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13:25 Leopardstown (IRE)

Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase (Grade 1) (Class 1)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
  • €100,000 added
  • Winner: €64,999
  • 2nd: €19,000
  • 3rd: €9,000
  • 4th: €3,000
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 14.50s
  • Off Time: 13:25:41
  • 5 Ran
1
Silk - PURPLE, yellow spots, purple sleeves, yellow spots on cap
7/10
  • Form 1122-11
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 174

tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden entering straight, stayed on to challenge last, led run-in and kept on well under pressure

2
Silk - RED & WHITE STRIPES, hooped sleeves, striped cap
  • Form 22/2P-23
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 159

led, ridden entering straight, narrowly headed and pecked last, no extra run-in

3
Silk - RED, white hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots
5/1
  • Form 1114-41
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 165

chased leaders, mainly 4th, fell 5th

4
Silk - PURPLE, gold sleeves, hooped cap
7/2
  • Form 221-F12
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 163

chased leader in 2nd, close up from 5 out, ridden into narrow lead last, headed run-in and kept on same pace, no extra closing stages

6
Silk - LIGHT GREEN, pink spots, light green sleeves, quartered cap

Scotsirish (IRE)

18 BFCDCD
12/1
  • Form 336314
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 154

held up in last, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace

5
NR
  • Form 51-3433
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 141

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

BIG ZEB and Golden Silver have shared this for the past three seasons with the former scoring in 2008 and last year when he had his great rival almost 2l back in second and Scotsirish a further length away in third. The trio are involved again here and there doesn't appear any reason for a reversal of the placings, especially as the winner showed his wellbeing by conceding Noble Prince 5lb and beating him 2l in the Grade 2 Fortria Chase at Navan last month with Forpadydeplasterer a further head behind in receipt of 8lb from the winner. The runner-up, who landed the Jewson at Cheltenham in March, is probably suited by further and Colm Murphy's brilliant two-miler looks to hold all the aces in his bid to take this for the third time.

Formwatch

Big Zeb (IRE) 6-5 (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, improved to lead after 3 out, ridden 2 out, strongly pressed from last, asserted close home, won at Navan 2m chs G2 (1) in Nov beating Noble Prince (11-7) by 2l, 5 ran.

Forpadydeplasterer (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Led, slight mistake 5th, ridden and headed after 3 out, kept on, close 3rd last, pressed leaders run-in, no extra close home, just held for 2nd, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Big Zeb (11-12) at Navan 2m chs G2 (1) in Nov.

Golden Silver (FR) 2-7fav (11-12) Slight mistake 3rd, chased leaders, went in pursuit of leader travelling well approaching 4 out where slightly slow, struggling to close from 3 out, about 5L down when left clear last, won at Cork 2m chs Grd 2 (1) beating Hughies Grey (11-4) by 28l, 5 ran.

Noble Prince (GER) Evensfav (11-7) Settled 4th, closed up 3 out, soon 3rd, ridden in 2nd 2 out, pressed winner from last, no extra close home, just held 2nd, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Big Zeb (11-12) at Navan 2m chs G2 (1) in Nov.

Scotsirish (IRE) 11-8fav (11-9) Towards rear, headway 29th, chased leaders 2 out, 6th and in touch when took wrong course before last, retraced steps to take 4th, 4th of 10, well behind Garde Champetre (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m 7f hcp chs (2) gf.

Saludos (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Led, headed 5th, disputed lead briefly 4 out, ridden and led again entering straight, headed before 2 out, kept on onepaced before last, 3rd of 12, 11l behind Lastoftheleaders (10-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f hcp chs sft.