COURSE specialist Simply Ned has followed a well-taken route back to Leopardstown, and is among five British-trained horses, a quality-over-quantity mix, running in Leopardstown this weekend.

Nicky Richards’s 11-year-old has raced six times at the course and has never been out of the frame, scoring twice in Grade 1 company. He looks up against it today in the Ladbrokes Dublin Chase, but he usually always looks up against it, and his trainer is confident the veteran can shake up the main players again.