WARREN Greatrex says he is up for the fight as he prepares top mare La Bague Au Roi for Sunday’s Irish Gold Cup.
The nine-year-old will square up to the likes of Kemboy and Delta Work in the €250k race, which is the feature on day two of Leopardstown’s Dublin Festival.
She has winning form at the meeting, having run out a gritty winner of the Grade 1 Flogas Novices’ Chase under Richard Johnson 12 months ago.
And Lambourn-based Greatrex reckons that experience will stand her in good stead this weekend.
Greatrex told Sun Racing: “It’s a track you need to know and like, and she acted very well around there when winning the Flogas last season over 2m5f.
“It’s their Gold Cup and I’m not expecting it to be easy, I respect their big runners, but she gets the mares weight allowance which helps. I am always up for a fight.
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