Savills Chase
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Grade 1, Leopardstown 15:00
€150,000 added,
5yo plus,
3m, Class 1  
Friday 28th December 2018

1 Kemboy 8/1
2 Monalee 11/2
3 Road To Respect 9/4F
11 ran NR: Anibale Fly Distances: 7½l, hd, 1¼l
Time: 6m 6.50s (slow by 24.50s)

Kemboy cruises to victory for trainer Willie Mullins

Kemboy
© Caroline Norris
Kemboy

David Mullins made a bold move after only a mile to sweep around the field and take up the running and Kemboy relished being out in front.

Trained by Willie Mullins, Kemboy was stepping up in class and trip having won the Clonmel Oil Chase on his reappearance, after which he was supposed to contest the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury.

Bad weather prevented him from making the journey to Berkshire at the 11th hour, but his enthusiastic owners of the Supreme Racing Club gained more than adequate compensation.

Monalee kept him company on the front end as Outlander dropped away, but approaching the second last most of his rivals were being ridden, including last year’s winner and favourite Road To Respect, who slipped badly and nearly came down on the final bend.

A big leap at the last sealed the deal and Kemboy powered seven and a half lengths clear of Monalee, with Road To Respect running on well in the circumstances for third.

Ladbrokes

Christmas Steeplechase
€150,000 added, 5yo plus, 3m, Class 1
11 ran
Going: Good

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Kemboy (FR) 8/1 D J Mullins
11-10
W P Mullins 6
2nd Monalee (IRE) 11/2 N D Fehily
11-10
H De Bromhead 7
3rd hd Road To Respect (IRE) 9/4f S W Flanagan
11-10
N Meade 7
4th Bellshill (IRE) 8/1 R Walsh
11-10
W P Mullins 8
5th ¾ Outlander (IRE) 25/1 M A Enright
11-10
G Elliott 10
6th nk The Storyteller (IRE) 20/1 D N Russell
11-10
G Elliott 7
7th Coney Island (IRE) 14/1 M P Walsh
11-10
E P Harty 7
8th Edwulf 25/1 Mr D O'Connor
11-10
Joseph P O'Brien 9
9th Balko Des Flos (FR) 8/1 Rachael Blackmore
11-10
H De Bromhead 7
10th Shattered Love (IRE) 6/1 J W Kennedy
11-10
G Elliott 7
F Disko (FR) 14/1 R M Power
11-10
N Meade 7
NR Anibale Fly (FR) B J Geraghty
11-10
A J Martin 8