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1:55 Leopardstown (IRE) 29 Dec 2017

Neville Hotels Novice Chase (Grade 1)

(4yo+) 3m Yielding To Soft 15 fences 2 omitted
1st €50,150 2nd €16,150 3rd €7,650 4th €3,400 5th €1,700 6th €850


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 113 t 138 95 151
b m Yeats (IRE) - Tracker (Bustino)
Close up behind leader, disputed lead briefly from 5th, disputed lead after 9th and led next, pressed closely still going well at last, ridden on long run-in and stayed on well closing stages
6 1110 101 157
b g Well Chosen - Swan Heart (IRE) (Broken Hearted)
Held up behind leaders in 4th, left 3rd at 10th, went 2nd 3 out, slight mistake in close 2nd at last and lost place briefly, ridden in 2nd into straight and kept on well under pressure on long run-in without matching winner (op 8/1)
3  16 [17¾]
6 1110 87 144
br g Network (GER) - Gibelotte (FR) (Royal Charter)
Held up in rear, 7th halfway, took closer order after 9th and left 4th next, disputed 3rd after 3 out, 3rd next and went 2nd briefly from last, brought wide into straight in 3rd and soon ridden, no impression on leaders over 1f out, weakened and eased
4  19 [36¾]
7 1110 70 121
b g Mahler - Pixie Dust (IRE) (Desert King)
Led narrowly, joined briefly from 5th, joined after 9th and headed next, mistake in 3rd 3 out, soon ridden behind leaders and no extra in 4th from next, weakened
5  [39¼]
5 1110 67 126
gr g Sagamix (FR) - Bahia Blanca (FR) (Astarabad)
Waited with, bad mistake disputing 5th at 7th and dropped to rear, slight mistake next, left 6th at 10th and soon went 5th, not fluent 2 out and no impression on leaders, one pace in moderate 5th on long run-in (op 10/1)
6  23 [62¼]
4 108 t 30 93
b f Saddler Maker (IRE) - Indiana Jaune (FR) (Le Nain Jaune)
Held up in touch, mistake in 5th at 2nd and dropped to rear, slightly slow 4th, closer in 6th at halfway, mistake 9th and lost place, left 6th at 10th where badly hampered and almost unseated rider, soon dropped to rear and no impression after
9 1110 152
b g Heron Island (IRE) - Peggy Cullen (IRE) (Presenting)
Held up, 5th halfway, in touch when brought down by faller at 10th (op 9/2)
6 1110
b g Milan - Tempest Belle (IRE) (Glacial Storm)
Chased leaders, close 3rd when fell 10th (op 11/10 tchd 6/5)
Seventh and last fences omitted; low sun
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