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Monday’s card at Leopardstown kicks off with a maiden hurdle over 2m. GRAND BORNAND can make it third time lucky on his third run in Ireland since joining Willie Mullins from France. Running in the familiar Ricci silks, Grand Bornand was fourth on his stable debut at Cork in what looked a hot race behind Thedevilscoachman, who has since franked that form and is getting short-priced quotes for the Cheltenham Festival.
Grand Bornand followed that up a runner-up effort behind Grand Paradis at Fairyhouse. A mistake at the last put paid to any chance he had, but he looks a winner in waiting and the Mullins team look to have found the perfect opportunity here for the grey gelding.
The penultimate race on the card is a handicap chase over 2m 5f. This looks to be the most open race on the card, so it may well be prudent to side with KRISQUIN who won this race last year. Shane Nolan’s 10-year-old loves it around Leopardstown and jumped for fun when he landed this race by over 8 lengths in 2020.
Krisquin has had a couple of disappointing runs over shorter distances since then, but this is his time of year and he could be the value play here. Recent Down Royal winner, Its Only A Number, and Cue Card’s half-brother Sidetracked are also respected.
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The finale on the card is the traditional 2m bumper and it looks to be an above average race. It goes without saying that the debutant, Prize Fighter – in the dark blue Magnier silks – will be popular for Willie and Patrick Mullins.
Jamie Codd is always worth looking at in these events and he is on board Top Bandit, who has already been second in a couple of bumpers around Sligo and Leopardstown. That is probably the best form in the book for any of these runners.
GRAND JURY could be the answer here though, as Henry De Bromhead’s charge won a traditionally strong point-to-point around Turtulla back in November. Grand Jury received rave reviews after that success and the towering French-bred son of Tiger Groom was snapped up by Robcour, who also own promising stablemate, Bob Olinger. These three should battle it out and the preference is for the De Bromhead runner building on his promise.
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