LEOPARDSTOWN
5 February 2023
Sunday 5th February

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Chanelle Pharma Irish Champion Hurdle (Grade 1) Racecard

  • Channel: ITV4
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Yielding
Leopardstown
Runners
5

Type
Hurdle

Surface
Turf

Weather
Partly cloudy

Selection

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No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Pied Piper silk
D
Pied Piper t
J: Davy Russell
T: Gordon Elliott
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 4 wins from 7 starts at this distance (57%)
Had an excuse here at Christmas, faced no meaningful opposition for earlier Grade 2 win
32-115
Age: 5
Weight: 11-12
OR: 147
Days: 38
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Dec 22 Leo Leopardstown 16f Sft HG1 11-12 t 5/5 State Man (85+L) 12/1 147 75
4 Nov 22 Dro Down Royal 17f Y/Sft HG2 11-10 t 1/4 David Garrick (3¼L) 1/8F 147 137
22 Oct 22 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f Gd 24yH 11-8 t 1/5 Knight Salute (2¾L) 5/6F 145 144
14 Jun 22 Asc Ascot 20f GF 2Hc 9-7 t1 6/19 Coltrane (3¾L) 13/2 96 104
7 Apr 22 Ain Aintree 17f GS 4yHG1 11-0 2/9 Knight Salute (dht) 10/11F 145 141
18 Mar 22 Chl Cheltenham 17f GS 4yHG1 11-0 3/12 Vauban (2¾L) 7/2 142 141
2
State Man silk
CD
D
State Man
J: Paul Townend
T: W P Mullins
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
4 x Distance Winner - Won 4 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 4 wins from 5 starts at this distance (80%)
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 8 wins from 18 in the last 14 days (44%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 19 wins from 59 in the last 14 days (32%)
Has won three consecutive Grade 1s with minimum fuss, may be too strong for Honeysuckle
111-11
Age: 6
Weight: 11-12
OR: 167
Days: 38
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Dec 22 Leo Leopardstown 16f Sft HG1 11-12 1/5 Vauban (4¼L) 4/6F 164 168
20 Nov 22 Pun Punchestown 16.5f Y HG1 11-12 1/4 Sharjah (4L) 4/9F 159 165
29 Apr 22 Pun Punchestown 19.5f Gd/Y NvHG1 11-10 1/5 Flame Bearer (7L) 11/10F 151 158
18 Mar 22 Chl Cheltenham 17f GS HcHG3 11-1 1/26 First Street (1¼L) 11/4F 141 151
1 Feb 22 Lim Limerick 16f Sft MdH 11-9 1/14 Plains Indian (12L) 1/7F - 133
26 Dec 21 Leo Leopardstown 16f Sft 4yMdH 11-9 F/21 Watch House Cross () 8/13F - 126
4
Vauban silk
CD
D
Vauban t
J: Danny Mullins
T: W P Mullins
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Distance Specialist - 3 wins from 5 starts at this distance (60%)
Hot Recent Form Jockey - 8 wins from 22 in the last 14 days (36%)
Hot Recent Form Trainer - 19 wins from 59 in the last 14 days (32%)
Top-class juvenile hurdler last season, good effort when second to State Man at Christmas
2111-2
Age: 5
Weight: 11-12
OR: 160
Days: 38
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Dec 22 Leo Leopardstown 16f Sft HG1 11-12 t 2/5 State Man (4¼L) 11/4 156 161
30 Apr 22 Pun Punchestown 16f Y 4yHG1 11-0 t 1/6 Fil Dor (4L) 4/11F 152 153
18 Mar 22 Chl Cheltenham 17f GS 4yHG1 11-0 t 1/12 Fil Dor (2½L) 6/4F 146 147
