Daily Mail

Davy’s barb at O’Leary


THE conversati­on in the Gold Cup parade ring between Michael O’Leary and jockey Davy Russell, who rides his runner Conflated, might be interestin­g. Earlier this week, in an ITV interview, O’Leary made comments which were interprete­d as critical of 43-year-old Russell’s decision to come out of his 18-day retirement to help out trainer Gordon Elliott while his No 1 jockey Jack Kennedy recovers from a broken leg. Russell responded yesterday, telling ITV: ‘I have as much respect for Michael O’Leary’s opinion as he has for my opinion.’ Ouch!

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