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Joseph O'Brien on top as Edwulf takes Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown

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Big outsider Edwulf won a dramatic renewal of the Unibet Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown for Joseph O'Brien.

In what was a tremendous training performance - Edwulf nearly died at last season's Cheltenham Festival - O'Brien has somehow managed to coax him back to his best.

There were plenty of thrills and spills during the race, with K illultagh Vic jumping the last in front only to sprawl on landing.

Anibale Fly also took a crashing fall, while Our Duke seemed to be back-pedalling when he made a mistake at the second-last. Valseur Lido never threatened either.

Djakadam was prominent throughout but gave best on the run to the last where Outlander took over.

The Leopardstown specialist Outlander looked sure to add another Grade One but amateur jockey Derek O'Connor had other ideas as 33-1 chance Edwulf got on top close home and won by a neck.

Djakadam ended up finishing third, another 10 lengths away.