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Reports in which Don Poli (IRE) was mentioned
Sizing John came out on top in a pulsating renewal of the Stan James Irish Gold Cup at LeopardstownSun 12th Feb
Sizing John dispelled any doubts about his stamina when claiming the Stan James Irish Gold Cup in style at Leopardstown this afternoon.
Sun 12th Feb
Jack Kennedy claimed the biggest success of his career as he drove out Outlander to claim some big scalps in the Lexus Chase at LeopardstownWed 28th Dec
Jack Kennedy (17) rode his 100th winner and his biggest to date when capturing his first Grade 1 win aboard Outlander (11/1) as he led home a one two for Gigginstown House Stud and Gordon Elliott in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown.
Wed 28th Dec
Djakadam and former stable companion Valseur Lido lock horns in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown on Wednesday.
Wed 28th Dec
Champion Jockey Ruby Walsh admitted feeling “bitter-sweet” following his big race win on the Gigginstown House Stud owned Valseur Lido, formerly in the care of Willie Mullins, in the JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal today, the first Grade 1 contest of the Irish and British jumps seasons.
Sat 05th Nov
Carlingford Lough (12-1) sprung yet another surprise in the Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold CupWed 27th Apr
Cue Card gained a measure of compensation for his Cheltenham fall with victory in the Betfred Bowl Chase at Aintree.
Thu 07th Apr
Despite his dominance of National Hunt racing in recent seasons, Willie Mullins has still to win a Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup but has two massive chances today.
Fri 18th Mar
Bryan Cooper has confirmed he will ride Don Cossack in Friday's Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, the feature event on the final day of the Festival.
Wed 16th Mar
Road To Riches joins Vautour in swerving the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup in favour of a tilt at the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham on Thursday.
Tue 15th Mar
Don Cossack, Vautour and Cue Card all feature among 14 horses still in contention for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday at the six-day entry stage.
Sat 12th Mar
Bryan Cooper fully appreciates the privileged position in which he finds himself heading to the Cheltenham Festival.
Tue 08th Mar
Noel Meade is adamant Road To Riches should run in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday week.
Mon 07th Mar
Bookmakers expect Bryan Cooper to side with Don Poli over Don Cossack in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Fri 04th Mar
Gordon Elliott would not be shocked if Bryan Cooper decided against riding Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Don Cossack in favour of one of the other Gigginstown House Stud-owned runners.
Tue 01st Mar
Willie Mullins hailed his "phenomenal" Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup team as he hosted the press at his County Carlow yard on Monday morning.
Tue 01st Mar
Willie Mullins doesn't think that the distance of the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup will be a problem for Valseur Lido.
Mon 29th Feb
An array of equine talent was on show in the traditional post-racing gallops at Leopardstown on Sunday, with Davy Russell emerging as a potential partner for Don Cossack in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Sun 28th Feb
Sir Anthony McCoy has admitted he would love to be riding Don Cossack in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup after enjoying a schooling session aboard Gordon Elliott's stable star on Friday morning.
Sat 27th Feb
Willie Mullins reports the preparation for his three main hopes for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup - Vautour, Djakadam and Don Poli - to be bang on schedule with the big race just three weeks away.
Thu 25th Feb
Gordon Elliott feels the track at Cheltenham holds no fears for his Timico Gold Cup hope Don Cossack despite two fruitless visits so far.
Wed 24th Feb
Don Cossack and Vautour are among 21 horses still in contention for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup following the latest scratchings deadline for the six non-novice Grade One events at the Festival.
Thu 18th Feb
Racing manager Eddie O'Leary insists no decisions will be made until Festival week on which horses represent Gigginstown House Stud in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Wed 10th Feb
Connections of Djakadam hope the Gold Cup runner-up is still improving ahead of his run in the BetBright Trial Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday.
Fri 29th Jan
Many Clouds is set to have a workout on Tuesday before trainer Oliver Sherwood decides whether to run the Crabbie's Grand National hero in the BetBright Trial Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday.
Mon 25th Jan
Irish trainers are responsible for well over half of the 32 entries in the Grade One Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, with Britain's richest non-handicap chase worth a record £575,000 and the highlight on the fourth and final day of The Festival, Friday, March 18.
Wed 13th Jan
Don Poli just held the late thrust of First Lieutenant to give Willie Mullins his first Lexus Chase at LeopardstownMon 28th Dec
Willie Mullins recorded his first win in the Lexus Chase as Don Poli battled to victory under Bryan Cooper for Gigginstown House Stud (completing a Grade 1 double).
Mon 28th Dec
Don Poli and Sir Des Champs form a formidable twin assault for Willie Mullins as the champion trainer bids to finally break his duck in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown.
Mon 28th Dec
Champion Trainer Willie Mullins has started his domination of the Punchestown Festival today with an opening day Grade 1 treble, which was completed when Valsuer Lido landed the Growise Champion Novice Chase, leading home a Gigginstown 1-2.
Tue 28th Apr
Owner Rich Ricci believes Vautour may have been underestimated ahead of today's JLT Novices' Chase at Cheltenham.
Thu 12th Mar
Davy Russell completed a near 93/1 double on the day at Cheltenham as Rivage d'Or was produced with a well-timed challenge to take an incident-packed Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase.
Wed 11th Mar
Don Poli has been touted for some time as one of the Irish banker bets of the week, and the Willie Mullins-trained gelding justified 13/8 favouritism under Bryan Cooper in the RSA Chase.
