15:30 Leopardstown

Sunday 2 February 2020

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Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup (Grade 1)

Class 1  |   3m  |   Yielding to Soft  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:32  |   Winning time: 6m 26.6s
Weighed In
1st
5
5/2
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Held up in 6th, 5th 4 out, close 4th 2 out, ridden entering straight, improved to lead narrowly approaching last, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong tchd 3/1
2nd
1 ½
7
811-10
5/4f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Tracked leader in 2nd, slight mistake 1st, mistake 12th, slight mistake 13th and dropped to 3rd, improved to dispute lead 2 out, soon ridden, headed narrowly before last, slight mistake at last, kept on under pressure inside final furlong op 6/5 tchd 11/10
3rd
3 ¼
8
10/3
T: P G KellyJ: D N Russell
Held up in rear, last and niggled briefly after 7th, good headway 3 out, improved to dispute lead on inner and slight mistake 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, 3rd at last, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong op 4/1 tchd 9/2
4th
4 ¾
6
911-10
40/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Tracked leaders, not fluent at 5th, went 2nd at 13th, led 4 out, ridden and headed 2 out, soon 4th, no impression straight op 50/1
5th
4
9
14/1
T: W GreatrexJ: M P Walsh
Led, joined 4th, headed 5th, dropped to 4th and mistake 4 out, ridden in 5th 2 out, no impression straight
6th
47
2
1011-10
14/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Always in rear, off pace early, ridden at 9th, no impression from 4 out, never a factor tchd 12/1
7th
34
3
811-10
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Tracked leaders, improved to dispute lead at 4th, led next, headed 4 out, 2nd and mistake next, ridden and weakened from 2 out
8th
nk
1
25/1
T: A J MartinJ: B J Geraghty
Tracked leaders, not fluent at 10th and pushed along, ridden next, soon weakened op 33/1

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Non-Runners

4
Chris's Dream70
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 8
T: H De Bromhead  J: R M Power

Betting

Forecast

Kemboy (5/4), Delta Work (5/2), Presenting Percy (10/3), Chris's Dream (6/1), La Bague Au Roi (14/1), Bellshill (14/1), Anibale Fly (25/1), Cadmium (33/1), Jett (40/1)

Verdict

DELTA WORK had a few re-opposing rivals behind when staying on strongly under pressure on the run-in to beat Monalee ahead in the Grade 1 Savils chase over C&D in December. The Gordon Elliott-trained seven-year-old should be suited by the early pace of either Kemboy or Jett in the early stages of the contest. The highest rated in the race, Kemboy is the clear and obvious danger to the selection ahead of Presenting Percy the mount of jockey Davy Russell. Bellshill, out of form this term landed the spoils here 12 months ago and could go well at a price if dramatically rediscovering his form.
  1. Delta Work
  2. Kemboy
  3. Presenting Percy

Previous Winners

2019
Bellshill
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 9
Weight: 11-10  |  
Age: 9  |  
J: Ruby Walsh
  |  
T: W P Mullins
2/1

Prize Money

1st: €142,500.002nd: €50,000.003rd: €24,999.004th: €12,500.005th: €7,500.006th: €5,000.007th: €3,750.00

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