After a successful night at Dundalk we roll onto Leopardstown for a fantastic weekend of racing.
Race one of four at 12:50
Commander Of Fleet was an impressive maiden hurdle winner at Punchestown in mid November. The step down in trip at Fairyhouse did not suit him. The step back up in trip will see him to better efffect and can hopefully get his head infront.
Race two off st 1:25
Apples Jade stepping down to two miles is interesting but I think Melon has a good chance to beat her. He finished fourth of six at Leopardstown over Christmas. He will come on for the run and if he runs up to his champion hurdle form he will be competitive.
Race three off at 2:00
This is a very competitive handicap. I think Tudor City can hit the frame. He was second to Wonder Laish on his penultimate start. A repeat of that run will see him go close. I also like Blazer at a bigger price. He was second in the Galway hurdle back in August. If he can return to that form he will outrun his odds.
Race four off at 2:35
Envoi Allen will be very hard to beat. He is unbeaten, he has won two bumpers and a point to point. He is the one to beat.
Race five off at 3:10
Min should be winning this. He has won his only start this season when he won at Punchestown. He won this race last year and I think he will make it back to back wins in this race.
Race six off at 3:45
Le Richebourg was very impressive when winning at Leopardstown over Christmas. While he is the one to beat I like Paloma Blue. He was disappointing on chase debut when only finishing fourth. Since then he has came out and won at Leopardstown over Christmas. He will need to brush up on his jumping to get involved. If he can he will be competitive.
Race seven off at 4:20
Quamino has been consistent of late finishing in the first three in three of his last four runs. He finished behind Kildorrey at Punchestown when giving him weight. Kildorrey now gives him weight I think he will reverse the form. With a clear run he can be competitive off this mark.