Last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, Sizing John, may not be here to defend his crown but trainer Jessica Harrington has an able deputy in the shape of Our Duke, who can land racing’s blue riband on the final day of another very successful Festival for Irish-trained runners.
On a high-class card at Gowran Park this afternoon Sempre Medici looks to have the Red Mills Trial Hurdle at his mercy, and will be priced accordingly, while Smashing may be able to continue his fine run of form by taking a tight-looking renewal of the Red Mills Chase.
Last Saturday was right up there with the best days I have had in racing. Winning a Grade 1 is fantastic. To win two in one day is phenomenal and for Saludos to follow up by coming back to his best to take a Grade 2 prize on Sunday was just the icing on the cake.