12:35 Leopardstown

Sunday 27 December 2020

All12:0512:3513:1013:4514:2014:5515:30
  • Paddy Power Games 'Don't Think You're Special' Beginners Chase
  • 4YO plus  |   2m 1f  |   Yielding (Yielding to Soft in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:37  |   Winning time: 4m 28.5s
1st
Horse silk
4
7/2
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Made all, slight mistake 6th, ridden to assert before last where left clear, eased run-in op 10/3 tchd 4/1
2nd
Horse silk
15
8
5/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: D J O'Keeffe
Settled behind leaders, moderate 4th halfway, closer after 3 out, left 3rd and mistake 2 out, soon ridden, no impression before last where left 2nd and slightly hampered, kept on one pace op 6/1
3rd
Horse silk
18
3
33/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Settled behind leaders, moderate 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, left moderate 4th next and 3rd last op 25/1
4th
Horse silk
9
10
250/1
T: G AhernJ: J S McGarvey
Towards rear for most, ridden and no impression before 3 out, moderate 5th entering straight, left 4th last, never a factor op 200/1 tchd 300/1
5th
Horse silk
40
1
100/1
T: G P CromwellJ: C D Maxwell
Always towards rear, slight mistake 5 out, ridden and no extra before 3 out, weakened and tailed off op 50/1

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
2
2/1f
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Chased leader, 2nd halfway, close 3rd when fell 2 out op 15/8
F
Horse silk
5
15/2
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: P D Kennedy
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved into 2nd 2 out, ridden and no impression on winner before last, fell last op 13/2
UR
Horse silk
7
300/1
T: Miss S J HartyJ: S D Torrens (5)
Always towards rear, not fluent early, ridden and no extra before 3 out, behind when unseated rider last op 250/1
PU
Horse silk
9
11/4
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Held up, mistake 1st, moderate 6th halfway, slow 3 out, soon no extra, pulled up before next op 3/1 tchd 5/2 and tchd 10/3

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Non-Runners

6
Horse silk
Klassical Dream364
Weight: 12-0|  Age: 6
T: W P Mullins  J: P Townend
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€3.40Pl:€1.30, €1.70, €3.60EX:€20.00Trifecta:€238.70SF:€21.44

Forecasts

Klassical Dream (1/1), Defi Bleu (2/1), Jeremys Flame (11/4), January Jets (7/2), Soviet Pimpernel (5/1), Jungle Junction (15/2), Ificudiwud (33/1), Dakota Beat (100/1), Slainte And Thanks (250/1), Old Town Road (300/1)

Verdict

KLASSICAL DREAM hasn't been seen for a year but this top hurdler rates a very exciting chase prospect and can make light of his absence. Defi Bleu made an encouraging return from a long layoff when third on his chase debut last month and can provide the chief threat ahead of Henry de Bromhead's January Jets.

  1. KLASSICAL DREAM (FR)
  2. DEFI BLEU (FR)
  3. JANUARY JETS (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
Melon
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 7
5/4

Prize Money

1st: €7,500.002nd: €2,500.003rd: €1,250.004th: €625.005th: €375.006th: €250.00

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