Leopardstown All Set For Hennessy Meeting

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Updated: February 5, 2011

Officials at Leopardstown today described track conditions as ‘Yielding to Soft’ ahead of the highly anticipated Hennessy Gold Cup Day at Leopardstown this Sunday, which features an exciting line up including four Grade 1 races.

Willie Mullins confirmed last night that he intends to run all seven of his Grade 1 entries including Cooldine and Kempes in the Hennessy Gold Cup, Cattrelsbooley, So Young and Zaidpour in the Deloitte Novice Hurdle and Mikael D’Haguenet and Quel Esprit in the Dr. P. J. Moriarty Novice Chase.

Paul Nicholls will have two runners including current Hennessy Gold Cup favorite Pride of Dulcote and Indian Daudaie who will line up in the Grade 1 Spring Juvenile Hurdle.

The Listener, a Leopardstown specialist, pleased connections following his come back run in the Lexus Chase at Christmas and is looking forward to taking his place in Sunday’s feature.

Recent winners at Leopardstown since Christmas including Sailors Warn, Hidden Universe, The Bull Hayes, Bostons Angel and Magnanimity all return for what is shaping up to be one of the greatest days racing this season.

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