The first day of the Dublin Racing Festival starts on Saturday 4th February 2023.
Day one racing of the 2023 Dublin Racing Festival has seven competitive horse races. The second day of the 2023 Dublin Racing Festival has eight great races to watch with racing broadcasted on both Racing TV and ITV Racing.
The DRF meeting is one of the biggest National Hunt horse racing festivals held in the entire racing calendar.
In our Dublin Racing Festival Day 1 guide, we provide the full racecard, tips and information for the first day of the DRF fixture.
- 1 Dublin Racing Festival Day One Racing
- 2 Dublin Racing Festival Tips for Day 1
- 3 Day 1 Dublin Racing Festival Preview
- 4 All DRF Related Posts
Dublin Racing Festival Day One Racing
The opening day of the DRF meeting has seven amazing horse races.
|Time||DRF Day One Race Names|
|13.20||The Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors ‘€50,000 Cheltenham Bonus for Stable Staff’ Novice Hurdle of €150,000 (Grade 1)|
|13.55||The Donohue Marquees Spring Juvenile Hurdle of €150,000 (Grade 1)|
|14.30||The Goffs Irish Arkle Novice Chase of €150,000 (Grade 1)|
|15.05||The Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup of €250,000 (Grade 1)|
|15.40||The Race and Stay at Leopardstown Handicap Hurdle of €100,000 (Grade B)|
|16.10||The Sandyford of Handicap Steeplechase of €100,000 (Grade B)|
|16.40||The I.N.H. Flat Race of €100,000 (Grade 2)|
Dublin Racing Festival Tips for Day 1
Here are all the horse racing tips for the first day of the Dublin Racing Festival 2023.
1:20 Tip GOOD LAND
Here are our tips for the Leopardstown 1:20 pm race on the 1st day of the 2023 Dublin Racing Festival.
Barry Connell trains course and distance winner Good Land who was very well fancied to get off the mark first time out in a maiden only to unseat his rider at the 1st obstacle. The selection made no mistake in making amends next time out with an impressive front running performance and he is taken to come out on top once again here. Sandor Clegane and American Mike rate the main dangers with the latter selected to chase him home.
- 2pts win on GOOD LAND
- 1pt each way on AMERICAN MIKE
1:55 Tip LOSSIEMOUTH
Here are our tips for the Leopardstown 1:55 pm race on the 1st day of the 2023 Dublin Racing Festival.
LOOSIEMOUTH has looked an ultra impressive winner in all 3 of his runs to date and its difficult to see him losing his unbeaten tag here. The Willie Mullins charge is sure to attract plenty of supporters. The trainer saddles no fewer than 7 horses in the race and Tekao could rate the alternative option should the favourite faulter.
- 2pts win on LOSSIEMOUTH
- 1pt each way on TEKAO
2:30 Tip DYSART DYNAMO
Here are our tips for the Leopardstown 2:30 pm race on the 1st day of the Dublin Racing Festival 2023.
This could be a straight match between the Willie Mullins pair DYSART DYNAMO and Appreciate It. The latter being the more experienced of the two but its difficult to get away from the course and distance winner who slaughtered his rivals in telling fashion and looks well equipped for this step up in grade.
- 2pts win on DYSART DYNAMO
- 1pt each way on APPRECIATE IT
3:05 Tip GALOPIN DES CHAMPS
The 15:05 race is the Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup which has one of the most exciting jump horses in Galopin Des Champs. He won the John Durkin Memorial with plenty in hand and looks sure to take all the beating here. Gordon Elliott saddles able deputants Fury Road and Conflated who will be waiting in the wings if there is any mishaps on the selection.
Here are our tips for the Leopardstown 3:05 pm race on the first day of the 2023 Dublin Racing Festival.
- 2pts win on GALOPIN DES CHAMPS
- 1pt each way on Conflated
Here are the latest betting odds for the Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup 2023.
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3:40 Tip MAXXUM
Here are our tips for the Leopardstown 3:40 pm race on the first day of the 2023 Dublin Racing Festival.
Gordon Elliott has done an unbelievable job with MAXXUM and after winning impressively, carrying a huge hike in the weights, last time out he is taken once again to defy the handicapper with a further 25lb rise. He looks a star in the making and is selected to gain his hat trick. Gavin Cromwells charge Perceval Legallois could rate the main danger if the handicapper has finally caught up with the selection.
- 2pts win on MAXXUM
- 1pt each way on PERCEVAL LEGALLOIS
4:10 Tip A WAVE OF THE SEA
Here are our tips for the Leopardstown 4:10 pm race on the first day of the 2023 Dublin Racing Festival.
Henry De Bromhead saddles lightly raced Epson Du Houx and he sure to have plenty of admirers but a chance is taken on the Jospeh Obrien horse A WAVE OF THE SEA. He has put together some decent performances of late and probably deserves more credit than his form figures suggest. he has slipped to a workable mark and could surprise at a tasty price.
- 2pts win on A WAVE OF THE SEA
- 1pt each way on EPSON DU HOUX
4:40 Tip FASCILE MODE
Here are our tips for the Leopardstown 4:40 pm race on the first day of the Dublin Racing Festival 2023.
The future stars of racing take the field here with plenty of exciting prospects. Thomas Mullins trained FASCILE MODE was a shock winner on his debut but there didn’t seem to be any fluke about it. In fact if one horse didn’t have the run of the race it was surely him, overcoming trouble to win cosily. A Dream To Share hasn’t put a foot wrong yet and John E Kiely will be hoping his horse can overcome a long absence to land the spoils and keep his unbeaten record in tact.
- 2pts win on FASCILE MODE
- 1pt each way on A DREAM TO SHARE.
Day 1 Dublin Racing Festival Preview
The first day of the 2023 Dublin Racing Festival is going to be a thrilling encounter as the Irish leading horse racing trainer lock horns with the top-rated horses.
The races on day 1 will have a huge impact on the betting odds for future national hunt festivals like:
Find out more on the full list of horse racing fixtures 2023 in Ireland.
Here are all the DRF (Dublin Racing Festival) related posts.