Paul Townend wins The Bewleys Hotels Maiden Hurdle on Alvisio Ville on the first day of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leopardstown racing: Cheltenham Festival and Punchestown hero Vautour suffered his first defeat for Willie Mullins as Clarcam ran out a impressive win(...)

Jockey Mark Walsh onboard Defy Logic clears the last fence on his way to winning the Racing Post Novice Steeplechase on day one of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Any presumption that the St Stephen’s Day action would turn into a Willie Mullins benefit got resoundingly turned on its head at Leopardstown yeste(...)