Brian Glee­son, RTÉ pre­sen­ter

Irish Examiner - Racing - - CHELTENHAM PREVIEW 2017 -

“Dawn Run win­ning the Gold Cup is my favourite fes­ti­val mem­ory. The com­men­tary of Peter O’Sull­e­van and the mare win­ning it. Her win­ning the Cham­pion Hur­dle and then win­ning the Gold Cup, 1984 and 1986 and it’s the race that prob­a­bly evokes mem­o­ries for most peo­ple that love jump rac­ing. The mare beat­ing the geld­ings and the only mare to do so. She looked beat on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions and the race still res­onates and the fa­mous com­men­tary ‘the mare’s be­gin­ning to get up’ still sends a shiver down your spine. From a Waterford point of view, the three win­ners — Fis­sure Seal, Mon­te­lado, and Shuil Ar Aghaidh in 1993 — that was great for county Waterford to have three horses go­ing over and oblig­ing. Fis­sure Seal was trained by Harry De Brom­head, Henry has such a won­der­ful team go­ing this year. It’s an amaz­ing meet­ing. It’s the pin­na­cle and once you watch or visit, you’re hooked.”

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