Danoli is dynamite.
Danoli and Tommy Treacy silenced their many critics as they powered to a superb victory in the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup The Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup is a Grade 3 National Hunt horse race in the United Kingdom for five-year-old and above horses. It is run over a distance of 3 miles 2½ furlongs (5,331 metres) at Newbury Racecourse in late November, although the first three runnings (1957, 1958 and at Leopardstown yesterday, writes Peter O'Hehir.
Ireland's equine folk hero A folk hero is type of hero, real or mythological. The single salient characteristic which makes a character a folk hero is the imprinting of the name, personality and deeds of the character in the popular consciousness. made most of the running and stormed clear of last year's Cheltenham Gold Cup The Cheltenham Gold Cup is a Grade 1 National Hunt horse race in the United Kingdom for five-year-old and above horses. It is run over a distance of 3 miles 2½ furlongs (5,331 metres) on the New Course at Cheltenham Racecourse during the Cheltenham Festival in March. hero Imperial Call after the second last before holding the brave effort of gallant veteran Jodami by a length and a half.
Imperial Call eventually finished 20 lengths adrift, but the crowd hardly noticed him as they rushed to the unsaddling enclosure to greet the winner.
"I'm thrilled for Tommy," said delighted winning trainer Tom Foley amid incredible scenes of celebration in the winners' enclosure.
"People blamed Tommy for Danoli's fall the other day but they were wrong and today proved that point. It was a great display by horse and rider This article is about the constellation. For the equestrian magazine, see Horse & Rider.
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Danoli is now likely to run in the Red Mills Trial Chase at Gowran Park Set amid the Annerly Estate in the heart of County Kilkenny, Gowran Park is home to the Premier Racecourse in the southeast of Ireland.
The racecourse hosts 16 race days throughout the year with both National Hunt and Flat meetings. in two week's time en route to Cheltenham.
Brave runner-up Jodami, bidding for a fourth win in this pounds 100,000 race, finished lame and looks likely to miss the rest of the season.