Leopardstown

  • 15:35 Midland Legal Solicitors Beginners Chase2m 5f

  • Winner €9,239 2nd €2,865 3rd €1,365 4th €615
  • Going: Yielding (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 30.00s
  • Off time: 15:35:14
15:35 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Snow Falcon (IRE) 11/8
2nd Wishmoor (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 F11P1-3 BLACK, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, black stars, yellow cap, black stars Bacardys (FR) 47
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 11-12 W P Mullins P Townend 5/61.83
2 737-444 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Chain Gang 19
Course Winner
6 11-12 A Fleming D F O'Regan 20/121.00
3 1P8/0-07 PINK & WHITE STRIPES, red cap Golan Lodge (IRE) 12
Course Winner
8 11-12 P Nolan D Robinson (5) 33/134.00
4 2538-23 CERISE Snow Falcon (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
7 11-12 N Meade S W Flanagan 11/82.38
6 3615-53 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Wishmoor (IRE) 11
Course Winner
7 11-12 t M F Morris Rachael Blackmore 10/111.00
Non runners
5111/11P-Sutton Place (IRE)611-12G ElliottB J Geraghty

Verdict

BACARDYS had a superb career in bumpers and over hurdles, with two Grade 1 victories to his credit over the smaller obstacles. He started a short-priced favourite on his chasing bow at Naas but a moderate round of jumping didn't help and he could only finish third behind Mossback and today's rival Snow Falcon, who found the 2m3f trip too short. Willie Mullins' charge should have learnt from those mistakes and can take this though Sutton Place has long been regarded as potentially top-drawer over fences. Gordon Elliott's charge beat some very smart performers over timber, including Supasundae in a Naas Grade 3, and pulled up lame when tackling the Champion Stayers' Hurdle at Punchestown in April.