5 Feb 22 Leo Leopardstown 16f Y 4yHG1 11-2 t1 1/9 Fil Dor (3L) 9/4 - 144
31 Dec 21 Pun Punchestown 15.5f Hy 3yMdH 11-2 2/20 Pied Piper (½L) 4/9F - 134
19 Jul 21 Vic Vichy 12f Sft 3yL 9-1 1/6 Friendly Face (shd) 13/2 - 101
5
Zanahiyr silk
CD
D
Zanahiyr tp
J: Denis O'Regan
T: Gordon Elliott
CD
C&D Winner - Won before on this course at this distance
D
3 x Distance Winner - Won 3 times before at this distance
Second in this last year and third in the Champion Hurdle, struggling this season
23F-7P
Age: 6
Weight: 11-12
OR: 157
Days: 39
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Dec 22 Leo Leopardstown 24f Sft HG1 11-10 tp PU/11 Home By The Lee () 6/1 159 -
13 Nov 22 Nav Navan 20f Y HG2 11-8 tp 7/9 Home By The Lee (24L) 11/4 159 140
7 Apr 22 Ain Aintree 20f GS HG1 11-7 tp F/7 Epatante () 15/8F 159 160
15 Mar 22 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f GS HG1 11-10 tp1 3/10 Honeysuckle (4½L) 28/1 160 161
6 Feb 22 Leo Leopardstown 16f Y HG1 11-12 t 2/5 Honeysuckle (6½L) 6/1 159 161
29 Dec 21 Leo Leopardstown 16f Y/Sft HG1 11-12 t 2/6 Sharjah (nk) 5/1 155 159
6
Honeysuckle silk
CD
D
BF
Honeysuckle
J: Rachael Blackmore
T: Henry De Bromhead
CD
3 x C&D Winner - Won 3 times before on this course at this distance
D
8 x Distance Winner - Won 8 times before at this distance
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Course Specialist - 3 wins from 3 starts here (100%)
Distance Specialist - 8 wins from 8 starts at this distance (100%)
Going Specialist - 4 wins from 4 starts on this ground (100%)
Unbeaten run ended at Fairyhouse, will be sharper now but vulnerability may have set in
1111-3
Age: 9
Weight: 11-5
OR: 165
Days: 63
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Dec 22 Fai Fairyhouse 19.5f Sft HG1 11-3 3/8 Teahupoo (2¾L) 4/11F 165 158
29 Apr 22 Pun Punchestown 16f Gd/Y HG1 11-5 1/6 Echoes In Rain (3L) 1/5F 165 159
15 Mar 22 Chl Cheltenham 16.5f GS HG1 11-3 1/10 Epatante (3½L) 8/11F 165 159
6 Feb 22 Leo Leopardstown 16f Y HG1 11-5 1/5 Zanahiyr (6½L) 1/5F 165 161
28 Nov 21 Fai Fairyhouse 20f Gd HG1 11-5 1/8 Ronald Pump (8L) 2/5F 165 160
30 Apr 21 Pun Punchestown 16f Y HG1 11-7 1/8 Sharjah (2¼L) 4/7F 165 165
3
Takarengo silk
Takarengo p
T: Thomas Mullins
-34726
Age: 7
Weight: 11-12
OR: 116
Days: 1
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
4 Feb 23 Leo Leopardstown 24f Y HcH 10-3 p 6/17 Perceval Legallois (10½L) 20/1 116 -
7 Jan 23 Cor Cork 20f Sft/Hy HcH 10-13 p 2/9 Lucky Max (6L) 3/1 116 119
28 Dec 22 Leo Leopardstown 24f Sft HcH 10-3 p 7/27 Maxxum (32L) 14/1 118 110
20 Nov 22 Pun Punchestown 24f Y HcH 10-0 p 4/15 Shewearsitwell (5L) 40/1 118 121
30 Oct 22 Gal Galway 16f Sft HcH 10-9 3/10 Fortunedefortunata (7¼L) 13/2 111 113
15 Oct 22 Leo Leopardstown 12f Y/Sft Hc 8-7 p 15/16 Zoffman (12½L) 33/1 79 65
Verdict

STATE MAN has shown a standard of form that suggests he can displace Honeysuckle as Ireland's top hurdler

Verdict silk image
State Man

Betting Forecast:

11/10 State Man,

6/4 Honeysuckle,

100/30 Vauban,

20/1 Pied Piper,

33/1 Zanahiyr,

250/1 Takarengo

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