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A Plus Tard arrives on Savills Chase |  Race news

A Plus Tard ended in style to stick Kemboy in the last strides in a vintage renewal of the Savills Chase in Leopardstown.

Kemboy looked sure to win the race for the second time in three years, having contributed to a good gallop in the opening stages before his team mate Melon took the lead with a mile to go.

Melon went pretty clear at one point, but David Mullins didn’t panic on Kemboy and when Melon stuttered in the penultimate Kemboy regained the lead.

He seemed sure to be a Willie Mullins-trained winner as at this point Allaho was third, but as he gave up, A Plus Tard could be seen making ground.

Going to three miles for just the second time, A Plus Tard (15-2) by Henry de Bromhead hit the overdrive after hopping the last one with many lengths to find and he ended up supplying jockey Darragh O’Keeffe the biggest victory of his half-length career.

The race lost its luster when the top two players, Minella Indo and Delta Work, started two barriers apart at the start of the second circuit.

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