shea S G McDermott 103 33/134.00
14 022111 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Happy New Year (IRE) 17
8 10-13 O McKiernan S J Crimin (7) 103 11/26.50
15 55-5217 Emerald Green, Black stars The Boys Dont Know (IRE) 17
Beaten Favourite
5 10-12 Arthur Goulding P T Enright 102 14/115.00
16 960-045 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow star on cap Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 32
9 10-11 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 101 33/134.00
17 00F142- PURPLE, emerald green sleeves, quartered cap Shariyan (IRE) 326
Distance Winner
6 10-11 C A Murphy R M Power 101 4/15.00
18 508 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Sammy Black (GER) 25
4 10-7 A Mullins D E Mullins 100 7/18.00
19 F9-6129 White & yellow quartered, yellow chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Definite Knockoff (IRE) 82
6 10-6 Sean Doyle Mr H D Dunne (7) 96 20/121.00
21 890-932 WHITE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white cap, orange diamond Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 35
6 10-3 W J Austin A D Leigh 93 7/18.00
22 2-81008 ROYAL BLUE, red cross of lorraine, white cap Mac Tigue (IRE) 12
4 10-3 p1 C O'Dwyer Ms K Walsh 96 33/134.00
24 4P/94P7 EMERALD GREEN, white disc & sleeves, yellow & red striped cap Andlau (FR) 56
7 10-0 t M J McDonagh S J Hassett (3) 90 33/134.00
25 913/P0P MAROON, white cross of lorraine,diabolo on sleeves,royal blue cap,yellow star Daggers Bond (IRE) 52
6 9-12 A A Howard A F O'Neill (7) 88 33/134.00
Non runners
204-54P04Mullaghwillin Boy (IRE)610-5A J MartinP Townend95
2360310FBallyfinboy (IRE)610-1J R FinnMr L P Flynn91

Verdict

A very tough one to call but Happy New Year will attract support as he bids for a four-timer, though he's been put up another 8lb for his victory at Punchestown. He's very tough and should get into the mix though he now looks vulnerable off his new mark as does Dactik, who completed a Fairyhouse double before beaten from today's mark on his hat-trick attempt. BLAZING SONNET has been unfortunate to come up against a couple of in-form rivals in her two recent races and hasn't been beaten far. She's a progressive type and just gets the vote though connections won't be too pleased with being raised 7lb. Force Of Habit has only run three times over timber and looks the type to do better but The Boys Dont Know appeared anchored by his extra weight when fancied at Cork last time.