Barry Nicholls - Leopardstown 2.40 6 Stellar Notion 13/2 / 8 Bentelimar @ 16/1 (Paddy Power) 11/1 generally odds to 4th place all Bookies - 1/2 point each way each horse
Fontwell and Hereford not surprisingly abandoned, so will have a try at Leopardstwon where Barry has a decent
track record, and has looked at the Handicap Chase at 2.40 in some detail.
"These races are often milked by the likes of Mullins; Elliott and the other big yards and Elliott looks
to have a great chance here with STELLAR NOTION who likes to run prominently and will fins this
intermediate trip ideal. Likely to have company up front by the likes of Kylecrue and that should
allow it to get in to a nice rhythm. There are plenty of others in with chances as you would expect but
once whose form really catches the eye is BENTELIMAR; been in much tougher races than this and
not been disgraced, another who finds 2 1/2 miles too short but 3 miles too far, and off a mark
as low as it has been in a few years this previous Course winner could come right in to contention.
Paddy Power seem out of line at 16/1 with Bentelimar at 8.30am so grab it and BOG it otherwise
it is still a nice 11/1 generally and look for 13/2 and BOG that for Stellar Notion.
We will be back tomorrow with fingers crossed for Newcastle (NH) and Bangor who both may have
escaped the worst of the frost, there is also AW at Wolverhampton.