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.

Delta Work among 13 still in RSA

Cheltenham 14:10, 13 March 2019

Cheltenham 14:10, 13 March 2019

Cheltenham 14:10, 13 March 2019

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