Large crowds fill the stand on day two of the Leopardstown festival. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Temperatures are anticipated to plummet to minus three overnight

Uxizandre,  ridden by Barry Geraghty,  clears the last before winning The Shloer  Chase at Cheltenham last November. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images.

Owner JP McManus has further Grade 1 intent with At Fishers Cross

 Danny Mullins on The Paparazzi Kid at Navan last year. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Meanwhile, Sunday’s card throws up an intriguing four-runner feature

Owega Star, seen here winning the Tara Hurdle in Navan two years ago, is versatile and can exploit clean round of jumping to the full. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Barry Connell wants winner at local track but it may not be this time

Barry Geraghty celebrates winning The Lexus Steeplechase last year on Bobs Worth. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cheltenham hero hasn’t appeared since Gold Cup but always runs best fresh

Enda Bolger sends On The Fringe on the long journey north to Down Royal in an attempt to follow up a 2013 St Stephen’s Day victory there

Enda Bolger charge aiming for a successful follow up but concedes weight all-round

 Record crowds are expected at Leopardstown for the four-day Christmas Festival. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Leopardstown, Limerick and Down Royal get ready for racing’s busiest day

Gilgamboa will be the principal focus of the McManus team’s attention at Limerick on Friday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

The McManus-owned six-year-old, already at 14-1 for the Arkle at Cheltenham, looks strong but Adriana Des Mottes cannot be discoun(...)

Ruby Walsh guides Vautour to victory in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. But Walsh will not be aboard at Leopardstown on St Stephen’s Day as he will be at Kempton. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Willie Mullins’ charge a white-hot favourite to deliver in Racing Post Novice Chase

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