Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 15:40 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Novice Chase2m 1f

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,799 3rd €1,799 4th €600
  • Going: Yielding to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 19.50s
  • Off time: 15:40:17
15:40 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Savello (IRE) 5/1
2nd The Real Article (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-F214P RED, black spots, halved sleeves, white cap Dylan Ross (IRE) 67
Nag me
7 11-9 N Meade P Carberry 138 9/25.50
2 212/421 Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Rupert Lamb 35
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-9 W P Mullins R Walsh 7/42.75
3 0-75451 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Savello (IRE) 24
Nag me
7 11-9 h A J Martin D N Russell 131 5/16.00
4 2-22112 Royal blue, white stars, red & white striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Special Tiara 136
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 10/111.00
5 6-F2553 BLACK & EMERALD GREEN CHECK, emerald green sleeves, yellow cap Cootamundra (IRE) 12
Nag me
10 11-4 J A Berry R M Moran 137 6/17.00
6 4-37U64 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, royal blue sleeves, yellow diamonds, hooped cap The Real Article (IRE) 35
Nag me
8 11-4 E J O'Grady B J Geraghty 4/15.00

Verdict

After beating the useful Lord Windermere at Navan, Dylan Ross has been well beaten in better company and will be more at home in this grade. Rupert Lamb has progressed steadily since joining Willie Mullins and there looked more to come when he made all over the track and trip in January. Savello is getting his act together and looked a nice prospect when scoring comfortably at Clonmel but all will need to make further progress if they are to lower the colours of COOTAMUNDRA. He's proving to be a much better chaser than hurdler and put a debut fall over fences behind him with several fine efforts at Grade 2 level, form that should be good enough to give him a first success over the bigger obstacles.