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Grade 1s galore as Leopardstown gets the all clear after early inspection

Leopardstown is all set for its big weekend of action
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Jack Frost's icy fingers were not enough to prevent the action taking place at Leopardstown on Sunday, with the course announcing racing would go ahead early this morning.

It might be cold, but the action on day two of the Dublin Racing Festival is red hot with four more Grade 1s, headed by the Unibet Irish Gold Cup (3.35).

In Britain, Southwell hosts six races including a 5f £20,000 class 2 handicap (2.45), but almost all attention will be on Ireland on Sunday.

Going report

Leopardstown (first race at: 12.40pm)
Hurdles: good to yielding;  Chase: good

Southwell (1pm)
Standard to slow

What to back

Need a top tip quick? Then Robbie Wilders has just what you want...

Our regional experts have picked out their best bets for the day. Find out who they are here.

What to read

Day one at Leopardstown was overshadowed by the death of Special Tiara. Trainer Henry de Bromhead recalls his talented chaser.

Will connections change their minds and go for the Unibet Champion Hurdle? Read the latest on Apple's Jade after her magnificent victory.

What to watch

Our experts look at the second day of the Dublin Racing Festival...

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Final thought 

After Apple's Jade stole the show on the first day of the Dublin Racing Festival with her win in the Irish Champion Hurdle, can another mare take the headlines on Sunday? La Bague Au Roi bids for another Grade 1 in the Flogas Novice Chase and looks to hold every chance of success.

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It might be cold, but the action on day two of the Dublin Racing Festival is red hot with four more Grade 1s
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