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Clan Des Obeaux to be supplemented for Punchestown

PA Sport 7:31pm, Tue 20 Apr 2021

Clan Des Obeaux was a clear-cut winner at Aintree (Alan Crowhurst/PA) Clan Des Obeaux will run in the Punchestown Gold Cup next week rather than this weekend’s bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown. The dual King George VI Chase winner, who was third in the latest renewal of the Kempton showpiece, returned to winning ways with a smooth victory at Aintree.

Elliptic puts down Royal Ascot marker with Tipperary victory

PA Sport 7:13pm, Tue 20 Apr 2021

Donnacha O’Brien (PA) Elliptic emerged as a Royal Ascot candidate with an impressive victory at Tipperary on Tuesday evening. The Donnacha O’Brien-trained filly showed a smart turn of foot in picking up her rivals from two furlongs out, running on strongly to account for Quick Suzy by a length and a half in the Yeomanstown Stud “El Kabeir” Irish EBF Fillies Maiden.

De Bromhead looking forward to latest round of superstar action

PA Sport 5:49pm, Tue 20 Apr 2021

Henry de Bromhead with Honeysuckle (Morgan Treacy/Handout) Henry de Bromhead is not allowing himself to get carried away as he prepares an array of stars for the Punchestown Festival. De Bromhead won the Champion Hurdle, the Champion Chase and saddled the first two in the Gold Cup at Cheltenham – the first time all three championship races had been won by the same trainer at the Festival – and then topped that by sending out the first and second in the Randox Grand National.

Wirko books Derby ticket with late Epsom burst

PA Sport 3:07pm, Tue 20 Apr 2021

Wirko (left) gets up to win at Epsom (Alan Crowhurst/PA) Charlie Appleby was delighted to see Wirko earn himself a place in the Cazoo Derby with a last-gasp victory in the Blue Riband Trial at Epsom. An intriguing field of eight runners went to post for the Listed contest, with Richard Fahey’s Pythagoras leading the octet for much of the 10-furlong journey.

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