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Race Result Leopardstown Wed, 28th Dec, 2011

Going - Good (Good to Yielding in Places). Fine but windy

Jackpot Pool - €32,042.00 Winning Units - 46 Dividend - €522.40. Placepot Pool - €29,328.61 Winning Units - 3418 Dividend - €6.40. Daily Double Dividend - €460.00. Pick Six Not Won.Pool €7,542.50 carried forward to Leopardstown on Thu, 29th Dec. Tote Aggregate - €404413.00.

Mongey Communications Novice H´cap H´dle (Rated 80-116) of €11000.00 4-y-o plus

2m.  Hcap Hurdle 1st - €7590.00, 2nd - €1870.00, 3rd - €880.00, 4th - €550.00 13 Ran
An extended handicap hurdle for four yrs old and upwards rated 80-116 that have not won a hurdle race before 8th May, 2011
Penalties - Winner of a hurdle race after calculation of the handicap to carry 6lb extra for each hurdle race won.

See also » Star Of Aragon shows his class
He's great, he's a right little horse and there's not a lot of him. Obviously he wants real nice ground and we took a chance here hoping it would be decent ground. He got bogged down in Fairyhouse the last day. The plan was to give him a break and come back in the summer. He has won at Galway and hopefully we'll get in at the bottom of the Galway Hurdle. Whether he gets an entry in the Boylesports Hurdle we'll decide in the next couple of days. J A Nash, trainer

1st Star Of Aragon (IRE) 11-0 (Holly's Buddies Syndicate)
(3:58.5 8.41 secs slower on today's going ) Rated 110(+7 after this run)
Saffron Walden (FR) - Delicacy (IRE)(Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Breeder - Whisperview Trading Ltd

(Morning price: 9/1 10/1 12/1)
(Ring price: 10/1 11/1 12/1) SP 12/1

J A Nash

C A Landers(7)

Tote Win €14.10

Place €3.60

loading past form
towards rear, headway into 6th 2 out, smooth progress on outer entering straight, led before last where drifted right, kept on under pressure run-in, edged left closing stages, held on
2ndnk Cairdin (IRE) 11-12 (Mrs A F Mee)
(3:58.6) Rated 115(+6 after this run)
Accordion - V'Soske Gale (IRE)(Strong Gale)
Breeder - Michael Dixon

(Morning price: 6/1 7/1)
(Ring price: 9/1 8/1 9/1 8/1 7/1) SP 7/1

Ms Margaret Mullins

D E Mullins

Place €2.80

loading past form
led, blundered and headed 3 out, driven along in 4th entering straight, rallied to go 3rd before last, kept on under pressure run-in, not reach winner
3rd2.75L Leah Claire (IRE) 11-2 (F A McNulty)
(3:59.1) Rated 112(+2 after this run)
Tomba (GB) - Kate Emily (IRE)(Priolo (USA))
Breeder - Frank McNulty

(Morning price: 11/2 6/1)
SP 8/1

Matthieu Palussiere

B R Dalton(7)

Place €2.10

loading past form
tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, headway to lead entering straight, headed before last where mistake, no impression in 3rd run-in
4th14L Masked Phantom (IRE) 11-0 (John P McManus)
(4:01.9) (Tongue Strap) Rated 103
Flemensfirth (USA) - Saddlers Green (IRE)(Saddlers' Hall (IRE))
Breeder - James Browne

(Morning price: 7/1)
(Ring price: 11/2 5/1 9/2 5/1 9/2 4/1 9/2 4/1 7/2) SP 7/2fav

E P Harty

A P McCoy

loading past form
tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and dropped to 7th 2 out, no impression in 6th before last, kept on one pace
5th0.5L Worldor (FR) 11-1 (Declan Landy)
(4:02.1) (Tongue Strap) Rated 104
Lost World (IRE) - Karenzed (FR)(Synefos (USA))
Breeder - Jean-Pierre Claudic/Mme Valerie Claudic

