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DAVY RUSSELL: Leopardstown Sunday

Thoroughly enjoyed my trip to London on Tuesday for a day of Star Sports previews. In the afternoon I recorded the preview videos which are now on this site alongside Dicky Johnson, Tom Messenger, Bill Esdaile and Luke Tarr – we’ve had a spin through 11 of the top races and I hope you enjoy watching. CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR CHELTENHAM PREVIEW VIDEOS

Later that evening I was on the panel at the Star Sports Mayfair Shop preview night. It was great to see a few of you there and there was some good craic and banter throughout the night. I caught a late flight back to Ireland, rode a couple of seconds at Clonmel yesterday and have a fairly quiet weekend with two rides at Leopardstown on Sunday. Sadly we found out on Friday that Navan’s Saturday card has been called off.




She can race a bit lazily but has plenty of ability when she puts her mind to it. We just got up to dead-heat in Fairyhouse in November and since then she fared well enough in a Grade 3 at Cork – in the same kind of form hopefully we can go close.

FAKIERA (2.30pm)

He ran a good race for me in Naas the last day on his hurdling debut when we chased home Entoucas who looks Cheltenham bound. If he can build on that effort he should go well in this big field. My only concern would be whether the ground gets a bit too soft for him.

Good Luck

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