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  • 14:15 Boylesports.com - Bet On Your Mobile Novice Chase 2m 5f

  • (Grade 2) €40,000 added 5yo+ 5 ran
  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Yielding, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 27.30s
  • Off time: 14:16:20

Sir swoops for glory

Winner swoops to cheeky success

Last Updated: 28/01/12 3:00pm

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Davy Russell: Cool ride on Sir Des Champs

Davy Russell: Cool ride on Sir Des Champs

Sir Des Champs won the Boylesports.com - Bet On Your Mobile Novice Chase at Leopardstown.

De' Oro was the clear leader in the Grade 2 contest until he cried enough at the end of the back straight which left the winner, Fists Of Fury and Hidden Cyclone to fight out the finish with two to jump.

The trio remained level at the last fence and it was Sir Des Champs who looked to have cracked first as he pecked on landing after taking the obstacle.

But Davy Russell coolly got him back on an even keel and he quickened smartly past his two rivals to score cheekily at the line by half a length.

Fists Of Fury took the runner's-up berth with Hidden Cyclone a close-up third.

Jewson Or RSA

Mullins said: "He made a few errors there but he galloped on nicely from the last.

"He is improving slowly and he'll go for one of the staying novice chases at Cheltenham - either the Jewson or the RSA."

Russell added: "He was bit lazy throughout but he jumped great.

"He got in a little bit tight to the last but he is a clever horse and he fiddled it. I only had to give him one slap and we were always going to get there.

"I like him, I like him plenty and anything from two and a half miles up will be fine for him."

The winner was cut to 8-1 from 12s by William Hill for the Jewson Novices' Chase at the Festival.

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