Delta Work among 13 still in RSA

Elliott star one of just two Irish challengers

  • Thursday 07 March
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Gordon Elliott’s exciting novice Delta Work is one of 13 possibles for the RSA Insurance Chase at Cheltenham following the six-day confirmation stage.

Winner of the Pertemps Handicap Hurdle Final at last year’s Festival, the Gigginstown House Stud-owned six-year-old is unbeaten in three starts over the bigger obstacles.

His victories in Grade Ones at Fairyhouse and Leopardstown in December elevated him to ante-post favourite for the three-mile feature.

Mortal, from Joseph O’Brien’s stable, is the only other Irish-trained contender still on course to take part on Wednesday. Also owned by Gigginstown, the seven-year-old was runner-up to Delta Work in the Neville Hotels Novice Chase at Leopardstown.

Heading the home challenge is Nicky Henderson’s Santini, who appears to have overcome a minor setback earlier in the week when he pulled a shoe off while galloping.

Henderson may also be represented by On The Blind Side, while Colin Tizzard is two-handed with Mister Malarky and Drinks Interval.

Others in the mix are Count Meribel, Crucial Role, Drovers Lane, Now McGinty, The Worlds End, Topofthegame and Top Ville Ben.

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Cheltenham 14:10, 13 March 2019

Cheltenham 14:10, 13 March 2019

Cheltenham 14:10, 13 March 2019

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