• 15:50 Ryan's Event Cleaners Beginners Chase2m 1f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Yielding, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 19.20s
  • Off time: 15:50:13
15:50 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Colbert Station (IRE) 10/1
2nd Far Away So Close (IRE) 11/10
3rd Spanish Auriga (IRE) 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 68-5322 White, red hoop on body & slvs, white cap Aitmatov (GER) 17
11 11-12 pt N Meade D J Condon 130 9/25.50
2 51177/4 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Colbert Station (IRE) 28
Course Winner
8 11-12 t T M Walsh M P Walsh 10/111.00
3 56-046P LIGHT BLUE,royal blue sash,royal blue slvs,light blue armlet,royal blue cap Crystal Wave (IRE) 21
8 11-12 P A Fahy J L Cullen 40/141.00
4 40U4U2 YELLOW, royal blue epaulettes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Der Spieler (GER) 42
Distance Winner
7 11-12 t J G Coogan N P Madden 121 7/18.00
5 891-3F2 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Far Away So Close (IRE) 91
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-12 P Nolan D N Russell 11/102.10
6 80-22U9 Black, light green hooped sleeves, green cap, black spots High Desert (GER) 17
7 11-12 A L T Moore Andrew J McNamara 20/121.00
7 6F05UP LIGHT GREEN & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, hooped cap Luddsdenene (IRE) 13
7 11-12 P J Rothwell B T O'Connell 33/134.00
8 22/32-33 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Spanish Auriga (IRE) 13
7 11-12 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 4/15.00


Useful hurdler Far Away So Close fell on his chasing debut before a good run behind Monastrell at Naas though the form of that race hasn't worked out as well as expected. Der Spieler ran his best race to date over fences behind Perfect Smile at Fairyhouse but will need to find some improvement to beat AITMATOV. Noel Meade's nine-times winning hurdler has come late to fences but has improved with experience and followed a close second to Frisco Depot at Fairyhouse with an even better performance there behind Rathlin where he would have gone very close but for sprawling on landing at the last. Spanish Auriga is held by Der Spieler on their form behind Perfect Smile but found some improvement next time and looks a threat as he has plenty of ability when inclined to use it.