Paddy's Rewards Club Chase
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Grade 1, Leopardstown 13:10
€125,000 guaranteed,
5yo plus,
2m 1f, Class 1  
Monday 27th December 2021

1 Envoi Allen 2/5F
2 Battleoverdoyen 9/2
3 ran NR: Chacun Pour Soi Distances: 7½l
Time: 4m 20.10s (slow by 14.10s)

The seven-year-old faced only two rivals as Chacun Pour Soi was a late injury-enforced absentee, leaving just Gordon Elliott’s Battleoverdoyen and Jessica Harrington’s Sizing Pottsie making up the three-horse field.

Starting as the 2-5 favourite, Envoi Allen was coming back in trip after disappointing when sixth in the John Durkan Chase at Punchestown earlier in the month.

Shoulder to shoulder with Battleoverdoyen around the final bend, Envoi Allen produced a good jump over the last fence and was able to shake off the challenger and prevail by a workmanlike seven and a half lengths.

“We had a bit of a scare turning in, but he put his head down and galloped to the line,” Blackmore said.

“I think Henry was right to step him back (in trip). Obviously with Chacun Pour Soi being out it changed the dynamic of the race, but it’s great to get his head in front.

“He felt good today, they can only beat what they are up against I suppose and I’m happy with him.”

Tebwin

Paddy's Rewards Club Chase
€125,000 guaranteed, 5yo plus, 2m 1f, Class 1
3 ran
Going: Good to Yielding

POS. DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1     Envoi Allen 7 12-0 Henry De Bromhead Rachael Blackmore 2/5F

2 Battleoverdoyen 8 12-0 Gordon Elliott Jack Kennedy 9/2
UR Sizing Pottsie 7 12-0 Mrs John Harrington Sean O'Keeffe
NR 2 1131-5 Chacun Pour Soi 9 12-0 W P Mullins NON RUNNER

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