16:25 Fairyhouse

Sunday 21 April 2019

All13:5014:2014:5015:2015:5016:2517:00

    Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase (Grade 1)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 4f  |   Good to Yielding  |   5 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:25  |   Winning time: 5m 3.6s
1st
Horse silk
4
9/4
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
Chased leader, slight mistake 1st, close up and pressed leader 6 out, disputed 4 out, led entering straight, ridden 2 out, kept on well from last op 3/1
2nd
Horse silk
5 ½
3
2/1f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Held up in 4th, improved into 2nd 3 out and bumped in hindquarters, ridden next, no impression on winner last, kept on same pace op 5/2
3rd
Horse silk
25
5
4/1
T: A A HowardJ: M P Walsh
Held up in rear, slight mistake 6th, ridden into 3rd entering straight, no impression before 2 out, no extra before last and weakened tchd 7/2
4th
Horse silk
4 ½
2
10/3
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Led, pressed 6 out, joined 4 out, ridden and headed entering straight, under pressure in 4th when mistake 3 out and collided with hindquarters of rival, no extra before next, weakened op 5/2

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
1
611-10
14/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Settled behind leaders in 3rd, fell 4 out

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€3.20Pl:€1.60, €1.50EX:€7.10Trifecta:€25.40SF:€7.73

Forecasts

Real Steel (2/1), Voix Du Reve (9/4), Mengli Khan (10/3), Winter Escape (4/1), Cubomania (14/1)

Verdict

Trainer Willie Mullins has run Outlander (2016), Yorkhill (2017) and Invitation Only (2018) to hit the frame in this contest coming straight from the JLT at the festival and the handlers pair, Real Steel - sixth of 10 - and Voix Du Reve - unseated three out - may have to suffer the same fate here behind MENGLI KHAN. The Gordon Elliott-trained six-year-old has produced a number of solid efforts in Grade 1 company behind the likes of Le Richebourg, Defi Du Seuil and Kalashnikov this term. The step in to Grade 1 company by Winter Escape wasn't encouraging at Leopardstown in February, while Cubomania may find it tough going.
  1. Mengli Khan
  2. Real Steel
  3. Voix Du Reve

Previous Winners

2018
Al Boum Photo
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 6
11/2

Prize Money

1st: €59,000.002nd: €19,000.003rd: €9,000.004th: €4,000.005th: €2,000.006th: €1,000.00

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