Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 14:35 Lexus Chase 3m

  • Winner €93,000 2nd €28,500 3rd €13,500 4th €4,500
  • Going: Good, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 19.50s
  • Off time: 14:35:18
14:35 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Synchronised (IRE) 8/1
2nd Rubi Light (FR) 9/4
3rd Quito De La Roque (FR) 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 53/5P-23 RED, white hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots Cooldine (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-10 W P Mullins D J Casey 149 20/121.00
2 91503-1 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Follow The Plan (IRE) 238
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-10 O McKiernan T J Doyle 154 33/134.00
3 1/433-12 RED, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, red cap Joncol (IRE) 17
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 P Nolan B J Geraghty 161 11/26.50
4 3/51124- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Magnanimity (IRE) 287
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-10 D T Hughes B J Cooper 150 20/121.00
5 211/2P1- Yellow, red star, white armlet, yellow cap, red star Noland 313
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-10 t P F Nicholls R Walsh 152 10/111.00
6 2111-11 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Quito De La Roque (FR) 53
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 C A Murphy D N Russell 169 13/82.62
7 20-1U39 BLACK, yellow diamond, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow diamond on cap Roberto Goldback (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-10 D T Hughes Miss N Carberry 153 25/126.00
8 7213-31 LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Rubi Light (FR) 17
Nag me
6 11-10 R Hennessy A E Lynch 166 9/43.25
9 613-P73 Emerald green & orange hoops, white cap Synchronised (IRE) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 155 8/19.00

Verdict

Paul Nicholls won this with What A Friend in 2009 and will have high hopes of Noland repeating that success. The ten-year-old doesn't appear to stand too much racing but is a high-class performer on his day and beat What A Friend in the Aon Chase at Newbury when last seen in February. It will take a big effort to keep him out of a place but perhaps it's time for the Irish young guns to make their mark. Rubi Light had no problems seeing off Joncol in the John Durkan with Cooldine well beaten and though he's never raced beyond 2m4f there is every chance he could be even better at the trip and rates a major threat. The only time QUITO DE LA ROQUE has been beaten over fences was by subsequent RSA Chase winner Bostons Angel in the Fort Leney at this fixture a year ago. He looked a brilliant prospect when just outlasting Sizing Europe in the jnwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal last month and can take a fascinating renewal of this high-class event. Follow The Plan was probably fortunate to win a Grade 1 at Punchestown in May but always gives his best and arrives here fresh after a long break.