Leopardstown 3.05 (Lexus Chase) tips – Sir can rise to the occasion

Leopardstown 3.05 (Lexus Chase) tips - Sir can rise to the occasion

Sir Des Champs

Sir Des Champs

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Betting Tip: Sir Des Champs @ 7/2 with betvictor

The Leopardstown Christmas meeting continues this afternoon with the feature being the Grade 1 Lexus Chase over 3m (due off 3.05pm), for which Don Poli is a 1/2 chance.

His trainer Willie Mullins is responsible for half the six-runner field as he bids for his first Lexus and the six-year-old is the obvious pick of the stable trio after his victory in last season’s RSA Chase and at Aintree on his comeback, showing seemingly bottomless stamina on each occasion. That trait will stand him in good stead here as conditions look set to be testing, but he might not have things all his own way with stablemate SIR DES CHAMPS in opposition. A smart novice who look destined for the top of the chasing tree, he had to miss the best part of two years through injury but looked on good terms with himself when scoring over 2m6f on his comeback run at Thurles last month. This is more his trip and providing he can avoid the ‘bounce factor’ on his second run back from a layoff, he could well make up for lost time and put himself in the Cheltenham Gold Cup picture.

Betting Tip: Sir Des Champs @ 7/2 with betvictor

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