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Fastorslow created a serious upset within the Ladbrokes Punchestown Gold Cup this night when claiming the week’s function race on the Co Kildare observe.
Going to submit a 20/1 likelihood, the Martin Brassil-trained seven-year-old had the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, Galopin Des Champs, the runner-up, Bravemansgame, and the winner of the Ryanair, Envoi Allen amongst his opponents, together with the Gordon Elliott-handled Fury Street making up the five-runner subject.
Fastorslow (20-1), who completed second to subsequent Grand Nationwide winner Corach Rambler within the Ultima at Cheltenham, shocks the massive weapons within the Ladbrokes Punchestown Gold Cup on simply his fifth begin over fences. pic.twitter.com/y4r2hOkCqo
— RTÉ Racing (@RTEracing) April 26, 2023
The English challenger made most the working all through the race, earlier than being challenged out his outdoors by Galopin Des Champs on coming into the Punchestown house straight. With Fasterslow in third place at this stage, it seemed as thought the ‘big-two’ would battle out the end. As Harry Cobden on Bravemansgame and Paul Townend on the odd-on race favorite went for victory, J.J. Slevin continued to coax the eventual winner again into competition.
Within the last furlong, Fasterslow was the strongest as he held off the highest two within the betting marker to file a two-and-a-quarter size win to the shock of the silent stands.
🗣 “It was unreal.”
JJ Slevin displays on the victory for Martin Brassil’s cost pic.twitter.com/Se6sYAwvlA
— Racing TV (@RacingTV) April 26, 2023
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