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3:40 Leopardstown (IRE) 6 Feb 2016

Irish Gold Cup (Chase) (Grade 1)

(5yo+) (3m60yds) 3m½f Heavy 17 fences
1st €84,750 2nd €28,500 3rd €13,500 4th €6,000 5th €3,000 6th €750 7th €750 8th €750

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
10 1110 160 120 170
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Baden (IRE) (Furry Glen)
Held up, ridden in rear after 2 out and closed under pressure to chase leaders in 3rd before last, left in 2nd at last and soon led, stayed on strongly to assert run-in (trainer said, regarding apparent improvement in form, that the gelding was ridden off the fast early pace which gave it a chance to gallop into the race in the closing stages and, in the past, had shown better form from this stage of the year)
2  12
9 1110 165 110 161
b g Gamut (IRE) - Bellora (IRE) (Over The River)
Led until headed before 2nd where slight mistake, dropped to 3rd from 6th, led before 11th where joined and headed, regained lead from 2 out, ridden and headed before last where left in lead briefly, soon headed and no impression on winner in 2nd run-in (op 6/4 tchd 7/4)
3  8 [20]
8 1110 h 148 102 150
b g Alflora (IRE) - Bealtaine (IRE) (Zaffaran)
Held up towards rear, some headway from before 12th going well in close 8th before 2 out, progress into 4th between last 2, dropped to 5th before last where left 3rd, no impression on winner and kept on one pace run-in
4  [22½]
8 1110 tb 160 100 149
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Midnight Light (IRE) (Roselier)
Chased leaders, went 2nd from 6th, reminder disputing 2nd after 4 out, ridden in 3rd after 2 out and under pressure in 4th when slight mistake last and left 3rd briefly, kept on one pace in 4th run-in (op 9/1 tchd 8/1)
5  3 [25½]
8 1110 p 154 98 145
b g Westerner - Hi Native (IRE) (Be My Native)
Waited with towards rear, took closer order on outer from 10th, pushed along in 6th after 3 out and no impression on leaders under pressure in 7th after next, left moderate 6th at last and kept on one pace (op 13/2)
6  ½ [26]
7 1110 155 97 145
b g Shantou (USA) - Sparkling Sword (Broadsword)
Chased leaders, slight mistake 3rd, ridden in 4th after 2 out where slight mistake and no extra under pressure in 6th before last where left moderate 5th, one pace run-in (op 12/1 tchd 11/1)
7  6 [32]
10 1110 157 92 138
b g Robin Des Champs (FR) - Liste En Tete (FR) (Video Rock)
Held up in touch, ridden after 2 out and no impression on leaders under pressure in 8th before last where left moderate 7th, one pace
8  34 [66]
12 1110 b 157 60 109
b g Presenting - Shuil Na Mhuire (IRE) (Roselier)
Close up until led before 2nd and soon extended lead, not fluent 4th and next, jumped slightly right at times, bad mistake 10th and headed until regained lead next, over 1 length clear when bad mistake 2 out and headed, no impression after, weakened
PU   
11 1110 p 160
ch g Presenting - Fourstargale (IRE) (Fourstars Allstar)
Held up in touch, took closer order into 5th before 10th, ridden in 5th out wide after 2 out and soon no extra, weakened and eased into straight, pulled up before last (jockey said gelding stopped very quickly turn into home straight; vet said gelding had two skin cuts to its lower chest)
UR   
7 1110 156 164
b g Anzillero (GER) - Libido Rock (FR) (Video Rock)
Mid-division, headway on outer into 4th before 10th, close 2nd after 2 out and led travelling well near side before last where blundered and unseated rider (op 6/1)
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