Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 15:50 Hennessy Gold Cup 3m

  • Winner €92,000 2nd €30,400 3rd €14,400 4th €4,800
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 26.70s
  • Off time: 15:50:13
15:50 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Last Instalment (IRE) 8/1
2nd Tidal Bay (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 213-342 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star First Lieutenant (IRE) 43
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-10 p M F Morris B J Cooper 167 7/42.75
2 P1111/3 Maroon, White star, armlets and cap Last Instalment (IRE) 24
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 P Fenton B T O'Connell 154 8/19.00
3 1231-87 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Lord Windermere (IRE) 43
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-10 J H Culloty D N Russell 153 6/17.00
4 2F423-5 EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Lyreen Legend (IRE) 43
Nag me
7 11-10 D T Hughes B J Geraghty 154 13/27.50
5 1-F21P2 MAROON, WHITE star and armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Roi Du Mee (FR) 39
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-10 t G Elliott D J Condon 159 14/115.00
6 127-331 ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, striped cap Texas Jack (IRE) 24
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-10 N Meade P Carberry 154 14/115.00
7 121-153 Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Tidal Bay (IRE) 43
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
13 11-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 168 5/23.50

Verdict

FIRST LIEUTENANT just failed to match the late run of Bobs Worth in the Lexus over this track and trip in December and can go one better. It was a performance to match his best ever and a definite improvement on the previous season's head defeat by today's rival Tidal Bay in the same event. He's four years younger than Paul Nicholls' brilliant veteran, who showed himself in superb heart when just failing to concede a huge amount of weight to the front pair in the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow. Roi Du Mee had First Lieutenant beaten a long way when landing the JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal by 13l from Sizing Europe. He's since pulled up in the Betfair at Haydock and been beaten over a trip too short but it would be no great shock if he were to bounce back in this. Last Instalment, who had the selection 6l behind when landing the Fort Leney in 2011 before an enforced absence, made a very encouraging return to action behind Texas Jack at Thurles, his first start for almost two years, and with that under his belt he will ensure this is a real Grade 1 test.