The variety of racing in Ireland is highlighted by the Listowel Harvest Festival which starts on the second day of Champions Weekend and takes place over seven days. The meeting combines Flat and jumps races and the highlight is the Kerry National on Wednesday. Coneygree could run in the race so the locals could see a Cheltenham Gold Cup winner running in their own back yard. The winner of the Blue Riband of chasing in 2015 can be backed at 7/2 to win Listowel’s biggest race.
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Coneygree has only run three times since winning the Gold Cup. A facile win at Sandown in a three-runner race was followed by a second place to Cue Card in the Betfair Chase last year. The margin of defeat was 15 lengths but Coneygree led four fences from home and lack of fitness told in the straight. The horse was then beaten by Djakadam and Sizing John in the Punchestown Gold Cup in somewhere near a career best run.
It’s all happening in Ireland over the next week with great horses running in top class contests on the Flat and over jumps. Churchill, Winter and Coneygree are champions so its appropriate the fun begins with Irish Champions Weekend. You can have all the bases covered in Ireland with the two Irish Specials.