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Double delight for McCoy as Gilgamboa wins Gold Cup at Fairyhouse

The 7/1 shot got the better of favourite Gitane Du Berlais and The Tullow Tank in the Grade One feature this afternoon.

Tony McCoy with the Ryanair Gold Cup after winning onboard Gilgamboa McCoy lifting the Ryanair Gold Cup.

AP MCCOY WAS at his best as he earned victory in the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase at Fairyhouse today.

The 40-year-old, who is set to retire at the end of the British season in April, came home first on Enda Bolger-trained Gilgamboa (7/1) with the Tullow Tank (9/1) second, Smashing (25/1) third and favourite Gitane Du Berlais (5/4f) back in fourth.

It was his second win of the day as Sir Scorpion (6/4f) triumphed in the Novice Handicap Hurdle.

14.20 The Choice Hotel Group Maiden Hurdle

1st Voices Of Spring 12/1 14.50
2nd Cest Notre Gris 5/1 2f
3rd Powersbomb 10/1
4th  Elusive Ivy 20/1

14.50 The Gleesons Butchers Novice Handicap Hurdle

1st Sir Scorpion 6/4f
2nd Lilshane 7/1
3rd Solita 20/1
4th Inesperate 5/1 2f

15.20 The Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final

1st Bitofapuzzle 3/1f
2nd Petite Parisienne 9/2
3rd Lyrical Theatre 8/1
4th Uranna 10/1

15.50 The Coolmore N.H. Sires Leading Light & Ocovango Novice Hurdle

1st Shaneshill 4/9f
2nd Outlander 10/3
3rd On Fiddlers Green 100/1
4th Total Recall 33/1

16.20 The Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Steeplechase

1st Gilgamboa 7/1
2nd The Tullow Tank 9/1
3rd Smashing 25/1
4th Gitane Du Berlais 5/4f

16.55 The BoyleSports Novice Handicap Steeplechase

1st Ballyadam Approach 11/2
2nd Mr Fiftyone 9/2f
3rd Black Zero 16/1
4th Elsie 8/1

17.30 The Tattersalls Ireland George Mernagh Memorial Sales Bumper

1st Castello Sforza 9/2
2nd Sunni May 12/1
3rd Death Duty 7/2f
4th Another Cyclone 9/1

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