• 12:55 Ballymaloe Country Relish Beginners Chase2m 3f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €909 4th €520
  • Going: Good to Yielding, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 52.60s
  • Off time: 12:55:03
12:55 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 7/4
2nd Nearest The Pin (IRE) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P/11-2 White & maroon hoops, white sleeves, maroon star on cap Celtic Folklore (IRE) 237
6 11-12 W P Mullins E Mullins 7/18.00
2 113111- Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 291
Course Winner
6 11-12 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 7/42.75
3 43-1223 Yellow, red epaulettes, black sleeves, red cap, yellow spots Nearest The Pin (IRE) 32
6 11-12 t A J Martin Paul Carberry 12/113.00
4 1252/3P Red & royal blue halved, royal blue star on cap Save The Bacon (IRE) 40
Course Winner
11 11-12 G Elliott D J Condon 28/129.00
5 0/2133-1 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Shot From The Hip (GER) 240
Course Winner
7 11-12 E J O'Grady M P Walsh 13/82.62
6 1-02230 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Stonemaster (IRE) 32
Course Winner
6 11-12 D T Hughes D N Russell 118 7/18.00
7 2127-4U DARK BLUE, pink cross of lorraine, pink cap White Star Line (IRE) 75
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 20/121.00


Shot From The Hip wasn't exactly consistent over hurdles but could do no more than win at Group 1 level as he did in the Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown in May. He's always been more likely to make a chaser and he starts off at a relatively low level. However, connections wouldn't have wanted to pitch him against HIDDEN CYCLONE on his debut as Shark Hanlon's charge has the potential to go to the very top of the chasing ladder. A dual Grade 2 winner over timber, he was less than a length behind First Lieutenant and Zaidpour in the Future Champions Novices' Hurdle at this fixture last year and is an exciting prospect. Celtic Folklore has done well in a limited career and is exactly the type Willie Mullins does so well with over fences.