Neville Hotels Novice Chase
|Grade 1, Leopardstown 13:55
3m, Class 1
|Tuesday 29th December 2015|
1 No More Heroes 4/9F
2 Rule The World 7/1
3 Monksland 100/30
4 ran Distances: 9l, 18l, ½l
TIME 6m 45.10s (slow by 63.10s)
No More Heroes retains his unbeaten record over fences as he runs out an easy winner
No More Heroes maintained his unbeaten record over fences and picked up his second Grade One with a clinical performance in the Neville Hotels Novice Chase.
Gordon Elliott's charge was sent off the odds-on favourite against just three rivals, with two of them in the same Gigginstown House Stud silks.
The Sandra Hughes-trained Wrath Of Titans set a sedate pace in the first half of the race but Bryan Cooper was happy to send the 4-9 market leader into the lead with a mile to run.
Noel Meade's Monksland gave himself little chance of posing a threat by making several niggly errors, so it was left to Rule The World to pose the biggest danger.
Approaching the last, Cooper allowed his mount to lengthen and he was spring-heeled at it, coming home nine lengths clear.
Neville Hotels Novice Steeplechase
3m , Race Value: €75,000
|Pos||D||Horse SP||Jockey Weight||Trainer||Age|
|1st||No More Heroes (IRE) 4/9f||B J Cooper
|2nd||9||Rule The World 7/1||D N Russell
|M F Morris||8|
|3rd||18||Monksland (IRE) 10/3||S W Flanagan
|4th||½||Wrath Of Titans (IRE) 25/1||J J Burke
|Ms Sandra Hughes||6|