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The first three home in last year’s renewal of the Savills Chase were set to reoppose this afternoon at Leopardstown but A Plus Tard has been declared a late non runner on vet’s advice.
The subsequent Cheltenham Gold Cup winner was pipped to the post by Galvin 12 months ago, with Kemboy placing third, and has been denied the chance to bounce back from a poor showing on seasonal reappearance in last month’s Betfair Chase.
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Galvin has won just once in four races since landing this while the years are catching up with Kemboy, so Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup winner Conflated could be the one to make the most of A Plus Tard’s absence. Franco De Port, French Dynamite, Fury Road and Royal Rendezvous complete the field at 14:20.
Savills Chase odds can be found on the Paddy Power website, Paddy Power app or via our snazzy betting widgets, otherwise Timeform’s horse-by-horse guide to the runners and betting tips from the racing boffins are below.
Savills Chase runners
A Plus Tard
Trainer: Henry de Bromhead Jockey: Non Runner Age: 8 Weight: 11st 10lbs
Trainer: Gordon Elliott Jockey: J. W. Kennedy Age: 8 Weight: 11st 10lbs
Top-class chaser. C&D winner. 13/2, 4½ lengths third of 5 to Envoi Allen in Ladbrokes Champion Chase at Down Royal (24f, soft) 53 days ago. Player.
Franco De Port
Trainer: W. P. Mullins Jockey: D. E. Mullins Age: 7 Weight: 11st 10lbs
Smart chaser. Course winner. Below form 30¾ lengths fifth of 11 to Gran Diose in Group 2 Prix Georges Courtois at Auteuil (21.9f, heavy, 36/10) 25 days ago. Difficult ask.
Trainer: M. F. Morris Jockey: D. J. O’Keeffe Age: 7 Weight: 11st 10lbs
Smart chaser. Six wins from 16 NH runs. 1 win from 3 runs this season. Good second of 14 in handicap chase at Cheltenham (20.2f, good, 5/1) 46 days ago.
Trainer: Gordon Elliott Jockey: Jordan Colin Gainford Age: 8 Weight: 11st 10lbs
Very smart chaser. Didn’t need to improve to win 4-runner Gr 2 chase at Down Royal (19.6f, soft, 7/2) 53 days ago by short head from Delvino, digging deep. Back up in trip.
Trainer: Gordon Elliott Jockey: Sam Ewing Age: 8 Weight: 11st 10lbs
High-class chaser. 1 win from 3 runs this season. 15½ lengths fourth of 5 to Envoi Allen in Ladbrokes Champion Chase at Down Royal (24f, soft, 5/6) 53 days ago, inadequate test. Not taken lightly.
Trainer: W. P. Mullins Jockey: P. Townend Age: 10 Weight: 11st 10lbs
Top-class chaser. C&D winner. 17/2, good 1¾ lengths second of 5 to Envoi Allen in Ladbrokes Champion Chase at Down Royal (24f, soft) 53 days ago, having run of race. Respected.
Trainer: W. P. Mullins Jockey: B. Hayes Age: 10 Weight: 11st 10lbs
High-class chaser. 1 win from 1 run this season. 12/1, career best when winning 13-runner handicap chase at Punchestown (21.2f, good to soft). Off 8 months.
Savills Chase tips
Timeform: The top-class A PLUS TARD clearly wasn’t himself in the Betfair Chase on his first start since the Gold Cup but he’s well worth another chance to get his season back on track given how dominant he was at Cheltenham. Gordon Elliott holds a strong hand, with Conflated and Galvin feared most.
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