• 15:00 Lexus Chase 3m

  • Winner €93,000 2nd €28,500 3rd €13,500 4th €4,500
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 27.60s
  • Off time: 15:01:49
15:00 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tidal Bay (IRE) 9/2
2nd First Lieutenant (IRE) 14/1
3rd Flemenstar (IRE) 5/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P/45841- YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap China Rock (IRE) 244
9 11-10 t M F Morris B J Geraghty 163 33/134.00
2 223-423 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star First Lieutenant (IRE) 27
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-10 p M F Morris B J Cooper 159 14/115.00
3 1111-11 WHITE & RED DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white cap, maroon diamonds Flemenstar (IRE) 19
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-10 P Casey A E Lynch 173 5/42.25
4 11/13-11 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 34
Course Winner
7 11-10 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 154 10/111.00
5 5/F317-3 Black & white stripes, emerald green & white striped sleeves, black & white striped cap Midnight Chase 55
Distance Winner
10 11-10 N P Mulholland D C Costello 158 33/134.00
6 111P17/ WHITE, maroon striped cap Pandorama (IRE) 651
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 N Meade Paul Carberry 160 25/126.00
7 1/113-33 Maroon, white star & armlet, dark blue cap Quito De La Roque (FR) 20
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-10 p1 C A Murphy R M Power 155 33/134.00
8 11111-2 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Sir Des Champs (FR) 19
Course Winner
6 11-10 W P Mullins D N Russell 166 9/43.25
9 2541-12 Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Tidal Bay (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
11 11-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 169 9/25.50


The highlight of a brilliant day's racing. UK raiders have won six of the last nine with Paul Nicholls successful twice. He's represented this time by Tidal Bay, already the winner of 13 of his 37 races though surprisingly having his first start outside of the UK. He remains in outstanding form and could hardly have run any better when attempting to concede Bobs Worth 6lb in the Hennessy last time and Ruby Walsh will certainly ensure his stamina comes into play, especially as Flemenstar is untried over the trip. Peter Casey's stable star has been absolutely brilliant in winning his last seven starts on all types of ground. His trainer believes he could be even better over this trip and he won a point-to-point as a youngster but his impressive victory over SIR DES CHAMPS in the John Durkan left some questions unanswered. Willie Mullins' charge was never able to get in a blow that day but that was his first start since he won the Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown in April. He'll be much better suited by the longer trip here and is taken to reverse the form and jump to the head of the Gold Cup betting. Midnight Chase holds a verdict over Tidal Bay though that was at Cheltenham where he has an outstanding record. Hidden Cyclone wasn't beaten far by the selection here in January and could prove best of the remainder.