Friday 30 September 2016

Riches and Cossack in Gold equation

Published 22/04/2015 | 15:41

Road To Riches
Road To Riches

Both Road To Riches and Don Cossack could represent Gigginstown House Stud in the Bibby Financial Services Punchestown Gold Cup.

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Eddie O'Leary, racing manager for the organisation, said there is "every chance" the duo will take each other on in the feature race at the Festival.

While Road To Riches has had the race as his aim since putting up such a big effort in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Don Cossack has since been to Aintree.

His only defeat this season came in the Ryanair at Cheltenham but he was the most impressive winner of the meeting at Aintree and has apparently taken those exertions well.

"All being well, the plan is the Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup for Road To Riches. He had a hard race at Cheltenham but he's fine again now and is ready to go," said O'Leary.

"There's every chance that Don Cossack could go for the Gold Cup as well. He's come out of Aintree very well.

"It's the case with both him and Road To Riches that if they tell us they want to run then they will."

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