• 14:30 BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €71,500 2nd €20,900 3rd €9,900 4th €3,300
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.10s
  • Off time: 14:30:03
14:30 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hurricane Fly (IRE) 4/5
2nd Oscars Well (IRE) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/1111-1 ROYAL BLUE, emerald green triple diamond,royal blue cap, emerald green diamonds Hurricane Fly (IRE) 268
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 173 4/51.80
2 114-323 Pink, black sash, pink cap Oscars Well (IRE) 31
Course Winner
7 11-10 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 157 8/19.00
3 2-22112 RED, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Thousand Stars (FR) 31
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-10 W P Mullins P Townend 163 11/26.50
4 58-1312 WHITE, red sash, red & white check sleeves & cap Kalann (IRE) 86
Distance Winner
5 11-8 Miss S J Harty M Darcy 144 100/1101.00
5 112-411 BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star Unaccompanied (IRE) 31
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-1 D K Weld D N Russell 157 11/43.75


HURRICANE FLY won this a year ago before going on to glory at Cheltenham and Punchestown and it will be a shock if he doesn't repeat the process. He had stablemate Thousand Stars around 5l behind for two of those victories and looks set for his 10th success at Grade 1 level. Oscars Well was around 5l behind Thousand Stars in the Grade 1 Morgiana at Punchestown and was again behind that one when third to Unaccompanied in the Grade 1 Istabraq here last month. While the winner continues her progress and has a hefty allowance all formlines suggest she has a bit to find with a fully-fit champion.