leopardstown 27th Dec
Sizing Europe (Andrew Lynch) jumps the last to win the Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase
(Healy Racing Photos)
Sizing Europe (1-3) made it three out of three for the campaign in the Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase at Leopardstown.
Henry de Bromhead deliberated long and hard about his stable star's Christmas target and testing conditions swayed the vote in favour of this two-mile-one-furlong Grade One.
Jezki underlined his claims of being the best two-mile novice in the land with a classy performance in the Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle.
Jessie Harrington's 11-8 favourite sprinted smartly after the last to inflict a six-length defeat on Waaheb, adding to his Royal Bond triumph from earlier in the month.
Colbert Station justified 5-1 favouritism in the valuable Paddy Power Chase.
Flaxen Flare showed a pleasing attitude to make a winning start to his NH career in the Paddy Power On Your Mobile 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle.
Mags and Danny Mullins followed up Mumbo Jumbo's victory when Cairdin (12-1) reacted to the application of blinkers by landing the Paddy Power Handicap Hurdle, while Nina Carberry got Mullaghanoe River up close home in the Paddy Power On Your Mobile INH Flat Race.
Amazingly just three of the sixteen horses who set out for the Earl of Harrington Memorial Maiden Hunters Chase managed to complete the 2m 6f course, with Goonyella coming out on top for Jim Dreaper and Jamie Flynn.