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Guilfoyle Gold Cup double at Shelbourne

Thursday, 31st January, 2019 12:23pm
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Guilfoyle Gold Cup double at Shelbourne

Having promised more detailed coverage of the Best Parks Gold Cup from Shelbourne Park this week, the confidence that we would have much to report on the Pat Gulifolye challenge in the event was again justified as the Moneygall kennels saw both Cabra Hurricane and Musictoourears retain unbeaten tags in sizzling Saturday displays.

First into action for Heat 2 of the quarter-final session was Cabra Hurricane and it was a familiar scenario from trap rise with the fastest early pacer in the sport finding his stride immediately upon exit to again dominate on the run to the corner from Trap 3.

Scorching a path to the back-straight, he would reach the halfway point with six lengths in hand of Priceless Verona, who was certain to stay the 525 yard trip strongly. It is well known that the Hurricane’s stamina limitations are tested on the home-straight in four-bend events and such was the case again on Saturday as his lead was subsequently reduced with each stride on the run to the line.

However, the mid-way advantage that he had earned again proved decisive, just! Holding on for a short-head verdict in 28.32, he made it six wins on-the-spin since his Derby elimination last season and knowing that he will have been prepared with the final in mind, remains the runner that they all have to beat ahead of this week’s semis.


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