Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 16:20 Raymond Smith Memorial Hunters Chase 3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 39.50s
  • Off time: 16:20:33
16:20 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tammys Hill (IRE) 3/1
2nd On The Fringe (IRE) 5/4
3rd Warne (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 131-141 EMERALD GREEN & RED CHEVRONS, red sleeves, emerald green cap, red diamond Burren River (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
8 12-0 William P Murphy Mr J C Barry (7) 116 25/126.00
2 376175 DARK GREEN, red chevron & chevrons on sleeves, red cap Glasson Lad (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 12-0 b M Fitzsimons Mr N M Kelly (7) 66/167.00
3 3-111 Dark blue, light blue epaulettes, light blue cap, dark blue star James (IRE) 58
Nag meDistance Winner
7 12-0 I R Ferguson Mr W Thompson (7) 16/117.00
4 432F/1-1 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap On The Fringe (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 12-0 E Bolger Miss N Carberry 125 5/42.25
5 P17/72-2 Emerald green & red quartered, hooped sleeves, striped cap Pandorama (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 12-0 N Meade Mr J J Burke (7) 145 8/19.00
6 13/04P-1 EMERALD GREEN, pink diamond & sleeves, white cap Quel Esprit (FR) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 12-0 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 155 4/15.00
7 221-612 WHITE, emerald green sleeves, purple cap Tammys Hill (IRE) 45
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 12-0 L Lennon Mr R P McNamara 126 3/14.00
8 1914-41 Red & black quartered, red sleeves, white cap, black star Warne (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
10 12-0 B R Hamilton Mr D G Lavery (5) 127 12/113.00

Verdict

This is a high-class line-up for a hunters' event and it's a while since horses of the class of QUEL ESPRIT and Pandorama ran in this sphere. The winner of the Hennessy on this card two years ago, the former has a Grand National entry and warmed up with a facile victory between the flags at Ballinaboola last week. He should have too much class for these though Pandorama is another superb addition to these events and actually ran in last year's Lexus. He's a four-times Grade 1 winner and a recent run behind today's rival Burren River at Nenagh should have put him straight. On The Fringe is a top-class hunter who has performed exceptionally well in the best races of their kind and beat the very useful Tammys Hill 3l at Down Royal over christmas. He's one of the early favourites for the Foxhunters at Cheltenham so should be at his peak. Warne beat Tammys Hill 5l at Fairyhouse a year ago and could easily snatch a place at a fair price.