YANWORTH has stated his case in compelling fashion, but now it is time for Bellshill to remind us of his Neptune credentials.
CARLINGFORD LOUGH made it back-to-back victories in the Grade 1 Irish Gold Cup, coming from last to first to land a highly eventful race under a well-timed ride by Mark Walsh.
WILLIE MULLINS' clean sweep of Leopardstown's Grade 1s continued with Outlander's easy victory in the Flogas Novice Chase.
BELLSHILL became the latest victim on a day of odds-on favourites getting turned over and Cheltenham hopes being dashed, with the Neptune fancy thoroughly put in his place by 11-1 stablemate Bleu Et Rouge.
THE Ivanovich Gorbatov bubble burst spectacularly at Leopardstown as the Triumph Hurdle favourite was well beaten by the Willie Mullins third string Footpad (14-1) who led home a stable 1-2-3.
EXCITING prospects Bellshill, Ivanovich Gorbatov and Tombstone all feature on a star-studded card at Leopardstown on Saturday, with last year's Cheltenham Gold Cup third Road To Riches the class act in the feature Irish Gold Cup.
THE ill-fated Our Conor was the last horse to win the Grade 1 Gain Spring Juvenile Hurdle and follow up in the JCB Triumph Hurdle and there are plenty who believe Ivanovich Gorbatov will repeat that feat three years on.
ROAD TO RICHES is as short as 8-11 for Saturday's Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown after main market rivals Vautour and Don Poli were taken out of contention.
FAUGHEEN has been ranked as the highest-rated two-mile hurdler since Istabraq following his scintillating runaway success in the Irish Champion Hurdle at the weekend.
THREE stablemates with 13 Grade 1 victories between them contest today’s Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown and for one – Faugheen – it is all about revenge.
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