Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 13:45 Dr. P.J. Moriarty Novice Chase 2m 5f

  • Winner €52,000 2nd €15,199 3rd €7,200 4th €2,400
  • Going: Heavy (Soft to Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 36.30s
  • Off time: 13:45:17
13:45 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bostons Angel (IRE) 8/1
2nd Magnanimity (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1P-2141 DARK BLUE, yellow striped sleeves, dark blue cap Bostons Angel (IRE) 46
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-10 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 146 8/19.00
2 313-511 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Magnanimity (IRE) 34
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-10 D T Hughes D N Russell 141 6/17.00
3 111/1-F5 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 44
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-10 W P Mullins P Townend 11/102.10
4 112F6-1 Black, light blue sleeves, red cap Quel Esprit (FR) 87
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-10 W P Mullins E Mullins 145 2/13.00
5 57-4331 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Sam Adams (IRE) 27
Nag me
8 11-10 t P Nolan P Carberry 132 25/126.00
6 84P-132 Emerald green, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, em green cap, royal blue star Western Charmer (IRE) 28
Nag me
9 11-10 D T Hughes P W Flood 142 16/117.00

Verdict

This depends on whether MIKAEL D'HAGUENET is over whatever ailed him here at the end of December. Willie Mullins' brilliant triple Grade 1-winning hurdler looked like beating Jessies Dream and Realt Dubh on his chasing bow at Fairyhouse in the middle of December when coming a cropper at the last. Sent on a recovery mission here a fortnight later, he jumped deliberately and never got going in the race won by Realt Dubh. Potential punters are taking a chance that he's back to his best which is hopefully the case but Mullins has another outstanding prospect in Quel Esprit, who looked potentially top-class when beating Torpichen on his chasing bow at Limerick. Bostons Angel was well behind when the selection fell at Fairyhouse though he looked much improved when landing yet another Grade 1, this time over three miles on this track when Western Charmer was just behind in third. Magnanimity beat Jessies Dream narrowly in a three-runner event here a month ago though he's very closely matched with Sam Adams on a line through Arabella Boy, a recent runner-up to both.