(Morning price: 6/1 5/1 4/1 7/2)
(Ring price: 7/2 4/1 9/2 5/1) SP 5/1

Martin Brassil

N P Madden

loading past form
towards rear, headway into 5th 2 out, no impression in 4th at last, kept on one pace
6th1.75L Urhavinalaugh (IRE) 10-0 (Stripes & Stars Syndicate)
(4:02.4) Rated 92(-1 after this run)
Croco Rouge (IRE) - Mettlesome (GB)(Lomond (USA))
Breeder - Mrs Eleanor Kent

(Morning price: 25/1)
SP 50/1

Niall Madden

A P Crowe

loading past form
held up in rear of mid-division, in touch on outer 2 out, no impression from early straight, kept on one pace
7th1.25L Munsaab (IRE) 11-4 (B G Acheson)
(4:02.6) Rated 112(-1 after this run)
Alhaarth (IRE) - Claustra (FR)(Green Desert (USA))
Breeder - P Byrne, Eimear Mulhern & B Grassick

(Morning price: 5/1)
(Ring price: 11/2 5/1 11/2 5/1 9/2 5/1 9/2) SP 9/2

J Motherway

R J Jones(5)

loading past form
tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden entering straight and no extra in 5th before last, weakened
8th3.5L Fairymount Lord (IRE) 10-1 (Mrs Paul Murtagh)
(4:03.3) Rated 90(-3 after this run)
Lord Americo - Distant Hills (GB)(Alias Smith (USA))
Breeder - Paul Murtagh

(Morning price: 20/1 14/1)
(Ring price: 12/1 11/1 10/1 11/1 10/1) SP 10/1

Adrian Murray

B J Cooper

loading past form
towards rear, never a factor
9th0.75L House Rules (IRE) 11-11 (Alan & Ann Potts Partnership)
(4:03.5) Rated 114(-2 after this run)
Overbury (IRE) - Lougholly Native (IRE)(Be My Native (USA))
Breeder - Patrick and Helen McInerney

(Morning price: 8/1)
(Ring price: 7/1 8/1 7/1 8/1 7/1) SP 7/1

Henry De Bromhead

A E Lynch

loading past form
prominent, mistake 1st, 2nd halfway, led 3 out, headed under pressure entering straight and soon no extra, weakened
10th23L Palio Square (USA) 10-2 (Its This Or A Harley Syndicate)
(4:08.1) Rated 94(-1 after this run)
Harlan's Holiday (USA) - Teewee's Hope (CAN)(Defrere (USA))
Breeder - Steven Nicholson & Brandy Nicholson

(Morning price: 16/1 20/1)
(Ring price: 20/1 16/1 20/1 16/1 14/1 12/1) SP 12/1

E McNamara

E J McNamara

loading past form
mid-division, no threat from 2 out
11th1.25L Starling Lady (GB) 10-1 (John Harrington)
(4:08.3) Rated 97(-1 after this run)
Tamure (IRE) - Ryewater Dream (GB)(Touching Wood (USA))
Breeder - C and Mrs Wilson

(Morning price: 20/1)
SP 16/1

Mrs John Harrington

K C Sexton(7)

loading past form
always towards rear, never a factor
12th13L Formal Bid (IRE) 10-9 (Mrs A Fox)
(4:11.0) Rated 101(-3 after this run)
Oratorio (IRE) - Sharamaine (IRE)(King Charlemagne (USA))
Breeder - Neville O'Byrne & John Weld

(Morning price: 33/1 40/1)
SP 25/1

Joseph Fox

R C Colgan

loading past form
prominent early, dropped to rear after halfway, weakened
p.u. Oscar Hill (IRE) 10-12 (Hearty Lions Syndicate)
Rated 101
Oscar (IRE) - Elizabeth Tudor (IRE)(Supreme Leader)
Breeder - Elizabeth Tudor Syndicate

(Morning price: 10/1)
(Ring price: 10/1 12/1 10/1 12/1) SP 12/1

Gordon Elliott

B J Geraghty

loading past form
tracked leaders racing very keenly, pulled way to dispute briefly after 3rd, still prominent when pulled up before next (rider reported his mount hung badly right)
Off 12.57
Time 3m. 58.50 secs, which is 8.41 secs slower than the course average
Tote Exacta €112.20.
Tote Trifecta €168.30.

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