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2:20 Leopardstown (IRE) 26 Dec 2017

Racing Post Novice Chase (Grade 1)

(4yo+) 2m1f Yielding 11 fences
1st €53,100 2nd €17,100 3rd €8,100


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
5 1112 137 166
b g Creachadoir (IRE) - Willamina (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Chased leader in 2nd until dropped to 3rd at 2nd, left close 2nd at 5th until led 7th, jumped well to extend advantage 3 out, still going well and in command approaching last, impressive (op 4/5)
2  11
5 1112 125 152
b g Oscar (IRE) - Pretty Neat (IRE) (Topanoora)
Raced in rear, closer when left 3rd at 5th, ridden and no impression in 3rd after 2 out, went 2nd approaching last, not trouble winner
3  13 [24]
6 1112 142 109 143
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - La Noire (IRE) (Phardante)
Chased leaders in 3rd, quite keen and soon 2nd, left in lead at 5th until headed 7th, close 2nd when mistake 3 out and dropped to rear, left moderate 3rd at last (op 33/1)
6 1112 159 144
b g Shantou (USA) - Midnight Gift (IRE) (Presenting)
Held up in 4th, closer when left 2nd 3 out, pushed along and no impression on winner approaching home turn, no extra in 3rd when fell last (op 13/8 tchd 15/8)
7 1112
gr g Lavirco (GER) - Par Bonheur (FR) (Robin Des Champs)
Led, jumped right at 3rd, bad mistake and unseated rider 5th (op 20/1)
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