• 15:05 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 17.50s
  • Off time: 15:05:10
15:05 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Carlingford Lough (IRE) 5/1
2nd Morning Assembly (IRE) 11/8


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13213-1 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bright New Dawn (IRE) 21
6 11-10 D T Hughes D N Russell 7/24.50
2 PP-2122 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Carlingford Lough (IRE) 28
7 11-10 J E Kiely A P McCoy 150 5/16.00
3 104-132 GREY, black hollow box, black & grey quartered cap Mad Brian (IRE) 35
7 11-10 Mrs G Callaghan K M Donoghue 141 9/110.00
4 21F1-11 Grey, grey & black check cap Morning Assembly (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
6 11-10 P A Fahy R Walsh 11/82.38
5 34FP-41 Red & royal blue check, royal blue cap My Murphy (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
7 11-10 W J Burke R M Power 130 25/126.00
6 U231-21 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Foxrock (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
5 11-9 T M Walsh D E Mullins 7/18.00
7 733-114 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Rio (IRE) 28
5 11-9 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 142 10/111.00


Grade 1 winning hurdler MORNING ASSEMBLY has really taken to fences and could go all the way to the top judging by his defeat of the well regarded Don Cossack in a Grade 2 at Punchestown. There's much more to come and he'll take some beating. Bright New Dawn did very well over hurdles landing a Grade 2 at Thurles in February and made a very pleasing debut over fences at Punchestown when conceding the useful Dogora 12lb. He's a smart prospect and won't go down without a fight. Carlingford Lough wasn't beaten far by Don Cossack at Fairyhouse and the Galway Plate winner will ensure a strong test of stamina while none of the remaining quartet can be discounted in what should prove to be an informative contest.