Paddy's Rewards Club Chase
horse racing tipster
Grade 1, Leopardstown 13:15
€100,000
5yo plus,
2m 1f, Class 1  
Friday 27th December 2019

Henry De Bromhead's A Plus Tard claimed Cheltenham Festival glory for the team in March – running out a wide-margin winner of the Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase.

The Cheveley Park Stud-owned five-year-old made his return to action in the Fortria Chase at Navan recently – finishing second to Enda Bolger’s Ballyoisin.

“I was delighted with his first run,” said De Bromhead.

“He seems to be far superior on a left-handed track – I think he runs to 140 on a right-handed track and to 160 on a left-handed.

“I think he’ll improve plenty for the run. I think his trip is two-and-a-half or two-five – a Ryanair Chase-type trip.

“I’m struggling for options for him. The John Durkan would have been the obvious one, but I don’t think he’s as good right-handed. There’s a three-mile race at Aintree (Many Clouds Chase), which might be a bit far, and then you’ve the two-mile-one Grade One at Leopardstown at Christmas.

“If I can find a two-and-a-half-mile race on a left-handed track in the new year I might wait for that.”

Paddy's Rewards Club Chase
€100,000, 5yo plus, 2m 1f, Class 1
19 entries
Going:

NO. HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY
1 1213-2 A Plus Tard 5 11-12 Henry De Bromhead
2 5-1561 Ballyoisin 47 D 8 11-12 E Bolger
3 44121- Cadmium 7 11-12 W P Mullins
4 53/11- Chacun Pour Soi 7 11-12 W P Mullins
5 42/1-1 Cilaos Emery 7 11-12 W P Mullins
6 3113-4 Duc Des Genievres 6 11-12 W P Mullins
7 335-43 Duca De Thaix 6 11-12 Gordon Elliott
8 /F28-1 Footpad 7 11-12 W P Mullins
9 1/FF4- Great Field 8 11-12 W P Mullins
10 1372-3 Hardline 7 11-12 Gordon Elliott 43 154 134 158
11 U25-53 Jetz 7 11-12 Mrs John Harrington
12 11512- Min 8 11-12 W P Mullins
13 836-21 Ordinary World 9 11-12 Henry De Bromhead
14 2F1P-2 Ornua 8 11-12 Henry De Bromhead
15 4166-2 Paloma Blue 7 11-12 Henry De Bromhead
16 421-43 Simply Ned 12 11-12 Nicky Richards
17 1/251- Un De Sceaux 11 11-12 W P Mullins
18 22U-37 Us And Them 6 11-12 Joseph O'Brien
19 1/U23- Waiting Patiently 8 11-12 Ruth Jefferson