Smal fields are the order of the day for the fourth and final chapter of Leopardstown’s big Christmas Festival, where Coney Island can hopefully leave his footprint on the Grade 1 Neville Hotels Novice Chase (1.55pm).
Up in trip after winning the Drinmore at Fairyhouse, Coney Island has the look of a serious staying chaser.
Owner JP McManus had two winners here yesterday, Bleu Et Rouge and Thirsty Work, and can add another to his tally with a horse who is only 10/1 for the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
Thursday’s best bet:
1.55 Leopardstown – Neville Hotels Novice Chase – 5 Coney Island (win)