Key betting news, non-runners and going
Leopardstown's Christmas festival draws to a close with more Grade 1 action, as Nichols Canyon bids to retain his Ryanair Hurdle crown.
His trainer, Willie Mullins, has enjoyed a sensational festive period, and Andrea and Graham Wylie's charge is set to go off a warm favourite to bag an eighth Grade 1 success.
Earlier in the afternoon, a clutch of top novices will do battle for the Grade 1 Neville Hotels Novice Chase over 3m, a race likely to contain significant Cheltenham Festival clues.
Mullins is also expected to go close in the Grade 3 Willis Towers Watson EBF Mares Hurdle, with Let's Dance a short-priced favourite, while over at Limerick he also boasts a pair of runners in the Grade 2 Guinness Novice Hurdle.
Today's big races
Leopardstown 1.20: Willis Towers Watson EBF Mares Hurdle (Grade 3)
Limerick 1.45: Guinness Novice Hurdle (Grade 2)
Leopardstown 1.55: Neville Hotels Novice Chase (Grade 1)
Leopardstown 2.30: Ryanair Hurdle (Grade 1)
Doncaster: Good to soft (good in places on hurdle course)
Kelso: Good to soft (soft in places)
Leopardstown: Yielding (yielding to soft in places)
Limerick: Soft to heavy
Southwell 11.45: Medicine Hat 11-8 (from 6-4)
Limerick 1.10: Crest 11-8 (from 13-8)
Limerick 1.45: Rathnure Rebel 5-6 (from evens)
Kelso 2.45: Just Georgie 7-2 (from 4-1)
Leopardstown 3.35: Burren Life evens (from 11-10)
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