Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 13:55 Star Best For Racing Christmas Rated Hurdle2m

  • Winner €11,040 2nd €2,560 3rd €1,120 4th €640
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 2.60s
  • Off time: 13:55:10
13:55 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Supreme Carolina (IRE) 5/1
2nd Persian Gayle (IRE) 16/1
3rd Pires 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 431-218 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, maroon sleeves, white cap Casimir Road (IRE) 137
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-6 M J Grassick P Carberry 122 20/121.00
2 67-12 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Italy (IRE) 61
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-6 J T R Dreaper A E Lynch 118 11/112.00
3 173/33P- EMERALD GREEN,white sash & diamonds on slvs,emerald green & white striped cap Chebona Bula 209
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 E Doyle M P Butler (5) 112 33/134.00
4 051112 PURPLE & YELLOW HOOPS, white cap Dont Tell Pa (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-2 t J J Mangan B R Dalton (5) 117 8/19.00
5 20321P DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond El Fontan (FR) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 D T Hughes B J Cooper 117 16/117.00
6 45R1/05- Purple,light green triple diamond & diamonds on slvs,purple cap,green diamonds Hide The Evidence (IRE) 65
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-2 M McElhone B M Cash 116 28/129.00
7 16/134- White, white & black striped sleeves, striped cap Hit The Headlines (IRE) 302
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-2 C F Swan B J Geraghty 118 7/18.00
8 P9-PP4P Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Moville (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-2 t M Brassil M P Walsh 123 33/134.00
9 2113-70 LIGHT BLUE, pink star, light blue cap, pink star Owennacurra Milan (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 t1 Miss M L Hallahan D J Condon 120 20/121.00
10 PF-9U05 Purple, yellow epaulettes, white & royal blue hooped sleeves & cap Persian Gayle (IRE) 40
Nag me
8 11-2 p Ross O'sullivan Andrew J McNamara 118 16/117.00
11 201-211 DARK GREEN, red hollow box, red sleeves, dark green cap Pires 56
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-2 A J Martin R M Moran 123 6/17.00
12 F/4910F- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Quiscover Fontaine (FR) 258
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-2 W P Mullins A P McCoy 123 4/15.00
13 U0-4P62 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Rocky Wednesday (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-2 G Elliott D N Russell 120 12/113.00
14 22-P344 RED, dark blue sleeves, black & white quartered cap Wilde Wit Pleasure (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-2 S O O'Brien J R Barry 119 16/117.00
15 2572-14 Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Supreme Carolina (IRE) 208
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-13 W P Mullins R Walsh 119 5/16.00
16 0300P-8 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop What A Charm (IRE) 62
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-9 p A L T Moore G Malone (7) 122 8/19.00

Verdict

Quiscover Fontaine won this for Willie Mullins and AP McCoy last year in a tremendous battle with PIRES and Wilde Wit Pleasure. The winner hasn't run since falling in the Grand National and the runner-up gets the nod as he arrives in excellent shape having won twice over fences recently. Mullins is also represented by Supreme Carolina, who won a maiden at Kilbeggan in May before a poor run there the following month. She doesn't look good enough at this stage but El Fontan, who is better known as a chaser these days, has to be respected back over hurdles. Dont Tell Pa has been going well in handicaps but has a bit to find on official ratings as does Sizing Italy, though he's a progressive type who can do better.