Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 14:15 Boylesports.com - Bet On Your Mobile Novice Chase 2m 5f

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 54.40s
  • Off time: 14:15:29
14:15 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Texas Jack (IRE) 6/1
2nd Lord Windermere (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 06-F25 BLACK & EMERALD GREEN CHECK, emerald green sleeves, yellow cap Cootamundra (IRE) 29
Nag me
10 11-5 J A Berry R M Moran 132 14/115.00
2 18-221 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Lord Windermere (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-5 J H Culloty T J Doyle 138 3/14.00
3 52-11 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Marito (GER) 20
Nag me
7 11-5 W P Mullins P Townend 145 7/42.75
4 3F1P2 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Mount Benbulben (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-5 G Elliott D N Russell 144 5/23.50
5 6-2133 ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, striped cap Texas Jack (IRE) 29
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7 11-5 N Meade P Carberry 140 6/17.00
6 239363 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots One Cool Shabra (IRE) 7
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5 10-8 p P O Brady A P Heskin 20/121.00

Verdict

MARITO and Mount Benbulben fought out a tremendous finish in a novice chase at Naas three weeks ago with the former just prevailing by a head. A better round of jumping was the key as the latter made a couple of minor errors at crucial stages and there's unlikely to be much in it again. The form can be confirmed over this longer trip though this is by no means a two-runner affair as Lord Windermere is looking a very smart recruit to chasing and beat what looked a very strong line-up in a beginners' event over slightly shorter here last month. Texas Jack has by no means been disgraced in two Grade 1's after making a winning debut over fences at Naas and looks best of the remainder.