A cracking afternoon of racing lies in store at Leopardstown on day two of the Dublin Racing Festival.
The Grade 1 Irish Champion Hurdle is the feature and State Man bids to retain the title and confirm the form with stablemate Impaire Et Passe from the Matheson Hurdle, although dual Cheltenham Festival winner Bob Olinger provides fresh opposition.
There is also top-level action courtesy of the Dublin Chase as El Fabiolo attempts to confirm his superiority over the minimum distance, Willie Mullins’ trio of Fact To File, Gaelic Warrior and Grangeclare West go to war in the Ladbrokes Novice Chase, while hype horse Ballyburn tackles the Tattersalls Ireland 50th Derby Sale Novice Hurdle.
A bumper field of 25 including Paddy Power Chase winner Meetingofthewaters go to post for the Grade 3 O’Driscolls Irish Whiskey Leopardstown Handicap Chase, which looks an absolute belter. There are also a couple of Listed handicap hurdles and a Mares Grade 2 bumper 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.
Sunday’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 eight races take place at Leopardstown on Sunday, February 4:
12:40: Irish Stallion Farms EBF Paddy Mullins Mares Handicap Hurdle (Listed)
13:10: Ladbrokes Novice Chase (Grade 1)
13:40: Tattersalls Ireland 50th Derby Sale Novice Hurdle (Grade 1)
14:10: Ladbrokes Dublin Chase (Grade 1)
14:45: Chanelle Pharma Irish Champion Hurdle (Grade 1)
15:20: O’Driscolls Irish Whiskey Leopardstown Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
15:50: Liffey Handicap Hurdle (Listed)
16:25: Coolmore N.H. Sires Hurricane Lane Irish EBF Mares I.N.H. Flat Race (Grade 2)
How to watch the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown on Sunday
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 five races on ITV3, while RTÉ2 have live coverage of the six contests on the card.
Sunday’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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- Ruby Walsh’s horse racing tips for Sunday at Leopardstown
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