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Down Royal options open for Riches


Road To Riches

Road To Riches

Road To Riches

Road To Riches is likely to feature at Down Royal's big meeting on November 1 following his narrow reverse to Sizing Europe at Gowran on Saturday.

Noel Meade's seven-year-old failed by just a head in the Grade Two PWC Champion Chase to add further credence to his runaway victory in the Galway Plate in July.

Road To Riches is now in contention to step back up to the top table for the JNwine.com Champion Chase at the County Antrim circuit.

Meade and owners Gigginstown House Stud will, however, also investigate the option of running him on the same card in the Grade Two Powers Irish Whiskey Chase.

The County Meath handler said: "He pulled a shoe off (at Gowran) and was a little bit tender, but he's come out of the race very well and we are very happy with him.

"The big race at Down Royal is not guaranteed. There's also a second-season novice race there which we'll think about.

"We'll see what the ground is like and what the competition is like before making a decision."