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  • 14:50 Leopardstown Handicap Chase 2m 5f

  • (Grade A) €100,000 added 5yo+ 21 ran
  • Winner €60,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 27.60s
  • Off time: 14:50:09

Unforgettable win at Leopardstown

Last Updated: 25/01/14 4:13pm

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He'llberemembered (left): Won valuable prize at Leopardstown

He'llberemembered (left): Won valuable prize at Leopardstown

He'llberemembered (10/1) came with a withering late run to land the valuable Leopardstown Handicap Chase.

The 11-year-old did not appear on the scene until just before the final fence and absolutely flew it in the hands of Shane Butler.

Daring Article had also been given a patient ride and came wide to challenge, but Paul Fahey's consistent gelding just had enough in reserve to hold on.

King Vuvuzela ran another big race but his new handicap mark proved just beyond him and he was caught for third by Undertheboardwalk.

Fahey said: "He's a great servant. When the heavens opened before the race I knew it was in our favour because when it gets tough this lad gets going.

"He's very, very tough. Shane couldn't believe how well he jumped around there. He jumped poorly in the Kerry National at Listowel and then we said we come back to the scene of the crime as he'd won the Carrickmines around here last year.

"We minded him - gave him a few runs over hurdles - and then he had a run in Tramore last time where he was outclassed.

"I told Shane to go down the inner, the brave route. If he got into trouble he could pull out.

"Shane is getting married to a niece of mine next summer so he'd want a few quid for the wedding. When you get a horse that's as tough as that you needn't be afraid to go anywhere with them."

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