• 14:00 Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €52,000 2nd €15,200 3rd €7,200 4th €2,400
  • Going: Soft, Yielding to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 57.70s
  • Off time: 14:00:22
14:00 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jezki (IRE) 11/8
2nd Waaheb (USA) 3/1
3rd Bright New Dawn (IRE) 9/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 247-1 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bright New Dawn (IRE) 26
5 11-10 D T Hughes D N Russell 9/110.00
2 51-1212 ROYAL BLUE,yellow epaulettes,yellow slvs,royal blue stars,blue cap,yellow star Rory O'Moore (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
7 11-10 R O'Neill Andrew J McNamara 128 10/111.00
3 110815 Yellow & purple hoops, yellow sleeves, purple cap Run With The Wind (IRE) 41
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-10 M Hourigan D J Condon 131 33/134.00
4 111/2-1 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Waaheb (USA) 65
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-10 D K Weld A P McCoy 3/14.00
5 3-121 Maroon, White star, armlets and cap Ally Cascade (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
4 11-7 N Meade P Carberry 140 10/111.00
6 112 Royal blue, black chevron, white sleeves, black armlet, black cap, white star Blacklough (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
4 11-7 W J Austin A D Leigh 125 33/134.00
7 118-111 Orange, black star , black & orange hooped sleeves, orange cap, black star Jezki (IRE) 25
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-7 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 147 11/82.38
8 10-11 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Rio (IRE) 46
Distance Winner
4 11-7 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 136 5/16.00
9 53-6341 Red, large white spots, white sleeves, red spots, white cap Wingtips (FR) 11
Distance Winner
4 11-7 A J Martin B J Cooper 137 22/123.00


Hurricane Fly is the only favourite to have won this in the past nine years. Some fine prospects arrive here including Sizing Rio, already a Grade 3 winner over timber at Navan and looking potentially top-notch. There's more to come from him but he'll need to improve against the likes of WAAHEB and Jezki with the former just handed the vote. Dermot Weld's charge has only been beaten once when a short-head runner-up in the Champion Bumper at Punchestown in May. He made a fine start over hurdles at Fairyhouse and has every chance of going to the top. That remark also applies to Jezki, already a winner at the highest level and still improving. He'll take all the beating once again but the remainder will all need to make progress against a trio of very bright prospects.