Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 13:25 Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase 2m 1f

  • Winner €65,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000
  • Going: Soft, Yielding to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 18.80s
  • Off time: 13:26:02
13:25 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sizing Europe (IRE) 1/3
2nd Rubi Light (FR) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11233-2 PURPLE, yellow spots, purple sleeves, yellow spots on cap Big Zeb (IRE) 46
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-12 C A Murphy R M Power 159 10/111.00
2 5216-22 Dark blue, white sleeves, dark blue diamonds, dark blue cap Edgardo Sol (FR) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 P F Nicholls A P McCoy 150 11/112.00
4 464-2P1 RED & WHITE STRIPES, hooped sleeves, striped cap Forpadydeplasterer (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-12 T Cooper B J Cooper 150 25/126.00
5 12154-3 LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Rubi Light (FR) 18
Nag me
7 11-12 R Hennessy D N Russell 158 7/18.00
6 1121-11 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Europe (IRE) 42
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-12 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 171 1/31.33
Non runners
31-U1234Foildubh (IRE)811-12J P RyanP Carberry146
7P-03113Blazing Tempo (IRE)811-5W P MullinsP Townend151

Verdict

This is Big Zeb's race with him having won it three times in the past four years. However, once again he comes up against the brilliant SIZING EUROPE and Henry De Bromhead's star can't be opposed. He had Big Zeb 15 lengths behind when landing the Tied Cottage at Punchestown in February and has returned to action better than ever, cruising to victory in a couple of Grade 2s over 2m4f and setting himself up for the championship races to come. It's hard to imagine Rubi Light having the pace to match the champion as his best form has been over 2m4f, which included the John Durkan a year ago. Forpadydeplasterer was six lengths behind Big Zeb in this last year while Paul Nicholls' entry Edgardo Sol lacks experience over fences though he wouldn't be travelling here without good reason and A P McCoy has been booked.