Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

Mor the merrier for Elliott

Realt Mor and Davy Condon hold the lead going over the last

Realt Mor produced a superb front-running display to claim the Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse on a red-letter day for trainer Gordon Elliott, who sent out four winners in all including Roi Du Mee in the big race at Cork.

The County Meath handler took over Realt Mor (10-1) from Nicky Richards earlier this year, and the eight-year-old quickly opened up a big advantage on the rest of the field in the Grade One contest.

It seemed likely he would be swallowed up when the pack closed in towards the end of the back straight, but Davy Condon had given him a breather and kicked on again. Although stablemate Mount Benbulben and also Mikael D'Haguenet and Dedigout threw down challenges, Realt Mor found plenty to take top honours.

Favourite Dedigout came from further back on the run-in to claim the runner-up spot.

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