Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup antepost prices for Saturday’s big race at Leopardstown

A top trio are battling for market supremacy.

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*Odds quoted on the widget are Future Racing / Antepost prices which means that if your selection does not run in the race for whatever reason – you will lose your stake under traditional Antepost rules

We’ve got our name on the big race at the Dublin Racing Festival this weekend – and the early betting suggests the Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup should be a cracker.

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One of the biggest contests on the Irish National Hunt calendar, a mega prize pot worth €250,000 is up for grabs. If that wasn’t enough, generous Paddy’s dangling a tempting €150,000 bonus if the winner can also land the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022.

A bumper crop of stars are expected to go to post for the Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup at 3.15pm on Saturday, February 5, and these are the leading contenders in our antepost market…

Willie Mullins’ Kemboy prevailed in last season’s renewal after placing second behind Delta Work in 2020. The 10-year-old generally delivers his best performances at Leopardstown and was only ¾l behind Galvin in the Savills Chase on his last appearance.

Paul Nicholls has decided to target Clan Des Obeaux at the Denman Chase so Frodon is the sole challenger from the other side of the Irish Sea. The popular bay gelding claimed the Down Royal Champion Chase on his first appearance in Ireland last October before placing fourth when defending his King George crown on Boxing Day.

Minella Indo, the winner of last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup, is the third potential runner vying for favouritism in our antepost market. Henry de Bromhead’s stable star has failed to fire in two runs this season, however, and pulled up in the King George after going like the clappers with Frodon at the start.

Closutton’s second fancy is Asterion Forlonge, who fell heavily at the final fence when chasing home stablemate Tornado Flyer in the King George.

After Savills Chase hero Galvin was forfeited at the latest stage as expected, Gordon Elliott’s leading hopeful is hat-trick seeking Mount Ida, who claimed a Grade 3 mares chase at Fairyhouse on New Year’s Day.

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widget, while in-copy odds are accurate at the time of publication but subject to change

Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup 2022 Entries

Asterion Forlonge*, Cilaos Emery, Conflated*, Delta Work*, Frodon, Janidil, Kemboy, Minella Indo*, Mount Ida*

*also entered for the Cheltenham Gold Cup

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