What a race! Irish Gold Cup and Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sizing John prevails in a finish for the ages in a truly thrilling Punchestown Gold Cup under jockey Robbie Power for trainer Jessica Harrington and owners Ann and Alan Potts.
Coneygree leads the field from the front on a fine performance on his comeback from injury, but can’t quite take two-time race runner-up Djakadam to the final fence. Sizing John then jumps into the picture to fight out a truly memorable finish to a remarkable contest.
Sizing John was winning on his fifth start of the season – after defeat over two miles behind Douvan at Leopardstown in December, the seven-year-old went on to land the Kinloch Brae Chase at Thurles, the Irish Gold Cup, the Cheltenham Gold Cup and now the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup. Unprecedented!
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