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

  • Winner €55,250 2nd €16,150 3rd €7,651 4th €2,550
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.90s
  • Off time: 14:55:28
14:55 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Defy Logic (IRE) 7/2
2nd Trifolium (FR) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 314-115 LIGHT GREEN, red diamond & sleeves, quartered cap Art Of Logistics (IRE) 25
5 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 138 20/121.00
2 23113-1 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Champagne Fever (IRE) 40
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 8/151.53
3 1122-12 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Defy Logic (IRE) 39
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 h P Nolan M P Walsh 148 7/24.50
4 1186-13 Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Road To Riches (IRE) 25
6 11-12 N Meade Paul Carberry 147 12/113.00
5 2312-83 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Ted Veale (IRE) 39
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-12 A J Martin R M Power 146 12/113.00
6 32/24-12 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Trifolium (FR) 19
6 11-12 p C Byrnes D N Russell 141 8/19.00


Willie Mullins, who has won this for the past two years, had the high-class pair CHAMPAGNE FEVER and Felix Yonger entered at the early stage and relies on the former. The 2012 dual championship bumper winner easily made the transition to hurdling winning Grade 1 races at Leopardstown and Cheltenham in the spring and, though making a couple of minor errors on his chasing debut at Punchestown last month, looked a tremendous prospect and should go in again though this is very much tougher. Defy Logic is a high-class performer who beat Golanbrook by 19 length on his chasing debut before giving Felix Yonger a run in a Punchestown Grade 2. He will ensure the selection doesn't have everything his own way as will Road To Riches, another who made a winning start over fences before a good third to Don Cossack at Fairyhouse with Art Of Logistics nine lengths behind. Trifolium was beaten a long way by Felix Yonger at Navan but pulled much too hard and is definitely better than he showed there.