Dublin Racing Festival racecard, runners & tips for Sunday’s renewals at Leopardstown

All you need to know about day two of the Dublin Racing Festival.

Chacun Pour Soi


It’s day two of the Dublin Racing Festival 2022 and there are eight great contests to savour including the feature, the Irish Champion Hurdle. The likes of Chacun Pour Soi, Galopin Des Champs, Honeysuckle and Sir Gerhard are set to run today as the final clues ahead of the Cheltenham Festival fall into place.


You can find details on all the runners and riders at Leopardstown today by visiting our snazzy Racecards page. If you fancy, jump over there now to start your research, otherwise here’s a quick run overview of the renewals on the final day of this year’s Dublin Racing Festival.

Honeysuckle attempts to take her career record under rules to 14 without defeat as the superstar mare goes for a hat-trick of Irish Champion Hurdle titles. She faces a fresh test of her credentials from Gordon Elliott’s Zanahiyr, who has run Sharjah close on two occasions this season.

Galopin Des Champs will attempt to follow in Monkfish’s hoof prints by winning the Ladbrokes Novice Chase before heading to Cheltenham. Chacun Pour Soi goes for a third successive win in the Dublin Chase, although Willie Mullins’ star faces the threat of British challenger Greaneteen. The final Grade 1 of the meeting sees Supreme prospect Sir Gerhard tackle his second assignment over flights in the Tattersalls Ireland Novice Hurdle.



The ITV Racing cameras will also broadcast the Grade A Leopardstown Handicap Chase at 2.25pm featuring the likes of The Shunter, Fakir D’alene and Grand National hero Minella Times. Champion Bumper prospect Pink In The Park takes to the track for the second time in her career in the Coolmore N.H. Sires Santiago Irish EBF Mares I.N.H. Flat Race.

Leopardstown Races Today

12.45: Irish Stallion Farms EBF Paddy Mullins Mares Handicap Hurdle
13.20: Ladbrokes Novice Chase
13.50: Ladbrokes Dublin Chase
14.25: Leopardstown Handicap Chase
15.00: Chanelle Pharma Irish Champion Hurdle
15.35: Tattersalls Ireland Novice Hurdle
16.10: Liffey Handicap Hurdle
16.40: Coolmore N.H. Sires ‘Santiago’ Irish EBF Mares I.N.H. Flat Race



Leopardstown Tips Today

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12.45: PARTY CENTRAL won by only a head at Punchestown in December, but she was value for extra having taken up the lead a fair away from home, and with the way she travelled pointing to further progression now handicapping, she looks to have excellent claims of following up from a potentially lenient opening mark. Glan and Sit Down Lucy head the dangers in that order.

13.20: GALOPIN DES CHAMPS looked a class act when sauntering to success on his chasing debut and another display of slick, flawless jumping should see him defend his unbeaten record before a tilt at one of the Grade 1 novices at Cheltenham. His stablemate Capondanno could give him most to think about, while Master McShee could get involved if the emphasis is on stamina.

13.50: CHACUN POUR SOI simply wasn’t himself when last in the Tingle Creek on his latest outing but he’s fancied to set the record straight by beaten Greaneteen (the winner of that race) now back in Ireland after a break. Captain Guiness is the pick of the others, but the first-named pair are fully expected to fight this out.

14.25: Plenty are in with a shout. FAKIR D’ALENE impressed with both his jumping and attitude when scoring on his handicap bow at Thurles so is fancied to complete his hat-trick at the chief expense of Rebel Gold who also arrives on the up. Gallant John Joe should strip fitter for his recent Punchestown fifth and is weighted to go well, while both Mortal and Birchdale figure on the shortlist too.

15.00: Champion Hurdler HONEYSUCKLE extended her unbeaten run to 13 with an impressive success in the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse and is a confident choice to complete a hat-trick of wins in this event. C&D scorer Zanahiyr appeals as the one to chase home Henry de Bromhead’s star mare ahead of Willie Mullins’ duo Saint Roi and Echoes In Rain.

15.35: SIR GERHARD, last year’s Champion Bumper winner, took well to hurdling when readily making all in a C&D novice on Boxing Day. That form has worked out and he has obviously has a good deal of scope, so he gets the nod in this ultra-competitive Grade-1 event. His stablemate El Fabiolo is a danger and Three Stripe Life demands respect after an excellent second at the top level on his latest outing.

16.10: A typically competitive renewal of one of the more valuable handicap hurdles run in Britain and Ireland, with the vote going to the lightly-raced SEA DUCOR, who shaped as if needing the run on his return here 6 weeks ago and is potentially on a favourable mark. Get My Drift caught the eye when third on his handicap bow in the same race and is next best ahead of Magic Tricks and Cask Mate.

16.40: A race packed full of potential with the vote in favour of PINK IN THE PARK. She could hardly have been more impressive when bolting up on debut in a Listowel bumper back in September and she can take the rise in class in her stride and follow up. Harmonya Maker and Eabha Grace are others to consider, whilst Bellatior and Liberty Dance are also worthy of respect.


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