The Grade 1 Flogas Novice Chase ( the old Dr PJ Moriarty Chase) run at Leopardstown over 2m 5f has Grade 1 status and has been an important Irish trial for the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Bostons Angel and Cooldine doubled up in both races within the last decade. Boston Bob might have joined them but for a last fence fall in the 2013 RSA.
It is also a race worth looking beyond the winner in. Forpadydeplaster won the Arkle after finishing runner up here. Newmill and Big Zeb went on to win Champion Chases after competing here. Lord Windemere finished third here in 2013 before winning the RSA Chase and following up in the 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Flogas Chase Winners 2011-2020
2020 Faugheen 12 11-10 P Townend 13/8JFav (W P Mullins)
2019 La Bague Au Roi 8 11-3 R Johnson 10/11Fav (W J Greatrex)
2018 Monalee 7 11-10 N D Fehily 11/4JFav (Henry De Bromhead)
2017 Disko 6 11-10 S W Flanagan 6/1 (Noel Meade)
2016 Outlander 8 11-10 B J Cooper 13/8Fav (W P Mullins)
2015 Apache Stronghold 7 11-10 P Carberry 9/2 (Noel Meade)
2014 Ballycasey 7 11-10 R Walsh 2/1 (W P Mullins)
2013 Boston Bob 8 11-10 P Townend 6/4Fav (W P Mullins)
2012 Last Instalment 7 11-10 D N Russell 8/11Fav (Philip Fenton)
2011 Bostons Angel 7 11-10 R M Power 8/1 (Mrs John Harrington)
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