• 14:55 Racing Post Novice Chase 2m 1f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 24.50s
  • Off time: 14:55:22
14:55 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arvika Ligeonniere (FR) 9/10
2nd Oscars Well (IRE) 11/8


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1241/11 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Arvika Ligeonniere (FR) 24
Nag me
7 11-12 W P Mullins P Townend 154 9/101.90
2 111112 Emerald green,orange star,emGreen sleeves,orange stars,green cap,orange stars Baily Green (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 t M F Morris D J Casey 147 14/115.00
3 107-212 EMERALD GREEN & RED STRIPED, red sleeves, quartered cap Benefficient (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-12 A J Martin B J Cooper 140 12/113.00
4 20-F214 RED, black spots, halved sleeves, white cap Dylan Ross (IRE) 18
Nag me
6 11-12 N Meade P Carberry 138 20/121.00
5 264-1F1 Pink, black sash, pink cap Oscars Well (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-12 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 152 11/82.38


Willie Mullins had a very strong entry at the five-day stage and relies on ARVIKA LIGEONNIERE. An easy winner on his chasing bow in May, he reappeared to take the Grade 1 Drinmore at Fairyhouse in very impressive fashion and today's shorter trip shouldn't prove a problem as he jumped superbly. He'll need to be every bit as good as connections believe to see off the attentions of Oscars Well, a very high-class hurdler who has every chance of proving just as good over fences judged on his tremendous performance at Navan where he jumped like an old hand. Dylan Ross was beaten 26 lengths and is well held and Baily Green's brilliant winning run came to an end when narrowly beaten by Twinlight in a Grade 2 at Punchestown. Benefficient produced one of the shocks of last season when landing the Grade 1 Deloitte over hurdles here in February and has done well over fences though he's up against potential champions here.