Barr Geraghty rode favourite Sire Du Berlais to victory in the 2019 race, giving Gordon Elliot a second successive victory in the race.
It was also Geraghty’s second win the race after winning his first on Inching Closer back in 2003 and it puts him one behind the record winner of the race, Davey Russell who won the race three years running from 2016 to 2018, including two wins for trainer Pat Kelly. Russell won the races with the following:
Mall Dini (2016)
Presenting Percy (2017)
Delta Work (2018)
Mall Dini and Presenting Percy give Pat Kelly two successive victories, which Jonjo O’Neill done in 2003 and 2004. O’Neill has four wins in the race, more than any other trainer but hasn’t won it since 2013. He’s trained the following horses to success:
Danny Connors (1991)
Inching Closer (2003)
O’Neill can obviously prepare horses for the race so anything he does have in 2020 will be no doubt be worth paying attention too.
Gordon Elliot has won the last two races and before that it was Pat Kelly who had two consecutive successes so with the pair splitting the last four races between them, it’ll be worth noting anything the pair do field, particularly if any of the trainers use Davey Russell to ride one of there mounts.