• 15:20 www.leopardstown.com Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €14,626 2nd €4,274 3rd €2,026 4th €674
  • Going: Yielding, Soft in places.
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.00s
  • Off time: 15:20:16
15:20 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Art Of Payroll (GER) 7/4
2nd Bishopslough (IRE) 16/1
3rd Gift Of Dgab (IRE) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 70F484 ROYAL BLUE, pink stars Moon Dice (IRE) 112
Distance Winner
9 11-7 h P W Flynn R P McNally 133 33/134.00
2 0-1454 Grey, black cross of lorraine, black sleeves, grey armlet, black & grey quartered cap Art Of Payroll (GER) 21
Distance Winner
5 11-1 D T Hughes Paul Carberry 127 7/42.75
3 114020/ PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Hidden Universe (IRE) 504
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-0 D K Weld D N Russell 126 9/110.00
4 2F/68P5 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Gift Of Dgab (IRE) 77
Distance Winner
10 10-11 A J Martin R Walsh 123 7/18.00
5 P-26F46 RED, white cross of lorraine, red cap, white star He's Our Man (IRE) 153
Distance Winner
9 10-8 t Ross O'Sullivan G N Fox (7) 120 16/117.00
6 458433 EMERALD GREEN, red hoop, red armlet, red cap Star Of Aragon (IRE) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-8 b J Nash T E Doran (7) 120 14/115.00
7 944152 EMERALD GREEN, yellow star & sleeves, yellow star on cap Bendanella (IRE) 60
6 10-7 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 119 5/16.00
8 7-72126 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Bishopslough (IRE) 65
Distance Winner
6 10-7 A Mullins D E Mullins 119 16/117.00
9 21F417 ORANGE & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, orange cap Acapulco Gold (IRE) 148
Distance Winner
7 10-4 P Nolan A P Crowe 116 33/134.00
10 B-21764 WHITE, cyclamen sash, cyclamen cap, white hoop Back Off Mate (IRE) 43
Beaten Favourite
6 9-12 A L T Moore D J Casey 110 9/25.50


Moon Dice hasn't won over timber since landing the Galway Hurdle back in 2011 and is still higher in the weights. Art Of Payroll made his handicap debut here last month and was in touch when impeded or would have finished much closer. Gift Of Dgab has been alternating between hurdles and fences and has better form over the bigger obstacles while it's a long time since Star Of Aragon won a race. BENDANELLA looked a certain winner when kicking clear at Fairyhouse on New Year's Day but was caught close home by Wooly Tom, who has run well subsequently. That was only his second handicap start and Henry De Bromhead's charge can go one better. Back Off Mate wasn't too far behind Wooly Tom at Naas last time and is well enough weighted to be considered the main threat.