Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

McManus’ Horses Backed For Weekend

Road To Riches is the 8-11 favourite with William Hill for the Irish Gold Cup, while it is Gilgamboa who is attracting the most money. The Enda Bolger-trained horse is a top-price 10-1 with William Hill to land the Irish Gold Cup, while he is 14-1 to win the Ryanair Chase and 66-1 to score in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

“Road To Riches is a worthy favourite but Gilgamboa is attracting the cash,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Meanwhile, another JP McManus-owned horse has been an intriguing mover in the Deloitte Novice Hurdle – Bleu Et Rouge is 20-1 from 33-1 with some lively money behind him.

Irish Gold Cup: 8-11 Road To Riches, 7-1 Foxrock, 8-1 First Lieutenant, 10-1 Gilgamboa, Valseur Lido, 12-1 Carlingford Lough, 14-1 On His Own, Wounded Warrior, 20-1 Sir Des Champs, 33-1 Fine Rightly, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Gain Spring Juvenile Hurdle: 1-2 Ivanovich Gorbatov, 3-1 Let’s Dance, 7-1 Jer’s Girl, 14-1 Footpad, 16-1 Allblak Des Places, Rashaan, 25-1 Lagostovegas, 50-1 Tocororo, 100-1 Best Kept Secret, Jazz Ranger, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Deloitte Novice Hurdle: 11-8 Bellshill, 15-8 Tombstone, 9-4 Yorkhill, 7-1 Coney Island, Petit Mouchoir, 12-1 Thomas Hobson, 20-1 Bleu Et Rouge, 25-1 Anibale Fly, 50-1 Last Encounter, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

Betfred Mobile Heroes Handicap Hurdle: 7-2 Baywing, 4-1 Yala Enki, 5-1 Ibis Du Rheu, 6-1 Saddlers Encore, 8-1 Medinas, 12-1 Anteros, Donna’s Diamond, 14-1 Foxcub, 16-1 Join The Clan, 18-1 Invicta Lake, Little Boy Boru, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)