Today's racecards

Leopardstown

  • 14:00 Ryanair Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €59,999 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.80s
  • Off time: 14:00:51
14:00 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hurricane Fly (IRE) 11/10
2nd Jezki (IRE) 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 244-133 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Captain Cee Bee (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
12 11-10 E P Harty M P Walsh 149 66/167.00
2 11111-1 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green triple diamond,royal blue cap, emerald green diamonds Hurricane Fly (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 175 11/102.10
3 1131-11 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Jezki (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-10 Mrs J Harrington A P McCoy 161 15/82.88
4 2632-49 RED, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Thousand Stars (FR) 203
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-10 W P Mullins P Townend 164 25/126.00
5 1111- YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Our Conor (IRE) 70
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-7 D T Hughes D E Mullins 161 3/14.00

Verdict

HURRICANE FLY has won this twice in the past three years and can see off the young pretenders to his championship crown. Willie Mullins' brilliant performer landed the 17th Grade One of his illustrious career when scrambling home at Punchestown last month and will need to be much better here though his trainer left plenty to work on and he'll be much straighter for this. He never has a problem beating stablemate Thousand Stars but Our Conor and Jezki are a different matter. The former, unbeaten in four starts over timber including two at the highest level, was one of the most impressive Triumph Hurdle winners of recent years and will give the champion a stiff examination. Jezki is in cracking form having beaten Zaidpour in the Hatton's Grace at Fairyhouse so his chances shouldn't be underestimated.