Abdullah's racing manager, Grant Pritchard-Gordon, emphasised that all options remain open. 'We have three entries. We will definitely have one runner, who will most probably be Commander In Chief, and possibly two,' he said. 'We have got until Friday morning to decide what we are going to do and at that stage everything will become clear.'
Carson's opportunity to take part in a race in which his victories on Troy, Ela-Mana-Mou, Petoski and Nashwan make him by far the most successful rider of the last 15 years, comes because Michael Kinane is likely to be claimed by Dermot Weld to ride in Ireland. 'It is 9-4 on that I will be riding at Leopardstown,' Kinane said.Reuse content