Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 16:20 Raymond Smith Memorial Hunters Chase3m

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 39.90s
  • Off time: 16:20:50
16:20 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Salsify (IRE) 3/1
2nd Tammys Hill (IRE) 3/1
3rd Goonyella (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 R/37883 White, red spots, halved sleeves, white cap Ballyvoile (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
10 12-0 t Ms M Flynn Mr P A King (7) 118 50/151.00
2 000-212 White & red hoops, striped sleeves, hooped cap Boxing Along (IRE) 69
Nag meDistance Winner
9 12-0 V Halley Mr P Power (7) 105 33/134.00
3 P/UP-151 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green star, white cap, emerald green star Equus Maximus (IRE) 23
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
13 12-0 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 139 8/19.00
4 U0-3242 DARK BLUE, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue cap, pink diamond Frankie Figg (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
11 12-0 t M Brassil Mr R Kavanagh (7) 127 33/134.00
5 1/P-8840 Dark green, light blue cross sashes, white cap, yellow spots Good Egg (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
10 12-0 Lady J Fowler Mr C M Murphy (7) 50/151.00
6 F21113 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Goonyella (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
6 12-0 J T R Dreaper Mr J E Flynn (7) 8/19.00
7 17-3733 Emerald green & black chevrons, quartered cap Merchant Royal (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
9 12-0 D M Christie Mr Derek O'Connor 25/126.00
8 10P734/ Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Montana Slim (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
11 12-0 M O'Hare Mr R P McNamara 7/18.00
9 15F-342 Black, light green chevron & sleeves, quartered cap Mossey Joe (IRE) 146
Nag meDistance Winner
10 12-0 t D McNamara Mr D Skehan (7) 147 9/110.00
10 2-20131 Tangerine, green 'v', qtd cap Not Before Eight (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
9 12-0 D M Christie Mr B O'Neill (5) 122 25/126.00
11 8231-12 Purple, emerald green cross of lorraine, striped sleeves, emerald green cap, white star Oscar Delta (IRE) 23
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
10 12-0 J J Mangan Miss J M Mangan (7) 7/18.00
12 11F-122 DARK GREEN, grey epaulettes, striped cap Salsify (IRE) 45
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 12-0 R Sweeney Mr C J Sweeney (3) 137 3/14.00
13 4-62615 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots Send For Paddy (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
12 12-0 t C A McBratney MR D A Fitzsimmons (7) 86 40/141.00
14 1423/21 ORANGE & PURPLE DIAMONDS, purple sleeves, purple cap, orange diamonds Solstice Knight (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
10 12-0 E J O'Grady Mr K E Power 20/121.00
15 111211 WHITE, emerald green sleeves, purple cap Tammys Hill (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
8 12-0 L Lennon Mr J J Smyth (7) 3/14.00
16 42P12-1 PURPLE, yellow spots, purple sleeves, yellow spots on cap Twin Joy 62
Nag meDistance Winner
10 12-0 L Kenny Mr M P Fogarty (3) 116 33/134.00
17 82/1-411 Red & black quartered, red sleeves, white cap, black star Warne (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
9 12-0 B R Hamilton Mr J J Codd 11/112.00

Verdict

Salsify won this last year before heading for Cheltenham and taking the Foxhunter. He's been beaten fairly and squarely by TAMMYS HILL in his two runs this season and with ground conditions still likely to favour Liam Lennon's charge there's no reason for a form reversal and he can score again. Mossey Joe came out of the point-to-point field with a big reputation in 2010 and that looked entirely justified when he easily landed a Grade 3 hurdle at Cork. He hasn't reached the heights expected, however, but has performed with credit at a high level and must be respected. Equus Maximus beat Oscar Delta narrowly at Thurles but both have more to do along with the remainder.