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Djakadam and Ruby Walsh

Dual Gold Cup second Djakadam heads the market in the John Durkan

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 By Keith Melrose 8:16AM 11 DEC 2016 

WE HAVE a Grade 1 Sunday over in Ireland, where at Punchestown Djakadam, Black Hercules, Sub Lieutenant and Outlander square up in the John Durkan Memorial. Over at Cork, Champion Chase favourite Douvan does his best to steal the limelight in the Grade 2 Hilly Way Chase.

Today’s big races:

Cork 1.40 Kerry Group Stayers Novice Hurdle (Grade 3)
Punchestown 2.00 John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase (Grade 1)
Carlisle 2.10 Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier)
Cork 2.15 Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase (Grade 2)
Cork 2.45 Kerry Group EBF Mares’ Novice Chase (Grade 3)

Going update:

Cork: Soft
Punchestown: Yielding
Carlisle: Soft, good to soft in places on chase course
Southwell: Good to soft, soft in places

Key non-runners:

None to report

Market movers:

1.40 Cork: Monbeg Notorious 8-11 from 10-11 (Betfred)
2.35 Punchestown: American Tom 11-8 from 5-2 (Hills)
2.10 Carlisle Milborough 5-1 from 12s (bet365)
2.45 Cork: Listen Dear 4-9 from 4-7 (bet365)

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