leopardstown 27th Dec

Wed 26th Dec 2012, 12:30

The Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase is the highlight on day two of Leopardstown's Christmas Festival and Sizing Europe takes centre stage.

Henry de Bromhead's top two-miler reverts to his optimum trip after successes at Gowran Park and Clonmel, with connections resisting the temptations of the Lexus and the King George.

He takes on the likes of the veteran Big Zeb, who is in search of his fourth win in the race, as well as Rubi Light, Forpadydeplasterer and the British raider Edgardo Sol.

The Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle is the second Grade One on the card and sees Jezki attempting to supplement his victory in the Royal Bond.

Jessie Harrington's budding star has a handful of similarly exciting prospects to contend with, including Waaheb, Sizing Rio and Ally Cascade.

There is a big pot up for grabs in the Paddy Power Chase and Tony McCoy has been booked for the Ted Walsh-trained fancy Colbert Station, even though Jonjo O'Neill is bringing over his Cheltenham Festival winner Alfie Sherrin.

The action gets under way with the Paddy Power On Your Mobile 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle at 12.20 and Willie Mullins gives a jumping debut to Call Me Bubbles, who is already prominent in ante-post lists for the Triumph Hurdle.

Mullins steps Tennis Cap out of maiden company for the first time in the Paddy Power Handicap Hurdle, in which the weights are headed by Noel Meade's Grade Three winner Il Fenomeno.

Useful bumper performer Mumbo Jumbo went under by the smallest of margins on his own timber bow and attempts to go one better in the Paddy Power Maiden Hurdle, while the Paddy Power On Your Mobile has a history of throwing up smart winners and Very Vite will be expected by many to atone for his costly Navan failure.

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