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2:20 Leopardstown (IRE) 26 Dec 2019

Racing Post Novice Chase (Grade 1)

(4yo+) 2m1f Yielding 11 fences
1st €59,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €4,000


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 1112 t 150 139 162
b g Samum (GER) - Nova (GER) (Winged Love)
Chased clear leader in 2nd, much closer 3 out and led next, extended advantage approaching last, stayed on well run-in (tchd 6/1)
4 115 157 131 154
b g Kapgarde (FR) - Niagaria Du Bois (FR) (Grand Tresor)
Chased leaders in 3rd, closer 3 out and soon disputed 2nd, went clear 2nd approaching last, kept on well run-in without reaching winner (op 6/4)
3  16 [17½]
7 1112 h 119 146
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Novacella (FR) (Beyssac)
Held up in rear, 4th at halfway, much closer 3 out and disputed 2nd at next, ridden and no extra in 3rd approaching last, kept on one pace (op 16/1)
4  54 [71½]
6 1112 h 145 52 91
b g Voix Du Nord (FR) - Jourie (FR) (Lute Antique)
Led, took keen hold and clear after 2nd, advantage reduced before 3 out and headed next, weakened quickly (tchd 28/1)
6 115
b m Spanish Moon (USA) - Lamboghina (GER) (Alkalde)
Held up in 4th, mistakes, detached in rear before 3 out, not fluent next and soon pulled up, burst blood vessels (jockey said that his mount never travelled and bled; vet reported the animal to be have had blood on the nostrils as a result of exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage) (tchd 6/5)
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