Westmeath Trainer Places In Gold Cup Contest

Crypto Force and Elegant Man had no answer to White Birch at the Curragh on Sunday.

It was a case of near yet so far for Westmeath trainer Adrian Murray in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh on Sunday.

The Rathowen man landed third place in the race with Crypto Force, and fourth with Elegant Man.

Elegant Man moved into contention with just over three furlongs remaining only to weaken and finish over 12 lengths off the winnner, John Murphy's White Birch.

Crypto Force came from off the pace to pip his stable mate to third place but still 11 lengths off both the winner, and second placed Auguste Rodin.

Today Ballinrobe stages a jumps fixture from 5pm. 

A flat race card at Tipperary begins at 5.15.  

More from Sports

Download Our App