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Delta Work lifts Irish Gold Cup for Jack Kennedy and Gordon Elliott

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Delta Work, the 5-2 second-favourite, stayed on best at the end of a gruelling race for the Irish Gold Cup here on Sunday, beating Kemboy and Presenting Percy to give Gordon Elliott, his trainer, a first success in Ireland’s most prestigious staying chase.

The first three horses home approached the final fence with less than a length between them, but it was Delta Work that jumped best to secure an advantage that he held to the line. It was the fifth Grade One success of his career, which includes a win in the ultra-competitive Pertemps Handicap Hurdle final at the Cheltenham Festival in 2018.

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