Gordon Elliott sends one runner to the Grade One Irish Gold Cup at the Dublin Racing Festival on Saturday in the form of Conflated. The ten-year-old has been a smart chaser for Elliott, but his last win came back in 2022, when he claimed success in the G1 Savills Chase here by five lengths to Kemboy in second.
Since that victory, he has been unable to replicate that form and hasn't finished in two of his last four races. That includes unseating Sam Ewing in the renewal of the Savills Chase in December last year, where fellow runner Galopin Des Champs powered home to beat Gerri Colombe by 23 lengths.
He's not completely ruled out here as on his day he has the ability, but he looks an unlikely winner of this contest. Jack Kennedy is booked to ride.