Noel commented after the victory of Road to Riches in the JN Wine Chase at Down Royal today “that's terrific, everything went a dream.
“They left him alone in front and he had a couple of great jumps up the back which stretched them.
"This was always the plan; he was a bit undercooked going to Gowran and is still slightly heavy today - five or six kilos 'over' from Galway.
“He's a good horse and I'll probably leave him now until Christmas where we'll go to the Lexus if it's not too heavy.
“I'd love to go for the Gold Cup, but there's more things to be done and he's not going to have his next run in the Gold Cup.
"We changed his training regime and diet completely from Punchestown on and it has made a big difference."