Our Duke To Start Favourite For Open Looking Irish Gold Cup

Sunday 4th Feburary 2018, 3.35pm - Irish gold Cup (Leopardstown)

There are four Grade 1 races to look forward to on day two of the brand new Dublin Racing Festival, with the Irish Gold Cup the clear highlight. Formerly known as the Irish Hennessy we have a stellar field engaged for one of the biggest races of the season on the Emerald Isle.

  • Sizing John won this race last year before going on to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup

Sunday 4th February - 3.35pm OddsWon/LostBet
Irish Gold Cup    
Tips Valseur Lido each-way    Best Bet @ 10 / 1  

Open Betting Heat For Massive Contest

The field is packed with high class animals this season but there are questions marks over a number of them which makes it even more intriguing.

Our Duke looks set to start as favourite but he is having his first start since flopping badly at Down Royal back in November. Back surgery followed that terrible performance and all the reports suggest that the Irish Grand National hero is back to his best ahead of his return.

He proved as a novice last term that he is potentially special but after a break, you will need top be brave to back him at 11/4 with Ladbrokes.

Killultagh Vic (5/1) is a fascinating opponent as he looks to prove himself at the very highest level. He returned after nearly two years off to win a hurdle contest in December, and is being thrown straight in the deep end back over fences. A massive talent as a novice, it will be a watching brief with him at this stage as he looks to prove himself.

Anibale Fly (9/2) hacked up in a handicap contest off a mark of 148 last time out for Tony Martin, and although this will need much more, he deserves his crack and clearly has fitness on his side.

Also in the JP McManus silks, Minella Rocco makes the trip over for Jonjo O'Neill and he is something of a conundrum. He ran an OK race in the Leopardstown Chase over Christmas and could pick up some place money if he improves for that performance at 8/1 with William Hill.

Djakadam (9/1) at his best would go very close but he ran a shocker over Christmas in that Leopardstown Chase and is hard to fancy off the back of that, whilst Mala Beach (12/1) shouldn't be good enough at this level.

Valseur Can Lido The Way Home

On balance, it is Valseur Lido who carries our money this weekend in a potentially wide open contest. With so many doubts hanging over the favourites, the Henry De Bromhead trained chaser may have slipped under the radar. A Grade 1 winner, he returned from a year out to run a solid race when 5th in the aforementioned Leopardstown Chase and it is easy to see him improving on that at an each way price of 10/1 with Betfred.

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