Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 14:00 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 56.60s
  • Off time: 14:00:15
14:00 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hurricane Fly (IRE) 1/5
2nd Unaccompanied (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 85-2312 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Captain Cee Bee (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-10 E P Harty M P Walsh 152 16/117.00
2 1/1131-1 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green triple diamond,royal blue cap, emerald green diamonds Hurricane Fly (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 173 1/51.20
3 423-114 RED, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Thousand Stars (FR) 83
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 W P Mullins P Townend 163 10/111.00
4 402928/ Emerald green, black epaulettes, halved sleeves, black cap, emerald green star Tilabay (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 S Buggy P Carberry 113 100/1101.00
5 12/4114- BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Unaccompanied (IRE) 55
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-3 D K Weld D N Russell 155 6/17.00

Verdict

Unaccompanied and Thousand Stars had a real battle in this last year with the former's allowance enabling her to come out just on top. Dermot Weld's mare had a recent run on the Flat to put her straight for this while the runner-up did brilliantly to score twice in France during the summer, though over much longer trips and he's always been in the shadow of his illustrious stablemate HURRICANE FLY. The winner of 14 of his 17 starts over timber, Willie Mullins' charge lost his Champion Hurdle crown in March but has bounced back in no uncertain terms, looking as good as ever when beating Captain Cee Bee 12 length in the Morgiana Hurdle last month. It will be a shock if he's beaten here and should gain victory number 15.