Leopardstown

  • 16:05 Leopardstown November 2m

  • Winner €35,999 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,800
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 35.63s
  • Off time: 16:07:16
16:05 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hidden Universe (IRE) 7/2
2nd Pozyc (FR) 12/1
3rd Highly Efficient 11/2
4th Tawaagg 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 5421-16 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop What A Charm (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 10-0 p J M Oxx J P Murtagh 105 7/18.00
2 (7) 206567 Grey & red diamonds, red sleeves & cap Waydownsouth (IRE) 23
Nag me
4 9-8 P J Flynn D J Benson (7) 99 28/129.00
3 (9) 0-56604 EMERALD GREEN, white chevron, white cap Admiral Barry (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 E Griffin D P McDonogh 96 16/117.00
4 (8) 901-490 Dark Blue, Red Cross of Lorraine, White sleeves, White cap, Red star Dayia (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-2 Mrs L Pearce J A Heffernan 93 20/121.00
5 (5) 10492-3 LIGHT GREEN, yellow sash & armlet, check cap Prince Chaparral (IRE) 10
Nag me
5 9-0 P J Flynn D M Grant 91 14/115.00
6 (4) 4-1 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Hidden Universe (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-13 D K Weld P J Smullen 90 7/24.50
7 (15) 484182 PURPLE & WHITE STRIPES, hooped sleeves & cap Solo Performer (IRE) 16
Nag me
6 8-11 b H Rogers K J Manning 88 25/126.00
8 (1) 05-8083 DARK BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, white chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Deutschland (USA) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-10 t W P Mullins G F Carroll 87 14/115.00
9 (16) 81 light green, light blue sash, light green sleeves, light blue cap Pond Cottage (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-7 Ms J Morgan W M Lordan 84 16/117.00
10 (13) 10/6 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Whatuthink (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-6 O McKiernan S De Sousa 83 16/117.00
11 (11) 493505 BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Rising Wind (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 8-5 K Prendergast C D Hayes 91 7/18.00
12 (12) 4412 Light blue, royal blue cross sashes, quartered cap Highly Efficient 21
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-4 T Mullins B A Curtis 89 11/26.50
13 (3) 22/82-41 YELLOW & PURPLE QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, purple armlet, quartered cap Pozyc (FR) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-4 W P Mullins N G McCullagh 79 12/113.00
14 (6) 3216/03 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Tawaagg 21
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-4 W P Mullins C P Hoban (5) 79 14/115.00
15 (14) 1233-02 Red, white cap Domination 18
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-4 p1 C Byrnes S Foley 78 5/16.00
16 (10) 454180- LIGHT BLUE, yellow hoop, striped cap Dibella (IRE) 167
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-4 P Nolan M M Monaghan (7) 74 25/126.00

Verdict

WHAT A CHARM won this as a three-year-old last season before turning to hurdling and landing the Fred Winter at Cheltenham. She landed a Listed contest on the level at Listowel in September and is only 7lb higher than a year ago so gets the vote to defy her big weight. Prince Chaparral, runner-up a year ago, also went hurdling but without the same success and has it all to do to take revenge. Pond Cottage ploughed through the Galway mud to land an amateurs race from Montan and though he started a huge price there was no fluke about the victory. If the going turns heavy he'll be thereabouts while Pozyc looks on a fair mark and has scored over timber since his success on the Flat at Galway. Hidden Universe has generally promised more than he's produced and it was only a maiden that he won at Navan last time but he's a classy performer at his best and connections can't be too unhappy with his mark for his handicap debut. Silvestre De Sousa had one booked ride at the whole meeting, Whatuthink, so connections must believe the chaser is capable of a big run.