Road To Respect set for new Gold Cup bid
Road To Respect is looking good for a tilt at next week's Cheltenham Gold Cup, according to trainer Noel Meade.
The Gigginstown House Stud-owned gelding has a had a mixed bag of results so far this term with a victory at Down Royal in the JNWine.com Champion Chase followed by a third-place finish behind Kemboy in the Savills Chase over Christmas.
Road To Respect will now head to Cheltenham on the back of a short head loss to Bellshill in the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown.
The eight-year-old will look to taste victory for a second time at Prestbury Park having won the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate two years ago, before finishing fourth behind Native River in the Gold Cup in 2018.
Looking ahead to a fresh bid, Meade said: "Road To Respect is in good form. He has one piece of work to do and that should leave him right.
"He's in good shape and fingers crossed everything will go well between now and the Gold Cup."
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