Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Riches on the Road to Gold Joy

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Riches on the Road to Gold Joy

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IMPROVING chaser Road To Riches can ensure the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup remains on Irish shores on the final day of the Festival.

Trainer Noel Meade has had something of a love-hate relationship with the big meeting but recently stated he would rather win one Gold Cup than 10 Grand Nationals, such is his desire to land the most prestigious of the season.

Amazingly, Road To Riches was still running in handicaps in the summer, landing the Galway Plate with a thrilling all-the-way ride from Shane Shortall. Since then he should really be unbeaten. Meade blames himself for leaving him short of work when caught close home by the veteran Sizing Europe at Gowran, but he has resumed winning ways lately.

He landed the feature race at Down Royal beating Rocky Creek decisively and then took his form to another level in winning the Lexus.

Meade decided to skip the Irish Hennessy so he could have him absolutely cherryripe this week and any drying of the ground is a plus. …

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