Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 14:00 Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle 2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 57.70s
  • Off time: 14:00:22
14:00 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jezki (IRE) 11/8
2nd Waaheb (USA) 3/1
3rd Bright New Dawn (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 247-1 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bright New Dawn (IRE) 26
Nag me
5 11-10 D T Hughes D N Russell 9/110.00
2 51-1212 ROYAL BLUE,yellow epaulettes,yellow slvs,royal blue stars,blue cap,yellow star Rory O'Moore (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 R O'Neill Andrew J McNamara 128 10/111.00
3 110815 Yellow & purple hoops, yellow sleeves, purple cap Run With The Wind (IRE) 41
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-10 M Hourigan D J Condon 131 33/134.00
4 111/2-1 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Waaheb (USA) 65
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-10 D K Weld A P McCoy 3/14.00
5 3-121 Maroon, White star, armlets and cap Ally Cascade (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-7 N Meade P Carberry 140 10/111.00
6 112 Royal blue, black chevron, white sleeves, black armlet, black cap, white star Blacklough (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-7 W J Austin A D Leigh 125 33/134.00
7 118-111 Orange, black star , black & orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, black star Jezki (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-7 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 147 11/82.38
8 10-11 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Rio (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-7 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 136 5/16.00
9 53-6341 Red, large white spots, white sleeves, red spots, white cap Wingtips (FR) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-7 A J Martin B J Cooper 137 22/123.00

Verdict

Hurricane Fly is the only favourite to have won this in the past nine years. Some fine prospects arrive here including Sizing Rio, already a Grade 3 winner over timber at Navan and looking potentially top-notch. There's more to come from him but he'll need to improve against the likes of WAAHEB and Jezki with the former just handed the vote. Dermot Weld's charge has only been beaten once when a short-head runner-up in the Champion Bumper at Punchestown in May. He made a fine start over hurdles at Fairyhouse and has every chance of going to the top. That remark also applies to Jezki, already a winner at the highest level and still improving. He'll take all the beating once again but the remainder will all need to make progress against a trio of very bright prospects.