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Leopardstown

  • 15:05 Synergy Security Solutions Novice Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (Grade 2) €39,500 added 5yo+ 11 ran
  • Winner €25,675 2nd €7,505 3rd €3,554 4th €1,186
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 21.80s
  • Off time: 15:08:12

Full result

15:05 Leopardstown Result 29th January 2012
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Boston Bob (IRE) 11-10 R Walsh W P Mullins 7 9/4f
Settled in rear of mid-division, some headway approaching 2 out, ridden to go 3rd early straight, good progress to lead last, driven out and kept on well run-in opened 9/4 touched 9/4
2nd Lyreen Legend (IRE) 11-0 B J Cooper D T Hughes 5 12/1
Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 3 out, ridden to assert briefly early straight, soon strongly pressed and headed last, no impression on winner run-in opened 12/1 touched 14/1
3rd 7 Make Your Mark (IRE) 11-0 D N Russell W P Mullins 5 5/2
Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, good headway on outer to go 2nd 2 out, soon ridden and dropped to 3rd before last, no extra opened 9/4 touched 11/4
4th Owega Star (IRE) 11-0 A D Leigh Peter Fahey 5 25/1
Tracked leaders on inner, 4th 3 out, 3rd next, no extra from early straight, kept on one pace opened 33/1 touched 33/1
5th Sea Of Thunder (IRE) 11-3 P T Enright C Byrnes 7 9/1
Rear of mid-division, some headway 2 out, moderate 6th approaching last, kept on one pace opened 9/1 touched 10/1
6th Texas Jack (IRE) 11-3 D J Condon N Meade 6 7/1
Tracked leaders, 6th 3 out, 4th approaching straight, soon no extra opened 12/1 touched 12/1
7th 10 Touch Back (IRE) 11-3 A P McCoy C Roche 6 9/2
Held up towards rear, some headway 2 out, ridden and no impression in 7th early straight opened 4/1 touched 9/2
8th 20 Spring Heeled (IRE) 11-0 T J Doyle J H Culloty 5 33/1
Held up towards rear, never a factor opened 33/1 touched 33/1
9th 40 Springfield Way (IRE) 11-3 M J Bolger J C McConnell 8 50/1
Led or disputed lead, headed 3 out, weakened quickly approaching straight, tailed off opened 40/1 touched 50/1
10th 8 Glenstar (IRE) 11-3 R C Colgan J P Ryan 7 66/1
Prominent and disputed lead, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off opened 66/1 touched 66/1
PU Shadow Eile (IRE) 10-10 J R Barry Mrs D A Love 7 16/1
Tracked leaders on inner, 4th halfway, ridden 2 out, no impression in 3rd entering straight, soon weakened quickly and pulled up before last opened 25/1 touched 25/1
NR Jetson (IRE) 11-3 R M Power Mrs J Harrington 7

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £3.20 Tote Place: £1.40,2.40,1.60
Straight Forecast: £31.14 Exacta: £43.00

Placepot: €30.80, Pool: €0.0

Verdict

More rain had fallen by the start of this race so no real surprise that there was a huge distance between first and last and it wouldn't be wise to take the form as reliable/rule out any horse for next time. Considering Ruby Walsh said he hated the ground, the performance of BOSTON BOB under a big penalty was even more meritorious. Having been held up, he looked to be finding it all a bit too tough at three hurdles from home but made up his ground on the leaders turning in and then started to power home down the outside of the field. Once level with Lyreen Legend there was only ever going to be one end result and it was no surprise to see him trimmed for both the Neptune and Albert Bartlett after this run. He looks a chaser in the making, hence the big weight should never have been a huge concern, but looks a viable Cheltenham contender, with the longer race perhaps more likely to play to his strengths. Runner-up Lyreen Legend ran very well in defeat having been fairly prominent on the outer for most of the early running. It looked as if Bryan Cooper may have pinched the race turning in as he skipped three lengths clear but the winner picked him up before the last and although he kept battling his race had been run. His effort boosts the win of Monskland last time and he clearly handles testing ground well. The intriguing run of the race came from Make Your Mark who travelled very powerfully but seemed unable to quicken turning in, as the leader skipped away. He tried to rally but quickly looked a tired horse and it was no surprise that he wasn't given a hard time after the final flight. This first defeat will have taught him plenty and he's not one to give up on yet when returned to better ground; he still looks up to this level. Fourth and fifth home Owega Star and Sea Of Thunder are both experienced and both help add some substance to this race; the latter especially looks ready for the return to three miles, having looked sure to win over that trip at Cheltenham last time before falling. Texas Jack didn't really fire last time behind Monskland but ran ok here, as did Touch Back who travelled strongly on the inner for a long way but didn't appear to get home. He looks worth trying over two miles.