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: Yielding, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 27.30s
  • Off time: 14:16:20
14:15 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sir Des Champs (FR) Evs
2nd Fists Of Fury (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/11-11 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Sir Des Champs (FR) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 W P Mullins D N Russell 144 Evs2.00
2 580883 Maroon, white seams, white armlet, white cap De' Oro (IRE) 6
Nag me
7 11-5 t J J Hanlon K Whelan 100/1101.00
3 532136 Emerald green,royal blue cross sashes,royal blue sleeves,yellow cap,green spots Donnas Palm (IRE) 33
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-5 N Meade D J Condon 133 12/113.00
4 24-4314 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Fists Of Fury (IRE) 49
Nag me
8 11-5 C Byrnes A E Lynch 137 20/121.00
5 13111-1 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 30
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-5 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 11/102.10

Verdict

A small but select field with both Sir Des Champs and HIDDEN CYCLONE likely to be challenging for top honours before long. The former is unbeaten over hurdles and fences though whether he would have beaten Knockfierna at Limerick last time is debatable. That was no disgrace whatever would have happened as the latter has since won a Grade 3 though the concession of 5lb to Hidden Cyclone may prove beyond Willie Mullins' charge. The winner of seven of his eight career starts and beaten less than a length in a Grade 1 over hurdles in the other, Shark Hanlon's charge made a promising start over fences in a race that has worked out well here and can continue his winning ways. Donnas Palm will have found 2m1f too short here last time and is the more likely to take advantage if the principals don't come up to scratch.