Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 14:15 Deloitte Novice Hurdle 2m 2f

  • Winner €52,000 2nd €15,200 3rd €7,200 4th €2,400
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 22.50s
  • Off time: 14:18:21
14:15 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Vautour (FR) 7/4
2nd The Tullow Tank (IRE) 9/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12-1223 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Azorian (IRE) 43
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-10 E Griffin B J Cooper 136 16/117.00
2 3180-31 ROYAL BLUE, white cap, red spots Quickpick Vic (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-10 h A J Martin D N Russell 141 6/17.00
3 451-111 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star The Tullow Tank (IRE) 44
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-10 P Fenton D E Mullins 150 9/101.90
4 3-2F169 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Draycott Place (IRE) 18
Nag me
5 11-9 J P Ryan A E Lynch 200/1201.00
5 152132 BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star King of The Picts (IRE) 44
Nag me
5 11-9 J P Shanahan P Carberry 141 33/134.00
6 22-11 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Vautour (FR) 29
Nag me
5 11-9 W P Mullins R Walsh 143 7/42.75

Verdict

Willie Mullins had five of the original entries and relies on Vautour, who has impressed since arriving from France and landed a Grade 2 at Punchestown last time. He's on the upgrade and will be difficult to beat. Azorian had looked a staying type in his early races over hurdles but failed to last out over 3m at Limerick in December and finished a long way behind Faugheen. Quickpick Vic was always travelling sweetly when easily accounting for Stuccodor in a 2m maiden here last month and is progressing but this is very much tougher. THE TULLOW TANK has already won twice at this level and though neither was the best Grade 1 ever seen he won the Future Champions here in December with real authority from King Of The Picts and the longer trip will be in his favour. He's handed the vote to complete a five-timer.