The Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup tops the bill on the opening day of the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown.
Galopin Des Champs bids to win the Grade 1, emblazoned with our fearless leader’s name, for the second season in a row but will need to beat new rival Fastorslow at the third time of asking to retain the crown.
If that wasn’t enough, there are three more top-level contests on Saturday’s card – the Irish Arkle featuring Marine Nationale, Predators Gold versus Loughglynn in the Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle, while Triumph clues will be on offer in the Spring Juvenile Hurdle.
A couple of big-field handicaps feature for each-way punters to consider before the Grade 2 bumper, featuring last year’s winner A Dream To Share, rounds off proceedings.
As well as being one of the most prestigious meetings of the whole season, important clues and pointers for the Cheltenham Festival will be revealed over the weekend.
The latest Leopardstown odds can be found on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise everything you need to know about Saturday at the 2024 Dublin Racing Festival is below.
Saturday’s Leopardstown racecard
Our snazzy Racecards page has details of the runners and riders, weights, odds and Timeform’s horse-by-horse analysis for every renewal on the Dublin Racing Festival schedule.
The following seven races take place at Leopardstown on Saturday, February 3:
13:20: Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)
13:50: McCann FitzGerald Spring Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1)
14:25: Goffs Irish Arkle Novice Chase (Grade 1)
15:00: Race And Stay At Leopardstown Handicap Hurdle (Listed)
15:35: Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup (Grade 1)
16:10: Ryanair Handicap Chase (Listed)
16:40: Future Stars (C & G) I.N.H. Flat Race (Grade 2)
How to watch the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown on Saturday
You can live stream every single race at Leopardstown on Saturday on the Paddy Power website and via the Paddy Power app for free.
Just head to paddypower.com or the Paddy Power app and sign up or log in. Once you’ve done that, find the betting page for the renewal you wish to watch and click the button that says ‘Watch Live’.
Alternatively, ITV Racing are showing two races – the Race And Stay At Leopardstown Handicap Hurdle and Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup – on ITV3, while RTÉ2 have live coverage of the first five contests on the card.
Saturday’s Leopardstown tips
Paddy Power News is the home of top tips and best bets for the Dublin Racing Festival courtesy of our superstar stable of pundits including former jockeys Ruby Walsh and Mick Fitzgerald, shrewd tipster Rory Delargy and ITV Racing personality Matt Chapman.
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