• 14:25 Topaz Novice Chase 3m

  • Winner €48,750 2nd €14,250 3rd €6,750 4th €2,250
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 30.10s
  • Off time: 14:26:23
14:25 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Back In Focus (IRE) 6/4
2nd Aupcharlie (IRE) 8/1
3rd Texas Jack (IRE) 33/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3/7321-1 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Aupcharlie (IRE) 34
Course Winner
6 11-10 W P Mullins A E Lynch 8/19.00
2 118/211 Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Back In Focus (IRE) 40
Distance Winner
7 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 150 6/42.50
4 1606-F2 BLACK & EMERALD GREEN CHECK, emerald green sleeves, yellow cap Cootamundra (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
9 11-10 J A Berry R M Moran 132 25/126.00
5 1311-12 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Dedigout (IRE) 26
Beaten Favourite
6 11-10 t A J Martin D N Russell 147 3/14.00
6 127-3F1 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Mount Benbulben (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
7 11-10 G Elliott D J Condon 136 14/115.00
7 711114 RED, black seams, striped sleeves & cap Pride Of The Artic (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
7 11-10 b Peter Fahey A D Leigh 142 33/134.00
8 476-213 ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, striped cap Texas Jack (IRE) 26
6 11-10 N Meade Paul Carberry 138 33/134.00
9 321-121 MAROON, WHITE star and armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Tofino Bay (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
9 11-10 D T Hughes B J Geraghty 148 9/110.00
10 10/0PF-6 WHITE, red epaulettes, striped sleeves, white cap, red spots Tusa Eire (IRE) 20
6 11-10 B W Duke D Crosse 66/167.00
11 31F-133 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Jenari (IRE) 20
5 11-9 Mrs J Harrington A P McCoy 138 16/117.00
12 2133-12 EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Lyreen Legend (IRE) 40
5 11-9 D T Hughes B J Cooper 146 10/111.00
13 11-2231 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap The Westener Boy (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
5 11-9 C A Murphy M P Walsh 131 14/115.00
Non runners
307-2124Benefficient (IRE)611-10A J MartinD J Casey140


A very high quality renewal of a race that amazingly Willie Mullins hasn't won. The champion trainer is represented by Aupcharlie and BACK IN FOCUS and though the former is a very promising chaser it's the latter who looks the one to be on. A winning point-to-pointer and Grade 2 winning hurdler, he's taken to fences in tremendous style and looked a future champion stayer when galloping today's rival Lyreen Legend into the ground at Punchestown last month. Benefficient had no answer to Arvika Ligeoniere here on Wednesday but will have found the trip much too short though Dedigout, who was beaten 11l by that winner at Fairyhouse earlier this month, looks more of a threat. Tofino Bay battled to victory in a tough handicap at Navan last month and will be suited by a thorough test of stamina while there are plenty more options in what should be a tremendous and informative contest.