Djakadam set for Cheltenham prep

Wed 30th Dec 2015, 09:40

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Willie Mullins is planning to give leading Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup contender Djakadam another outing before the Festival in March.

The six-year-old impressed when bounding away with the John Durkan Chase on his return at Punchestown earlier this month and is as low as 4-1 with Racebets for the Gold Cup.< Djakadam finished second to Coneygree in the race last term and Mullins expects him to run again before the Festival feature.

He said: "Djakadam will have another run before the Gold Cup and fingers crossed we can keep them all sound."

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