Wed 11th Mar
Willie Mullins believes Don Poli's laid-back temperament is perfect for the RSA Chase at Cheltenham today.
Wed 11th Mar
Very Wood will run in the Toby Balding National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham on Tuesday instead of going for the RSA Chase a day later.
Mon 09th Mar
Gigginstown House Stud have begun finalising running plans for next week's Cheltenham Festival and have confirmed crack novice Don Poli an intended runner in Wednesday's RSA Chase.
Fri 06th Mar
Coneygree and Don Poli are the star names among 14 novices going forward for the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday.
Thu 05th Mar
Gigginstown House Stud are in no rush to nail down plans for the formidable team of novice chasers set to be in action at the Cheltenham Festival next week.
Tue 03rd Mar
Champagne Fever appears increasingly likely to bid for a Cheltenham Festival hat-trick in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase.
Wed 18th Feb
RSA Chase favourite Don Poli is among a total of 12 horses in the mix for Sunday's Flogas Novice Chase at Leopardstown.
Tue 03rd Feb
Hurricane Fly's victory over Jezki provided yet another memorable encounter between the pair in the Ryanair Hurdle at LeopardstownMon 29th Dec
The Grade One Topaz Novice Chase at Leopardstown looked an excellent race in prospect and it didn't disappoint as 9/4 favourite Don Poli was driven home by Bryan Cooper.
Mon 29th Dec
Connections of The Tullow Tank believe the six-year-old is again ready to show his true colours when he lines up for the Topaz Novice Chase at Leopardstown.
Mon 29th Dec
Willie Mullins displayed his team's impressive power with a Gowran Park four-timer highlighted by the success of Ballycasey in the feature Race That Stops A County 'Thyestes Jan 22nd 2015' ChaseSat 22nd Nov
Don Poli's success in the Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Beginners Chase gave his trainer Willie Mullins his fifth winner of the day whist it was a second for owner and rider Gigginstown House Stud and Bryan Cooper at Gowran.
Sat 22nd Nov
Ruby Walsh chose right as 5-2 favourite Boston Bob lifted the Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold CupWed 30th Apr
Nicky Henderson and Barry Geraghty combined for further Grade 1 success today, when Beat That defeated eight rivals to win the Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle at Punchestown.
Wed 30th Apr
Willie Mullins enjoyed a double at Clonmel, culminating in Don Poli's victory in the feature race on the card, the Grade Three Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice HurdleThu 20th Feb
Willie Mullins registered a quick double at Clonmel this afternoon when Don Poli claimed a competitive looking Grade 3 Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle.
Thu 20th Feb
Double Irish is among those trying to earn a trip to the Cheltenham Festival in the Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle at Clonmel on Thursday.
Thu 20th Feb
Off The Charts (7-2 favourite) landed the richest race on the Thurles card, the Thurles Handicap HurdleThu 30th Jan
Gigginstown new boy Bryan Cooper got the better of old incumbent Davy Russell as Don Poli in the maroon and white saw off Kerrieonvic in the I.N.H. Stallion Owners European Breeders Fund Maiden Hurdle at Thurles.
Thu 30th Jan
Noel Meade's classy five-year-old Ned Buntline got off the mark over fences with a ready victory in the Navan Racecourse Membership Beginners Chase as the trainer recorded a trebleSat 21st Dec
Backing Willie Mullins-trained odds-on chances seemed a bomb-proof punting formula with a perfect 12 out of 12 winners over the past fortnight after the earlier success of hot-pot Valseur Lido.
Sat 21st Dec
After race at Leopardstown Mon, 28th Dec, 2015 (1st)
He never shows off, he just does what he has to do. I'm delighted, he is a very lazy horse and in those conditions today things were very tough. He was probably getting a bit tired but when the others came at him he kept pulling it out. It is hard to know how good he is and how much more he will produce. I was very happy with him. Bryan said he was lazy and he thought he was in trouble going to the last but he picked up again and went on. I always have confidence in him that he can do that and I think Bryan is getting confidence in him now. We'll have to think about the Hennessy but that was tough coming back so soon after his first run. I'll chat to the owners but he's had two tough races now. It was his first senior Grade 1 and I don't think too many people will be shortening for the Gold Cup after that. Would the bare form of that race win the Gold Cup. I don't know. I was a bit disappointed with Sir Des Champs. On His Own ran a cracker, I think he is better off with blinkers from now on. I don't know what direction I'm going to go with him but he will get an entry in the Gold Cup.
W P Mullins
After race at Leopardstown Mon, 29th Dec, 2014 (1st)
He's just some bus to ride. Every fences it's 1-2-3 pop and you can pick your spot with him. He's a lovely horse with lots of ability. . He was idling and looking around and that's his nature. When he ran in France first time they put cheekpieces on him as they couldn't get him to pick up the bridle and race.
W P Mullins
After race at Gowran Park Sat, 22nd Nov, 2014 (1st)
I think that's his game . he should make a good staying chaser. He appears to idle all the time and I hope there's lots left in the locker when you go for him. It's early days but he seems made for the four mile race at Cheltenham. He gallops and he stays,.
W P Mullins
After race at Thurles Thu, 30th Jan, 2014 (1st)
The extra trip helped him. He's a very laid back type and he had the scope to take the last hurdle very well. He's every bit a chaser in the making. Hopefully we'll be able to win another novice hurdle but chaser is written all over him.
W P Mullins