Horse Racing - Sir Des Champs on top in Leopardstown

Sir Des Champs took his first win of the season in the thrilling Grade 1 Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown.

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2012 Cheltenham Sir Des Champs

Willie Mullins’ seven-year-old got the better of Flemenstar by a couple of lengths after stable-mate Quel Espirit had led in style for the first circuit.

Elsewhere, favourite Boston Bob gave its backers a scare before getting up to win the Dr P.J. Moriarty Novice Chase in the final stride.

Champagne Fever returned to winning ways with a front-running performance to take the honours in the Grade 1 Deloitte Novice Hurdle, while Our Conor impressed in claiming the Spring Juvenile Hurdle for a hat-trick over jumps.

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