14:00 Leopardstown

Sunday 1 March 2020

All14:0014:3015:0515:3516:1016:4017:10

Anton O'Toole Memorial Mares Novice Hurdle

2m 4f  |   Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:00  |   Winning time: 5m 14.2s
Weighed In
1st
3
2/1f
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Disputed lead, led after 3 out, went clear entering straight, stayed on strongly run-in, easily tchd 15/8
2nd
10
8
9/1
T: P NolanJ: S F O'Keeffe (5)
Held up in rear, closer in 5th at halfway, went 2nd 2 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, soon no impression on winner, kept on same pace in 2nd inside final furlong tchd 8/1
3rd
½
2
9/2
T: R MurphyJ: M P Fogarty
Tracked leaders, dropped to 6th and pushed along 3 out, soon ridden, moderate 4th entering straight, 3rd before last, no impression on leaders op 7/1
4th
8
6
16/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Tracked leaders on outer, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, hung right and no impression on leaders entering straight, moderate 4th before last, no impression, mistake at last op 20/1

Also Ran

PU
1
10/3
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: M P Walsh
Tracked leaders on inner, slight mistake 2nd, pushed along in 5th before 2 out, soon weakened quickly, moderate 5th and pulled up entering straight op 15/8
PU
4
20/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: K C Sexton
Disputed lead, mistake 3 out and soon headed, weakened quickly 2 out, moderate 6th and pulled up before last op 25/1
F
5
33/1
T: P NevilleJ: G B Noonan (7)
Held up in rear, took keen hold, in touch in 7th when fell 4 out op 40/1
UR
7
5/1
T: N MeadeJ: E Walsh (7)
Mid-division early, slight mistakes 2nd and 3rd, in rear and slight mistake 4th, soon trailing, no impression in last when hampered and unseated rider 4 out op 6/1 tchd 7/1

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Betting

Forecast

Larquebuse (2/1), Barrington Court (10/3), Darrens Hope (9/2), Miss Cognac (5/1), Mrs Milner (9/1), Imperial View (16/1), Lunch In Adare (20/1), Sand Fly (33/1)

Verdict
LARQUEBUSE and Lunch In Adare dead-heated over this trip at Fairyhouse in November and the suspicion is the former has more scope. Both were since defeated in graded events but Gordon Elliott's charge offered plenty to work with in a 3m Cork race that probably wasn't run to suit him. Back down in trip, he looks the one to be with. Barrington Court may be on the upgrade for the in-form Jessica Harrington team while Darrens Hope is another with possible upside to come.
  1. Larquebuse
  2. Barrington Court
  3. Lunch In Adare
Prize Money
1st: €11,999.002nd: €4,000.003rd: €2,000.004th: €999.005th: €599.006th: €400.00

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