Rachael Blackmore and Henry de Bromhead won the ERSG Arkle Novice Steeplechase (Grade 1) at Leopardstown with Notebook (5/4f), holding off Cash Back by three-quarters-of-a-length, their first win of this weekend’s Dublin Racing Festival.

Maintaining his unbeaten record over fences, the bold-jumping Notebook was prominent throughout the race, and with eventual runner-up Cash Back (100/30), was clear of the field entering the home straight in the 2 mile 1 furlong contest.

The pair battled each other after the last fence with Henry de Bromhead’s charge pulling ahead with the line in sight. Cash Back was seven lengths clear of Gallant John Joe in third.

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