Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 13:55 Istabraq Festival Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €55,250 2nd €16,150 3rd €7,650 4th €2,550
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 54.40s
  • Off time: 13:55:00
13:55 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Unaccompanied (IRE) 10/3
2nd Thousand Stars (FR) Evs

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13-7005 Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Gimli's Rock (IRE) 88
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-10 b Mrs J Harrington T P Treacy 137 66/167.00
2 4322-52 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Luska Lad (IRE) 88
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 152 33/134.00
3 346-114 ROYAL BLUE, pink stars Moon Dice (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 P W Flynn T J Doyle 146 8/19.00
4 1114-32 Pink, black sash, pink cap Oscars Well (IRE) 39
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-10 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 154 7/18.00
5 124113 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, royal blue sleeves, yellow diamonds, hooped cap The Real Article (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 E J O'Grady B J Geraghty 154 15/28.50
6 42-2211 RED, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Thousand Stars (FR) 39
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 164 Evs2.00
8 112-41 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Unaccompanied (IRE) 47
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-0 D K Weld P Townend 142 10/34.33
Non runners
71-14111Voler La Vedette (IRE)711-3C A MurphyA E Lynch151

Verdict

Willie Mullins won this a year ago with Hurricane Fly when Luska Lad ran the race of his life in third with the winner's stablemate THOUSAND STARS, who was returning from a long break, just behind in fourth. The latter brilliantly landed a Grade 1 over 3m2f at Auteuil in June before reverting to the minimum trip and making all when comfortably beating Oscars Well in the Morgiana at Punchestown. He'll take some beating here though the mare Voler La Vedette and filly Unaccompanied look worthy opponents. The former is a superb performer over further and gained her first Grade 1 success when beating Mourad over 2m4f at Fairyhouse while Dermot Weld's youngster, runner-up in the Triumph Hurdle in March, is a specialist over the trip and brings plenty of allowances into the race. The Real Article was behind Voler La Vedette at Fairyhouse but this is his trip as he showed when slamming Luska Lad at Tipperary in October.