The Lowdown: going updates, news and tips as Kemboy returns at Leopardstown
- TURNED A CORNER:Potters Corner landed the Welsh Grand National for Christian Williams yesterday to gives Wales its first winner of the race for 54 years, with 17-year-old Jack Tudor in the saddle.
- THE THYME IS NOW:The Philip Hobbs-trainedThyme Hill bids to retain his flawless record over hurdles in the Grade 1 Betway Challow Hurdle at Newbury (3.00), a race won last year by Champ.
- FRUITFUL LABOUR:Apple's Jade looks to get her career back on track in the Frank Ward Memorial Hurdle at Leopardstown (2.00), but faces stiff opposition from Penhill, Unowhatimeanharry and Bacardys.
- UNDER WRAPS:Nicky Henderson has revealed he does not intend to run Champion Hurdle favourite Epatante until the Cheltenham Festival in March after her victory in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on Boxing Day.
Leopardstown(first race 12.15)
The Savills Chase (3.10) has an all-star line-up as last season's Punchestown Gold Cup winner Kemboy returns to action to take on the likes of Presenting Percy, Road To Respect and Delta Work. Read the preview here.
GoingSoft, soft to heavy in places (hurdle); soft, yielding in places (chase)
GoingSoft, good to soft in places
Going Heavy (hurdle); soft, heavy in places (chase)
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Graeme Rodway's top tip
Has been in good form over further but doesn't lack speed and might be suited by the drop to 1m7½f on heavy ground. He is only 3lb higher than when a good second at Hereford last time and can go one better.
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