Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 14:45 Dr. P.J. Moriarty Novice Chase 2m 5f

  • Winner €48,800 2nd €14,300 3rd €6,799 4th €2,300
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 51.10s
  • Off time: 14:45:31
14:45 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Boston Bob (IRE) 6/4
2nd Texas Jack (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/1112-1 Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Boston Bob (IRE) 55
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-10 W P Mullins P Townend 6/42.50
2 231733 Light blue, royal blue cross sashes, quartered cap Klepht (IRE) 14
Nag me
8 11-10 t T Mullins A E Lynch 135 16/117.00
3 18-2212 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Lord Windermere (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-10 J H Culloty Mr R P McNamara 144 4/15.00
4 133-12F EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Lyreen Legend (IRE) 43
Nag me
6 11-10 D T Hughes B J Cooper 147 3/14.00
5 2-65053 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Star Neuville (FR) 42
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-10 J J Hanlon D E Mullins 133 28/129.00
6 6-21331 ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, striped cap Texas Jack (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-10 N Meade P Carberry 145 9/25.50

Verdict

Cheltenham's Albert Bartlett runner-up BOSTON BOB started long odds-on for his chasing bow over a trip less than ideal at Naas in December but made very hard work of beating You Must Know Me, who has since been well beaten. Willie Mullins' charge is at the head of the market for the RSA Chase at the Festival and must prove his credentials here, which he is expected to do. He was conceding Lyreen Legend 10lb when beating him over hurdles here a year ago though the latter has done really well over fences despite falling at the third last when in touch here at Christmas. Texas Jack eventually finished third in that event before beating Lord Windermere narrowly over this track and trip and both are entitled to improve but Klepht and Star Neuville have a bit to find.