The Tattersalls Gold Cup
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Group 1, Curragh
Winner: €147,500,
3yo plus, 1m 2f 110y  
Sunday 26th July 2020

Crossfirehurricane is set to upgrade to Group One company after an impressive performance at the Curragh on June 12.

Taking his unbeaten record to four, the Joseph O’Brien-trained colt was given a patient ride in the 10-furlong Group Three contest by Shane Crosse, who did not panic when Toronto opened up a sizeable advantage at the head of the six-runner field.

Twice successful on the Polytrack at the Dundalk in February and racing over a trip in excess of a mile for the first time, the son of Kitten’s Joy made smooth progress down the straight to join Gold Maze as Toronto gave way and ultimately came out a length and a quarter to the good.

Coral immediately gave O’Brien’s 7-1 winner a 10-1 quote for the Irish Derby on June 27, but the trainer flagged up the Tattersalls Gold Cup on July 26 as a potential target.

He said: “He’s an improving colt. I was a little bit worried about experience and the trip coming here, but Shane gave him a lovely ride. 

“He had a setback after he won his maiden last year and as a result he missed most of last season. We gave him some experience on the all-weather and he won twice up there (Dundalk). 

“We were a bit worried about the trip and left him in the Guineas. I’d say this is going to be his trip. 

“I’m not sure I’d be going a mile and a half with him, and we’ll be looking for another race at this trip where the ground is nice and quick. 

“The Tattersalls Gold Cup back here is an option for him and he could have another run between now and then.”

The Tattersalls Gold Cup (Group 1)
Winner: €147,500, 4yo plus, 1m 2f 110y
57 entries
Going:

NO FORM HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY
1 12-112 Addeybb 6 9-12 William Haggas
2 3692-1 Ancient Spirit 5 9-12 Mrs John Harrington
3 330-25 Anthony Van Dyck 4 9-12 A P O'Brien
4 51410- Aspetar 5 9-12 Roger Charlton
5 18-113 Barney Roy 6 9-12 Charlie Appleby
6 9-1121 Bowerman 6 9-12 Adrian McGuinness
7 /137-3 Broad Street 5 9-12 2 Luke Comer
8 2112-2 Buckhurst 4 9-12 Joseph O'Brien
9 2714-1 Circus Maximus 4 9-12 A P O'Brien
10 137-26 Elarqam 5 9-12 Mark Johnston
11 1321-0 Fox Chairman 4 9-12 Andrew Balding
12 3/14-6 Fox Tal 4 9-12 Andrew Balding
13 310-11 Ghaiyyath 5 9-12 Charlie Appleby
14 1115-7 Headman 4 9-12 Roger Charlton
15 1114-4 Japan 4 9-12 A P O'Brien
16 435-59 King Ottokar 4 9-12 Charlie Fellowes
17 2160-5 Latrobe 5 9-12 Joseph O'Brien
18 8254-1 Leo De Fury 4 9-12 Mrs John Harrington
19 42416- Madhmoon 4 9-12 Kevin Prendergast
20 322-13 Numerian 4 9-12 Joseph O'Brien
21 /1103- Raise You 4 9-12 1 Joseph O'Brien
22 1251-4 Roseman 4 9-12 Roger Varian
23 544-22 Sir Dragonet 4 9-12 A P O'Brien
24 /2301- Sovereign 4 9-12 A P O'Brien
25 173-23 Spotify 6 9-12 Charlie Appleby
26 1107-3 Telecaster 4 9-12 Hughie Morrison
27 330-73 Trais Fluors 6 9-12 K J Condon
28 481-13 West End Charmer 4 9-12 Mark Johnston
29 10/07- Yucatan 6 9-12 Joseph O'Brien
30 4524-2 Fleeting 4 9-9 A P O'Brien
31 12-291 Magic Wand 5 9-9 A P O'Brien
32 22151- Magical 5 9-9 A P O'Brien
33 /251-8 Maria Christina 4 9-9 D K Weld
34 2411-6 Search For A Song 4 9-9 D K Weld
35 6217-6 True Self 7 9-9 W P Mullins
36 1232-4 Armory 3 9-3 A P O'Brien
37 1-111 Crossfirehurricane 3 9-3 Joseph O'Brien
38 2-5 Fiscal Rules 3 9-3 J S Bolger
39 3417-9 Fort Myers 3 9-3 A P O'Brien
40 5-1 Galileo Chrome 3 9-3 Joseph O'Brien
41 1221-1 Kameko 3 9-3 Andrew Balding
42 2114-4 Mogul 3 9-3 A P O'Brien
43 18-385 New World Tapestry 3 9-3 A P O'Brien
44 151-07 Royal Dornoch 3 9-3 A P O'Brien
45 3-121 Russian Emperor 3 9-3 A P O'Brien
46 671-3 Sherpa 3 9-3 Donnacha O'Brien
47 21-7 Thames River 3 9-3 Joseph O'Brien
48 3-1 Tiger Moth 3 9-3 A P O'Brien
49 51-2 Vatican City 3 9-3 A P O'Brien
50 213-23 Wichita 3 9-3 A P O'Brien
51 743-10 Elfin Queen 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
52 11-2 Fancy Blue 3 9-0 Donnacha O'Brien
53 1513-1 Love 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
54 41-4 New York Girl 3 9-0 Joseph O'Brien
55 912-1 Peaceful 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
56 666-28 Salsa 3 9-0 A P O'Brien
57 423-34 So Wonderful 3 9-0 A P O'Brien