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3:05 Leopardstown (IRE) 29 Dec 2013

Topaz Novice Chase (Grade 1)

(4yo+) 3m Yielding To Soft 17 fences
1st €48,750 2nd €14,250 3rd €6,750 4th €2,250


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
7 1110 150 85 158
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Baden (IRE) (Furry Glen)
Waited with in rear, not fluent 8th, took closer order from 10th, closed to track leaders in 4th into straight, challenged in 2nd before last where not fluent, stayed on well under pressure to lead inside final 100yds (op 9/2)
6 1110 84 156
b g Shantou (USA) - Barrack Village (IRE) (Montelimar)
Prominent early, settled behind leaders, 3rd halfway, took closer order approaching straight and led going well before last, ridden and strongly pressed run-in, headed inside final 100yds and no extra (op 11/8 tchd 5/4)
3  [9]
5 119 76 148
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Midnight Light (IRE) (Roselier)
Chased leaders, not fluent 2nd, 4th halfway, slight mistake 3 out, niggled along in 6th when mistake next, kept on under pressure between last 2 into 3rd from last, not trouble principals (op 8/1)
4  7 [16]
7 1110 130 71 142
br g Presenting - Fine De Claire (Teenoso)
Led from 1st until headed before next, closer in 2nd from 9th, regained advantage after 10th and led and disputed after, mistake 5 out, disputed 2 out, soon pushed along and dropped to 5th at last, kept on one pace
5  hd [16¼]
6 1110 71 141
br g Presenting - Shuil Dorcha (IRE) (Bob Back)
Tracked leaders until led before 2nd, clear when jumped right 8th, reduced advantage when jumped right again next, headed after 10th and led and disputed after, ridden on terms into straight and no extra in 3rd before last, one pace run-in
6  [18½]
7 1110 141 69 139
b g Brian Boru - Needle Doll (IRE) (Needle Gun)
Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden before straight and soon no impression on leaders, kept on one pace (op 10/1 tchd 8/1)
5 119 142
b g Heron Island (IRE) - Shyanne (IRE) (Mandalus)
Held up, 6th halfway, weakened quickly after 3 out and pulled up injured before next
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