Ivanovich creates big impression at Leopardstown
Published 27/12/2015 | 16:01
Ivanovich Gorbatov made an impressive start to his jumping career in the Paddy Power 'Download Our New iPhone App' 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle at Leopardstown.
The Willie Mullins-trained Let's Dance was all the rage on her first start since leaving France and featured near the head of the Triumph Hurdle betting.
She raced in second and passed long-time leader Newberry New turning for home, but Ivanovich Gorbatov was in her slipstream and without Barry Geraghty having to get too serious, the 100-30 chance eased past the favourite en route to a two-and-a-quarter-length victory.
Winning trainer Aidan O'Brien said: "Really you should be talking to Joseph (O'Brien) as he has done all the work with this horse. He's always been a natural jumper. He handled the ground but you would imagine that he will be a horse that will appreciate much better ground. "
Copy That continued on his upward curve in the Paddy Power 'One Account Multiple Ways To Bet' Handicap Hurdle.
Eddie Harty's four-year-old was 11-8 favourite to back up his Galway win and after jumping the last behind Ancient Sands, stepped up a gear to score by six lengths.