Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle
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Grade 1, Leopardstown 13:45
€100,000 added, 4yo plus,
2m, Class 1  
Friday 27th December 2019

The Grade One prize is one of two options Jamie Snowden is weighing up for Thebannerkingrebel, along with the Grade Two Sky Bet Supreme Trial Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle at Haydock on January 18.

After losing his unbeaten record over hurdles when falling at the last at Wetherby on his penultimate start, Thebannerkingrebel bounced back to form with a decisive success in a Listed event at Haydock.

Snowden said: "We always knew a good performance was waiting to happen. He did it really nicely at Haydock and hopefully that will give us a springboard to graded level.

"The race I would like to go to is the Rossington Main back at Haydock, but the only issue with January is you never know what the weather is going to do, so I've just put him in a Grade One at Leopardstown at Christmas.

"Whatever the weather is in America we tend to see remnants two weeks later, so we can see by the time of the Leopardstown race what the weather might be doing for Haydock, then we can decide which race to go for.

"We like to think he might be a Supreme horse and if he is we shouldn't be too afraid of going to Ireland."

Free Racing Tips

Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle
2m , Race Value: €100,000, Grade 1
26 entries
Going:

NO. HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY
1 42-112 Abacadabras 5 11-10 Gordon Elliott
2 1/1-1 Andy Dufresne 5 11-10 Gordon Elliott
3 143-1 Beacon Edge 5 11-10 Noel Meade
4 8-141 Cavalry Master 5 11-10 Henry De Bromhead
5 3-11 Easywork 5 11-10 Gordon Elliott
6 /1/2-1 Elixir D'Ainay 5 11-10 W P Mullins
7 134-15 Embittered 5 11-10 Joseph O'Brien
8 111-11 Envoi Allen 5 11-10 Gordon Elliott
9 4725-2 Exceeded Brief 5 11-10 Henry De Bromhead
10 -11258 Fast Buck 5 11-10 W P Mullins
11 513-11 Fury Road 5 11-10 Gordon Elliott
12 22-111 Janidil 5 11-10 W P Mullins
13 121-19 Midnight Run 5 11-10 Joseph O'Brien
14 4316-3 Sempo 5 11-10 Joseph O'Brien
15 4/53-3 Sizing Pottsie 5 11-10 Mrs John Harrington
16 2-11F1 Thebannerkingrebel 6 11-10 Jamie Snowden
17 12114 Turnpike Trip 5 11-10 C Byrnes
18 3/1 Unexcepted 5 11-10 2 W P Mullins
19 12-1 Blue Sari 4 11-7 W P Mullins
20 1-12 Cayd Boy 4 11-7 Miss Elizabeth Doyle
21 12117 Foveros 4 11-7 W P Mullins
22 2B1-21 Front View 4 11-7 Joseph O'Brien
23 3-8 Fusain 4 11-7 Henry De Bromhead
24 11-13 Sixshooter 4 11-7 Noel Meade
25 06-21 Tiger Voice 4 11-7 Henry De Bromhead
26 80-134 Heaven Help Us 5 11-3 Paul Hennessy