Leopardstown

  • 16:10 Sandyford Handicap Chase 2m 1f

  • Winner €10,005 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €581
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in place on the Hurdle course)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 36.20s
  • Off time: 16:10:30
16:10 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Penny's Bill (IRE)
1st Competitive Edge (IRE) 33/10
2nd Quartetto (GER) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-90501 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Pineau De Re (FR) 24
Nag me
10 11-12 P Fenton B T O'Connell 123 9/110.00
2 596367 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 21
Nag me
9 11-12 t C O'Dwyer B R Dalton (5) 123 14/115.00
4 2P-4U88 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Please Talk (IRE) 30
Nag me
7 11-8 N Meade P Carberry 119 16/117.00
5 P34471 RED, dark blue sleeves, black & white quartered cap Wilde Wit Pleasure (IRE) 22
Nag me
10 11-7 b S O O'Brien J R Barry 118 7/18.00
6 786260 DARK GREEN, yellow hoop, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, dark green star Colls Corner (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-6 b Michael Barry D Condon 117 25/126.00
7 1-25909 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Galloping Gander (IRE) 32
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7 11-6 A J Martin R Walsh 117 7/18.00
8 1-42424 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Character Actor (IRE) 32
Nag me
9 11-5 A Kennedy M J Ferris 116 20/121.00
9 975U36 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Competitive Edge (IRE) 21
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6 11-5 C O'Dwyer A P McCoy 116 33/104.30
10 8FP-811 ROSE, primrose hoops, quartered cap High Desert (GER) 26
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8 11-5 A L T Moore B Cash 116 4/15.00
11 05490P Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Any Bets (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-1 t O McKiernan S Crmin (7) 112 33/134.00
12 U00/3B-4 RED, grey stars, grey star on cap Quartetto (GER) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-8 T J Taaffe P Townend 105 5/16.00
13 139-444 Yellow, black & yellow striped sleeves, black & yellow check cap Hidden Present (IRE) 27
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11 10-3 pt Bernard Jones A E Lynch 100 14/115.00
14 137-0P2 YELLOW & GREY HOOPS, yellow sleeves, hooped cap Edmundo (IRE) 80
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7 10-2 R P Rath H D Dunne (7)(ex2) 99 16/117.00
15 3-2P078 Light green & purple check, purple armlet, quartered cap Ard Agus Fada (IRE) 52
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10 9-10 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 91 33/134.00
Non runners
3271P-00Penny's Bill (IRE)1111-9Miss E DoyleD J Bates120

Verdict

Pineu De Re had shown very little over fences before scoring at Thurles but isn't very big and carrying a big weight in a handicap looks against him. Wilde Wit Pleasure was making his handicap debut over fences when scoring at Cork and an 8lb rise shouldn't prevent another big effort but this looks a very good opportunity for HIGH DESERT to complete a hat-trick. Arthur Moore's charge won a novice hurdle in November and reverted to fences in very good style to slam his rivals at Tramore on New Year's Day. A mark of 116 looks very manageable and he should prove too strong for these. Winning point-to-pointer Edmundo hasn't had much experience over regulation fences but ran very well behind Best Of Bocelli at Thurles in November and is at the right end of the handicap.