Leopardstown

  • 14:20 Racing Post All You Need For Irish Racing Handicap Chase2m 1f

  • Winner €16,250 2nd €4,750 3rd €2,250 4th €750
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.60s
  • Off time: 14:20:12
14:20 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st King Vuvuzela (IRE) 5/1
2nd Cairdin (IRE) 4/1
3rd Savello (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4511-34 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Savello (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 12-0 h A J Martin D N Russell 144 10/111.00
3 1-01315 Red, white star, white & red hooped sleeves, red cap Shanpallas (IRE) 100
Nag me
5 11-6 C Byrnes A E Lynch 136 16/117.00
4 3P/75-23 LIGHT TAN, red hoop, black sleeves, red hoop, red cap Perfect Smile (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-2 N Meade P Carberry 132 9/25.50
5 P-0621P YELLOW & PURPLE DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, purple diamonds Protaras (USA) 26
Nag me
6 10-13 t N Meade R C Colgan 129 16/117.00
6 3P10-02 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Cairdin (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-7 v Ms M Mullins B Hayes (5) 123 4/15.00
7 1-14335 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Elegant Statesman (IRE) 12
Nag me
6 10-7 t H de Bromhead M P Walsh 123 10/111.00
8 2-P9841 Dark green, white star, white stars on sleeves, white cap, dark green star Rubert (IRE) 42
Nag me
10 10-7 D Cullen R M Power 123 14/115.00
9 103215 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Gentleman Duke (IRE) 26
Nag me
5 10-4 A L T Moore D J Casey 120 8/19.00
10 0-57PF6 WHITE & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap On The Way Out (IRE) 26
Nag me
10 10-3 J E Kiely C M Walsh (7) 119 16/117.00
11 731487 White & royal blue chevrons, white sleeves & cap Glibin (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-1 t C Bowe D G Hogan 117 16/117.00
12 98293-4 EMERALD GREEN & RED CHEVRONS, emerald green cap Ros Brin (IRE) 56
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-1 G A Kingston S J Gray (3) 117 14/115.00
13 846-713 PINK & WHITE STRIPES, red cap King Vuvuzela (IRE) 40
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-0 P Nolan B J Cooper 116 5/16.00
14 F611P0 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Decade Player (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-12 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 114 20/121.00
15 088061 Green, white cross sashes & cap Mitebeall Forluck 21
Nag me
5 9-10 A L T Moore M P Butler (3) 112 8/19.00
Non runners
2253672Fosters Cross (IRE)1111-6T MullinsB J Cooper136

Verdict

Savello has been well beaten against classy novices after completing a double in the spring and makes his handicap debut in this tough contest, though he remains a nice prospect. Fosters Cross has been hurdling without too much success and would probably prefer quicker ground. He was a long way behind Protaras at Cork last month and the latter made early mistakes and eventually pulled up at Fairyhouse next time. Rubert has gone up 7lb for a battling victory at Clonmel and that could rule out a follow-up while King Vuvuzela also jumped moderately at Punchestown last month after scoring there in October. GENTLEMAN DUKE landed a beginners' chase at Thurles before making his handicap debut in a very tough Fairyhouse handicap where he did very well to finish a close fifth with the experienced On The Way Out just behind. That was only his fourth start over fences and, with more to come, he is handed the vote.