Leopardstown

Thursday, 28th Dec 2017

GOING: Soft

The Irish Daily Star Novice Handicap Hurdle

  • Race Time: 4:07.4
  • Off Time: 13:56
  • 2m
  • 14 ran

The Irish Daily Star Christmas Novice Handicap Hurdle of EUR17,500 (Generously sponsored by The Irish Daily Star Newspaper) Of which the second will receive EUR3,500, the third EUR1,750, the fourth EUR875 and the fifth EUR437.50

  • Tote Jackpot: €43571.40
  • Tote Placepot: €638.90
  • Tote Exacta: (2/5) €241.70
  • Tote Trifecta: (2/5/13) €2681.90

1st

  • 6YO
  • B
  • G
  • Morozov (USA) - Alphablend
  • Rating: 123
  • 11 - 7
  • TOTE Win: €22.30
  • Place: €5.50
  • SP: 16/1

raced in 7th early, soon chased leaders in 6th, progress to challenge from before last and soon on terms and slight mistake, stayed on well run-in to lead near line (rider lost whip)

2nd

Head

  • 4YO
  • B
  • G
  • Champs Elysees (GB) - Winter Solstice (GB)
  • Rating: 120
  • 11 - 4
  • Place: €3.80
  • SP: 10/1

led early, prominent, challenged and led again before last, soon joined and slight mistake, kept on well run-in, headed near line

3rd

2¼ lengths

  • 6YO
  • B
  • G
  • Kalanisi - Almost Twilight (USA)
  • Rating: 101
  • 10 - 2
  • Place: €2.80
  • SP: 9/1

soon towards rear, progress on inner to track leaders into straight and soon not much room, switched right run-in, kept on without matching front pair

4th

1¼ lengths

  • 5YO
  • BR
  • F
  • Big Bad Bob - Memorys of Madness
  • Rating: 106
  • 10 - 7
  • SP: 8/1

soon towards rear, closed up to chase leaders when not much room and switched right approaching last, kept on without threatening

5th

5½ lengths

  • 5YO
  • BR
  • F
  • Mustameet (USA) - Just Like Ivy (CAN)
  • Rating: 99
  • 10 - 0
  • SP: 10/1

held up, 10th early, closed up travelling smoothly on outer into straight, chased leaders and kept on same pace from before last

6th

4½ lengths

  • 5YO
  • B
  • G
  • Scorpion - You're A Native
  • Rating: 107
  • 10 - 3
  • SP: 16/1

tracked leaders, 4th early, soon 5th, effort and closed up from before straight, no extra and one pace from before last

7th

3 lengths

  • 7YO
  • B
  • F
  • Well Chosen (GB) - Ballyvesta
  • Rating: 116
  • 10 - 12
  • SP: 8/1

soon towards rear, headway to chase leaders but no impression when slight mistake last, one pace

8th

4¼ lengths

  • 6YO
  • B
  • G
  • Westerner (GB) - Peppardstown
  • Rating: 125
  • 11 - 12
  • SP: 12/1

soon tracked leaders and a little keen, 5th early, soon 4th, on terms 3 out, led briefly approaching last, soon headed and no extra

9th

½ lengths

  • 5YO
  • GR
  • G
  • Stowaway (GB) - Forever Bubbles
  • Rating: 113
  • 11 - 0
  • SP: 10/1

soon prominent, effort from before straight, soon no extra and one pace

10th

¾ lengths

  • 5YO
  • B
  • G
  • Arvico (FR) - Sharifa (GER)
  • Rating: 122
  • 11 - 4
  • SP: 13/2 2Fav

soon led, joined 3 out, headed and squeezed for room approaching last, soon no extra

11th

3¾ lengths

  • 8YO
  • B
  • G
  • Excellent Art (GB) - Silly Goose
  • Rating: 111
  • 10 - 5
  • SP: 10/1

held up, 11th early, effort from before straight, soon no impression

12th

Neck

  • 6YO
  • B
  • G
  • Westerner (GB) - Foret Noire
  • Rating: 120
  • 11 - 0
  • SP: 25/1

chased leaders early, soon raced in 8th, effort approaching straight, soon no impression

13th

4½ lengths

  • 5YO
  • B
  • G
  • Robin des Champs (FR) - Koko Rose
  • Rating: 114
  • 11 - 1
  • SP: 3/1 Fav

chased leaders, 6th early, soon 7th, effort approaching straight, soon no extra

14th

16 lengths

  • 4YO
  • B
  • G
  • Vocalised (USA) - Toirneach (USA)
  • Rating: 105
  • 10 - 3
  • SP: 50/1

held up, 9th early, under pressure from 3 out and dropped to rear, soon no extra

2016: Thirsty Work 5 11-0, R.M. Power, Mrs John Harrington 6/1

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